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jacob7071jacob7071 TXMembers  32WRX Points: 32Handicap: 1Posts: 32 Bunkers
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Hi all. I'll be in St Paul August 1-3 for a wedding, and I'll be bringing my clubs. Looking for a recommendation of where to play. I was trying to decide between Troy Burne or Chaska Town Course. I played The Wilds last time I was there and liked it. How do these compare to that? Better? Worse? How are the conditions of the two? Google Earth shows Troy is really green and Chaska, not so much. Could be the images were just taken on different dates though.

I'm a 1 handicap and don't mind a challenge, except I don't like a bunch of blind shots where you need course knowledge to get around.

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  • ryan983ryan983 Members  795WRX Points: 160Handicap: +3Posts: 795 Golden Tee
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    Can’t comment on chaska but Troy Burne is fantastic

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  • OakRockHackerOakRockHacker Members  79WRX Points: 51Handicap: 14Posts: 79 Fairways
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    I haven't played Chaska yet, trying to get out there sometime this year. From everything I have heard it is a great course and I can't comment on the exact conditions right now, but with the amount of rain we've had recently, everything is quite lush around the area. Troy Burne is great as well, haven't been there recently so can't comment on the exact conditions, but again, it's had plenty of water so should be quite green. Stoneridge in Stillwater/Woodbury is another great option on the east side of town. Basically, I don't think you can wrong with any of those options.

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  • BirdieRollBirdieRoll Members  419WRX Points: 87Handicap: 8Posts: 419 Greens
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    If you want to play closer to St. Paul, I'd pass on Chaska (although it's in good shape) and look at Troy Burne, StoneRidge as mentioned above (a links-style course), or Keller, a golden age course that was nicely renovated five years ago. It's in terrific shape and might be half the price of the others. Closest to St. Paul, too.

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  • OakRockHackerOakRockHacker Members  79WRX Points: 51Handicap: 14Posts: 79 Fairways
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    Keller is another great suggestion. It has been in phenomenal shape all year. Possibly the best value in the Twin Cities.

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  • YoungJediYoungJedi Ottertail, MnMembers  1557WRX Points: 327Posts: 1,557 Platinum Tees
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    I love Chaska Town course. One of my favorites in the cities

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  • ihatecats18ihatecats18 MinnesotaMembers  293WRX Points: 67Handicap: 1.0Posts: 293 Greens
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    Royal golf club is a "new" course eadt wide of cities and is in good shape.

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  • dxdgenertdxdgenert Dirtiest player in the game MinnesotaMembers  2080WRX Points: 534Handicap: 13.0Posts: 2,080 Platinum Tees
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    I like the Keller and Royal suggestions. The others mentioned are great but these two are “new” and special.

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  • Billy__BarooBilly__Baroo Well...we're waiting! Members  129WRX Points: 62Handicap: 5Posts: 129 Fairways
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    Since you're staying in St. Paul, I'd definitely recommend Troy Burne and Stoneridge. Both are killer tracks that would be a good challenge for a low single digit from the tips. Chaska's awesome and in great shape, but it'd be a bit of a trek for you. If you don't mind a drive, Rush Creek should definitely be on your radar. My favorite public course in the metro.

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  • jacob7071jacob7071 TXMembers  32WRX Points: 32Handicap: 1Posts: 32 Bunkers
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    Well Troy Burne, Chaska, Royal, Wilds all have mens leagues on Thursday afternoons, so they're out. Troy is also booked for Friday morning before 10:00, and that's too late for me to play. I'm thinking Stoneridge Friday morning and either driving range or Keller Thursday afternoon. Thanks for the suggestions.

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  • Billy__BarooBilly__Baroo Well...we're waiting! Members  129WRX Points: 62Handicap: 5Posts: 129 Fairways
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    Down by The Wilds is also The Legends or even The Meadows at Mystic Lake. Legends is a super solid course and The Meadows is a sleeper. Usually has a good amount of openings on the tee sheet. It's a casino course that sometimes feels a little gimmicky and fabricated, but it requires a lot of good shots and is always in really great condition. I think the twilight rate is like $75 with a cart? And that includes range balls and probably the nicest carts I've ever been in. Food for thought.

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