Grab the fishing poles AND the golf clubs

With summer right around the corner, you might be thinking about your next fishing trip to Lake of the Woods. This time, grab your fishing poles—and golf clubs

Oak Harbor Golf Course is nestled minutes from the Rainy River, making it the perfect activity pre or post fishing activity. The beautiful 18-hole, par 72 championship course will provide golfers an enjoyable and exciting golf experiences.

The front nine holes, created in 1968, offers a true and natural layout with scenic fairways carved into nature. 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.

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. Tournaments, leagues, and events space.

 

If you fish Lake of the Woods at the Northwest Angle, you have golfing options too. The Northwest Angle Country Club 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 beaten.  Angle Inlet, MN is a small community and having a golf course is a privilege.  There are leagues and tournaments and the course rents clubs and carts.

 

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