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Continued: Reusse: The golf course in the middle of somewhere

  • Article by: PATRICK REUSSE
  • Last update: May 6, 2013 - 11:55 PM

There is a golf lodge with six rooms being constructed to open this summer. Meyer has purchased 120 acres across the road. There’s a thought of perhaps a practice facility, maybe another 9 holes, or more lodging.

Mackenzie, long-time Hazeltine member and former president of the USGA, is a straight shooter on matters of golf — even those with which he’s involved. Asked his view of Windsong as a track, Mackenzie said: “I think it’s terrific, really. It’s different than most golf courses in Minnesota. There are areas adjacent to the green that are mowed down, and a ball can roll off 30 yards if you hit the wrong approach. To get back, you can putt, chip it, hit the ball in the air. It doesn’t remind you of every place you’ve seen come along in recent years.’’

OK, but what about that middle-of-nowhere location?

“From the heart of downtown Minneapolis,” Mackenzie said, “the drive to Windsong Farm is exactly 2/10ths a mile longer than to Hazeltine.’’

Patrick Reusse can be heard 3-6 p.m. weekdays on AM-1500.

preusse@startribune.com

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