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Hazeltine National 5th holeHazeltine National Story continued from here: ... After that,
the club faced severe financial troubles, and it looked unlikely that the club would host a major championship ever again. The club almost secured a deal to host a PGA Championship, but ultimately lost the opportunity. However, the course was awarded the 1977 U.S. Women's Open. This was the first year that Nancy Lopez played in the championship as a professional, and she placed second. Hollis Stacy won the event with a four over par score of 292; the course played to 6,313 yards (5,773 m). Over the next few years, the course received a series of renovations. A number of dogleg holes were straightened. The par three sixteenth hole was abandoned and a new par four was laid out along Hazeltine Lake. The par four seventeenth was converted to a par three, keeping the original green site. The 1983 U.S. Senior Open was held at the redesigned course. Billy Casper and Rod Funseth were tied after four rounds with scores of four over par 288 (the course played as a par 71). Casper made a birdie in the playoff to win. The course played to 6,625 yards (6,058 m). The course was awarded the 1991 U.S. Open in January 1986. Rees Jones, the son of Robert Trent Jones, made more changes to the course in preparation for the Open. The Open was remembered primarily for two things. One was the dramatic duel between Payne Stewart and Scott Simpson, who both finished at six under par 282. In the 18-hole playoff, Stewart was two strokes behind coming to the 16th hole. Then, as he had on Sunday, he rallied and won the Open for his second major championship win (and the first of his two Opens). Stewart made 57 pars during the 72 holes of regulation. The other thing that the 1991 Open will be remembered for is the lightning that struck on Thursday, June 13, 1991, on the first day of the championship. The day had started out with bright blue skies, but a rainstorm soon came in. Spectators left the course or stood under trees for shelter. Six spectators stood under a tree near the famous sixteenth hole, which lightning struck, leaving one of the spectators dead. In 1994, the course hosted the U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship, one of the big events in amateur golf. In that competition, Tim Jackson defeated Tommy Brennan with a final score of one up (the Mid-Amateur final is held at match play). The course measured at 6,700 yards (6,126 m) for that championship. In 2001 another amateur event, the USGA Men's State Team Championship, was held at Hazeltine. John Carlson, Jered Gusso, and John Harris comprised the Minnesota team which won that event with an even-par score of 432. The course played at 6,818 yards (6,234 m). Rees Jones lengthened tees and added several new bunkers in preparation for the 84th PGA Championship in 2002. The course played at 7,360 yards (6,730 m) as a par 72. Rich Beem was the winner of the championship, with a score of ten under par 278, holding off a surging Tiger Woods, who birdied the last four holes. The course's competitive course record was set in the 2002 PGA Championship as Beem, Robert Allenby, and Justin Leonard all shot 66 (six under par) during the first round. In 2006 the course hosted the U.S. Amateur Championship, which was won by Richie Ramsay of Scotland. The PGA Championship will return to Hazeltine in 2009, and the Ryder Cup is scheduled for 2016. Hazeltine declined an invitation to host the BMW Championship in 2012(Article sourced here from


Golfing Destinations and places to Play Minneapolis St. Paul Twin Cities:

Oak Glen
Shamrock Golf Club
Wayzata Country Club 
Oak Marsh Golf Club
Somerset Country Club
Whispering Pines Golf Club
Oak Ridge Country Club
Southbrook Golf Club
White Bear Yacht Club 
 Oakdale Country Club
Southern Hills Golf Club
Wild Marsh 
Oakdale Greens
 Southview Country Club
Willingers Golf Club
Olympic Hills Golf Club
 Spring Brook Golf Course
Winthrop Golf Club
Oneka Ridge Golf Course
 Spring Hill Golf Club 
Woodhill Country Club
Orono Golf Course
Stillwater Country Club
Woodland Creek Golf Club 
Owatonna Country Club
Stone Bridge Golf Course
Wynstone Golf Club
Parkview Golf Club
Stone Ridge Golf Club 
Pebble Creek Golf Club
 Stonebrooke Golf Club
 Phalen Park Golf Course
Straight River Golf Course
Pheasant Acres Golf Club
Summit Golf Club
Pine City Country Club
Sundance Golf & Bowl 
Manitou Ridge Golf Club 
Tanners Brook Golf Club 
Mayflower Country Club
Pioneer Creek Golf Course
Tartan Park Golf Course
 Meadowbrook Golf Club
Prestwick Golf Club
The Greens at Howard Lake
Meadowwoods Golf Course
Princeton Golf Club
The Jewel Golf Club
Mendakota Country Club
Purple Hawk Country Club
The Meadows at Mystic Lake
Mendota Heights
Red Oak Golf Club
The Minikahda Club
Midland Hills Country Club
Red Wing Country Club
The Ponds at Battle Creek
Minneapolis Golf Club
Refuge Golf Club
The Ponds Golf Course
Minnesota Valley Country Club
Rich Valley Golf Club
The Wilds Golf Club
 Minnetonka Country Club
Ridges at Sand Creek
Theodore Wirth Golf Club
Mississippi Dunes Golf Links 
River Oaks Municipal Golf Course
Thompson Oaks Gof Course
Mississippi National Golf Links
Riverwood National Golf Course
Timber Creek Golf Course 
Monticello Country Club
 Rolling Green Country Club
Town & Country Club
Mount Frontenac Golf Course
 Rum River Hills Golf Course
TPC of the Twin Cities
Mulligan Masters Golf Learning Facility
Rush Creek Golf Club 
Travelers Country Club on the Mississippi 
National Youth Golf Center at Victory Links
Rush Creek Golf Club 
University of Minnesota Golf Course
New Hope Village Golf Course
Sanbrook Golf Course
Valleywood Golf Course
North Branch Golf Course
Sandstone Area Country Club
Viking Meadows Golf Club
North Oaks Golf Club
Sawmill Golf Club
Vintage Golf Course 
Northfield Golf Course
Shadowbrooke Golf Course
Water's Edge 

More Minnesota Golfing Region Links:
Golf Trail
West Central
West Central Northwest Northeast  

TPC Twin CitiesTPC Twin Cities

The TPC Twin Cities opened in June 2000 as the 19th Club in the TPC Network. The golf course was created by a signature design team featuring golf legend Arnold Palmer with assistance from PGA TOUR player consultant Tom Lehman. TPC Twin Cities provides a first class golfing experience expected from Minnesota's only PGA TOUR club. Palmer and Lehman sculpted a championship golf course that features rolling fairways, natural prairie grasses and 27 bodies of open water throughout the par 72 layout. Tee, fairways and greens are meticulously manicured with the finest bentgrass. The course, with 4-6 sets to tees on each hole, provides a masterful blend of challenge and playibility for the enjoyment of all skill levels, professionals and amateurs alike.TPC Twin Cities is the home of the Champions Tour's 3M Championship, one of the most popular and successful events on the senior circuit. That alone speaks volumes for the quality, uniqueness and challenge of this championship golf course.. The TPC Twin Cities is a Private Non-Equity golf course and is one of the leading clubs on the nationwide TPC Network of 23 world-class golf courses owned or operated by the US PGA TOUR. TPC Network: Membership gives you privileges at all 25 TPC Network facilities nationwide. (Click Here for membership Information)