|700 Aqua Ln, Lino Lakes, MN 55014, USA
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After the clubhouse somehow did not have my single reservation (apparently they have issues with golf now), and they wanted me to follow a group of 16, I was graciously allowed to tee off on 10 to avoid the large group going out. Once started on 10, pace of play was good. I was able to finish, as a walking single, in about 3 1/2 hours. Overall conditions were poor. Many areas had extensive damage in the middle of the fairway. Some greens were receptive, some were hard with bare spots. Nicely mowed approaches were littered with what looked like divots were actually a proliferation of ant hills. Rough was thick and punishing as it should. Some tee boxes were nice and flat and some were uneven and bumpy. Just about every hole is a dog leg. Yes this is a tree lined course and if you have trouble hitting it fairly straight, you will lose a lot of balls. But, I agree with others, it is playable for all. Bugs, bugs, bugs. Flys everywhere along with mosquitos and asian beatles. I would not have been happy if I paid full rack rate. This course, in my opinion is about $10-15 overpriced. Knock down the bugs and fix the damage to the course and maybe it would be worth what is currently being charged. This is not a course I would put into my rotation.
A Private User
I feel Stones review was very unfair to Chomonix. Granted, high handicappers will hit a few balls into the woods, as it is a tight course because of all the woodlands and water. But, IMO, it is all of the trees and water that really gives Chomonix its character. With all the trees separating the fairways, etc., you barely notice the other groups of golfers on adjacent holes. It is much like playing at a northern Minnesota course that was carved out of the woods... very relaxing and very beautiful! I also did not understand the slam on the greens. The greens are way above average for a public course. Although Chomonix is not a real forgiving course, all levels of golfers can play and enjoy it. Myself and my two sons (12 & 14 at the time) essentially learned the game playing at Chomonix. For recreational players like myself, Chomonix is a microcosm of golf, in that you will never master either. Sure, there are courses I could go to and shoot in the 70s... but I would rather shoot in the 80s at Chomonix because of the unique challenges the course presents. High handicappers are welcome. But remember, if you are having a bad round...to at least play fast :-)
Chomonix is a hidden gem, cut into the woods surrounding Rice Creek. I just played the course today and it was in pretty good shape, especially considering all of the rain weve had this spring. Lets face it, there isnt a course in the Twin Cities that is perfect yet this year. The greens at Chomonix were nearly perfect, and the fairways were really good for the most part. Its a very fair course, and it always offers a few good challenges along the way. I played the back tees and it was more challenging than any of municipal city courses in town. You will lose a few balls out there, but you can say that about any course worth playing. Green and cart fees were basically the same as any of the city courses (average). The course is only a few minutes south of the 35W /Hwy 23 Lino Lakes exit, so it was very easy to get to.
A Private User
Chomonix was listed as one of Golf Digests "Best Places to Play" for a reason. It can be a tough course if youre not hitting the ball straight, but "unplayable" and "not fun" are descriptions that dont make any sense for Chomonix. The driving range was torn up in the fall as they built a brand new tee box, which I cant wait to use in 2010. And "60 bucks with a cart", maybe for two people. The highest rate at Chomonix is Weekend mornings, which is $45/person including the cart. But if you play during off peak hours it can be even less expensive. Chomonix is certainly one of the most fun and best value courses in the area. I think Stone must have had a bad round when he wrote his review.
Nice course and fun. Good condition for The price range. The gimmicky comment by another reviewer is kind of ridiculous. Theres not a single hole on the course thats anything out of the ordinary. Theyre nicely laid out with a good flow... and of every time Ive been on the range Ive never been "forced" to use the mats. Always off the grass so Im not sure what that review is talking about either. Sorry, I dont like seeing one star reviews based entirely on something that isnt true. Its a fun course but pace can get extremely slow at times so try to choose a tee time wisely. Thats my biggest issue with the course.
A Private User
The course itself has a very unkempt look... A lot of bare areas... diggings... piles of dirt... The layout of the course is interesting, but a little quirky.... The greens seemed to play OK and were in reasonable shape. The primary reason that I cannot give this a positive rating is the staff itself... Not very friendly... The entire staff seems to need training to make the customer experience an enjoyable one... Note: I have also heard this same type of comment from several other people regarding this course...
THE DRIVING RANGE IS AWFUL!! you are forced to hit from mats almost year round. there are seemingly no rangers to speed play. it is not fun to get behind a group of 4 pga pros playing the back tees and lining up every 2 foot putt only to average a round of 100. move up to your skill level tee boxes! having teenaged girls answer the telephone and take tee times is annoying. they know nothing about golf or the course. cheap labor i guess. the course is fun though. high handicaps will struggle! a little overpriced
Chomonix Golf Course is a fantastic experience!! The staff were amazingly helpful and kind, and willing to get to know each and every customer. The course was in great shape despite the amount of rain this year and the speed of play went just as expected. I got out there right on time and finished satisfied and ready to play again. Chomonix is one of my top rated courses in customer service and pure fun! I recommend it highly to golfers of all ages and skill levels! See you on the course!
Golf course was is decent shape. Pace was extremely slow. Staff in clubhouse were much to be desired. Tried to charge us double the price during twilight hours and wouldnt change it until a fellow employee helped him out. Food was a terrible fiasco. Wasted 1/2 hour at the turn waiting for french fries. Tried to get a return instead of waiting and they werent able to.Two of three staff were very unhelpful.
Very average course. Only a few driver holes due to tight dog leg tee shots. Brutal 5 hr pace because chances are at least 1 person looses a ball every hole. Lumpy tee boxes. Slow greens. Many better places to play.
The course is very pretty. The greens are undulating and interesting. Kind of a tight course, be prepared to use less than driver. Golfed in April and the greens were in excellent condition.