From the very first signs of spring to the last, crisp days of fall, you’ll find golfers hitting the links in Three Rivers Parks. Three Rivers operates 72 holes of golf at six locations with driving ranges across the Twin Cities metro area. With scenic courses designed to challenge all levels of ability, you won't have to drive far to get your fix. Come practice your swing or round up a foursome and play a friendly round.
Baker National irrigation system upgrades
Baker National Golf Course will replace the irrigation system on the Championship and Evergreen Courses beginning in late summer. Baker National will remain open, but work taking place in September and October may require temporary closure of one or two holes at a time, along with temporary relocation of tees and greens.
Irrigation systems typically have a 20- to 30-year life expectancy. The system on the Championship Course is over 30 years old, and the system for the Evergreen Course is 22 years old. The new system will allow staff to water the course more efficiently and keep it in even better condition.
The project is anticipated to start on Monday, August 22, beginning with work on the mainline irrigation piping. At that time there will be minimal disruption of normal play on the golf courses because work will be taking place off to the side of each hole.
Beginning around Tuesday, September 6, crews will start replacing piping and sprinkler heads hole-by-hole. During this project phase, tees and greens may be temporarily moved or closed, and entire holes may also be occasionally closed. Crews will work on one to two holes per day, and all other holes will be available for play.
Crews will work on the Championship Course first and then move to the Evergreen Course. The goal is to have work on both courses completed by the end of this year; if that proves impossible due to weather, the remaining work will be completed next spring.
Choose from public and private lessons, camps, clinics and schools for adults and kids of all skill levels. Our team of experienced teaching professionals offers a full progression of lessons for golfers of all ages and skill levels.
Golf equipment rental is available at each of our courses.
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- Affordable team and client development in a casual atmosphere.
- Championship and Executive Golf Courses*
- Miniature Golf and FootGolf* Tournaments
- Meeting space with catering options
- Group lessons taught by PGA and LPGA instructors
- Rental equipment
*Options vary by course.
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If putting is your game, try out Eagle Lake's 18-hole miniature golf course.
FootGolf is played by kicking a soccer ball to a hole using the same basic rules of golf. The soccer ball and hole are proportionate in size to a golf ball and a golf hole. Non-spiked shoes are required. FootGolf can be found at Baker National, Cleary Lake and Eagle Lake Golf Courses. Balls are available for rent.
Programs & Events
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The Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) named Laura Patrick, of Three Rivers Park District, the 2019 Midwest Section Teacher of the Year.
The First Tee of Three Rivers Park District is sending Kurt Lambert to compete in the 2018 PURE Insurance Championship Impacting The First Tee. “Being selected to play in this event is a big honor,” Lambert said. “I’m looking forward to playing well and representing my First Tee chapter in this great event.”
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Golf and sustainability are words that you may not often hear in the same sentence, but at Three Rivers, we have found a way for golf and environmental stewardship to work together. Read on to learn how we are putting sustainability first on our golf courses.
Other Things To Do
If you want to get up close and personal or learn a little more, visit Mississippi Gateway Regional Park and Eastman, Lowry or Richardson nature centers. You can hike the trails, interact with seasonal exhibits, observe the unique characteristics of different wildlife species up close, conduct your own science experiment and meet a live animal.
Make new memories eating al fresco at a Three Rivers park picnic area in a beautiful, natural setting. All sites have picnic tables, and most sites have other basic amenities including water fountains and permanent grills. Look for a peaceful, serene location or set up just steps from a rip-roaring play area.
Create new memories at our play areas. Three Rivers has multiple areas designed for varying ages and abilities where toddlers to teens can let their imagination run wild. Monkey business never sounded so fun.
If you like sledding, you’ll love snow tubing at the Winter Recreation Area at Elm Creek. Ride a moving sidewalk up a hill 10 stories high and then soar back down on a specially designed inner tube. Once you get to the bottom, do it all over again.
Advance online reservations are required for tubing.