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Hyland Greens Golf and Learning Center

Hyland Greens - Three Rivers Park District Proposed Partnership

At its January 11, 2021 meeting, the Bloomington City Council authorized City staff to pursue a partnership agreement with Three Rivers Park District for the management and operation of Hyland Greens Golf and Learning Center. Resident and user feedback was gathered via a survey on blm.mn/letstalk, and through other means from January 26 through February 12, 2021. The sentiment among more than 1,000 respondents was overwhelmingly positive, with most either specifically in favor of a partnership with Three Rivers, or generally enthusiastic about the prospect of the golf course resuming operations in 2021, regardless of management.   

At its Monday, March 1, 2021 meeting, the Council will review the agreement term sheet for the prospective partnership as well as the outreach and engagement response. Please note: This is not a public hearing and community comment is not allowed for items that are on the agenda the same evening. Ultimately, it is the goal of everyone involved to have Hyland Greens open and ready for play in spring 2021, as soon as weather and the course conditions allow.   

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

City of Bloomington (City) and Three Rivers Park District (Three Rivers) are proposing a partnership for the operation of Hyland Greens Golf and Learning Center (Hyland Greens) in 2021. Below are some frequently asked questions to help provide additional detail on this proposed partnership. 

1. Why partner with Three Rivers? How will Three Rivers enhance this golf amenity and what are the benefits to the City?

Three Rivers is a trusted partner with significant golf-related operational and programing experience. A partnership with Three Rivers would enhance this golf amenity for the residents of Bloomington while reducing the City’s fiscal obligation to the facility. Three Rivers would continue to offer an inclusive golf experience for all ages and abilities to learn and grow the game of golf. Three Rivers’ efforts would complement the offerings available at Dwan Golf Course, which will remain under City management.

Three Rivers currently owns and operates Baker National Golf Course, Cleary Lake Golf Course, and Eagle Lake Golf Center and operates Glen Lake Golf & Practice Center and Parkers Lake Golf Center through a cooperative agreements with Hennepin County and the City of Minnetonka (Glen Lake). While the 2021 season would likely focus on golf operations, including the course, driving range and leagues, Three Rivers intends to bring instructional programming for all ages and abilities, including First Tee programs, to Hyland Greens starting in 2022.

2. Will golf fees change if Three Rivers takes over operations?

Three Rivers would assume operational control of all golf operations at Hyland Greens, and have the ability to set its own fees. Three Rivers sets fees based on the market rate, similar to how the City establishes fees. Fees at Hyland Greens will be consistent with fees at other Three Rivers’ golf facilities.

3. Will the City no longer need to subsidize from the general fund? What will the financial impact be?

Financial shortfalls have persisted at Hyland Greens for more than a decade, requiring general fund subsidies to offset operating losses and ultimately prompting an extensive operational review by staff, golf industry consultants and a resident task force in 2016 to help determine the future of the course. Three Rivers would assume responsibility for the operating budget including maintenance.

4. Who will maintain the property?

Three Rivers would assume operational control of Hyland Greens and handle the day-to-day operations including maintenance of all golf course grounds.

5. Will the Bloomington Athletic Association (BAA) still be able to use Hyland Greens for its golf program? 

The primary focus of the 2021 season would be general course operations, including leagues. In subsequent years, Three Rivers intends to implement its First Tee and other instructional programming. As Three Rivers develops the league and lesson options at Hyland Greens, they would work with partners, including BAA, to explore opportunities for additional programming. This approach would be consistent with partnerships at other golf facilities operated by Three Rivers. 

6. Will there still be FootGolf? If so, will it be on the old driving range like in 2019? 

Under Three Rivers management, FootGolf would not be offered at Hyland Greens in 2021. FootGolf is available at Three Rivers’ Baker National, Cleary Lake and Eagle Lake golf facilities.  

7. What will happen to the 10 acres adjacent to Normandale Boulevard? 

The City would retain ownership of the entire Hyland Greens property. Future uses of the 10 acres of land adjacent to Normandale Boulevard (“old driving range”) are not currently part of this agreement with Three Rivers. 

8. What is the alternative if the City doesn’t partner with Three Rivers? 

If the City and Three Rivers are unable to reach a partnership agreement, then the City will operate Hyland Greens in 2021. This option would require a continued general fund tax subsidy and threaten the financial viability of the golf enterprise.  

9. What is the long term vision Three Rivers has for Hyland Greens? 

Three Rivers’ immediate vision is to make Hyland Greens operational again starting in the 2021 golf season. As the partnership evolves, the Park District would work with the City on recommendations for priority enhancements and improvements. The long-term vision is to continue to provide opportunities for the community to enjoy and to enhance the instructional programming and leagues available at Hyland Greens.    

10. What happened to the proposed partnership with the Minnesota Section of the PGA and the PGA REACH Foundation?  

In 2019, the City staff from the Parks and Recreation Department and representatives from the Minnesota PGA entered into discussions about a potential partnership to make Hyland Greens Golf and Learning Center the “Home of Golf” in Minnesota. These discussions stalled at the end of 2019 due to a change the Minnesota PGA’s leadership and furthermore with the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.   

In 2020, the Minnesota PGA informed the City that it was currently unable to commit to the partnership due to operational and fundraising challenges caused by COVID-19.  Together, the City and Three Rivers would continue to pursue the involvement of, and possible partnership opportunities with, the Minnesota PGA and PGA REACH.

Three Rivers Park District Golf Courses

Three Rivers operates 63 holes of golf at five locations with driving ranges across the Twin Cities metro area. 

