Golf

Golf

An Unrivaled Golf Experience

Since new ownership (in 2012), over $15MM in capital improvements have been put into the Club, much of which has gone into long-term improvements to the golf course to ensure premier playing conditions. Recent renovations to the course include new Augusta White bunker sand (2021) and a complete Driving Range renovation (2021). Over the past eight years, over five miles of drain tile have been added, along with annual maintenance practices to continuously improve drainage, making the course playable despite weather conditions. Dellwood’s 18-hole championship course finds an incredible balance of playability for all skill levels – fun for the novice player yet challenging for the skilled player. With six sets of tees ranging from 5,350 to 7,050 yards, there is an offering for all! Whether you want to walk the golf course with our new Clic Gear push carts, ride through on our Finn Scooters, or cruise through with our new EZ GO golf carts, you’ll be treated to a nature hike through 200 acres of aesthetic beauty.

USGA Certified

Our dedication to ecologically sound land management and the conservation of natural resources has earned certification from the USGA and Audubon International as an Audubon Sanctuary golf course. Our environmental planning, wildlife and habitat management, chemical reduction and water conservation has a positive impact that extends beyond the boundaries of the golf course and helps benefit the entire community.

Tournaments and Events

At Dellwood, we offer members a schedule of social and competitive events all season long. From the Opener to the Club Championship and everything in-between, members enjoy great competition all summer long. Weekly and special events are organized for men, women, couples and juniors. A perfect mix of events are scheduled for all levels of ability.

Dellwood is a nationally ranked golf course that has hosted numerous championship events (listed below) and we are also available for non-member golf events (see our events page).

  • 1973 Minnesota State Open
  • 1979 US Open Local Qualifying
  • 1983 MGA Senior Championship
  • 1987 MWGA Match Play Championship
  • 2005 MGA Players’ Championship
  • 2013 MWGA Women’s State Amateur
  • 2015 MGA MN State Four-Ball (1986, 2009)
  • 2015 PGA Senior Club Professional Championship
  • 2016 US Senior Open Qualifying
  • 2017 MGA Champions Tournament
  • 2017 MGA Senior Tour Finals
  • 2018 Women’s Minnesota State Open
  • 2019 MGA Mid-Am Qualifier (1989, 1998, 2011)
  • 2019 Men’s & Women’s US Mid-Am Qualifier
  • 2020 Women’s MGA Four Ball Championship
  • 2021 Women’s MGA Match Play Championship
  • 2022 US Senior Open Qualifier

Staff

Clayton Johnson

Head Golf Professional
Clayton has been involved in the golf industry for the past 18 years in several capacities. He has worked as an Assistant Golf Pro both in Minnesota and California. Clayton is a certified Club Repair Technician and Golf Shaft Specialist through Mitchell Golf. He played golf at Gustavus Adolphus College for 2 years and obtained his B.S. in Business Administration from Minnesota School of Business. Clayton enjoys playing hockey and traveling. He resides in Plymouth with his wife, Christina.

Drew Jenniges

Assistant Golf Professional
Drew brings with him 8 years’ experience working in the golf industry in multiple facets. He has spent the last few seasons as an Assistant Golf Professional at StoneRidge Golf Course and Prestwick Golf Club. Prior to his time in the Twin Cities, he was learning and working with some of the industry’s best professionals at Erin Hills Golf Course in Erin, WI and Desert Mountain Club Inc. in Scottsdale, AZ

Blake Lentner

Assistant Golf Professional

Women’s Events and Activities

Women’s Golf Group is open to all levels of abilities and experiences. There are guest days, events and tournaments throughout the year.

Thursday night “Fun League” – 9 hole events (or play two holes or four holes just for fun), have fun playing the game and socializing with friends.

Lessons

Start the season off right with our popular Boot Camp, providing a brush-up on full swing, short game, and playing situations. Or if you’re new to golf, our four one-hour Clinics cover all the basic skills required to get started in golf including full swing, short game, rules and etiquette.

Junior Golf

Our Junior Golf program has over 100 juniors who participate annually. We have had three State High School champions come from our Club, and over 20 players go on to compete at the collegiate level.

Events and Activities

The summer is packed with fun, such as Junior Guest Day when players are welcome to bring guests for a fun scramble event followed by food and prizes.  And as a fitting finale to the season, our Junior Golfers will enjoy competing in their own Junior Club Championship.

Lessons

The mission of the Dellwood Country Club Junior Golf Program is to nurture Junior Golfers in the rules, etiquette, and skills necessary for them to develop a passion for golf, the game of a lifetime.  Following the Instructional Clinics, juniors will play golf on the course based on their experience level: 3 holes, 5 holes, 9 holes or 18 holes. Beginning golfers will also play holes on the course while supervised by the Golf Staff.

Team

We encourage juniors to participate in the MGA InterClub Series (our Dellwood team travels to play against other teams in our area), and the PGA Junior Tour, which has many outstanding events hosted by various Minnesota courses.

Golf Shop

The Golf Shop at Dellwood is fully stocked for all your golfing needs. And our PGA Professionals are happy to arrange play with demo equipment, assist with special orders and help with custom fittings. It has all you need to get the most out of your game.