Minnesota Golf Association

Great Drives

Minnesota Golfer magazine has featured Great Drive holes for more than two decades. The criteria is simple: the hole must represent a fair challenge in course management and shot execution, and the golf course must be a member club of the MGA. Par fours, par fives and exceptional par three are eligible. Nominate a worthy golf hole at your favorite course today. Submit one yourself!

Below is a list of Great Drive holes as featured in the Minnesota Golfer.  

Submit a Great Drive
Course Dashboard CourseId USGACourseId Hole
Albion Ridges Golf Course
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000005 1212 8
Alexandria Golf Club
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000006 1142 7
Austin Country Club
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000015 1350 10
Baker National Golf Course
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000018 1129 6
Balmoral Golf Course
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000019 1322 16
Bearpath Golf & Country Club
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000020 1320 7
Bellwood Oaks Golf Course
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000021 1490 12
Bent Creek Golf Club
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000024 1311 15
Black Bear Golf Course
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000573 1184 7
Blackberry Ridge
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000537 1284 18
Brackett's Crossing Country Club
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000037 1260 14
Braemar Golf Course
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000038 48212 14
Brookview Golf Course & Lawn Bowling
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000045 1394 16
Bulrush Golf Club
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000734 1242 13
Bunker Hills Golf Club
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000047 1087 9
Burl Oaks Golf Club
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000048 1462 2
Cannon Golf Club
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000050 1487 13
Chaska Town Course
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000060 1162 3
Chomonix Golf Club
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000063 1213 5
Cloquet Country Club
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000068 1112 5
Columbia Golf Club
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000071 1217 10
Cragun's Legacy Courses - Bobby's Legacy
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000577 1419 18
Creeksbend Golf Course
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000076 1291 1
Crosswoods Golf Course
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000078 45669 8
Crow River Golf Club
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000079 1221 14
Crystal Lake Golf Club
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000080 1182 12
Cuyuna Rolling Hills
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000081 1165 17
Dacotah Ridge Golf Club
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000504 1246 18
Deacon's Lodge
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000085 1460 13
Deer Run Golf Club
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000087 1263 17
Dellwood Hills Golf Club
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000088 1139 8
Detroit CC - Pine to Palm Course
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000090 1199 18
Dwan Golf Course
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000094 1264 12
Eagle Creek Golf Club
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000095 1245 11
Eagle Ridge Golf Course
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000096 1524 5
Eagle Valley Golf Course
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000098 1467 17
Eagle's Landing Golf Club
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000524 1341 14
Edina Country Club
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000102 1402 18
Edinburgh USA
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000103 1152 10
Ely Golf Club
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000108 1109 3
Eshquaguma Country Club
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000111 1254 5
Fiddlestix Golf Course
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000120 1420 1
Forest Hills Golf Course
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000122 1302 13
Fox Hollow Golf Club
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000128 46299 4
Fox Hollow Golf Club
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000128 46299 4
Geneva Golf Club
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000198 29891 5
Giants Ridge Golf & Ski Resort - The Legend
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000135 43027 13
Giants Ridge Golf & Ski Resort - The Legend
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000135 1347 17
Giants Ridge Golf & Ski Resort - The Legend
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000135 1347 3
Giants Ridge Golf & Ski Resort - The Legend
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000135 43027 5
Glen Lake Golf and Practice Center
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000136 1064 6
Golden Eagle Golf Club
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000536 1274 10
Golden Valley Country Club
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000138 1135 2
Grand National Golf Club
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000142 1183 14
Green Valley Golf Course
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000148 1098 6
Gross National Golf Club
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000130 1408 3
Hastings Golf Club
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000156 1472 14
Hazeltine National Golf Club
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000160 1175 16
Headwaters Golf Club
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000161 1078 14
Indian Hills Golf Club
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000178 1265 5
Interlachen Country Club
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000179 1329 15
Interlachen Country Club
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000179 1329 9
Island View Golf Club
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000186 1266 3
Izatys Resort - Black Brook
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000187 1521 14
Keller Golf Club
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000191 1249 8
Legends Club
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000539 1396 3
Lester Park Golf Course
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000205 34256 7
Loggers Trail Golf Course
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000367 1268 2
Long Bow Golf Club
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000214 1161 13
Loon Lake Golf Course
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000216 1515 14
Madden's On Gull Lake - Pine Beach East
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000470 43034 10
Madison Country Club
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000224 1438 7
Majestic Oaks Golf Club - Crossroads
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000226 43544 13
Mankato Golf Club
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000228 1393 11
Maple Valley Golf & Country Club
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000231 1342 7
Marshall Golf Club
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000233 1170 15
Meadowbrook Golf Club
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000239 1483 14
Medina Golf & Country Club
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000349 1463 18
Mendakota Country Club
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000243 1228 16
Midland Hills Country Club
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000246 1414 6
Minneapolis Golf Club
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000251 1220 5
Minnesota National Golf Course
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000366 43035 5
Minnesota Valley Country Club
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000254 1140 6
Montgomery National Golf Club
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000259 1449 5
Monticello Country Club
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000260 1126 14
Moorhead Country Club
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000261 1188 16
Moorhead Country Club
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000261 1188 15
Moose Lake Golf Club
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000262 1368 9
New Prague Golf Club
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000266 1134 16
New Ulm Country Club
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000267 1363 15
North Oaks Golf Club
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000270 1231 6
Northfield Golf Club
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000272 1128 17
Northland Country Club
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000273 1237 13
Oak Ridge Country Club
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000280 1501 12
Olivia Golf Club
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000289 1215 9
Olympic Hills Golf Club
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000290 1225 4
Osakis Country Club
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000295 43530 3
Owatonna Country Club
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000296 1531 13
Pebble Creek Golf Club
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000298 38294 6
Pebble Lake Golf Course
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000299 1428 18
Perham Lakeside Golf Club
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000300 1093 7
Pokegama Golf Course
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000317 1159 14
Prairie Ridge Golf Course
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000320 1286 2
Prestwick Golf Club
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000325 1136 6
Purple Hawk Country Club
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000328 1398 4
Red Wing Golf Course
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000333 1384 16
Refuge Golf Club
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000527 1457 17
Rich Spring Golf Club
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000336 1120 5
Ridges at Sand Creek
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000509 1325 5
Rochester Golf & Country Club
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000347 1492 6
Rose Lake Golf Club
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000354 1354 6
Rum River Hills Golf Club
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000356 1443 18
Rush Creek Golf Club
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000357 1222 18
Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge - Alec's 9
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000499 43039 5
Slayton Country Club
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000375 1172 8
Soldiers Memorial Field Golf Course
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000377 1276 8
Somerby Golf Club
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000598 1092 15
Somerset Country Club
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000378 1133 11
Southbrook Golf Club
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000379 1292 3
Southview Country Club
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000381 1203 15
St. Cloud Country Club
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000386 1382 4
Stonebrooke Golf Club
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000391 1461 18
StoneRidge Golf Club
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000469 1250 11
Summit Golf Club
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000546 1240 13
The Garden - Grand View Lodge
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000481 1052 6
The Garden - Grand View Lodge
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000481 1054 3
The Garden - Grand View Lodge
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000481 43028 3
The Jewel Golf Club
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000610 1236 14
The Minikahda Club
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000403 1180 10
The Vintage at Staples
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000404 1079 17
The Wilderness At Fortune Bay
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000595 1108 10
The Wilds Golf Club
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000405 1367 14
Theodore Wirth Golf Club
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000502 1415 12
Thumper Pond Golf Course
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000543 1297 4
Tianna Country Club
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000410 1356 2
Tipsinah Mounds Golf Course
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000412 1295 16
Town & Country Club
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000413 1125 9
TPC Twin Cities
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000507 1426 7
University of Minnesota, Les Bolstad Golf Course
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000424 1223 3
Victory Links Golf Course
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000603 1323 7
Wapicada Golf Club
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000438 1279 17
Wayzata Country Club
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000442 1138 18
Westfield Golf Club
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000446 43519 9
White Bear Yacht Club
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000449 1413 4
Whitefish Golf Club
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000450 1143 14
Whitetail Run Golf Course
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000437 1366 15
Wild Marsh Golf Club
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000451 1207 6
Wildflower at Fair Hills
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000453 1201 11
Willingers Golf Club
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000454 1280 18
Willingers Golf Club
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000454 1280 12
Windsong Farm
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000599 1103 17
Woodhill Country Club
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000463 1158 6

