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Prestwick offers an opportunity for a country club experience at a public facility. Rolling, scenic fairways with large landing areas lead to well-groomed greens. The Audubon Society has recognized Prestwick for eco-friendly landscaping and its arboretum-like environment. In addition, large homes, well out of the zone of play, add attractive off-course views. Sand, trees and grassy rough come into play throughout the course, with water an additional factor on eight of the holes. The large, terraced greens afford opportunities for challenging pin placements.
The course plays cleanly when your shots are true and distance well-managed. While the course is walkable, a cart will offer many benefits, including access to the information on your GPS screen.
The four par 5 holes on the course range from 502 to 556 yards, using the blue tees. You can cut that by 80 yards over #'s 4, 9, 16 and 18 by using the white tees. If you head back to the blacks, those four holes add up to a total of 2141 yards. The variety of tee boxes available can offer a vastly different experience each time you play.
Tee times are available on-line five days in advance. Arrive early and take advantage of the 40 station practice range, the manicured putting green, or the chipping area (complete with bunker).
Tom Wahl manages the course and leads a group of PGA instructors, including Rod Lidenberg, a three-time Minnesota golf teacher of the year. Individual and group lessons are available, as well as juniors camp sessions. The pro shop offers a complete assortment of equipment and apparel, as well as repair and club filling capabilities. Prestwick also offers league play to club members across all age groups - juniors, adult, and seniors. Their women' league is identified as the largest in the Midwest.
After your round, enjoy the friendly and convivial environment of the clubhouse dining and bar facilities, managed by Axel's Restaurants. You'll find everything you'll need to celebrate your successes on the course, and/or lift your spirits. Banquet facilities are also available for larger gatherings or events.
Treat yourself - play Prestwick and enjoy life at a leading courses in the Twin Cities!