Lakeside is the areas premier 27-hole golf destination in the lakes area. With three unique 9-hole courses, a spacious driving range, two practice greens and a fully stocked golf shop, you are sure to find everything you need at Lakeside. Take a virtual tour of each course and check out the scorecard for each nine.
Maple Course Tour
Maple Course Hole 1
The starting hole is the #1 handicap hole on the Maple course and is a long 421-yard par 4 from the blue tees. Hitting a well-placed tee shot is essential if you want to have a chance to make par. The green slopes severely from the back to the front. Be aware of the pin placement and make sure to pick the right club when hitting your approach to this green.
Maple Course Hole 2
Maple 2 measures 409 yards and is a slight dogleg right requiring the player to hit a fade to get the ball in the fairway. Most players will have a long approach shot to the green that is guarded by trees and a large bunker on the left. With a generous grassy area to the right of the green, most players will find themselves hitting their 3rd shot from that area.
Maple Course Hole 3
The signature hole on the Maple course, this original starting hole is a favorite of nearly all players. The first par 5, measuring a short 460 yards, is a great risk-reward hole for players who hit a well-placed tee shot. If you hit this hard dogleg right fairway, you could lay up to the left of the pond and have a short third shot into the green. Players with more length might want to risk hitting the green with their second shot which is guarded by a large pond in the front of the green and a bunker front and left of the green.
Maple Course Hole 4
The first par 3 is a 174-yard tee shot into a long, narrow green that slopes severely from left to right. Large oak trees on the right hand side can make a tee shot to a flag on the right side more challenging. Be sure to read your putt very carefully and watch your speed.
Maple Course Hole 5
Maple #5 is a 362-yard par 4 and is a slight dogleg left. Be careful with your tee shot that you keep your ball from bounding left off the tee as the water from Oak #7 comes into play along a steep embankment near the 150-yard marker. A good tee shot will give you a great approach shot into a large green.
Maple Course Hole 6
Maple #6 is a 376-yard par 4 that requires a tough approach shot that only can be set up by good tee shot. The green slopes towards the right and there is a large drop off to the right and back of the green. You don’t want to be long or right of the green on this hole. Take your time reading your putt on this difficult hole. Par is a great score on this hole.
Maple Course Hole 7
Maple #7, the 2nd par 5 on this course is hole where you can easily post a birdie or a double-bogey. This par 5 measures 502 yards and doglegs to the left and slowly declines down in elevation towards a small green. If you are on the green in 3 shots, chances are you will have a good putt for a birdie.
Maple Course Hole 8
The eighth hole on the Maple course is a 160-yard par 3. The tee shot is a little easier with the large green but be careful that your putt isn’t too long because this green is part of a double green that is shared with Maple #1.
Maple Course Hole 9
The final hole on the Maple course is a par 4 measuring 405 yards. The tee shot on this hole is made harder by the out of bounds on the left hand side and a large group of trees on the right hand side. A good tee shot will allow you to take out a long iron or wood and take a run at the green. The green is guarded on the both the left and right sides by large bunkers. Two well-hit shots on this hole should reward you with a good shot for a putt at a birdie.
Oak Course Tour
Oak Course Hole 1
The starting hole on the Oak course is a par 5 measuring 490 yards from the blue tees. The landing area is very generous off the tee box allowing for a little extra power in the swing. A good tee shot will be rewarded with a long iron or fairway wood into a reachable long, narrow green. Two good shots on this hole should put you into position to make an easy birdie.
Oak Course Hole 2
One of the two signature holes on the Oak course, the second hole is a par 3 over a large wetland that plays 150 yards from the blue tees. This tee shot requires a great club selection since the shot is a complete carry over the wetland.
Oak Course Hole 3
The 3rd hole on the Oak course is a slight dogleg left from an elevated tee box that measures 348 yards from the blue tees. A well-hit 3-wood or long iron is enough to get to the 150-yard marker, which will leave you a good look at this two-tiered green. Be careful not to take too much club to reach the trees on the right hand side of the fairway because you will not have a shot towards the green.
Oak Course Hole 4
Oak #4 is one of the toughest par 3’s on the course. The 4th hole plays 198 yards from the blue tees into a long, narrow green. On a typical day the wind will play havoc with your tee shot with this elevated hole sitting on top of a large hill. Be careful not to go left or your ball could roll some 100 feet below the level of the green making your second shot back to the green extremely difficult.
