Save $10 at Inside Edge Golf and Life Time Golf Center Indoor Golf Simulators

Save $10 off simulator time on your 1st visit for the 2018-19 winter season at both Inside Edge Golf (Eden Prairie, MN) and Life Time Golf Center (St. Louis Park, MN).

Valid Mon through Fri ANYTIME and Saturdays & Sundays AFTER 1:00PM.

Must print offer and bring it in or show on phone. Offer expires 11/30/18.

 Inside Edge Golf simulators in Eden Prairie feature 9 PGA TOUR simulators, food and drinks.

Inside Edge Golf simulators in Eden Prairie feature 9 PGA TOUR simulators, food and drinks.


 Life Time Golf Center, located inside the St. Louis Park Life Time Athletic, is open to the public and offers 5 FULL SWING, 1 HD GOLF (coming mid-Nov) and food + drinks.

Life Time Golf Center, located inside the St. Louis Park Life Time Athletic, is open to the public and offers 5 FULL SWING, 1 HD GOLF (coming mid-Nov) and food + drinks.

$10 off 1st Visit at Life Time Golf Center in St. Louis Park (inside Life Time Athletic)

Tee it up at Life Time Golf Center, located in the Life Time Athletic club in St. Louis Park. Food and drinks (including beer and wine) available. Open to the public (you do not need to be a Life Time member to come play)

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Save $10 off simulator time on your 1st visit for the 2018-19 winter season. Valid Mon through Fri ANYTIME and Saturdays & Sundays AFTER 1:00PM. Must print offer and bring it in or show on phone. Offer expires 11/30/18. Book online at www.LTindoorGolf.com. Cannot be combined with any other offers & NOT VALID with any other discounts (eg. $25/hr PCC or Life Time member rate). 1 coupon per group and 1 use per person.

$10 off at Inside Edge Golf Simulators in Eden Prairie

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Save $10 off your first visit for the 2018-19 winter season. Valid Mon through Fri ANYTIME and Saturdays & Sundays AFTER 1:00PM. Must print offer and bring it in or show on phone. Offer expires 11/30/18. Book online at www.InsideEdgeGolf.com. Cannot be combined with any other offers & NOT VALID with any other discounts (eg. $25/hr PCC rate or pre-paid hours packages).


Tee it up in in the 6-Week Early Winter League starting November 9th. CLICK HERE for details to RSVP

Winter in October Skins Game at Inside Edge Golf Simulators on Saturday, October 20th

42 degrees & 40mph winds forecast for tomorrow (Sat) so we're hosting a "Winter in October Skins Game" at Inside Edge Golf simulators (Eden Prairie). Tee it up playing Pebble Beach Golf Links and have a shot at winning with a Skins pot available! Cost is $20pp for 18 holes of golf with an optional $10 skins pot.

Format is Individual Stroke Play. Will be 70 degrees, no wind and fun inside for this event!

RSVP for 9:00AM shotgun start at https://www.grouplooper.com/tee-times/5930

RSVP for the 1:00PM shotgun start at https://www.grouplooper.com/tee-times/5931

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Enter to Win a Foursome on Opening Day at the New Braemar Championship 18

A world-class golf experience is coming to Edina with the completely new Braemar Championship 18. Opening Spring 2019, enter to win a round of golf for you and 3 friends on OPENING DAY.

Play at Ramsey County's golf courses still strong, but for how long? Play at five courses across the county is up 20 percent from six years ago.

Source: http://www.startribune.com/play-at-ramsey-county-s-golf-courses-still-strong-but-for-how-long/494448841/

By Greg Stanley Star Tribune

SEPTEMBER 26, 2018 — 10:04PM

Ramsey County believes that good weather, the state of the economy and well-kept courses have attracted more golfers, like Scott Crossman, out to play.

Ramsey County’s bet on the future of golf appears to be paying off, after deciding to spend $12 million to renovate the historic Keller Golf Course and its clubhouse.

Since Keller reopened in 2014, steady usage has been high. Total play at all five of Ramsey County’s publicly owned courses is up by about 20 percent from six years ago, which Parks and Recreation believes is because of a combination of a better economy, attractive facilities and good weather.

