Le Sueur - Minnesota - USA

Le Sueur Country Club,
36195 311th Avenue,
Le Sueur,
Minnesota (MN) 56058,

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  • Josh Weaver

  • Ward Cosgrove, Joel Goldstrand

  • Josh Weaver

Le Sueur Country Club was founded during 1926, per this discussion at the course’s site: “In the course of the conversation Dr. Kraft said he thought it was about time for Le Sueur to build a golf club. The other two agreed that as long as it seemed to be the smart thing, for smart towns to do, certainly Le Sueur should keep abreast of the times.” The original nine was laid out by a local golfer, Ward Cosgrove.

Decades later, continuing to keep abreast of the times, the club turned to Minnesota’s Joel Goldstrand to renovate the original nine holes, as well as add another nine and create a proper 18. In the years since that development, Le Sueur has continued to enjoy the route Goldstrand put forward across its moderately hilly terrain, with multiple tee and approach shots made over the creek that bears the club’s (and the nearby town’s) name.

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Description: Dating back to 1926 when Ward Cosgrove laid out a 9-hole course for the founding members, the course at Le Sueur Country Club was expanded to 18 holes in 1973 by Joel Goldstrand. The index 1 par four 9th, dissected by Le Sueur Creek is a cracker. Rating: 6 out of 10 Reviews: 1
Joe Egan

If there is one course that lacks the attention it deserves in Minnesota, it is Le Sueur Country Club. Is it because the track is inconceivably difficult for playing just 6300 yards? Or is it because it sits nearly an hour southwest of the Twin Cities in a sleepy town of four thousand? Regardless, the 96-year-old track is one to reckon with because of the variety within the layout. There are a few special par threes: the 10th, a short, forced carry over Le Sueur Creek, is next to the clubhouse, where all the members can see and applaud or jeer your end result; and the downhill 15th, a drop of nearly 50 feet leading to a green that may or may not be surrounded by whitetail does at any given time. My chief complaints are the bunkers—they need to be redone—and the fact that some approach shots are flat out confusing the first time you play Le Sueur. For instance, how are you supposed to know about the slopes of the birthday cake-shaped fourth green having not played it? A few rounds at the course, which sports several elevation changes, will do away with that gripe. I cannot believe I’ve made it this far without mentioning the signature hole, the par four, downhill dogleg ninth. I’ve played Hazeltine, Interlachen, Northland, and several other of the top golf courses in Minnesota, and the ninth at Le Sueur is absolutely up there as one of the toughest holes in the state. On your second shot, make sure you understand there are huge drop-offs on either side of the green. If anything, the safe shot is to play your second a little short and have your ball roll up to the putting surface. What a unique ride that hole is. Anyway, Le Sueur Country Club is rightfully so listed on this site as one of the top 50 courses in Minnesota. Maybe others will take notice someday.

February 23, 2022
6 / 10
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