Great Golf at Lake of the Woods
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 near Baudette on 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 greenside 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 Golf Course 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.
Youth are taught to golf through the high school program at Lake of the Woods Schools. They have had great success over the years as they compete in tournaments around the area. One great success story is of a young lady named Sydney Hufnagle. She was raised up through the ranks and went on to win many trophies. She also qualified for a college scholarship using her golfing expertise. She is currently on the college golfing trail for her college this spring. Shouting out congratulations to Syd.
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.
Facebook site at Northwest Angle Life (20+) Northwest Angle Life | Facebook reports these current facts:
Yes, it’s still open. Yes, 9 holes with sand greens. Unique hazards – deer, geese and other critters on the fairways . Small clubhouse, men’s and women’s leagues. On-site post office . Owned by Judy and George Risser. 223-8001.
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” so come and enjoy.
Even though our US/Canadian Border is closed right now, you are still able to get to the Angle by boat using Lake of the Woods Passenger Service and Bait Sales https://www.facebook.com/lowpassenger/photos/a.102185464835681/102188808168680/?__tn__=%3C. There is also an air service that will fly you to the Angle and also to the Islands. See: Lake Country Air, LLC. & Beaver Air Tours, www.facebook/BeaverAirTours.
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.
For more information and Lodging Availability see: www.lakeofthewoodsmn.com/lodging