Situated to the north of Fargo, on the wooded banks of the Red River, the Edgewood Golf Course has been regarded as the top public golf facility in the area since its inauguration in the mid-1920s. It’s one of five public courses – two 18-hole layouts and three 9-holers – operated by Fargo Park District municipal authority.
A Memorial golf park at the course was dedicated to local judge Rodney Scott Webb in 2019, consisting of two practice areas which allow golfers the opportunity to practice any short game shots they might have to play around the greens at any of the Fargo Park District public golf courses.
The course closes for golf in the winter, but for those who can’t bear to be away from the place, it remains open for cross-country skiing and sledding, with the clubhouse operating as normal for participants of these snow-based pursuits.
Edgewood is the only tree-lined public golf course in Fargo-Moorhead metro area. Truly, they aren't kidding. The conditions are usually nice except when the river is flooding.
The course is flat, forthcoming on where to land the ball and the greens have little contouring.
Edgewood Golf Club in Fargo is one of the most popular courses in the area. Unfortunately, it is also prone to flooding from the adjacent Red River. In 2010 holes 2-5 were redesigned in an effort to mitigate this. When we visited in August, we were told that parts of the course had been under water for most of the season.
The first hole is not welcoming as evidenced by being rated the number 3 handicap hole. Slight dogleg right, long and uphill. Favor the left side off the tee and take an extra club on your approach. The 2nd is a good birdie oppty. A par 4 that looks tight off the tee. Do not worry there is plenty of room on the right. This may bring the water hazard on the right and the bunker in front into play. The green slopes back to front so it receives the ball well.
The 3rd is an attractive par three with a water hazard and a bunker right. The green slopes left to right. The par 5 5th is another birdie oppty. Reachable in two, but there are hazards left and right, The Red River on the left and a water hazard on the right. The green is protected by two back to back bunkers on the front right. The shorter par 4 5th is also a good birdie oppty. Dogleg right with a bunker right of a green that is sloped back to front. The sixth has a very narrow fairway and tree trouble on both sides. Additionally a water hazard comes into play on your approach on the left side. If you hit a really bad right approach you could find yourself in another water hazard. This green does have a false front and slopes left to right. Tough hole, but the par 4 7th is even tougher. A long slight dogleg right par four, it has a water hazard all the way down the left side on the drive. Don’t forget the tree lined right side, either. There is another water hazard short and right and a bunker left on the approach. The long par 3 8th plays a club longer than you expect. It is the number 9 handicap hole, which says it all. The 9th is the shortest par 4 on the front. A dogleg right with a large water hazard on the right, it is tempting to cut some of the corner. Don’t do it. Hit it straight to set up a short iron to the severely sloping back to front green.
The back starts off with a dogleg right. There is a stand-alone oak tree on the right side of the fairway. Off the tee be left of it. The green is one of the largest on the course with a bunker front right and one left. The 11th is the shortest par 4 on the course and an excellent birdie oppty. Favor the right side off the tee and it will be greenlight to the small green with a bunker left. The 12th is cute little par three that will play a club less. Avoid the bunkers left and front. The par 513th is reachable. A dogleg left, best to hit your drive straight, perhaps a wee bit left of center. The green has bunkers short left and right. The 14th is a dogleg right and you can and should cut some of the corner. Once again, greenside bunkers left and right. The 15th is a forgettable par 3 with bunkers on each side of the green. The par 5 16th is the longest hole on the course. It is a pretty tight driving hole. I would recommend playing it as a 3 shotter. There is a water hazard short left and a bunker right. The 17th is another tight driving hole. Pretty straight with a greenside bunker left. The 18th is an interesting finishing hole. A slight dogleg left with the river on the left. Everything will move left, drives left of the fairway are doomed. A very narrow fairway with trees right, pretty tight landing area.
One of the better golf options in Fargo, ND