3000 Harbor Lane
Plymouth, MN 55447
Phone: (763) 559-1222
Fax: (763) 559-7819
3000 Harbor Lane, Plymouth, MN, US, 55447
- Phone: (763) 559-1222
- Fax: (763) 559-7819
Comprised of an 18-hole championship and 9-hole executive course, Brookview provides an adequate challenge for the experienced golfer and an excellent facility for the novice to sharpen their skills, with three different tee boxes to choose from. These well-groomed courses boast of wide fairways, some lined with trees, thereby giving it a very picturesque feel. Most of the greens are relatively small and well protected by sand traps making approach shots and chipping quite tricky. To warm up before taking to the links, a driving range, chipping green and bunker are available.
If you fantasize about playing the world's top golf courses but shudder when time and expense enter the equation, turn your dreams into reality without leaving Minneapolis. With the world's most accurate simulator technology, swing away in one of the 12 full swing golf simulators. Play with your own clubs; drive, chip and putt with regulation golf balls and select course conditions to provide the ultimate challenge. Choose from the world's top courses such as Pebble Beach, St. Andrews, Augusta or Mauna Kea or the 26 other majestic courses available for play. Tee times may be reserved 7 days in advance; allow approximately one hour to complete 18 holes of play. Lessons, leagues and computerized swing analysis are available. A driving range, putting green, golf shop, snack bar and lounge are located on the premises.
One of five highly regarded Minneapolis public courses within minutes of downtown, this facility includes an 18-hole course and a 9-hole Par 3 course. The 18 holes not only have water hazards on nine holes, but also fifteen sand bunkers meaning shot accuracy is a must. The back nine is very hilly and the front nine is predominantly flat. The tree-lined fairways are narrow and the large greens are slightly sloped. This course's signature hole is #17, a 407-yard par 4, requiring a tee shot through a tunnel of trees and up a narrow dogleg right fairway, then a long approach shot to the green. The nine hole Par 3 Course was built on rolling hills and has many trees lining its fairways. The small greens are firm, so holding your shot will be difficult. Water comes into play on two holes. This course's signature hole is #4, a 104-yard par 3, requiring a tee shot to an island green. Season passes are available for unlimited golf play. Opens daily at 6am.
The Theodore Wirth Regional Park features an eight mile ski trail that runs through open parkland and woods, with most of the trails being at an intermediate level; the park is adjacent to a downhill ski area, and offers lighted trails at night.
Located just 30 minutes west of downtown Minneapolis, this course is part of Hennepin County's Baker Park Reserve. Spanning 210 acres, Baker National is comprised of a very challenging championship 18-hole course and an executive 9-hole course. The relatively flat 18-hole course allows the player a choice of 3 tee boxes with distances between 5400 and 6800 yards. Natural wetlands come into play on a few holes and are particularly treacherous on the 6th hole where water parallels the entire fairway.Based on its efforts to preserve the natural beauty of the course and the surrounding area, Baker National has been designated a "Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary" from Audubon International.
Minneapolis' picturesque chain of lakes begins with Cedar Lake. This clean, quiet lake is the least urbanized of the five and the only Minneapolis lake with the backyards of private homes gracing its shores. Cedar Lake has two public beaches on its west and south shores, as well as a small, yet popular, clothing-optional Hidden Beach to the northeast. This technically illegal beach area, not easily accessible or visible from the public beaches, has been drawing those who wish to commune with nature for decades. Not as busy or crowded as the other popular city lakes, Cedar Lake is a great place for a relaxing swim, quiet canoe ride or just enjoying the natural scenery. A shallow channel connects the southern corner of Cedar Lake to Lake of the Isles. Contact the Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board for additional information about the city lakes.
Nestled on twenty acres, this nine-hole executive golf course offers a challenge for players of all experience levels, and includes a putting green and a fully stocked pro shop, with lessons also being available.
In 1880 Lake of the Isles was a stagnant marsh. Dredging of the swamp raised the property value surrounding the pond. Some of the city's largest and most elegant homes frame Lake of the Isles.This man-made lake is well stocked with pan fish, attracting anglers of all ages in the warm months as well as the cold. Swimming is not advised, but the setting is delightful for sunbathing, a picnic or reading a book under a large shade tree. In winter, park officials designate skating areas and erect a warming house. Walking, jogging or biking around its 2.7 miles of shoreline provides outstanding views of the downtown and the surrounding neighborhood. The serene atmosphere of Lake of the Isles makes it the lake of choice for canoeists.The southern portion of the lake is connected to the city's largest lake, Lake Calhoun, by a quiet channel. Contact the Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board for additional information about the city lakes.
Connected by a channel to the Lake of the Isles, Lake Calhoun is the largest of the five lakes comprising Minneapolis Chain of Lakes. The lake attracts a younger crowd to the sandy beaches for volleyball, sunbathing and picnics. Walkers, in-line skaters and bikers proliferate on the three miles of paved paths circling the lake. Windsurfers, canoeists, kayakers and sailors fill the lake during the warmer months while ice fishing houses dot its frozen waters during the winter.
In 1883, the city purchased 35 acres of land and turned it into the first city-owned park, a gorgeous commons known as Central Park, designed by Frederick Law Olmstead, the designer of New York City's Central Park. In 1890, the park's name was changed to honor Charles Loring, the first president of the Minneapolis Park Board and the initial force behind preserving much of the land that eventually evolved into one of the nation's most magnificent city park systems.An active and much-used inner city recreation area, Loring Park has a basketball court, paved walking and bike paths, numerous tennis courts, horseshoe pits and shuffleboard courts. In winter, the lake is packed with skaters. On the west side Irene Hixon Whitney Bridge connects the park to the Walker Art Center. Loring Greenway, a well-traveled pedestrian thoroughfare, connects the park to downtown's Nicollet Mall. At the end of the Greenway is the Berger Fountain, shaped like a giant dandelion. Free concerts are held in the summer and picnic tables are scattered throughout the park. The recreation building houses restrooms, an information center and ping-pong tables.
Lakeview Golf Course is a wide-open course with forgiving fairways and no bunkers to wreak havoc on approach shots. For the novice it is a great confidence-builder while the experienced golfer will consider it a superb spot to get in those much-needed practice rounds. Water does come into play on 8 holes but can be easily avoided. The course is beautifully maintained and easy on the legs. Situated just north of picturesque Lake Minnetonka, only 30 minutes west of downtown Minneapolis.
The Depot Skating Rink is a seasonal climate controlled indoor figure skating rink, with special lighting and a high quality sound system. Open figure skating is available daily at various times.