Robert Trent Jones Sr.
Members and their guests
The Hazeltine Golf Club in Chaska, Minnesota, bills itself as a "premier destination for golf in the upper Midwest," and it has the traditions and reputation to live up to that claim. Significant tournament play here began with the US Women's Open in 1966 and will include the 2016 Ryder Cup; Hazeltine obviously has the length and the roominess to keep attracting such championships. The bunkering along the greens is outstanding, and the second shots here can be quite challenging as well. The greens themselves were renovated in recent years and tend to break in unexpected ways. The course definitely repays repeated play; newcomers may find it difficult to make their handicaps. The out of bounds, by contrast, is not much in play, and one sleeve of balls is usually plenty provided golfers avoid the water hazards. There is a fairly new clubhouse, and the practice facilities are tournament-ready.