Tribute to Dr. Dwan and Dwan Golf

In 1960, golf enthusiast Dr. Paul F. Dwan, left in photo, charted a new course for the game in Bloomington.

Thanks to Dr. Dwan’s generosity, the City received a sizable donation of land around what is now 3301 West 110th Street. 

 After the land donation, Dr. Dwan’s neighbor and fellow golf fan, Ray Glumack, formed a neighborhood committee to encourage the City to begin golf course development. Years of careful planning followed, and in 1970, Dwan Golf Course opened to large crowds and much fanfare. As a thank you, Dr. Dwan was granted permission to use his personal golf cart and greens fees were waived for him. In another tribute, Dr. Dwan’s portrait still hangs in the clubhouse. 

Today, in its 50th year of operation, Dwan Golf Course continues to rank as one of the most popular golf courses in the state. Dr. Dwan would be proud of the legacy of golf that endures in Bloomington.

 For more information, visit blm.mn/dwan or call 952-563-8702.