Majestic Oaks Golf Club – Fun For All Seasons
By Steve Manthis
Chances are, since you’re reading this periodical, that you’ve been to Majestic Oaks Golf Club. With three different courses that provide about 75,000 rounds of golf each year, most golfers have made their way up to Ham Lake, MN at least once. While Majestic Oaks, located just west of Highway 65 on Bunker Lake Boulevard, is well known in the community for its golf courses, there is more here than than just 45 holes of golf.
To begin your re-introduction to Majestic Oaks, you need to know of the different courses. Of the 45 holes, the original 18-hole course is called “The Signature,” and the other 18-hole course, which opened in 1991, is called “The Crossroads.” Of the two, “The Signature” is longer (it can reach up to 7,000 yards!), more open and more straightforward. Even though there isn’t much water on the course, it’s a challenging layout with several dogleg holes that put a premium on hitting your ball to the right location. “The Crossroads” is shorter (about 6,400 yards) and has a few tricky holes, like the double dogleg par five 12th hole. There are several times where driver off the tee may not be the best choice. Be smart and choose a club to keep your ball in play. In addition to these courses, they also have the 9-hole, par 29 Executive Course.
In addition to these “regular” golf courses, Majestic Oaks also offers FootGolf, a combination of soccer and golf, played alongside the Executive Course with 21-inch cups.
For your after-the-round refreshment, Majestic Oaks has its version of the 19th hole: the 46th Hole Bar & Grill. Breakfast is available from 7:00 to 11:00 and regular food service from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Be sure to check out Happy Hour that runs from 3:00 to 5:00 and from 9:00 ‘til close. And, if you’re there on Sunday, it’s always Happy Hour! Besides the normal appetizers, salads and sandwiches, the grill has burgers and flat bread sandwiches. It also offers a Cajun pasta dish, meatloaf, sirloin steak or mahi mahi if you’d like something other than a sandwich for your entree.
Majestic Oaks, with its many golf holes, is a great place for leagues (they have several), tournaments and corporate outings. One of the main reasons for this is their new Majestic Transformation.
The Majestic Transformation is a half million-dollar renovation to their ballrooms, recently completed in March, that restored the vaulted beam ceilings and dance floor and added new chandeliers, lighting, carpet and banquet chairs, all of which make for a great location for weddings, receptions or similar kinds of events.
Majestic Oaks has a variety of elegant banquet and meeting rooms that can accommodate up to 450 guests, while their grounds offer ample opportunities for picturesque wedding party functions, outdoor wedding ceremonies (two outdoor wedding sites), and unforgettable outdoor receptions under the stars.
A must see this winter is The Seasons Dinner Theatre. This year’s show is “I’m Listening this Christmas” and it runs from November 24 through December 31. Tickets go on sale starting August 6 and prices start at $46.95. As if that isn’t enough, The Mystery Café also operates out of Majestic Oaks from December through February. Enjoy a three-course meal all while solving a murder. Their website calls it a “hilarious comedy caper.” Show times and schedule for the upcoming season haven’t been decided yet, so be sure to check back later.
As we in Minnesota know all too well, the golf season doesn’t last forever. Soon enough, although it hurts to say, it will be too cold for golf and courses will close. Luckily, we have hockey to help us pass the time between golf seasons, and Majestic Oaks has your chance to be a kid again by playing boot hockey. They run a boot hockey league out of one of their maintenance buildings. The rink is smaller than a regulation hockey rink, but is equipped with standard boards and nets. Last year, leagues were on five different nights of the week and ran for 8 weeks before a two-week playoff. There are referees for the games and teams can be all men or co-ed.
I’ve played the courses at Majestic Oaks many times in my life, but I hadn’t been there for a few years. Besides the chance at making a few pars and birdies, it was amazing to see how the renovated ballrooms look and scarf down a delicious BBQ Tangler Burger at the 46th Hole. I’m getting hungry just thinking about it.
Whatever your reason, whether it’s golf, a wedding, a reception, a corporate event, a delicious meal, a night at the theatre, or just some winter fun while your golf clubs are hibernating, Majestic Oaks has something for everyone, every season of the year.