Winter 2014/2015: Hiawatha will rent snowshoes and Nordic skis when the cross-country ski trail opens.
The Hiawatha Golf Club is located next to Lake Hiawatha in south Minneapolis. Hiawatha is an 18-hole regulation golf course, Par 73. It is a long course, generally flat with mature trees and small greens. Two fairways and four tees border Lake Hiawatha. Minnehaha Creek flows into Lake Hiawatha through the back nine holes. There are 12 ponds and 30 sand traps strategically placed throughout the golf course.
The golf course was built when dredging began in 1929. Over 1.2 million cubic yards were dredged out of the previously swampy Rice Lake area creating Lake Hiawatha on the 28th Ave. side. The course was created on the west shore of the lake using the dredged fill material. The clubhouse was built in 1932 for $14,864. The course opened in 1934. Extensive remodeling to front nine holes in 1993 and the back nine holes in 1999 have given Hiawatha patrons of all abilities a Championship-type golfing experience.
Hiawatha Golf Course has been the host facility to many MGA, MWPGA, National Pub-Links, and State Amateur Sectional Qualifiers. The golf course has an enormous amount of character and since it is located in the heart of South Minneapolis, it is easily accessible from all directions. Hiawatha also boasts City Pages' “Best Golf Course” in 2004 and 2008 as well as Best Park Readers' Choice for 2009.
Host Your Event Here
Hiawatha Golf Course is a great place to host your next golf tournament, corporate outing, or family event. Call 612-230-6525 or email HiawathaGolf@minneapolisparks.org. Looking for the perfect location to host a larger event? Wirth and Columbia golf courses offer meeting rooms, banquet facilities, and full catering services.
Adult Golf Leagues and Lessons
Adult Golf Leagues are available for men, women and seniors. Click for adult golf league information and locations.
Adult golf lessons at Columbia Learning Center and Hiawatha Learning Center offer excellent opportunities for adults to learn to play golf in a fun, relaxing atmosphere. Click for adult golf lesson information.
Junior Golf Leagues and Academies
Developed for area youth 17 years and younger, our junior golf leagues provide a wonderful opportunity to meet new friends, exercise, enjoy the outdoors and learn the game in a non-competitive environment. Click for junior golf league information and locations.
Minneapolis junior golf academies are offered through the First Tee of Minneapolis, a national program created to serve area youth by developing programming that teaches nine core values inherent in the game of golf and incorporating those values into the instructional program. Click for junior golf academy information and locations.
New at Hiawatha - FootGolf!
U.S.G.A. Rules Govern Play
- Secure ticket for each round before starting. Check in with starter.
- The management reserves the right to regulate all play.
- Each player is required to have a bag of clubs.
- Singles and two-somes must join up.
- Electric carts are not allowed on tees or within 30 feet of greens.
- Players should play without delay. You must keep pace with the group ahead of you. Slow groups are expected to let faster groups play through.
Out of Bounds
- Fence on Holes 3, 4, 5, 6, 12, 13, and 14
- White stakes on Holes 16, 17, and 18
- Water Hazards - Direct: Pond on 2, creek on 12, 13, 14, 16 and 17
- Lateral: Lake on 2, 11, Creek (up to bend) on 13, Ponds on 1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16 and 17
Historical Profile: More information about this and other parks is included in Parks, Lakes, Trails and So Much More, a richly detailed account of the histories of Minneapolis’ renowned recreational system.