Don’t Forget the Golf Clubs
The next time you’re up to Lake of the Woods don’t forget your golf clubs. There’s always time to squeeze in a quick round or maybe you only have time for 9 holes. If you’re staying in Baudette, near the Rainy River, or at any of our south shore resorts Oak Harbor Golf Course is your stop. This beautiful 18 hole, par 72 championship course will provide golfers of all skill levels and abilities with fair, enjoyable and exciting golf experiences.
The vintage front nine, created in 1968, offers a true and natural layout nestled along the Rainy River with scenic fairways carved into mature and heavily wooded confines. The newly designed back nine is a Scottish link style with fairway and green-side bunkers, large ponds and quick greens. It features a fairway bunker that is self-proclaimed to be the world’s largest walleye attraction. Located 9 miles north of Baudette, Minnesota on Highway 172. The course itself is 6549 yards long from the tips. The greens are firm so even some the best will be challenged. Oak Harbor also comes with a full bar and grill which is quite the eye catching hangout after a round to have some of your favorite beverages. Tournaments, leagues, and events are held here and can be viewed on the course webpage.
The Angle Golf
The Northwest Angle Golf Course also provides a chance to golf will visiting. The course has 2 grass greens and 7 sand greens. The sand is local sand and is firm so you can actually putt on it. As Risser says, “Sometimes it isn’t as smooth as the grass so you have to hit the ball a bit harder.” Everyone is putting on the same green so it is equal across the board. There is an etiquette to using sand greens that is good to know. A special two sides rake is used to groom the green. One side of the rake is toothed to create grooves in the sand. The other side is smooth to create a smooth putting surface to the hole.
Two holes border the water, holes #4 and #5. The scenery on this course cannot be beat. And neither can the hospitality. Angle Inlet, MN is a small community and having a golf course is a privilege. There are leagues, tournaments, etc just like a normal golf course. The course rents clubs, has balls and tees and actually has two golf carts for rent that they keep in the storage sheds across the road. “Everyone is welcomed” explains Risser, who is retired and takes good care of the course for all to enjoy.
The next time you are up to fish or on vacation throw the clubs in the car, you never know if you will need them for a quick round or two.
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