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DID YOU KNOW?

Hyland Greens is Par 30!

In 2019, Hyland Greens extended the length of three holes and converted them to Par 4, extending the overall par for 9 holes of golf to 30.  Holes 2, 4 and 6 have been lengthened, bringing total yardage for the course to 1503 yards from the blue tees and 1130 yards from the white tees.  Click "Golf Scorecard" below for more information on the new course layout.

Book Tee Times Online

You can book tee times online at Hyland Greens.  Click the Book Tee Time link on this page to see available tee times and book up to 7 days in advance.  

FootGolf has moved to the former driving range along Normandale Blvd!

See below for more details. 

9-hole, par 30 golf course

  • Blue Tees – 1,503 yards
  • White Tees – 1,130 yards
  • Lessons available from GolfTrack Academy (details below)

Hours

  • First Tee Time:  30 minutes after sunrise daily
  • Final Tee Time:  90 minutes before sunset daily
  • Driving Range:  Opens 8:00 a.m., Token sales cease 6:30 p.m., Closes 7:00 p.m.
  • Winter – Course and clubhouse closed.

Tee times and fees

To reserve a tee time click Book A Tee Time link below or call 952-563-8868

  • Reservations accepted up to seven days in advance.
  • Access to the course is restricted to players only.
  • Caddies, walk-alongs and ride-alongs are not permitted.
  • NO TEE TIMES ACCEPTED FOR FOOTGOLF

Golf fees include sales tax. Food, beverages, and merchandise pricing is +tax. Prices valid for 2021.

Golf Fees & Discount Passes

  • Public Rate - $17
  • Frequent Player Card and Dwan Patron Card rate: $14
  • Frequent player card – $50 per season
    • Benefits:  $3 discount off each 9-hole round
  • Junior Pass – $229: Unlimited golf, foot golf, and driving range use for players age 17 and under at Hyland Greens.

Lessons are available. Contact GolfTrack Academy (see below).

Golf Scorecard

Hyland Scorecard

Hyland Greens Golf and Learning Center Scorecard 2019

FootGolf Fees & Details

  • The FootGolf course is located on the former driving range property along Normandale Blvd. 
  • Green fee now includes play-all-day access.  Pay once, play as many holes as you want that day. 
  • WE NO LONGER ACCEPT TEE TIMES FOR FOOTGOLF.  Access will be on a first-come, first-served, walk-in basis only. 
  • Please do not make footgolf tee times online.   
  • Green Fee - $10 (unlimited daily play!)
  • Soccer Ball Rental - $5

FootGolf Scorecard

Carts & Rental Clubs

  • Motor Cart, 9 Holes (per person) - $10
  • Pull Cart, 9 Holes - $4
  • Rental Clubs, 9 Holes - $11

Practice Range & Learning Center 

  • Bentgrass, 30,000-square-foot driving range
  • Short game area
  • Chipping area
  • Bunker practice
  • Putting green
  • Get the "whole" experience – including fairway landing areas, well-placed trees, and target greens

Range Fees

  • Tokens (50 balls) - $6 each
  • Key Cards - $72 (and you get $90 worth of credit!)

Lessons & Camps: GOLFTRACK ACADEMY

Golf track academy

**2021 program details and rates TBD**

Hyland Greens Golf and Learning Center is pleased to partner with GolfTrack Academy to provide a wide variety of lesson, camp, and private coaching opportunities for players of all ages and abilities.  See below for details about exciting GolfTrack learning experiences available at Hyland Greens.

  • PGA Junior Golf Camps: 4-Day PGA Junior Camps.
    • Half-Day Camp: Monday - Thursday, 9:30 - 11:30 AM.  Ages 8-14. $229
    • Full-Day Camp: Monday - Thursday, 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM. Ages 9-16. $425
    • Details: PGA Junior Camps
  • Adult Coaching Series: Designed for all levels of golfers looking to learn in a small group setting.
    • 6-week program; Wednesdays, 6:00 - 7:30 PM
    • 90-minute sessions for up to 16 adults led by PGA professionals Kevin Williams and Kevin Lucken
    • Hands-on coaching and supervised practice focused on tee shots, chipping, pitching, side hill, putting, mental and emotional management, etc.
    • Cost: $299
    • Details: Adult Coaching Series   
    • Register for Adult Coaching Series  
  • Bloomington Athletic Association Golf
    • Players age 8-18 learn the very basics around swing mechanics and proper golf etiquette from GolfTrack Academy's professional instructors. 
      The cornerstones of golf revolve around trust, sportsmanship, integrity, respect, academia and fun!
    • Youth athlete must have own clubs, golf bag, tees, and balls. Clubs should fit athlete. Youth golf set runs $60 and up. Required clubs are putter, iron, and driver.
    • Details: BAA Golf
  • More Information about GolfTrack

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Hyland Greens location

10100 Normandale Blvd. 
Bloomington, MN 55437
952-563-8868

Hyland Greens Leagues

Many different leagues play regularly at Hyland Greens, offering fun competition in a friendly, social atmosphere. If interested, there’s sure to be a league that’s right for you.

FootGolf at Hyland Greens

FootGolf players kick off from a tee box and attempt to get their soccer balls in a 21-inch diameter cup using the fewest number of kicks. If you can kick a soccer ball, you can play FootGolf.

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Dwan Golf Course

Dwan is a fun, challenging layout where all levels of players are welcome. It’s no wonder this is one of the most popular courses in Minnesota.

For more information, contact

Hyland Greens Golf and Learning Center

952-563-8868
golf@BloomingtonMN.gov