Best Golf Courses Near Hudson, WI
On the St. Croix River that forms the Wisconsin-Minnesota border, the Badger state town of Hudson gives golfers almost limitless options for tee times. Hudson is just 15 minutes east of Saint Paul and 30 minutes east of Minneapolis, so there are many more courses in Minnesota. But in Hudson itself, a town where you’ll find the spectacular Willow Falls and a lovely downtown that is popular with tourists, there are two impressive courses. Woodlands and wetlands frame the ceaselessly sloping fairways of White Eagle Golf Club, where each hole enjoys its own secluded Northwoods corridor. With 120 bunkers, tall natives grasses beyond the fairways, and plenty of water hazards, the broad-shouldered Troy Byrne Golf Club is not for timid or beginning golfers. Golf Digest has often listed Troy Burne as one of America’s 100 greatest courses. If these courses don’t suffice, consider the layouts in nearby River Falls, Wisconsin, or make your way into Minnesota. In Lake Elmo, The Royal Club, which has a regulation eighteen and a six-hole par-three short course, anchors a golf community. The expansive Arnold Palmer-Annika Sorenstam-designed course spreads out over 400 dramatically sloping acres and requires all of your short game skills to get the ball in the hole on its large, rollicking greens.