Situated upon 200 picturesque, rolling acres along Pioneer Creek in Maple Plain you will find this little known golf course. The design is classic Joel Goldstrand, with massive elevation changes, winding fairways, and water everywhere. At Pioneer Creek, you must put some thought into your tee shots. Seems you are constantly aiming at a target rather than a “line”. The greens are fairly hard to read, as it seems there are no flat areas of ground to compare too. This is the kind of course that would be much easier to play once you drove the track a few times. As a whole, I like the course and layout. Challenging, yet not overbearing. Playing smart shots is key to getting par on any hole. I found myself looking to play around, or away from hazards all day.
The clubhouse is small, but quite nice.
Very informal and friendly, is does not have a stiff country club feel. More of a regular Joe atmosphere … which I love.
Best part about playing Pioneer Creek was the fall special, where you pay half the temperature. A Minnesota fall day drives that green fee low and fading.
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( Pioneer Creek Golf Course – Maple Plain, Minnesota )