Stillwater Country Club  was named the 2020 MGA Club of the Year in recognition of the facility’s support of the MGA Associate Member program and its willingness to host MGA events, such as the MGA Senior Tour and Member Days’, MGA amateur championships, including, most recently, the 2020 MGA Women’s State Amateur, and USGA qualifiers.

Established in 1924 to accommodate the high demand for golf in the east metro, the club’s original nine-hole layout was designed by Tom Vardon, younger brother to Open champ Harry Vardon. In 1959, the golf course expanded to 18 holes when Paul Coates designed the second nine, as well as reconfiguring many of the original holes. In 2015, the club rebuilt all of the bunkers on the course, restoring many with grass faces in keeping with Vardon’s original style. New bunkers were added, some repositioned and several eliminated as unnecessary. Vardon, a prolific golf course architect in high demand in the upper Midwest, was inducted into the Minnesota Golf Hall of Fame in 2012 and is credited with designing more than 40 golf courses in the region.  Fans of Vardon will appreciate that Stillwater’s holes one, seven-through-eleven, and 18 are original.  Stillwater Country Club enjoys a storied tournament history in Minnesota golf thanks to its long-running Short Stop (now named after longtime greenkeeper Lyle Cran). Established in 1944, it remains one of the premier amateur events in the Twin Cities and features numerous State Amateur and State Open champions among its past winners.Stillwater played host to its first state amateur championship in 1963 when Rolf Deming defeated Loyal “Bud” Chapman, 4 and 3, in the 36-hole finals match of the MGA Amateur Championship.  Most recently, Kate Smith was the only player to finish under par through 54 holes of the MGA Women’s Amateur Championship this past July, winning with a score of 70-71-74—215 (-1).

Unquestionably, the most decorated player in the club’s history is Bev (Gammon) Vanstrum, once called the “Tiger Woods of statewide women’s golf” by former MGA president and executive director Warren Rebholz. Vanstrum joined Stillwater CC in 1959. During a stretch from 1953 to 1968, she won 17 state amateur championships: seven MWGA Stroke Play and six MWGA Match Play championships, and four Minnesota Women’s Amateur championships. Fittingly, Vanstrum was inducted into the Minnesota Golf Hall of Fame in 1991.

Currently, Stillwater Country Club actively supports the MGA’s non-profit mission through a large and active MGA Associate Member program (689 active members) using the GHIN service.

The club will be awarded with a commemorative plaque and featured in the 2021 Directory issue of Minnesota Golfer, the official publication of the MGA.

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    • We are a private club with a singular focus – Golf​.  Par 72 with 4 sets of tees from 5,675 yds. to 6800 yds
    • Check out the membership dues structure.  We offer the best deal in town for a full play private club.  Click HERE for more information. 
    • Well maintained with Bent Grass Fairways & Greens
    • 4 hours – 4 ¼ hours
    • Have a beverage and/or sandwich after your round or not.  Your choice.
  • FUN
    • People play golf for different reasons, but everyone wants to have FUN! 
    • You will meet and make friends with fellow golfers.
    • Children play free under the Family Membership up to age 23.
    • There is also a great kids golf program. Contact Michelle Bell for more information. Click Here
    • LPGA Golf Professional – Michelle Bell
    • For Lesson info click HERE
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Individual Lesson Programs
are available with Director of Instruction -Michelle Bell

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At this time our Regular Membership is full.  If you would like to be placed on our waiting list please fill out an application.
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Stillwater Country Club is an 18 Hole Private Club located in Stillwater, Minnesota overlooking the scenic St. Croix River Valley.
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We offer outstanding menus, including buffets, sit-down dinners, and hors d’oeuvre presentations for your special occasion
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Where to find us

Stillwater Country Club
  1421 N. 4th St.
       Stillwater, MN. 55082
  (651) 439-7979
  (651) 439-2434

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