1900 Hazeltine Blvd, Chaska MN, 55318
Located in Chaska, Minnesota, this is a club like no other. It’s where an internationally recognized club meets a local community. Whether you’re playing golf, having dinner, or coordinating an event, Hazeltine puts you first. Here, you’re the champion.
Considered by many to be the best private golf club in Minnesota, the mission of the founders of Hazeltine was to build and maintain a golf course suitable for the conduct of national championships. An important part of the mission was to develop a membership that supported this concept – a membership that felt a responsibility to the game of golf and its rules and traditions. Similarly, it requires the highest standards of conduct by all members and guests as they play the game.
Totton P. Heffelfinger, a former president of the United States Golf Association (USGA), wanted to create a golf club that would host major championships while providing a pure golf experience for its members. Hazeltine National Golf Club is the result of his quest.
There were many twists and turns along the way, including financial difficulties and a long period through which it looked like the early success in achieving the mission of the club would not be repeated. Despite those trials, the members of Hazeltine persevered to produce a resumé of championships that is unmatched among clubs less than sixty years old.
After early designs by another architect, Robert Trent Jones created a long and demanding layout to test the best players in golf. The course was opened for play in 1962. Over time, Jones modified many holes to adapt it to the needs of major championship play. In advance of the 1991 U.S. Open Championship, his son Rees Jones made changes to the design, and he continues to work with the club to maintain the competitive standard that his father set forth.
The first championship hosted by Hazeltine was the 1966 U.S. Women’s Open, won by Sandra Spuzich. In 1977, Hollis Stacy won one of her six USGA titles by edging Nancy Lopez.
In between, the 1970 U.S. Open was won in a commanding fashion by Tony Jacklin, the last Englishman to have earned the championship, until Justin Rose won in 2013. The difficulty of the Hazeltine and the windy conditions on the first day caused scores to soar, causing a backlash among some of the players. The events of that year set in motion several changes for the course.
The public debut of those changes, including the now-famous sixteenth hole, occurred in 1983, when Billy Casper emerged victorious in the U.S. Senior Open. The success of that championship paved the way for the return of Hazeltine to the international golf scene.
The culmination of that journey back was Payne Stewart’s celebrated playoff victory over Scott Simpson in the 1991 U.S. Open. In addition to rave reviews for the golf course, the innovations in championship operations and the financial results of the event set new standards for majors.
Hazeltine has hosted many important amateur events, including the 1994 U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship, won by Tim Jackson; the 1999 NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championship, captured by the University of Georgia (with Luke Donald of Northwestern taking the individual title); and the 2001 U.S. Men’s State Team Championship, won by the Minnesota team.
In 2006, the U.S. Amateur Championship was held at Hazeltine for the first time, and Richie Ramsay defeated John Kelly 4&2 in the 36-hole final. Ramsay became the first Scot to win the title in more than a hundred years.
The PGA of America brought the PGA Championship to Hazeltine in 2002. Rich Beem won the championship by holding off a charging Tiger Woods, who birdied the last four holes. It was one of the most memorable finishes in championship history. In 2009 Hazeltine hosted the return of the PGA Championship. Y.E. Yang’s come from behind victory will go down in history as one of sport’s greatest upsets. While Yang became the first Asian-born golfer to win a major championship, it was also the first time Woods failed to win a major after leading through 54 holes.
The premier event in international team competition, the Ryder Cup Matches, elevated Minnesota golf again with an epic battle between the best European and U.S. golfers in the world. Team USA won the 41st Ryder Cup Matches for the first time since 2008. The team, captained by Davis Love III, dedicated its win to Arnold Palmer who had died five days prior to the start of the event. The PGA of America held its 4th event in 17 years at Hazeltine in 2019 with the KPMG U.S. Women's PGA Championship. Australian Hannah Green went wire-to-wire to win by one stroke over defending champion Sung Hyun Park of South Korea. It was Green's first major championship and LPGA Tour victory.
Due to COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 U.S. Junior Amateur Championship at Hazeltine was canceled, however, the USGA will host the 2024 U.S. Amateur at Hazeltine. The Ryder Cup Matches will return in 2029 with Hazeltine becoming the first U.S. venue to host a Ryder Cup for a second time.
United by Golf. Enriched by Friendships.
Whether you are a passionate golfer whose appreciation for the game would thrive at an unmatched setting or you are seeking memorable evenings with family and friends, you'll find a community within Hazeltine that shares your enthusiasm. World class golf, exceptional dining, and lifelong relationships.
From our clubhouse, you'll experience views that will make you feel like you're situated on the 9th and 18th greens. Our magnificent 49,000 square-foot clubhouse is modern, airy, and filled with windows. With multiple dining areas, a spacious bar, cozy seating near numerous fireplaces, and a three-season porch, you'll find a place for all seasons. Delight in chef-prepared meals with fresh, seasonal ingredients. Visit the Heritage Hallway and Golf Shop where you can browse all of the latest clothing, gear, and accessories.
For the golfer committed to game improvement, our 2,700 square-foot indoor Learning Center has everything you need to work on your game year round. Our Performance Studio features club fitting equipment, the latest instructional software, video monitors, and TrackMan launch monitors. Other amenities include a 1,000 square-foot putting green — complete with contours to match the conditions of the golf course, a lounge area, and multiple golf simulators.
Hazeltine has played host to the world's greatest golf championships along with legendary club events for our members. From themed holiday gatherings to seasonal member celebrations, you'll always be with friends at one of our year-round events. You'll have plenty of opportunities to meet other members and develop life-long friendships.
Since 1962, Hazeltine has been one of the country’s premier sites for championship golf. Hazeltine members are passionate about the game: the rules, the traditions, the sport. And they proudly support the club's mission to host major events.
At Hazeltine National, our members share an unbridled passion for golf. From celebrating rich traditions to spending time with friends and family in our serene setting, our members are united by their love of the game. Watch and see what fuels the passion of Hazeltine National members.
Have a Memorable Event
From galas, business meetings and private golf fundraisers, to baby showers, retirement parties and holiday gatherings, we're committed to making your event spectacular — in a relaxed, inviting environment.
At Hazeltine, you’re our distinguished guest. When you’re hosting a fundraising gala, we’ll cater to your every need. Indulge in extraordinary food. Panoramic views. And unparalleled service. Our experienced staff will manage every detail — so you can focus on your gala goals and truly enjoy the party.
Impress clients and employees with mood-lifting natural light and spectacular views of the golf course. We can help with the menu, timing and room layout — and even unique breakout sessions.
Whether you’re hosting an intimate holiday dinner for friends or your company's Christmas party, we’ll cater to your every need. Indulge in extraordinary food, unparalleled service, and holiday cheer. Our experienced staff will manage every detail — all you have to do is sip the eggnog.
Enjoy buffets designed specifically to appeal to kids' palates. Our team banquet pricing is family-friendly and includes everything you need to celebrate your team's hard work.
When it's time to plan a special way to remember someone dear to you, Hazeltine can help ease some of the responsibilities. We focus on the details so you can celebrate the life of your loved one.
Graduation parties, interviews, anniversary parties, prom, association meetings, book club, product releases, Stanley Cup luncheons, press conferences, christenings, rehearsal dinners, networking breakfasts the list is nearly endless.
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