Wilds Golf Club
Wilds Golf Club
3.5
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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3.5
32 reviews
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DandD763
Minneapolis, MN135 contributions
I’ve had the opportunity to play many upscale courses. In the past,
this course was considered to be among those. Not so anymore. I’d consider it a 6-7 out of 10. Staff was great. Practice area mediocre. Tee boxes in tough shape. Fairways very good. Some flooded bunkers. Greens rolled true but many ball marks and shoe scuffs. I guess my biggest complaint would be the lack of yardage indicators and no cart GPS, it may be worth it for the pay the temp promotion in the fall but not at full regular price. Just played TPC Scottsdale last week at summer time rate for half the price of the Wilds and it put this course to shame.
Written July 19, 2020
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Trytogolf
Missouri6 contributions
Friends
I played three golf courses in the Prior Lake area during a recent visit: The Meadows at Mystic Lake, The Legends and The Wilds. All were in the $80-$90 dollar range with cart. The Wilds also included unlimited range balls which were nice.

I was somewhat leery of the Wilds given the reviews of the customer service. However, I did not experience much negativity in this regard. The golf shop staff was quick and helpful, the beverage cart woman was prompt, pleasant and polite and the cart staff was fine. I suppose I might have 2 mild gripes. First, we were trying to play quickly to get back to our families and the starter made us wait until our appointed tee time despite no people in front of us for 4 holes. Second, the course ranger stopped us a few times to ask us who we were yet didn't really talk to the foursome four holes ahead of us that we caught at hole 14 with their slow play and PGA-style putt reading. But this can happen anywhere.

The course is in excellent shape. The greens were really nice with aggressive contouring. It was always better to approach the greens from one side of the fairway which adds some thinking to the golf. The bunkers were suffering from the recent heavy rains and a few were hardpan. The fairways were excellent although it seems many of the players aren't filling in the divots with the provided sand and seed.

This course generally has open fairways so golfers of all levels won't be losing too many balls off the tee. The pin placements can change how a hole plays completely. What makes this course challenging are the elevation changes from tee to green, the aggressive bunkering around the greens, the narrowing of the course as it approaches the green, the occasional blind shot off the tee and second shots on par 5s and the wind which can be confusing. There are also some visual distractions off the tee.

The course has a nice variation of short and long holes of the par 3s, 4s and 5s which is also fun. Their are numerous lake views on several holes and some of the elevation changes allow you to see quite far in the distance.

On the negative side, I don't like playing on courses surrounded on all sides by zero lot line houses. Your are more likely to hit a ball OB in a person's yard than a water hazard or the woods on this course. I understand the finances of golf course development, so I suppose this is the price we pay for new golf courses.

Of the three courses, I like the Legends the best because of the scenery, variety of holes, risk-reward shots, and the thinking it required to play the course. However, the Wilds was a close second. The green complexes were the most challenging of the three courses and the elevation changes and wind really required careful club selection. The Meadows at Mystic Lake was probably in the best shape of the three courses (All were good), but the course seems immature (when all of the planted trees grow it may be a different course) and slightly contrived for the space it is in. It is also a bit more of the target golf trend; whereas the other two courses let you try to make your par from different paths.

