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Brookview Course Update

Posted Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008 12:35 pm GMT -5 in Golf

Last weekend our usual suspects hit Brookview Golf Course, located right across from KARE-11 TV in Golden Valley. We were a little surprised to see the four-star rating from Golf Digest hanging on the wall of the city-owned course, but the course has improved quite a bit since our last visit (which was, granted, right after another flood that covered many of the holes).

Conditioning all over was extremely green and lush on the 6,387-yard regulation course (rating of 70.6 and slope of 129). We’ve never played the par-3 nine hole course, but it looked to be in great condition as well.

The walking weekend rate is $34 and the nicely equipped Brookview Grill offers a wide selection of food, popcorn for a quarter and a new HDTV to catch up on things like Ryder Cup scores. We’ve heard they serve a mean breakfast too…

Learned some new stuff about the early history of the course from the history page on their website:

The original course was built in the 1920s by Archie Walker and his father, lumber magnate T.B. Walker. They operated it as a private country club until 1947. Under new ownership the course was named Brookview Golf Club and remained a private 18-hole regulation course, complete with a swimming pool, a clubhouse with a full dining room, a bar room, a pro shop, and locker rooms.

In the mid-1960s, Mayor Carl Nadasdy appointed a three-member Golf Negotiating Committee, representing the City Council, the Park Commission, and the Planning Commission, to discuss purchase of the Brookview Golf Club. Negotiations began in March 1966 and resulted in a purchase agreement. In June 1967, Golden Valley voters overwhelmingly passed a $1,600,000 bond issue for the purchase and development of the area. Having taken possession of the club and golf course in November 1968, the City of Golden Valley began official operations at Brookview Golf Course in 1969.

Originally published by DK on September 23, 2008 at 12:35 pm

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