We are always looking for ways to help our members improve their game and learn some tips and tricks along the way. Our blog page features articles that provide valuable information on a wide range of topics for our golf members.

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Why You Should Host Your Wedding Reception At Burl Oaks

There are many factors you need to consider when you are planning your wedding. You need to find a space to fit your guests, a venue that can provide an exceptional experience for you and your guests - to learn more, please read below.

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Exercises To Do Daily To Improve Your Swing

Improving the strength and mobility of your core and lower half are crucial to increasing the power of your golf swing. Here, our experts will discuss common exercises to help you improve your strength. 

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The History of Golf in Minnesota

For over 125 years, golf has remained one of the most popular sports among fans and athletes in the state of Minnesota. Since the first recorded round of golf was played in St. Paul in 1893, countless elite golfers have passed through our state and gone on to make names for themselves among the game’s greatest players. Here, our golf experts at Burl Oaks Golf Club will discuss the history of golf in Minnesota and why golf is one of the most popular games in the state.

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How to Hone Your Golf Skills During the Winter

While the casual golfer may not realize how important practicing their golf swing is year-round, dedicated golfers know how crucial it is to constantly be looking for ways to improve. However, living in Minnesota poses its challenges. We typically spend upwards of six months in the frozen tundra, battling snow and cold all the while trying to maintain a normal life and keep up with hobbies. As avid golfers know, continuing to improve your golf game during winter is extremely difficult because of snow, ice, cold, and other unfavorable conditions. Here, our golf professionals at Burl Oaks Golf Club will discuss some of the best ways to hone your golf skills during the winter.

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What You Need to Know About the World Handicap System

Beginning in 2020, a universal system to determine the handicaps of players around the world will be implemented. The World Handicap System will work to even the playing field and create a universal scoring system for golfers everywhere.

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How to Speed Up a Slow Round

If you are experiencing a slow round of golf and holding up golfers behind you, there are a few things you can do to speed up your round to help everyone on the course.

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The Benefits of Having Your Wedding Reception at Burl Oaks

When planning your wedding reception, you need to find a venue that fits you and will give you the special day you imagined. You should look for a facility with planning services, plenty of space, a warm and comfortable atmosphere and more.

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What Sets Burl Oaks Apart From The Rest?

At Burl Oaks Golf Club, we are not your prototypical country club that happens to have a golf course. Our facility is state-of-the-art and focuses solely on golf, while also having space to host events, such as weddings or other parties. If you are interested in joining our golf club, you will have unlimited access to one of the best courses in all of Minnesota. Our close-knit golf club is a community, and we focus on building relationships with each of our members. We want you to improve your golf skills, while also feeling as though you are part of a community. Here, our golf experts at Burl Oaks Golf Club will discuss why you should join our club above others and what sets us apart from the rest.

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Perfecting Your Putts

We all know your putting stroke is arguably your most important golf stroke. You can recover from a poor drive, but it is nearly impossible to recover from a bad putt. When you are on the green, it’s crucial you get your score as low as possible. While the putting stroke important, it’s also the most difficult to master. Even the slightest change in your putting stroke could throw off your putt, negatively impacting your final score. Here, our experts at Burl Oaks Golf Club will discuss the best practices to perfect your putting technique and improve your overall golf game.

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What You Should Incorporate In Your Pre-Shot Routine

As many successful golfers will tell you, the key to long-term success is consistency. Developing routines particular to your golf game is crucial to achieving your goals in the long run. While each athlete will have their own routine specific to their style of play and talents, there are a few things you should keep in mind when developing the routine that works best for you.

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