Baker National Golf Course
2935 Parkview Dr, Hamel, MN 55340
Great example of a well priced mid-upper level course. 2019 presented some winter-kill challenges like so many other courses, but has returned to 100% form. Greens, fairways, and tee boxes are in good shape, particularly for a municipal facility. Lots of elevation changes, marshes, and trees. Excellent privacy and zero housing along the fairways. Full practice range, sand and wedge area, plus nine-hole par 3. Snacks, beer, and some golf equipment avail.
Greens, fairways, hazards, and tee boxes are in great condition. Full recovery from 2019. The course overall is maintained better than most municipal run facilities.
Greens have lots of undulation that feels very fair in terms of speed. Interesting fairways and hazards have variety and make a person think about their shot. Fantastic privacy on many holes and zero housing throughout.
Excellent visual appeal stems mainly from use of elevation, trees, water, and the feeling of truly being out in nature on most holes. This course punches above its weight (price) in this area.
Pace of Play: Good (Fri afternoon)
Walkability Score: C
Notes about yardage on the course:
Tee Box Lengths: (Rating/Slope)
Black - 6,762 (73.8/133)
White - 6,294 (71.8/129)
Silver - 6,012 (70.5/127)
Yellow - 5,313 (72.4/127)
PCC Status: None
Beginners: Challenging - Most holes trouble both sides
Juniors: OK - Min forced carries, moderate short tees, challenging hazards
Woman: OK - Min forced carries, moderate short tees, challenging hazards
* CONDITIONS: Please note that conditions can change a lot on a seasonal, monthly, weekly, daily, and even hourly basis. See the About Us tab for full explanation but we always recommend you contact the course for latest conditions particularly during early season and after heavy rain storms. Our reviews attempt to give you the best idea of what the course should be like on a typical day during the season.