Last Saturday I had the opportunity to play a private course I’ve never visited before, Brackett’s Crossing Country Club in Lakeville. Mr. Miller hosted our foursome (thanks Brad!) and we had wonderful fall weather to play what was likely my last round of the year.
The 6,990-yard, par-71 course was designed by Don Herfort and opened in 1961. We felt the back nine was much stronger than the front nine, but overall the conditioning was great and I enjoyed the round. The greens were very quick, which created all sorts of fun putting situations.
My favorite hole was the 408-yard, par-four fifteenth, which involves a tee shot from an elevated tee across a pond to a dogleg landing area (pictured above).
The pro shop seemed very nice, but I didn’t really get to spend much time in the clubhouse. I think they were hosting a high school dance and the fried food being prepared made the walk up the 18th fairway feel like the state fair.
I’m not sure how many members BCCC has, but lots of them were out Saturday enjoying the rare treat that is mid-October golf in Minnesota.Originally published by DK on October 19, 2010 at 8:36 pm