A Top Minnesota Course: Edinburgh USA
Edinburgh USA in Brooklyn Park is one of the great golf course designs in Minnesota. Challenging from every tee box, this Robert Trent Jones track is enjoyable for the high handicapper and push the low to mid-handicappers to the limit. With a clubhouse that resembles a castle out of Scotland, Edinburgh USA is a proud facility having played host to professional and USGA events through the years. We caught up with Head Golf Professional, Don Berry, to get his thoughts on the course – what makes it unique and the signature hole at Edinburgh. In this edition we turn the Minnesota Golf Spotlight on Edinburgh USA.
Tell me about Edinburgh USA and what makes it so unique.
- We have a Robert Trent Jones II course that is scenic, challenging yet fun to play, with one of the most famous holes in Minnesota-our 17th which is an island fairway and a peninsula green plus the second largest green in the world, our triple green which encompasses our 9th, 18th and putting green.
What is the best complement you can receive from a golfer?
- That they will back to play it and that the staff was helpful.
What are the best months to visit you?
- It’s Minnesota, so May through September.
How would you describe Edinburgh USA to someone new to Minnesota golf?
- It’s target golf. The front nine is more links-style with water and sand aplenty, the back nine is more true Minnesota golf; trees and tight.
What is your favorite hole at Edinburgh USA?
- I really like the variety of the holes, my personal favorite is #11 but our signature hole is definitely #17.
Why do golfers play Edinburgh USA?
- Great location, great condition, great value and a world renowned architect (Robert Trent Jones II) built a great course.
What’s one of the most unique things about Edinburgh USA?
- The clubhouse is cool, built as a replica of the famous Edinburgh castle.
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