Brightwood Hills Golf Course

★★★☆☆
  • 1975 Silver Lake Rd NW

    St Paul, MN 55112

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  • 651-638-2150

About Brightwood Hills Golf Course

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Daily 6am-8pm

Sports & Recreation

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Britghtwood has the problem of being densly packed in with little space to offer a outstanding course. This leads to certain problems: first and foremost, the course is repetetive, with only three real original holes. The course follows the typical parkland style: lots of trees and lots of water. The individual hole follows this lay out on 6 holes (9 hole course): elevated tee to water sogged fairway, in between some trees and water hazards to a elavated green. The first exception to this is one of my favorite holes for a par three, the fifth hole. The hole is square to Silver Lake Road and it is to an elevated green, all the way up hill, unlike most holes on the course and it bends to the left around a unshakable forest of trees with out of bounds behind. The hole is a lot like an anthill with a bush to the short left of it, in any direction it goes down dramatically. This hole takes the most amount of shot making prowess for any par three I have ever seen, regulation, excecutive, or par 3. One has to parallel themselve with the road and hook it up the hill (right handers) or else it is into the trees. The sixth hole is the next original hole. It is the toughest hole on the course, with the thinnest fairway and trees packed in close on either side. The tee is down slightly from the fifth green, but still commands the entire course. At 236yrds it is a par four and the second longest hole. The fairway is a drop from the tee but gently levels out. About 210yrds to the hole is a large pond, smack in the middle of the fairway. For thos of us who feel Herculean swing away, but coming up short is in the water and beyond places you in the trees, and the green dislikes fairway woods. The last great hole is the seventh, at all of 90yrds. Keep the ball close to the pin which is typically to the front. The green is about 10 feet wide with drop offs to feet from each side the entire length of the green. A chip on the green from either side leaves about 6 feet of usable space. The green slopes dramatically from back to front. Other than these holes, it is monotone. The course is relatively inexpensive, but it has one large problem: the course drains very poorly. In the sporadic Minnesota weather the course gets soacked and doesn't drain for days. Bring along a spare pair of shoes. A 3 out of 5.

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★★★☆☆

Britghtwood has the problem of being densly packed in with little space to offer a outstanding course. This leads to certain problems: first and foremost, the course is repetetive, with only three real original holes. The course follows the typical parkland style: lots of trees and lots of water. The individual hole follows this lay out on 6 holes (9 hole course): elevated tee to water sogged fairway, in between some trees and water hazards to a elavated green. The first exception to this is one of my favorite holes for a par three, the fifth hole. The hole is square to Silver Lake Road and it is to an elevated green, all the way up hill, unlike most holes on the course and it bends to the left around a unshakable forest of trees with out of bounds behind. The hole is a lot like an anthill with a bush to the short left of it, in any direction it goes down dramatically. This hole takes the most amount of shot making prowess for any par three I have ever seen, regulation, excecutive, or par 3. One has to parallel themselve with the road and hook it up the hill (right handers) or else it is into the trees. The sixth hole is the next original hole. It is the toughest hole on the course, with the thinnest fairway and trees packed in close on either side. The tee is down slightly from the fifth green, but still commands the entire course. At 236yrds it is a par four and the second longest hole. The fairway is a drop from the tee but gently levels out. About 210yrds to the hole is a large pond, smack in the middle of the fairway. For thos of us who feel Herculean swing away, but coming up short is in the water and beyond places you in the trees, and the green dislikes fairway woods. The last great hole is the seventh, at all of 90yrds. Keep the ball close to the pin which is typically to the front. The green is about 10 feet wide with drop offs to feet from each side the entire length of the green. A chip on the green from either side leaves about 6 feet of usable space. The green slopes dramatically from back to front. Other than these holes, it is monotone. The course is relatively inexpensive, but it has one large problem: the course drains very poorly. In the sporadic Minnesota weather the course gets soacked and doesn't drain for days. Bring along a spare pair of shoes. A 3 out of 5.

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This is a decent place to practice: easy to get on, decent maintenance and a good price.

Nothing extravagent here, but the holes offer a good chance to practice your irons and there are two par fours where you can use your driver or three wood.

One complaint: the grass on the greens is long and uneven. Putting is always going to be a little dicey.

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★★★☆☆

This is a decent place to practice: easy to get on, decent maintenance and a good price.

Nothing extravagent here, but the holes offer a good chance to practice your irons and there are two par fours where you can use your driver or three wood.

One complaint: the grass on the greens is long and uneven. Putting is always going to be a little dicey.

Pros: Inexpensive, Not crowded

Cons: Maintenance not great, Greens need mowing

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Short course with narrow fairways, gently rolling terrain, lots of trees and a few water hazards.

 

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