Fort Ridgely also has a nine-hole golf course, the only golf course in the Minnesota State Park system. While living at the park, hubby and the boys took advantage of the rental clubs and went golfing one afternoon.
You can tell my kids have played a lot more baseball than they have golf. Here Benjimouse is preparing to hit a home run.
I wonder how many divots they left behind.
Hubby wisely decided to use Best Ball rules. Otherwise they might still be out there playing.
The course is wonderful for both beginners and regulars. The scenery is stunning, with the fairways surrounded by oak woodland and native prairie. The walk between the 5 green and the 6 tee takes you past the historic fort site. Hole 8 is our shortest hole, a mere 250 feet long. 200 of those feet, however, is the distance across a deep ravine that separates the tee and the green -- a ravine you need to cross in one shot, or lose your ball trying.
The boys had fun, but I don't think we have any future Tiger Woods in our crowd. Too bad; we could have used a multi-million $ athlete son to keep us comfy in our old age.