The Minikahda Club

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The Minikahda Club is a golf club and course located in southwest Minneapolis, Minnesota, just west of Lake Calhoun. The course hosted the U.S. Open in 1916, the U.S. Amateur in 1927, and the Walker Cup in 1957.


Minikahda was founded in 1898 on the hills above the west shore of Lake Calhoun. At the time, there were no roads around the lake, so the property extended to the lake, with a boathouse for sailing and other aquatic activities. The name Minikahda comes from the Sioux, a combination of two native words meaning "by the side of the water." The club logo is a Native American shield, similar to the original artifact which is framed in the clubhouse.[1]


Minikahda owns an 18-hole golf course extending to the south and west of the clubhouse with holes on either side of Excelsior Boulevard that is open to members at any time during the golf season. Included on the grounds are a putting green, a chipping green, a driving range, and an iron range as practice areas.

Amateur Chick Evans won the U.S. Open at Minikahda in 1916 and then won the U.S. Amateur later that year at Merion to become the first to win both titles in the same season.

In addition to the 1916 US Open, the club has also held the US Amateur in 1927, the Walker Cup in 1957, the US Women’s Amateur in 1988 and the Curtis Cup in 1998.

Memberships runs initiation of $100,000 and monthly dues of $2000



  1. ^ "About Us". Minikahda Club. Retrieved May 9, 2013. 

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Coordinates: 44°56′35″N 93°19′19″W / 44.943°N 93.322°W / 44.943; -93.322