NW Angle Country Club - Angle Inlet, Minnesota

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PastureGolf.com Play Pasture Golf at Northwest Angle Country Club in Angle Inlet, Minnesota where it has been said, “A dollar doesn't come easy up here...why should a par?” (George Risser as quoted in the Minnesota Golfer story, Contradictory Logic: Golf on Minnesota's Northwest Angle by Tim Lyon). We welcome submissions of pasture golf courses to this pasture golfers' directory.

Driving Northwest Angle Hole #6, a tight squeeze. When the ball hits a tree, there is a big noise, one of the most beautiful sounds you'll ever hear! - Photographs Courtesy of Jack Grandgeorge

NW Angle Country Club


Name of Course: NW Angle Country Club
Location: North of northern Minnesota
Address: Northwest Angle, MN
Phone: (218) 223-8001
Course Contact: George and Judy Risser
Fees: Northwest Angle Country Club annual memberships available for $60. Non-members pay $8-9/day.
Number of Holes: 9
Yardage: 2229
Par:   33
Season: Seasonal
Course Type: Sand greens
Year Built: 1984 to late 1990's
Course Designer: The Rissers
Facilities & Amenities: Claims to be the most northerly course in the lower 48 states. Community focal point. Lake of the Woods borders Holes #4 and #5. Clubhouse for sales and rentals. Tees and balls available. Golf cart rental and mini-storage located across the road.
Events: Women's night on Tuesdays. Men's on Thursdays. Rivard's Tourney in July; Annual Shyster Open in late August (formerly known as the Dave Colson Memorial to raise scholarship funds for college bound students of Warroad High School); Red Sock Open in September; and Dave Colson-Cormorant Open billed as Game Wardens vs. the locals.
Reason for Submitting: On fishing trips to our cottage on Oak Island, MN we like to frequent the local resorts and establishments in the Northwest Angle...I think you will find the information worthy of mention on your site. M.G., 11/4/04

Thanks to Mike Grandgeorge and his brothers for sending in the course map and other information about this far northerly gem of a sand greens course which was featured in the September 1998 issue of the Roseau Electric Cooperative journal, Volts & Views. The article written by Jill Helgeson is titled Birds and bears are par for the course at Northwest Angle golf club. As the title indicates, you can expect to see eagles, osprey, cranes, deer and even bears on the course. Northwest Angle Country Club was cut out of a hay field and woods. The course was built by George and Judy Risser on their property and has grown from an idea and idle to talk over cards in the 1980's, to six-holes, then to seven and on to its current nine by the late 1990's. The course has seeded grass fairways, sand traps and sand greens. An old granary building serves as a clubhouse for the course.

Putting on Hole #3. The shortest hole at NW Angle Country Club is Hole #3, a 119 yard par 3 followed by the longest hole on the course, Hole #4 at 363 yards.

Driving on Hole #4 - Narrow Gap

Famous Hole #9 - Very Narrow Fairway

Link to more about Northwest Angle Golf

Lake of the Woods Northwest Angle Web Cam

Northwest Angle Explained

NW Angle Golf Tournament
Annual Shyster Open-Risser's NWA Golf Course (Held in August)

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