Course Superintendent: - Michael J. Pulczinski
(Blue) - 72.4/119
(White) - 70.4/117
Yellow - 65.4/107 (Red) - 68.7/112
The Leonard Country Club is a challenging 3032 yard Par 36 9-hole golf course located in Leonard, ND. It's an easy drive
from Fargo west on I-94 to Casselton, then 15 minutes south on county road 18.
The course was established in 1960 and features rolling hills and a gentle
creek running throughout. A unique design provides a fun and challenging
environment for all levels of golfers. The course is well protected by the
many large established trees in the sand hills of North Dakota.
Excellent drainage and newly paved cart paths allow carts to run in virtually
any weather conditions.
Decorative Rock has been added---New Irrigation - Well Groomed
Fairways---Newly Remodeled Clubhouse
Hole #1 - 421 Yards - Par 4
Very challenging opening hole with the signature tree located right in the
center of the fairway. Out of Bounds left & a lateral hazard right of the green
makes a par a great score on any day.
Hole #2 - 485 Yards - Par 5
Many say this is the most difficult hole on the course. It is a risk-reward hole
with a creek running down the left side & through the fairway. If you hit a good
tee shot, you can go over the creek on the second shot. However, with any wind
or a short tee shot, a lay-up shot is required. The lay-up shot is very
difficult as the fairway narrows & slopes towards the water. Finally, a narrow
green with a great deal of slope is the final destination. You either love it or
hate it, but it is definitely a challenge.
Hole #3 - 258 Yards - Par 4
It looks like an easy birdie on paper,
but this hole gets a lot of people. It gets really tight by the green with
nowhere to bail out. If you miss the green it will most likely be a penalty
stroke, and even if you hit it straight it still has a very small sloped green
to navigate. Great "Scramble" hole!!!
Hole #4 - 401 Yards - Par 4
This is a tough hole. You tee off blind over a hill with a dog-leg left. You
have to decide if you want to try cut the corner or bail to the right. There are
several trees and a lateral hazard to the left, as well as a row of trees on the
right. Even with a good drive this is a very tough green to hit as it small &
sloped. (#1 Handicap Hole)
Hole #5 - 200 Yards - Par 3
This is a very
difficult Par 3. It is long and can be a bear with any cross winds or in your
face. The hole provides a visual dilemma as you tee from an elevated position.
You have to pick the right club and make a solid confident swing.
A par is an excellent score with the newly added pond just to the right of the
Hole #6 - 530 Yards - Par 5
This hole is all about the drive.
If you play tips, you are hitting through a narrow shoot with out of bounds on
the left and steep sloped hills on the right. If you nail a good tee shot down
the middle, birdie is in play. A poor drive and big numbers are possible. The
second shot becomes a challenge with a brand new pond added to the right of the
green. This takes away the “bail-out” zone and makes a lay-up a smart play.
Hole #7 - 319 Yards - Par 4
This is a fun hole that has a ravine
that runs through it right in front of the green. Most people lay-up and play
for a good approach shot. A "Big-Hitter" can go for the green, but there is a
sand trap that protects the front, and the ravine has long rough that is tough
to hit from. Also, over the back is "Dead". Finally, there is an out-of-bounds
along the entire left side, making an accurate tee shot very important. (Coffin
Corner-These last 3 holes can make or break your round.)
Hole #8 - 140
Yards - Par 3
You need a good tee shot. The back left falls off with a
steep hill, and there are large pine trees right and left. You can birdie with a
solid tee shot, but it is a tricky green to hit as wind can become a factor on
Hole #9 - 278 Yards - Par 4
This is a fun closing
hole!!! You can drive the green with a perfect drive, but you have to hit up
hill over the creek & trees with a dog-leg left. Even with a drive on the green
it still does not mean birdie. This is a large sloped green that has delivered
many 3 putts.