Balmoral Golf Course
Balmoral Golf Course in Battle Lake, Minnesota site on the southeast side of Ottertail Lake and opened for play in 1961. A favorite to local and summer residents as well as visitors to the area Balmoral was recently voted "the area's favorite golf course" in an online survey. As well as offering leagues and tournaments Balmoral offers yearly memberships, daily green fees, 10-round family punchcards and a complete golf shop staffed by PGA Professional and Co-owner, John Young.
The name Balmoral was choosen because a flour grist mill operated in the creek in front of the course that leads into Ottertail Lake. The grist mill was built by James Cragie who came to Ottertail County from Aberdeen, Scotland. The surround area and inlet to Ottertail Lake became know as Balmoral, a tribute to Cragie's heritage. The name Balmoral has it's ties to the Royal Family of England. The summer home of the Brittish Royal Family is in Scotland and is called Balmoral Estates.
The course features both a signature hole on the front nine in hole # 7 and a signature hole on the back nine in #16. Hole # 7 is a downhill par 3 measuring 178 yards from the blue tees, 170 yards from the white tees and 125 yards from the red markers. Hit a good shot and the hole plays somewhat easy. But with out of bounds right, a bunker left of the green and an impressive boulder trimmed pond short and right of the green there is plenty of trouble. With a stand of Oaks over the green the seventh hole is more than anyghing a beautiful golf hole. Hole #16 is a tree lined par 5 which plays 535 yards from the blue tees, 510 from the white tees and 410 from the red tees. A true three shot par 5 that requires consecutive good shots to reach the green in regulation. Once on the green more challenge awaits as the putting surface is severly sloped from back to front.
Call us to book your next tee time. Reservation can be made by calling the pro shop or through our online reservation site at www.golfbalmoral.com