Golf plus: Course of the week, Marshall Golf Club
Location Marshall, Minn. Course specs 18 holes, par 72, 6,601 yards (white tees). How much does it cost? $35 weekdays and weekends/holidays. Degree of difficulty On a scale of 1 to 10 it's a 7. Landscape Mostly flat terrain with plenty of trees, ...
18 holes, par 72, 6,601 yards (white tees).
How much does it cost?
$35 weekdays and weekends/holidays.
Degree of difficulty
On a scale of 1 to 10 it's a 7.
Mostly flat terrain with plenty of trees, including willows, and several encounters with the Redwood River.
The par-3 fourth hole, which plays at 158 yards, is engulfed by trees, creating a walled effect. Also, the Redwood River wraps around the right side of the entire layout with a quaint bridge crossing near the tee.
One to write home about
No. 18 covers 513 yards, the final 100 of which are spectacular. Again, the Redwood splits the fairway from the tree-covered green, this time at a reed-heavy dropoff that resembles a bluff. It's a beautiful sendoff after a difficult round.
Par is always a good score
The second of two par 5s to start the round, No. 2 is 479 yards, short by modern standards. However, the final 100 yards offer little landing area with thick rough right and a pond and steep bunker left.
Trick or treat
The green of No. 15 is situated to the right of an otherwise straight fairway, and is protected by a single tree, two bunkers and two berms. Stay left.on this 365-yard par-4 or forget about making birdie, a score which should be attainable.
Host of the NCAA Division II North Regional this past spring, the Marshall Golf Club is reknowned in southwest Minnesota for its fast, hard, frustrating greens. But the conventional, yet thick rough can be just as brutal to your scorecard.