Our Favorite Golf Courses in Lakeville
Whether you’re swinging solo, entertaining business associates or enjoying time with family, there’s no shortage of beautiful and challenging public golf courses to choose from.
Explore these 18-hole gems, all located within a 15-mile radius of Lakeville.
Nestled in a wooded, yet marshy area on the border of Lakeville in Prior Lake, MN, Legends Golf Club is a public course that offers upscale, private country club feel and amenities. Carved from an expansive natural setting featuring a 30-acre lake, cascading creeks, scenic wetlands, deep ponds and dramatic topography, Legends is a haven for native plants and wildlife. You’ll revel in the breathtaking beauty of this championship course that offer diverse challenges to golfers of all skill levels.
Designed to Shine
The Wilds Golf Club in Prior Lake, MN, is tucked into a breathtaking natural setting of Ponderosa pines, hardwoods, wetlands and wildlife habitats. The course has 150 feet of elevation changes, water in play on nearly half the holes, swift bentgrass fairways and over 70 strategically placed bunkers. Multiple sets of tees and generously wide fairways enable golfers of all skill levels to enjoy the course.
Escape from the Everyday
Straddling a 40-acre forest and 60 acres of naturally open water and marsh/wetlands, Willingers Golf Club in Northfield, MN, is hidden away far from day-to-day distractions. Golfers of all skill levels will enjoy testing their abilities in this beautiful, scenic environment. Tranquil, yet exciting, this course is annually rated very high in media and golfer surveys, including a recent rating as Golf Digest’s “4 ½ Stars Best Places to Play Golf” and Golf Magazine’s “Top 5 Best Value Courses.”
A Golfer’s Sanctuary
Located in the heart of Lakeville, Crystal Lake Golf Club is a first-class course with stately pines, pristine wetlands and seven ponds, which create challenging water hazards and spectacular settings at every hole. The links-style front nine takes a dramatic turn at hole 10, with more trees, water and wildlife. Crystal Lake Golf Club is one of only 23 courses in Minnesota that has qualified for ‘Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary’ certificate, which requires an outstanding commitment to protecting the environment.
A Challenging Links-Style Course
Beginners to experienced golfers will find themselves at home at Heritage Links Golf Club. This challenging, yet accessible, course has four sets of tees ranging from 5,145 yards to 6,672 yards that should allow you to find your comfort zone quite easily. The front nine has a links feel to it with water and rolling terrain, and the back nine is more wooded with water, bunkers and great elevation changes.