Red Wing Golf Course is a public golf course that has been touched by several of Minnesota’s biggest names in golf course architecture. The original architect is unknown, so Don Herfort is the first architect of record on the property following his ‘70s renovation. Joel Goldstrand followed after Herfort to add some distance to the club, but even then it remains an extremely playable length, at just 6,200 yards.
Players who don’t typically shoot scratch will find challenge in this short, quirky cracker of a course. Low handicappers will have little challenge to their scorecard outside of the tree-lined fairways, but they can still drink in the idyllic surrounds during their rounds. The course is set in the hills above Red Wing, which itself sits on the banks of the Mississippi River, allowing views throughout the round at North America’s longest river.