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  • Writer's pictureMitchell Krueger

3 Golf Courses to Play Before it Snows in Lake Elmo & Stillwater

Our short time with fall is coming to an end. Unfortunately for us golfers in Minnesota, this is a time were we often say goodbye to our clubs for months and are forced to dream of a warm march so we can get back out as soon as possible. It's only fitting we squeeze in a few more rounds before the snow covers our greens and fairways. Below are a few of my favorite courses from the summer around Stillwater you should check out before you put the clubs away.


The Royal Club | Lake Elmo, MN


Designed by both Annika Sorenstam and the late Arnold Palmer, The Royal Club in Lake Elmo supplies not only stunning views but also a refreshing level of difficulty. Be sure to check Arnie's grill for a post round meal, open Tuesday-Thursday, and Sunday 11:00am to 9:00pm & Friday and Saturday from 11:00am to 10:00pm. Check out a menu here!

Rates: $$

Typically a green fee at The Royal Club will run you $65 while carts are $20. ($85 total) However, if you can hold off until after 3pm they offer a twilight rate of $40 walking or $50 riding. Plus they offer a discount if you live in Lake Elmo or work for 3M you can play 18 with a cart for $55!

Logger Trail Golf Course | Stillwater, MN


Loggers Trail golf course offers a unique links style course featuring wooden areas, which Minnesota golfers typically don't see everyday. Expect a mix between lengthy par 5s and unique par 3s. Be sure to bring some extra balls.

Rates: $

18 holes during the week costs $39 and an extra $16 for the cart.($45 total)

Twilight rates start at 3pm, 18 holes for $25 walking and $37 with a golf cart.

Stillwater Oaks | Stillwater, MN


Stillwater Oaks neighbors Loggers Trail GC, so if you are looking to stretch your Sunday morning tee time at loggers into 36 at another course before the snow falls, this is the perfect course for you. Be sure to stay on the fairways though, as the rough and the woods are the opposite of forgiving.

Rates: $

During the week a round costs $29 and $12 extra if your riding in a cart. ($41 total)

Twilight begins 4 hours before sundown and you can play 18 holes for $20 walking or $35 with a cart.

About the Author:

Mitchell Krueger is a real estate agent licensed in Minnesota with Keller Williams Premier Realty North Suburban and does not provide any form of tax or legal advice. If you are interested in learning more about your local real estate market feel free to contact me or email me at


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