Located on the edge of an 800-acre residential project in Lake City, the 18-hole layout at The Jewel Golf Club is a Hale Irwin design from 2005, with fairways routed around a mildly undulating property close to the Mississippi River.
The following is an extract from haleirwin.com:
When first discussing the goals and objectives of this development, we were very aware that this golf course would need to be designed for a variety of players and with quite a bit of imagination as the budget was an issue. The course would need to accommodate resort play, member play and daily fee rounds.
The end result was an on budget, award winning golf course nestled along the river valley… Routed through a variety of terrain, the course was designed with five sets of tee boxes in order to accommodate golfers of any ability with the ultimate goal of one day hosting a major regional amateur event.
Also ranked far too low in my opinion. Being located 1.5hrs outside of Minneapolis, location takes this course out of a lot of the lists for top courses in the state. Plop this course down anywhere within 30mins of the metro and it rockets up lists! Played it yesterday when the leaves were changing colors and it was spectacular!