Oak Course Hole 5
The newest hole at Perham Lakeside, Oak #5 is a new par 5 that measures 520 yards from the blue tees. The tee shot is demanding with out of bounds on the right hand side and large hill guarding the left. The approach shot is into a long, narrow undulating green that can play 2 clubs different depending on the pin placement.
Oak Course Hole 6
The 6th hole is the 3rd par 3 on the Oak course. The tee shot measures 165 yards from the blue tees and is over a natural wetland to a green that slants from right to left. Tee shots are hard to hold on this green if you do not hit high enough to the right due to the extreme slope down of the green towards the swamp.
Oak Course Hole 7
The second signature hole on the Oak course is the 467-yard par 5 that is demanding even to the best players. The tee shot is intimidating to look at with a rather tight fairway lined by oak trees on both the right and left side of the fairway. A good tee shot will leave a player with a difficult decision whether to lay-up to the bottom of the hill or to take a run at the island green. The approach shot to this hole will definitely make you think twice about which club you are using.
Oak Course Hole 8
Perhaps one of the most scenic driving holes on the course, Oak #8 is a 371 yard par 4 that starts from an elevated tee box down to what appears to be a small landing area surrounded by a wetland on the left and a large group of trees on the right. A good tee shot will leave you with a great look at this large green.
Oak Course Hole 9
The final hole on the Oak course is a demanding par 4 measuring 396 yards from the blue tees. The tee shot must be carefully placed between two large groups of poplar trees on both sides of the fairway. An errant tee shot to the right will land in a row of large pine trees not allowing many options to reach the green in regulation.
Pine Course Tour
Pine Course Hole 1
The first hole on the Pine course is a 536-yard par 5. The tee shot on the first hole is into a large fairway so don’t be afraid to add a little extra to your tee shot. Be aware of the pin placement because part of the green is tucked behind a large group of poplar and pine trees. Starting with a par on this hole would be a good start to your round.
Pine Course Hole 2
The second hole is unlike any other hole at Perham Lakeside. On your tee shot you must choose between one of two possible tee shots. If you chose to go to safe route to right, you will be left with a more difficult approach shot into this long and narrow green. If you chose to be more aggressive and go to the left, you must carry your tee shot over two large bunkers, but the result of a good tee shot will be an easier approach shot to this green.
Pine Course Hole 3
The first part three on the Pine course measures 187 yards into a large green. A large group of trees and prairie grasses protect the hole on the left side and a large bunker gives you something to think about on the right.
Pine Course Hole 4
The fourth hole is a 376 yard slight dogleg left requiring precision on your tee for a chance to make par on this hole. Two large groups of mature pine trees guard both sides of the fairway, which require the player to hit a gentle draw to find the fairway.
Pine Course Hole 5
Pine #5 is a 387yard hard dogleg right that allows you to take an aggressive swing off the tee box towards this large fairway. Be aware of the pin placement as you hit your approach shot into this two-tiered green.
Pine Course Hole 6
The second par 3 measures 162 yards and demands a good tee shot to this large green that is surrounded by 4 deep bunkers. Missing this green and landing in a sand bunker can quickly add strokes to your round.
Pine Course Hole 7
The hardest hole on the Pine course, this par 4 demands a good tee shot if you want to reach the green in two. Measuring 430 yards, this approach shot to this green might require any club from a metal wood to a mid-iron. To the right of the fairway runs a large group of mature pine trees all the way to the green while a large pond and prairie grass guards the fairway on the left side.
Pine Course Hole 8
The signature hole on the Pine course is the 351 yard slight dogleg right par 4. The tee shot can be played with a driver, a metal wood, or a long iron. Hitting the fairway is important to get an approach shot to this large green cut in a large group of mature pine trees. Be careful of the large bunker running along the left hand side of the fairway and the water farther up on the left. This scenic approach shot is truly one of a kind.
Pine Course Hole 9
The final hole on the Pine course measures 508 yards that doglegs to the left. The tee shot on this par 5 needs to be carefully placed into the fairway to avoid hitting a punch out from the large groups of trees on the left and right. Once in the fairway, take out a long iron or metal wood and a take good rip to get the ball to this green.