Hiawatha Golf Course from 1934
The Hiawatha Golf Club is located next to Lake Hiawatha in south Minneapolis. Hiawatha is an 18-hole regulation golf course, Par 73. It is a long course, generally flat with mature trees and small greens. Two fairways and four tees border Lake Hiawatha. Minnehaha Creek flows into Lake Hiawatha through the back nine holes. There are 12 ponds and 30 sand traps strategically placed throughout the golf course.
The golf course was built when dredging began in 1929. Over 1.2 million cubic yards were dredged out of the previously swampy Rice Lake area creating Lake Hiawatha on the 28th Ave. side. The course was created on the west shore of the lake using the dredged fill material. The clubhouse was built in 1932 for $14,864. The course opened in 1934. Extensive remodeling to front nine holes in 1993 and the back nine holes in 1999 have given Hiawatha patrons of all abilities a Championship-type golfing experience.