Holes Currently Being Considered

Course DashboardCourseId USGACourseId Hole
Chaska Town Course
Dog leg left Par 5 with water hazard all down the left side to the green. Out of bounds to the right. tight layup shot as you cant go left and you don't want to go right either on severe hillside. Long hitters risk / reward hoe!
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000060 1162 18
Deacon's Lodge
A great risk/reward driving hole. When playing for fun, you have to challenge the green with your tee shot. But, competition will separate the confident player with the skills.
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000085 1460 12
Fountain Valley Golf Club
438 yard uphill straight away par 4
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000127 1137 2
Giants Ridge Golf & Ski Resort - The Legend
Elevated tee shot to small landing areas or do you go for the green!
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000135 43027 13
Graceville Golf Club
From back tees 230 yards up hill over water. On right, green is protected by sharp down slope most balls hit there will end up in lake. Left is guarded by evergreens.
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000141 1442 6
Minnesota National Golf Course
#10 highland course. Elevated tee with long sweeping dogleg right.
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000366 43035 10
Minnesota National Golf Course
#17 highland course. One of the highest elevated tee boxes in Minnesota landing on what looks like a postage stamp sized green.
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000366 1333 17
Pebble Creek Golf Club
Long par 4, water up the entire right side of the hole, small landing zone between two ponds will set you up for a great 2nd into the green. One of the toughest holes at Pebble Creek.
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000298 38294 13
Red Wing Golf Course
Tree lined up hill par 4, back tees 390 yds, members tees 382, senior tees 335, ladies 315. OB right, large oaks & maples left, trap short left, fairway slopes right to left, elevated green sloping right to left. original design by Dr. Gordon Emerson 1960, renovated 1966 by Joel Goldstrand, Was awarded MGA/ Explore MN. Best 18 holes designation several years ago.
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000333 1384 12
Ridges at Sand Creek
Elevated tee (from black tees), woods, water, dogleg, multi-tiered green. It's got everything.
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000509 1325 12
StoneRidge Golf Club
The toughest Par 4 at StoneRidge. A great drive off the reveals a great look at the green. There's trouble right with trees that block your approach into the green. A drive too far left will leave you with a very long approach into a 44-yard deep green.
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000469 1250 12
The Jewel Golf Club
Long Par 3 with water carry and on the right. Numerous traps and woods left. Good breaks on putts once on the green. Tough par and lots of BIG numbers made here.
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000610 1236 11
Tianna Country Club
After a total redesign, Tianna’s Hole #3 reopened in 2016. The once very short par 4 has become a true dogleg with an additional 100 yards, going over a wetland to a large welcoming green surrounded by beautiful woodland trees.
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000410 1356 3

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