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1301 Theodore Wirth Parkway
Minneapolis, MN 55422

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Phone: 612-230-6528
Email: wirthgolf@minneapolisparks.org
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Rates

Adults 18+

18 Holes

Monday-Thursday
Green Fee: $23
With Cart: $39

Friday-Sunday, Holidays
Green Fee: $28
With Cart: $44

18 Holes With a Patron Card

Monday-Thursday
Green Fee: $18
With Cart: $34

Friday-Sunday, Holidays
Green Fee: $21
With Cart: $37

9 Holes

Daily
Green Fee: $19
With Cart: $29

9 Holes With a Patron Card

Daily
Green Fee: $17
With Cart: $27

Rates listed do not include sales tax.

Adults 55+

18 Holes

Monday-Friday
Excludes holidays
Green Fee: $21
With Cart: $37

Saturday-Sunday, Holidays
Green Fee: $28
With Cart: $44

9 Holes

Daily
Green Fee: $19
With Cart: $29

Patron Card

Minneapolis Resident: $45
Non-Resident: $75

Rates listed do not include sales tax.

Twilight

Evening After 6 pm

Green Fee: $20
With Cart: $30

Juniors

18 Holes

Daily
Junior Rate: $16
First Tee Rate: $10

Rates listed do not include sales tax.

Rentals

Cart
18 Holes: $16/person
9 Holes: $10/person

Pull Cart
18 Holes: $5

Golf Clubs
Rental Sets: $12

Hours

Open daily for walking play only.

Theodore Wirth Golf Club

Part of: Theodore Wirth Regional Park

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Amenities

Clubhouse Amenities

  • Drinking Fountain
  • Fireplace Room
  • Free Wireless Internet
  • Locker Room
  • Parking Lot
  • Pro Shop
  • Restaurant
  • Restroom Facility

Outdoor Amenities

  • Family Tees
  • Practice Green
  • Restroom Facility

Improve Your Game

Good to Know

Golf Course Policies

USGA Golf Rules

Minneapolis Parks Gift Cards are redeemable and available to buy at any golf course or driving range

On-course beverage service

Winter activities:

Improve Your Game

Join a league or take group or private lessons from a golf professional.

Course Profile

Par: 72

Yards: Blue - 6575 | White - 6295 | Red - 5285 | Gold - 5666 | Junior - 3646

PGA Professional: No

Rentals: Cart, Pull Cart, Golf Club Set

Out of Bounds

  • Roadway on Holes 7, 9, and 10
  • Fence on Holes 1, 2, 9, 12 and 13
  • Water Hazards on Holes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 and 14

Size: 280 acres

Neighborhood: Outside Minneapolis City Limits

Service AreaSouthwest

Commissioner District4

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Wirth Golf Club is one of the oldest public courses in the state. The front nine is beautifully set around Bassett Creek with a few man-made lagoons to heighten the challenge. It also offers several scenic views of the Minneapolis downtown skyline. The back nine offers completely different challenges with its rolling hills and mature trees and is a good test of one's golfing skills.

The clubhouse is modeled after a Swiss Chalet and is rather unique in itself. The lower level serves as the clubhouse while the upper level is reserved for rentals such as wedding receptions and various other parties of 100 people or less.

Wirth Golf Course offers a nine-hole Par 3 course also set among the mature trees and rolling hills of the Theodore Wirth Park area. The Par 3 course is located just down the road at 1325 Wirth Parkway.

audubon international certified

Audubon International Certification
Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary status encourages courses to protect and conserve natural resources and the character and integrity of the land. Certified courses demonstrate efforts to improve environmental quality in planning, public/member involvement, wildlife and habitat management, integrated pest management, water quality management and water conservation practices.

Tournaments & Events

Host Your Event Here

The Fireplace Room in the Wirth Chalet has a rustic feel with vaulted ceilings and a large wood-burning fireplace. For available dates, rental rates and more information email our Event Consultant or call at 612-230-6427.

History

Golf at Glenwood

A golf course at Glenwood was finally constructed in 1916, nine years after it had first been suggested in a park board report. The first course was only nine holes and featured clay tees and sand greens. An instructor was hired for the first summer and the popularity of the course exceeded expectations. Although Wirth recommended a charge of 25 cents to play the course, the board voted to make play free that year. More than 12,000 rounds were played the first season and an estimated 1,000 more rounds were played during an unseasonably warm November after the course had officially closed for the year. The course was created in what must still be record time: the park board approved creating the course at the end of April—Wirth estimated it could be done for $500—and it was opened for play in June. By that time the Glenwood-Camden Parkway had been completed north to Lowry Avenue.

The next season more than 50,000 rounds of golf were played on the course, prompting Wirth to call for a second golf course. Two years later, in 1919, the Glenwood course was extended to 18 holes and a second course of only six holes was opened at Columbia Park That year Wirth also proposed for the first time that the golf course needed a suitable club house instead of the two temporary shelters that had been constructed. The club house was built three years later in two stages, a second story was added in 1923. Wirth, who was a native of Switzerland, recommended the Swiss Chalet architecture for the club house. Ever the gardener, and a man who was meticulous about the appearance of the parks, Wirth persuaded the board in 1923 to ban the use of spiked shoes on the golf courses. It is not known when that decision was reversed.

Wirth wrote in the 1924 annual report that hundreds of golfers had been turned away from the Glenwood course and the expanded Columbia course. The inability of the two courses to accommodate all the golfers who wanted to play led that year to contracts to acquire Armour (Gross) Golf Course and Meadowbrook Golf Course. With the increased demand for golf and the higher standards set by the two new courses, Wirth suggested in 1925 that the greens at Glenwood be upgraded from sand to grass and that an irrigation system be installed on the fairways. The price tag of $25,000 he attached to those proposals must have been too much for the park board, however, because the greens weren’t converted to grass until 1935. By that time, during the Great Depression, the use of the golf courses had dropped dramatically. The improvements to the Glenwood course—as almost all park improvement projects in the 1930s—were done as federal work relief projects.

Despite hopes that golf course fees would pay not only for the maintenance of the golf course, but other improvements in the park, the Wirth golf course (renamed along with the rest of the park in 1938) operated at a loss through the 1950s. As golf’s popularity picked up again in the early 1960s, the park board added a par three course to WirthPark in 1962 and hired a golf course architect to redesign the back nine of the larger course in 1968. At the same time the Columbia course was lengthened from 4,600 yards to 6,200 yards. The Chalet at Wirth Park was updated extensively in 1998 and in 2004 bronze statues of Theodore Wirth surrounded by playing children were installed between the parkway and the club house. The statues were a gift form the Minneapolis Parks Legacy Society.

A disc golf course was added to the Par 3 course in 2011.

Park history compiled and written by David C. Smith.