Hardwood Hills Golf Course
The newest golf course in Alexandria MN, called Hardwood Hills, is a par 35 course.
It is located in the Central Lakes Area, just off Highway 27, between Alexandria, MN and Hoffman, MN. Only about a ten minute drive from our home. Hardwood Hills is a perfect golf course for beginners as well as more experienced golfers. Check out our pictures from the Jackass Golf Tournament played at Hardwood Hills.
This secluded little 8 hole golf course is the perfect getaway for a relaxing outing. Don’t let it’s rustic charm fool you, the course offers many challenges.
The first three holes will get you warmed up with your swing, they are straight shots down the fairway. It’s the fourth hole that offers you a shot across the pond. We plead the 5th as to the number of golf balls we’ve lost in this water hole now.
Hole number five and eight start out at the same tee off area. The challenge on the number five hole is to get your ball between areas of water or go over it if you’re a better player than us. Now is a good time to crack open a beer as you walk or ride to the number six tee.
On this fairway the guys have to make it over yet another water obstacle, while the girls get to tee off from a much better vantage point.
Number seven is a dog leg that provides it’s own unique challenge. The last time I actually made it over the tree line and back on the fairway, I was quite impressed with myself.
A quick jog through the woods will find you at number eight. As you make your way through this one, you may find yourself getting more aggravated. Especially if your fairly new to the game like we are. Hole number nine is another dog leg which will bring you back to the club house.
Aside from the nine hole golf course, there is also a driving range for practicing your swing.
The owners, Ken and Nora Jost, are a friendly couple who give the club a family feel. They also run a small restaurant and pro shop right out of the club house.
Visit their website at Hardwood Hills Golf Course for rates, history and amenities and to book your next tee time. Maybe we’ll see you out there some time soon. We hope this travel tip has been helpful!
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