I would play all three of these courses again. It is really nice to see this quality of courses close together in this area.
Written July 11, 2015
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djdahlen
Bloomington, MN892 contributions
Friends
The course conditions were very good except for a couple of t-boxes. Greens also were really good and looks like players actually repairing ball marks. Nice clubhose and proshop.
Written August 31, 2018
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londonwpr
Minneapolis32 contributions
Friends
The guy taking tee times (Marty) is extremely rude. Just tried making a tee time and he was so rude, that we will be golfing elsewhere. Probably not the person you want making a first impression. We will take our money elsewhere.
Written June 20, 2015
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surestop
Minneapolis, MN5,820 contributions
Business
Stopped in part of our three gold course weekend. Well groomed and maintained. Very clean carts, great view from the club house.
Written July 29, 2015
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Zachary N
Minnetonka, MN1 contribution
Solo
I'll try to be brief.....I am lucky enough to experience another birthday, as we all are. The 2 nights before I rumble through my emails and come across a birthday certificate. ...."HAPPY BIRTHDAY, come enjoy a round on us."... I have just moved to the Minnesota area so I figure this would be a great way to become familiar with it's golf courses. I wake up around 6, call the course, let the club attendant know my situation (birthday certificate), and book a tee time. I proceed to make the hour long trip, and arrive at what looked to be a beautiful course. I was greeted upon arriving, which was nice. From there I felt as if I were staring into the depths of a toilet. After being refreshed on the conditions of MY birthday voucher, I received customer service that can be compared to McDonalds. In fine print on my Happy Birthday Voucher it says.... I must be accompanied by another paying patron to receive my round. (Pause for effect) Being so happy to play after my lay-off I simply printed the voucher and headed to the course. Yet I believe or have come to believe that golf is a sport and or business for the thinking man and woman. So even with this hurdle in front of us I believe we can work something out. After explaining to them I had just moved to the state and had no one to accompany me during my round I was told there was nothing they could do, due to their system and how they book reservations. (Laughable). So I stare, and stare. Which invokes my great club house attendant to say I can charge you for a senior round which will be 60 plus cart. (Pause for effect) Just a bit different than paying for just a cart as it stated on my voucher. So I become the customer trying to work out his own customer service. So I reply "is this all you can do for me?" ...."yes" ....without hesitating. I smile say thanks and head out the door........with this being said ....How much do you think I would tip the caddie when my rounds down?, how much will I spend on the cart girl buying drinks given that it's my birthday? How much will I spend in the restaurant after? How much will each of these people be tipped? (which I actually offered to do in an effort to meet them half way given I misread the voucher) Not to mention I was in the market for a new pair of shoes, a couple of shirts and a gal friend who's interested in picking up lessons. I assumed all people in this business were forward thinkers ( at least when it comes to money). With the head pro, assistant head pro, 2 additional employees, and a club house manager no one was forward thinking enough to take care of a customer on their birthday. Through out it all I was given the impression that they were doing me a favor in being able to help with their bottom line, and that my business was not wanted........let's just say they are doing the best they can to grow the game, and provide great customer service. Lol....After this treatment I cared not to mention that I was also looking to plan a business golf tournament of approx. 200. I picked up my phone, browsed through a few other birthday round vouchers in the area and headed to The links of Northfork. I called explained my situation , in which they responded come on out........Note- the voucher I had wasn't valid until the next day @ Northforks, it also required half a cart purchase, and booking of next tee time. He overlooked all these things, not to mention he shot me off 20 min before a tourney as long as I promised to start on 2. Needless to say I took care of him, the cart girl, and the chef for a great birthday lunch. As I turn to leave, I'm called over by the club house attendant who is standing next to the head club house pro. I received 4 free sleeves of balls and a towel. (I joked about how I needed them earlier) needless to say they will be receiving all our corporate tournaments, my gal will be there every weekend for lessons, I bought a great pair of shoes, and enjoyed my day without question. Not to mention it's the best course I've played since being in MN. Thank you Links of Northfork, and I am still so very disappointed in the Wilds, a moment of actually caring for the customer would have been mutually beneficial for everyone. Now I understand why they are located so close to a casino. It's great to have forward thinking people you can trust, and communicate with; and I'm sorry to report the staff at the Wilds top to bottom is a Gamble. I'll save that mindset for the course.
Written July 16, 2014
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Mike M
7 contributions
Friends
Paid $85 to walk this course?!?! Are you kidding me? You will get 10x the experience playing chaska town course, the legends or the meadows for about that price and get a cart! And for the price, I would the course to be in fair condition. The greens are long and do not roll true. Many of the greens had poor patch jobs and were in overall poor condition. I am not happy!
Written July 27, 2013
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Sethc12345
West Salem, WI46 contributions
Couples
The staff was friendly, and food was of high quality. The reception hall was decorated nicely with attiquiet lighting.
Written October 18, 2015
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Austy488
Prior Lake, MN23 contributions
The Wilds isn't a bad golf course, but I believe you can get more bang for your buck elsewhere. Meadows at Mystic Lake down the road is a way better course, better service, and around the same price!
Written June 18, 2014
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Summerfun0514
Des Moines, IA27 contributions
Couples
Attended a party there...food was only ok. Expected better than what we got. Deck outside is nice and do have a good view.
Written June 13, 2014
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