The Cuyuna Rolling Hills was developed in three stages. The first stage started in 1923 with sand greens and was designed and built by the local mining companies.
The second stage was laid out in 1932, and with the some small design changes, has kept that basic design up to this day. Harry Middlebrook, with help from both the mining and railroad companies, is primarily responsible for the original design.
The third stage, the second nine, designed by Donald “Dogleg” Herfort, was added in 1988. This composite course, carved out of the Northern Minnesota woods, requires an accurate driver, skill in handling the uneven uphill, downhill, and side-hill lies, and a first class game to master the challenging putting surfaces here at Cuyuna.
Visit the course tour for a basic hole-by-hole description of the Cuyuna Rolling Hills.