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“Local, busy and fun.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Francis A Gross Golf Course

Francis A Gross Golf Course
2201 Saint Anthony Blvd, Minneapolis, MN 55418
612 789 2542
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Ranked #98 of 114 attractions in Minneapolis
Bloomington, Minnesota, Usa
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“Local, busy and fun.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013 via mobile

Of the Minneapolis public golf courses this one is very nice. They could do more to fix the greens but with our weather it's hard. The clubhouse is clean and they serve good food. It can be very slow at times due to location and popularity. The course is challenging but not for the scratch golfer. The sand traps are hard sand and many holes have some decent scenic views. The par 3's need some attention and some tweaking. Overall our group likes to play here but for $50 bucks you expect some more attention to detail. If you drive outside the Twin Cities $50 can get you more value. Easy to get to. Nice for metro course.

Visited May 2013
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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“Very Crowded!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

Minneapolis golf courses pack you on so you are typically playing on top of each other. If you like a relaxing golf experience, I wouldn't recommend Minneapolis courses.

Visited June 2012
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Edina, Minnesota
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“Saturday, Noon Tee Off - A 5 Hour Round!!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012 via mobile

I will never, ever play any of the Minneapolis course on a weekend day unless it's an early morning tee time. Today was the second 5 hour round for me this year, both at Francis Gross! The first was a Sunday, 10 o'clock start. Today, a Saturday was a 12 o'clock start.

Of the five Minneapolis municipal courses, this and Meadowbrook are generally in better shape. At Gross, Hole 12 (Par 5, 566 yards), Hole 14 (Par 4, 396 yards), and Hole 15 (Par 4, 356 yards) are my favorites. Fairways are in great shape. Greens are fast for a municipal course, which I love, and in good shape. Slow, stop and go play takes away from the round and kills the joy of playing golf.

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