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Written by Hazeltine National on Jan 15, 2016 11:25:50 AM

A golf course offers many benefits beyond playing a round of 18 with a group of friends. Many golf courses also have excellent venues for weddings and other special occasions. Want proof? Here are seven reasons to choose a golf course wedding venue for your celebration.

BEP_6325-700x329.jpgAn upscale setting

Many private golf clubs have an exclusive, upscale quality to them. Plus, unlike big hotels, most golf courses do not have multiple ballrooms, so your wedding is sure to be the only one happening that night.

The scenery

You might be hard-pressed to find a more beautiful outdoor location than an 18-hole golf course filled with gorgeous land, luscious green grass (or beautiful white snow), trees, and flowers. Golf courses are beautiful backdrops for gazing out at the fairways from inside a ballroom, like at Hazeltine for example.

Membership not required

Not all venues are created equal, but many of them do not require membership in order to hold your wedding at the golf course. Hazeltine does not require membership (or a member-sponsor), so couples can experience the contemporary and timeless feel of a country club wedding no matter what.

Amazing food

Culinary experts are also often right on-site to prepare and customize whatever the bride and groom desire for their wedding feast. Again, it’s just something else that the club offers, therefore something you don’t have to hire out separately.

Lots of room

Golf course venues make great choices for larger weddings, with banquet rooms and ballrooms that can accommodate hundreds of guests for the reception. Hazeltine’s elegant ballroom has room for more than 400 of your family and friends.

Beautiful wedding photos

Couples sometimes spend time on their wedding day traveling around to other locations for wedding photos. Well with a golf course wedding, you already have a gorgeous backdrop right at your reception site.


Yes, parking probably isn’t at the top of your list of details when it comes to deciding your wedding venue, but it’s still something to consider. A golf course wedding will offer less parking hassles for guests, plus many venues offer valet parking to make getting in and out of the reception a breeze. 

Learn about Weddings at Hazeltine

Hazeltine National Golf Club is a private golf club located in Chaska, Minn., about 30 minutes southwest of downtown Minneapolis. The club opened in 1962 with a mission to build and maintain a golf course suitable for the conduct of national championships. Hazeltine is one of only two courses in the United States to have hosted the U.S. Open, PGA Championship, U.S. Senior Open, U.S. Women’s Open, U.S. Amateur, and Ryder Cup. Hazeltine’s meeting and event space, golf shop and specified services in the learning center are open to the public. More information about becoming a member at Hazeltine is available at www.hazeltinenational.com.

Topics: Weddings