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For late November golf, the course was in fantastic condition. We always like to play this course a couple of times a year for the great views and scenery you can have. For as many views you get, there are twice as many blind shots on this course. Playing it twice a year is plenty. On this particular day, possibly the last day we would see temps in the upper 40s, we scheduled a 12:20pm tee time allowing plenty of time to finish before dark; 4:39pm sunset. We got a great rate of $25 including cart. When we checked in, three of the four of us were there 45 minutes early. The starter said we could go whenever we were ready. He also said not many were out on the course and you should be able to whip around in 3 hours. We usually make some small wagers to keep the game interesting. Being that this was looking like our last round of the year for us avid golfers, we raised the stakes. This meant we would probably play a standard 4 hour round and in fact, we played the front nine in about 2 hours. On the 11th hole, at about 2:20 in the afternoon, the starter is driving up to meet us. We thought for a moment, "This is nice, he is just checking up on us". This was not the case at all. Instead, he informs us that all carts must be turned in by 3:30 to 3:45 at the latest. We were very confused. Before the round started, the starter encouraged us to tee off early and hinted at playing a 3 hour round, but never said anything about requiring us to be finished by 3:45. Making the tee time, there was no mention of having to finish by 3:45. Keep in mind, we setup our tee time as late as possible as a couple of us had to work as long as we could, but early enough to finish before the 4:39pm sunset. After that warning, we played on with the thought that we were going to finish the full 18. In the middle of the 16th hole, at about 3:45, the starter shows up again. We had to quit right now. We then pressed a little harder asking why this was? What is the policy? Why were we not warned when we made the tee time? Why were we not told before we teed off? If we know this in advance, we drive down the road and play at White Eagle or New Richmond...two places we discussed but chose St. Croix instead. The starter told us he had a meeting at 4pm and had to leave. We only had two holes to finish the round and said that we would finish and put the carts away and close the gate for him. He said they couldnt allow that. At that exact moment, we noticed there was another two-some about 4 holes behind us and still playing in a cart. We asked why they were allowed to continue. "Well, that was the Superintendent, and he is just playing some holes with a friend". We asked if he could take care of us and allow us to finish the last two holes, roughly 30 minutes of time. He replied with, "No, we cant allow that". This was very disappointing. Now, he did offer to give us a free round good for next year. Of course, there were restrictions for this free round...it would only be good Mon thru Thurs and before June 1st. It is disappointing to be interrupted like that when we did nothing wrong, never was told, and could have gone somewhere else. Dont get me wrong, we got a free round out of it, but it means we MUST play this course again, take time off of work to do so, and it needs to be before the greens are in perfect condition in June. I would take a bet that none of the four of us will return. The 2 star rating is really for the service and not the course. Despite the disliking of the blind shots (we knew that when we booked) the course was in excellent condition and I would rate the course conditions 5 Stars!
5 years ago this golf course use to be in pristine condition, but I was quite appalled at course conditions when playing last night. A handful of bunkers have rocks and weeds growing out of them, many of the greens are beat up, and there is no drinking water on the course. In addition, the only yardage marker on the golf course is 150 yard marker, which makes it quite difficult in estimating shots. If you are driving from the Twin Cities like I was, please avoid this golf course at all costs. Its quite apparent that the absurd $50 round rate for this course with cart is not being used accordingly to repair the course.
Hagar The Norwegian
I purchased a GroupOn in May for this GC however, after the purchase GroupOn informs me that it is only valuable through 7/1/15. If the St. Croix National CG would have been forth right on their advertizing I would have never purchased this GroupOn. I called the pro shop and the person that answered the phone said in fact, that in no way St. Croix National GC will never honor the expired GroupOn that was falsely advertised. St. Croix National can take their golf balls and shove them up their greens as far is Im concerned, misleading advertising is no way to run a business. Keep your GroupOn money I want no part of this GC!
A Private User
St Croix National is one of the best courses near the Twin Cities. The course is challenging but fair. Many of the tee boxes are elevated giving the golfer a panoramic view of the wooded valley below. Even though you may think that your tee shot is is trouble, I found that there was more room for my less than perfect ball direction. I am coming back again and I do plan on playing a round or two when the fall colors show up. The facilities are excellent and if I were planning an event, I would certainly give them a call.
Goofy golf! Almost every hole you cant tell if you can hit because it was difficult to see the people in front of you. On top of that, I was a little perturbed because they charged me $15 for my 6- year old to play with me. Of course they have every right to charge me, but all the courses Ive played at have never charged me. Talk about nickel and diming you. So this is my first and last time playing this course. I live in The Twin Cities and its not worth the 45 minute drive.
If you like to challenge yourself your in for a doozie. This is my favorite course to play and always worth the drive from the twin cities. All the bad reviews are because people think the course is too hard. Dont get me wrong it is a hard course but the scenery is 100% worth it. This is the only course I make a point to play every single year. Best groupon deal you can buy!
If youre a low handicapper with the ability to make forced carries of 200+ yards this course will be playable. For those of us no longer capable you will find yourself with some horrible sidehill lies leading to the next not so great shot. Very hilly with many blind shots. Course conditions were very good overall and the greens were in excellent shape.