Baker National Golf Course
2935 Parkview Dr, Hamel, MN 55340
6/10/22 Update. Great example of a well priced mid-upper level course. Greens, fairways, and tee boxes are in good shape, particularly for a municipal facility. Lots of elevation changes, sand traps, and marshes. Trees on every hole tend to discourage spray and pray driving but we did not feel they were unreasonable tight. Excellent privacy and zero housing along the fairways. Large 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. Some discoloration on many fringes but didn't interfere with play. The course overall is maintained better than many municipal run facilities.
Greens on the faster side have lots of undulation that feels 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. Some discoloration on fringes this year.
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)
* 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.