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Lester Park Golf Course
Club information
Established 1934
Type Private/public
Owned by City of Duluth
Operated by Billy Casper Golf
Total holes 27
Tournaments hosted Better Brand's Lakeview Medal 1950-current
Miller Lite Early Bird
Par 72
Length 6828 yards
Course rating 70.8
Lake Nine
Par 36
Length 3417 yards
Course rating 36.3

Lester Park Golf Course is one of two public golf courses located in the port city of Duluth, Minnesota. Lester Park's front and back nines are a full par 72 golf course and has a yardage of 6,828 yards from the hardest tees.


The history of the golf course started with the glaciation of Minnesota providing a rich landscape of hills and fertile soil; prime golf course potential to the developers of Duluth. The current course that was available at the time was too far for some people to commit to so the city decided to build another golf course in 1934 out in the northeastern part of the city. The land for city development in Lakeside was donated in 1890 by Oliver Iron Mining president Thomas Cole.

The course

The golf course has 27 holes with an 18-hole course and then a tougher, more challenging, 9-hole course. The grass itself in the fairway is a bluegrass A group making tee times at the golf course, unless larger than 10 people can usually call up to one week in advance to obtain a desired tee time. The Cancellation policy as stated on their website says that 24 hours in the maximum time to cancel.

Coordinates: 46°50′55″N 92°00′02″W / 46.84861°N 92.00056°W / 46.84861; -92.00056

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