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Hazeltine 5th holeHazeltine National G.C. in metropolitan Minneapolis Minnesota is host to the 2009 PGA Championship. Totton Heffelfinger, a former president of the United States Golf Association, saw the opportunity to build a new championship golf course after The Minikahda Club in Minneapolis (where Chick Evans won the 1916 U.S. Open) was threatened by the development of a freeway. After that club rejected plans for a new course, Heffelfinger met with Robert Trent Jones to design the golf course. A few years later the course opened under the name Executive Golf Club of Minnesota, and was initially intended to be part of a series of Executive Golf Clubs around the country. However, reception to the name was not favorable and the other clubs did not materialize, so it was renamed Hazeltine National Golf Club in honor of the adjoining Lake Hazeltine. The course opened for play to club members in 1962. Heffelfinger's ultimate goal was to have major championships played at Hazeltine. He got that wish when the 1966 U.S. Women's Open Championship was played at Hazeltine. Sandra Spuzich won that tournament with a score of 297 (nine over par). The course played to 6,305 yards (5,765 m) for that tournament. Hazeltine hosted the 1970 U.S. Open Championship. The course received much negative press as many big names and nearly half the field didn't break 80 the first day. The weather had been very cool and windy....(Story continues Click Here:)

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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.One of the PGA TOUR’s distinguished TPC Network of clubs, TPC Twin Cities has been named as one of the "Best Courses in the State" by Golf Digest and as one of the "Top 25 List-Golf Courses" by The Business Journal. Created by a signature design team featuring golf legend Arnold Palmer, with PGA TOUR player consultant Tom Lehman, TPC Twin Cities provides a masterful blend of challenge and playability for the enjoyment of all skill levels, professionals and amateurs alike.... Click here to read more ....: