Ratings from our panel of 1,900 course-ranking panelists
100 GREATEST/BEST IN STATE SCORES
1 / 3
“Although a tad rough around the edges "conditioning-wise," this is a solid collection of holes that will tempt and challenge better players while allowing lesser players to enjoy the course as well."
2 / 3
“Great collection of diverse holes. Front side is more open with marshes while the back side is more wooded. The greens were rolling phenomenally the day I was there. Course can play very tough so picking the correct tees is important. Fairways tend to narrow considerably once you pass the 150 stakes which seems to be the main defense as there are many holes without fairway bunkers. On the downside, at 30 years old the course is starting to show its age as invasive grasses have infiltrated and taken over the fairways and the trees are getting overgrown. At an hour south of the cities, I'm sure the course is not getting the traffic it needed to stay a premier public option but the bones are there and it is well worth playing."
3 / 3
“Minnesota, even for having a short golfing season, has some of the best courses in the country. Most of them are private, however. Willingers, about forty-five minutes south of the Twin Cities, is one of the better public courses in the area. It is unpretentious but the course is really good. It is walkable, even for the hilly terrain on which it is routed. At one point it was one of the top 15 courses in the state. It is rarely crowded so the pace of play is excellent. Make the trip it is worth it."