Exceptional Conditions, Accessible Play
Ranked "Best in State" by GolfDigest, White Bear Yacht Club is considered one of the best golf courses in Minnesota. Nationally, the course's reputation stands as a top classic course, and has consistently been ranked in the top 100 for classically designed courses.
Our par 72 Willie Watson/Donald Ross designed golf course also ranks in memorability and shot value. The course features undulating terrain and wave-like land movement, with mounds and crests accenting the greens and fairways, presenting a new test of ability each time you play. You can't help but take in the natural surroundings; with tree-lined fairways, sounds of wildlife, and lake breezes coming off the shores of White Bear Lake. Dedicated to an active long-range plan with present-day course architectural consultant and member, Jim Urbina, the Club continues to prioritize preserving the course's unique characteristics while honoring Watson's and Ross's original design intent.
"WBYC is one of my all-time favorite places to play. It belongs in the top 50 of all the courses in the US. I love the terrain, green sites, and shots into and around the greens that demand precision, clear strategy, and imagination." – Tommy W., Golf Atlas
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With our no tee time policy, members enjoy the ability to just walk up and play their course. Members also enjoy opportunities for player development with plenty of clinics, individual and group instruction, and lessons for all abilities. Members may also participate in golf tournaments, like the signature two day Invitational hosted in the heart of the season, and competitive league play for both women and men at all skill levels.