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Now county parks officials are wondering how long that uptick might last and how the county’s golf courses fit in an often uncertain market. A study of the county’s courses is underway and set to be completed in October, breaking down market conditions, expected costs, trends and what to expect in coming years.

“Golf is maybe not on the uprise, but it seems like it has plateaued,” said Jon Oyanagi, Ramsey County parks director. “It seems pretty stable and the market tends to be self-correcting.”

County officials will use the report to decide whether to change rates for their courses or market them differently. It will help the County Board determine whether to invest in course improvements or to close any of them, Oyanagi said.

Ramsey County spent $12 million to renovate Keller Golf Course, above, and has seen use of its five publicly owned golf courses increase. A study of the county’s courses is underway and set to be completed in October, breaking down market conditions, expected costs, trends and what to expect in coming years.

“We want to have a plan in place if use should drop, so we’re not just knee-jerk reacting to a change in the market,” he said.

The Keller course dates back to the 1920s and has hosted several PGA events over the years since, drawing golf legends that included Walter Hagen, Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus.

Patty Berg, who came from Minneapolis and became one of the LPGA’s legendary golfers, was the inspiration for a tour event played at Keller throughout the 1970s.

Since reopening two years ago, Keller has had a waiting list to join its men’s and women’s clubs. The number of rounds played has climbed from 26,000 in 2011 to 29,000 in 2017, records show. Even on a recent overcast weekday afternoon, more than a dozen golfers lined up for a shotgun scramble.

Publicly owned golf courses are rarely profitable, even in parts of the U.S. where they stay open year-round.

In Minnesota, just six of 35 municipal courses turned a profit in 2016, according to the latest data available from the state auditor’s office. Municipal courses returned an average loss of $97,000 in 2016.

Counting operating costs alone, Ramsey’s five courses together made just more than they spent in 2017. But that doesn’t include the roughly $800,000 a year that the county will pay in debt service until the 2030s for the Keller renovation. It also doesn’t include human resources and other administrative costs covered by the county.

Ramsey County owns two other 18-hole courses, Goodrich in Maplewood and Manitou Ridge in White Bear Lake, and two nine-hole courses. The variety of courses helps draw players with a spread of skill levels, from first-timers to scratch golfers, Oyanagi said.

The county runs its five golf courses with the same mind-set it uses for its ice arenas and network of parks, Oyanagi said: The purpose isn’t to turn a profit but to fill a demand. And the evidence shows that current demand for the county’s golf courses is strong.

Play has stayed relatively stable, within a few thousand rounds, at most of the courses since 2012. The one exception is Goodrich, which has exploded in popularity over the past five years.

More than three times as many people played at Goodrich in 2017 than in 2012. Through the end of August, the course was on track to complete its climb from the county’s least to most popular course. That may be largely because of changing demographics in the Maplewood area, Oyanagi said.

“We’re seeing that Southeast Asians are coming out more and more, and that course has been really appealing,” he said.

One of the reasons the county has stayed in the golf business is that it has decided to keep operating ice arenas, said Sara Ackmann, the county’s director of golf and arenas.

“The staff that works on the golf courses in the summer also fills the arenas in the winter,” Ackmann said. “They complement each other and we’re able to keep staff on year-round.”

TCG Social Media Day @ Red Wing Golf Club on Friday, October 5, 2018

Tee it up at Red Wing Golf Club (Red Wing, MN) for "TCG Social Media Day" on Friday, October 5, 2018.

Experience this 18 hole championship golf course and enjoy golf, cart, range and lunch after the round provided as a courtesy for guests in exchange for sharing your experience on social media.

Check-in at 8AM with a shotgun start at 8:45AM. Participants are asked to share pictures and reviews to help us spread the word about the course.

CLICK HERE to RSVP and join us for a fun day at a great course!


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Walking Tour with Course Designer at New Braemar GC on October 16

Want to catch a glimpse of the new Championship 18 course?

Join us on Tuesday, October 16 for a walking tour at 2:30PM led by Golf Course Architect Richard Mandell, General Manager Joe Abood and Superintendent Jeff Mold.

Attend this TwinCitiesGolf group tour and be entered into a drawing for a free foursome to tee it up in 2019!

CLICK HERE to RSVP a spot for 2:30PM on Tuesday October 16

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