Pine Meadows finds its niche in golf marketIn the era of large, conglomerate golf courses, Pine Meadows Golf Course of rural New Richmond has found its niche by being an affordable, enjoyable golf experience.
In the era of large, conglomerate golf courses, Pine Meadows Golf Course of rural New Richmond has found its niche by being an affordable, enjoyable golf experience.
Pine Meadows is a nine-hole course, located on County Highway G near the junction with County Highway A.
Pine Meadows is one of the few family-owned golf courses in the Twin Cities market. The course is owned by the Turnipseeds: Larry and Arlene, and their son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Jill.
Just over a decade ago, Pine Meadows was the site of the Turnipseeds’ family veal, cattle and crop farm. A friend suggested to Gary that the location might be a good location for a golf course. The family kicked around the idea and ultimately decided to go with the idea. Their plans were approved and the course opened in June of 1998.
In designing the course, the Turnipseeds decided to keep the original layout of the land. The land has lightly rolling hills that make for an easily walkable course and it is a course that is suitable for golfers of all skill levels. The course measures 3,045 yards from the white tees on the par-36 course.
Larry and Gary built all the tees and greens on the course. There are no sand traps on the course, but that is balanced out by a huge number of pine trees throughout the acreage. In the late 1980s, Larry, Arlene and Gary planted 8,000 pine trees around the property. Approximately 5,000 of those trees remain, serving as the source of the course’s name. The course is built with wide fairways on 90 acres of land.
“Players have told us we’re the best kept secret in Wisconsin,” Jill Turnipseed said about the course. She said that despite a spring that wasn’t overly favorable for golf, the number of rounds played at Pine Meadows this year is on the increase.
The Turnipseeds developed the course to be an inexpensive option for golfers. They do offer memberships and have round passes. They have Wednesday and Thursday men’s leagues, plus they have a couples and ladies night on Tuesdays. At 6 p.m. on Tuesdays they have Gary Stephens, “The Swing Adjustor” working with golfers who want help with their game.
Pine Meadows does host company and family outings at the golf course and always welcome more. They offer all of the amenities required at a golf course, including carts, a driving range, and an air conditioned, smoke free, clubhouse.