Knoll Par 4 – Gold 297 Blue 290 White 264 Copper 239 Green 170

The shortest par four at Minnesota Valley is drivable for many yet those who go for it rarely achieve an eagle putt, as the smallest par four green on the course awaits. Choices abound on the scenic tee shot which is from an elevated tee to a fairway rising up a steep slope cresting onto the plateau. Framed on the left by trees and on the right, a well positioned rectangular Raynor cross bunker covers a third of the fairway. A Knoll template hole is characterized by its shorter yardage and a smallish raised green with sharp fall offs on the surrounds. The Valley’s Knoll personifies these characteristics and the green slopes from back to front with side slopes off the bunkers.

If you miss left or right or long with your drive or approach shot, you are facing a difficult pitch – Good Luck! The original Knoll hole measures 300 yards and is at Piping Rock Club, the second course the Mac-Raynor dynamic duo designed and built in 1912. The historic covered bridge was the dream of Dr. Arthur Swanson, who along with Dr William Naegle purchased MVCC in 1938.