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Territory Golf Club, located just south of downtown St. Cloud, Minnesota, is primarily a links-style course, featuring open vistas, wild grasses and marsh areas. Holes 11-17 are across the street in the deep woods, giving the course a completely different feel. Standing on the practice green or the patio of the Coyote Moon Grill, golfers can get a great view of the course. The holes look challenging and inspire anticipation to play and experience what the course has to offer.
Territory knows how to maintain a golf course. The tee boxes were in good shape, except for being littered with some broken tees and the par-3 boxes a lot of divots. Fairways are expansive and cut short. Wild grasses and marsh areas are primarily just for show and only truly come into play on holes 3, 6 and 18. The multiple-tiered greens are large with many undulations. Golfers should carefully consider their approach shots before striking the ball.
This course is walkable, but it is nice to have a cart. A couple of holes do have a considerable distance between the green and the next tee. We might recommend a cart just for the GPS features, which gives an overhead view of each hole and green and a description of how to best play each hole.
The pro shop area isn't large, but it's not small either. There's a nice selection of Territory-brand shirts and hats for relatively reasonable prices. The rest of the clubhouse features a banquet area for 250 guests and a restaurant able to handle 40 guests. Both areas are catered by the staff of the Coyote Moon Grill, which has a full lunch and dinner menu. Coyote Moon is a great place for an after-round lunch or dinner. It has an outdoorsy, northern feel.
Territory isn't overly long or difficult, but still has enough challenges to keep hackers interested. It's a course that will likely require you to use every club in your bag. We'll definitely be back for another round.