Links at Northfork Golf Course
9333 Alpine Dr, Ramsey, MN 55303
This course has many unique hole designs with most of them being a links style play with several woodland holes mixed in. The links element primarily comes from rolling mounds, prairie grass, and a few extra large waste bunkers. Generally this course is windy but the turf is not super firm or ultra short like some traditional links avenues. Greens have a nice amount of undulation with medium/fast speeds that are a good match for level of slopes. The variety, just right level of challenge, and overall balance are probably the biggest strength of this venue. Large clubhouse can host weddings and other events along with full bar and kitchen. Note that carts do not have GPS. Bonus full-size three-hole practice course is cool addition. Dedicated short-game green available separate from practice putting green.
Greens, fairways, traps, and tee boxes in good condition. No big issues with condition discovered.
Greens, hazards, and fairway designs were very interesting with good variety and risk/reward. Minimal forced carries and blind shots. Space around holes and on-course housing was OK along with tee box length options.
Approx. 2/3 of the course is a links style look with very nice sand, prairie, and mounding features. Trees and water hazards were nice additions on a few holes. Moderate elevation changes.
Pace of Play: Very Good (Sat morning)
Walkability Score: C-
Notes about yardage on the course: No GPS on carts
Tee Box Lengths: (Rating/Slope)
Green - 6,979 M(74.3/131) W(80.7/139)
Gold - 6,639 M(72.8/127) W(78.8/138)
Middle/Black - 6,330 M(71.3/124) W(77.1/131)
Middle/Silver - 5,770 M(68.7/119) W(74.0/124)
Silver - 5,236 M(66.4/113) W(71.0/118)
* 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/late season and after major weather events. Our reviews attempt to give you the best idea of what the course should be like on a typical day during the season.