University of Minnesota Golf Facilities
Bearpath Golf Club
Designed by Jack Nicklaus
Located in Eden Prairie
Men’s head coach John Carlson's take: "Bearpath is the only gated golf community in Minnesota. It stretches over 7,000 yards, providing a true test for all college players."
Hazeltine National Golf Club
Future host of the 2016 Ryder Cup Matches
Host of the PGA Championship in 2002 & 2009
U.S. Open in 1970 & 1991
2006 U.S. Amateur
1999 Division I Men's Golf Championship
Located in Chaska
Carlson’s take: "Hazeltine National provides the most difficult test to our golf team here in Minnesota."
Women’s head coach Michele Redman's take: "Hazeltine is a great conditioned golf course that tests your skill level."
Interlachen Country Club
Ranked as America's 51st greatest, and Minnesota's best course by Golf Digest
2008 U.S. Women's Open host
1930 U.S. Open
1992 Walker Cup
2002 Solheim Cup
Located in Edina
Carlson's take: "Interlachen's demanding greens serve as a great training grounds leading into our college events."
Redman’s take: "Interlachen is a very difficult, great traditional golf course."
Les Bolstad Golf Course
Host of nine Big Ten Championships
Home to the Tom Lehman Practice Facility
Located in Falcon Height's (near the University of Minnesota's St. Paul campus)
Carlson's take: "Bolstad is conveniently located on campus along with our Tom Lehman Practice Facility, which offers our team full access at all times of the year."
Redman’s take: "Bolstad is very tight with small greens, which helps us work on our accuracy."
Medina Golf & Country Club
A scenic course located northwest of the campus
Redman’s take: "Medina is where we had most of our qualifiers last fall. Our players loved it, and that's where we had our best scores."
The Minikahda Club
Host of the 1916 U.S. Open
1957 Walker Cup
1998 U.S. Women's Amateur
Located in Minneapolis Carlson's take: "Located just a few minutes from campus, Minikahda has the length, beauty, and difficulty that prepares the team for our events each year."
Redman’s take: "Minikahda is a beautiful setting and a fair golf course, and the greens make you have to put the ball in the right spot."
Minneapolis Golf Club
Designed by Willie Park Jr. and Donald Ross
Founded in 1916 and recently restored
Carlson's take: "Minneapolis Golf Club is perennially known as one of the most difficult golf courses in the Twin Cities."
Redman's take: “You have to be on the right side of the pin there.”
Rush Creek Golf Club
Host of many national events, including three LPGA Tour events and the 2004 U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship
Located in Maple Grove
Carlson's take: "Rush Creek's modern design reflects the similarities in most college golf courses across the country."
Redman’s take: "All our players from Minnesota love playing Rush Creek."
Spring Hill Golf Club
Hosted the Gopher Invitational 2005-12
Dubbed Minnesota's second-best course by Golf Digest
Located in Wayzata
Carlson's take: "Spring Hill is immaculately maintained, offering a pure golf experience."
Redman’s take: "Spring Hill is my favorite golf course. In my opinion, it's in the best shape of any course in Minnesota."
TPC Twin Cities
Host of Champions Tour 3M Championship
Designed by Arnold Palmer
Located in Blaine
Carlson's take: "TPC Twin Cities has served as the home of the Gopher golf team since winning our national championship in 2002."
Redman’s take: "TPC is a great course for working on your course management."
Wayzata Country Club
Designed by Robert Bruce Harris and renovated by John Fought
Host of the 1984 USGA Junior and the 1994 Men’s Mid-Am
Carlson's take: "Wayzata is one of my favorite golf courses in the country that demands precision off the tee and a great short game."
Windsong Farm Golf Club
Host of the 2013 Gopher Invitational
Designed by Fought-Lehman Golf Course Architecture
Located in Independence
Carlson's take: "Windsong Farm GC is set on one of the most beautiful backdrops in Minnesota. From well bunkered fairways and greens to lightning fast putting surfaces, the golf course will challenge even the most seasoned collegiate player. As host to our Gopher Invitational, players will be treated to 7300 yards of pure golf."
Redman’s take: "It’s always very well maintained and a beautiful setting."