If you do a survey of the real Minnesota residents and ask them to name the state areas that are traditional vacation destinations, the Lake Mill lakes area will surely be in the top five locations for the majority of respondents. A trip to Mille Lacs is a journey that almost every Minnesota has made. The trip to Mille Lacs is like attending a Minnesota state fair or going to the Capitol Building on a field trip as a fifth grader, where everyone does it.
Interstate 169 is located off the United States and 90 minutes' drive north of Twin Cities, just six miles south of Garrison, and there is a golf course that has been open since 1964. Some changes have occurred over the past few seasons. And more changes that will happen in the coming months and years. Welcome to the Mille Lacs Golf Resort and Marina featuring Hardwoods Golf Club. Future plans include a new log design club and restaurant, a 35,000 square foot indoor water park, a daily spa, a 120-unit hotel apartment building, and many more amenities planned for the future. There is also the option to buy or rent single family homes and homes that feature a log design.
There are some changes in the future for Hardwoods Golf Club. There are some plans on the drawing board to extend the 6309 yards bit by adding some length to two boxes of ladders and converting one of the longer par-4 holes to par-5 which makes the par-72 turn. Add some bunkers strategically placed on the drawing board as well. In its current design, Hardwoods Golf Club plays at level 71 with a rating of 69.7 tournaments and the slope index is 119. Don't relax in the false sense of security by looking at how many yards a scorecard and thinking you can beat this golf course. If you are a precision ball striker and you have a racket above average, you can score good points, but if you leave your guard at this golf course you will be asked to have lunch. All greens are small and raised and have enough ripples to keep you on top. The Greens at Hardwoods Golf Club have been described as similar to Pinehurst, and I agree with this statement.
General Manager Trent Christenson, along with his management staff, Jim Rich-Head Golf Professional, Justin Heitkamp-Pro Shop Store Manager and Bob Weston-Golf Course, are doing a good job of making beneficiaries feel welcome as well as keeping the facility in good condition.
A weekend average of $ 45.00 for a person with a trolley is quite reasonable for this tourist destination. Older people can golf on any Monday or Wednesday for $ 25.00 per person with a cart, which makes this even better value. To find out the launch times, call 1-800-435-8720 or visit their website at http://www.millelacsgolf.com
With planned additions to the Hardwoods Golf Club as well as expanding planning for resort facilities, Mille Lacs Golf Resort and Marina with Hardwoods Golf Club is the destination you want to bring your family over and over again.