Golden Valley Country Club has been renowned for its A.W. Tillinghast-designed golf course, exceptional cuisine, swimming and tennis facilities, and its premier event facility for weddings, social gatherings and business meetings.

Located just minutes from downtown Minneapolis, Golden Valley Country Club’s upscale ambiance, yet inviting presence, set it dramatically apart from any other country club.

We invite you to discover why Golden Valley has been named "Best Country Club" by Twin Cities Business Magazine, "Best of Weddings" by The Knot and “Best Banquet & Conference Facility in Minnesota” by Minneapolis-St. Paul Magazine.

Golden Valley Country Club was born in 1914 with the purchase of a 133-acre site, bisected by Bassett Creek.

Initially, this land consisted of pasture land and corn fields. A 9-hole golf course was fashioned out of the land north of the railroad tracks and play commenced shortly after.

The Club entered the roaring 20’s with exuberance and the golf course was expanded to 18 holes. Membership was strong and a new clubhouse was constructed.

A.W. Tillinghast, a world-renowned golf course designer, was retained in 1926. He commenced a three-year renovation of the course.

Over the years a number of changes were made to accommodate the needs and desires of the membership. These modifications changed the character of the course. In 1998, the club embarked on a restoration project to return the course to the original A.W. Tillinghast design. The project was as much an archeological adventure as a construction project, as old bunkers were discovered and photographs of the original green complexed were utilized. Recent reconstruction of the tee boxes now allows the courses to be played to enjoy the true Tillinghast experience regardless of the level of golfer playing the course. It truly is a championship course.

In 2002, a beautiful, new clubhouse overlooking the 18th hole was constructed. Today, Golden Valley Country Club is the preeminent country club in the Twin Cities, well known as for its world-class golf course, fine and casual dining, pool and tennis facilities, and its elegantly decorated clubhouse for weddings, social gatherings and corporate meetings.

Reminiscent of an 18th century English country manor, the Golden Valley Clubhouse is a majestic structure overlooking the eighteenth hole.

Golden Valley Country Club’s beautifully decorated clubhouse, featuring 60,000 square feet of floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the golf course, exposed wood-framed beams, sprawling vaulted ceilings, majestic gabled roof lines and state-of-the-art technology, sets the stage for wedding ceremonies and receptions, social events and business meetings. Built in 2002, the Clubhouse boasts more than 10,000 square feet of functional meeting space, and can accommodate up to 700 guests. Whether you’re coordinating a corporate function or planning an elegant wedding reception, all events at Golden Valley are executed with uncompromising excellence.

Golden Valley Country Club prides itself in offering an exceptional culinary experience for members and guests alike.

Our unmatched cuisine introduces your guests to a food experience they will never forget. We use only the finest, freshest seasonal ingredients and eye-catching presentations to enhance the flavor of your event.

Under the leadership of Executive Director, Chef Francisco Gonzalez, Golden Valley Country Club offers extensive, seasonally-changed menu selections, guaranteeing a wide variety of dishes to suit everyone’s palate. Chef Francisco’s passion for his creations is evident from the entree's presentation down to the very last bite. Each of our customized menus offers an outstanding array of selections presented by our Executive Chef and his culinary team.

Francisco Gonzalez
Executive Director, Culinary Operations

Chef has been the Executive Chef of Golden Valley’s culinary operations for over seven years. Growing up in Guadalajara, Chef Francisco discovered his passion for food from his beloved grandmother. He loved watching her create their family’s favorite dishes.

At the age of 18, Francisco moved to southern California where he began his cooking adventure, and met his wife of 20 years. Chef’s culinary studies cover a wide variety of experiences encompassing over 20 years at restaurants and resorts across the United States. Always intent on learning new techniques, he studied at Ecole Lenotre in Paris building and enhancing his talent for creating pastries, sugar and chocolate sculptures that are by themselves, pieces of art.

His culinary studies have taken him across the United States from southern California’s St. Regis Hotel to Chicago’s Café des Architectes, to New York’s Sofitel Gaby French Cuisine, and Miami’s La Riviera. Upon arriving in Minneapolis, Chef Francisco made his debut at Chez Daniel, Chez Colette and Café Royal before coming to Golden Valley Country Club.

Chef takes immense pride in his work and instills that same passion in training his entire staff. Of the many benefits offered at Golden Valley, we consider Chef Francisco to be one of our best assets.

 

WINGED FOOT GRILLE MENU

Please remember at Golden Valley Country Club you are more than just a table to us, you are a member of our family. See you table side.

Golden Valley Country Club hosts a variety of annual events as well as a diverse range of monthly activities. There are plenty of social events to keep you busy year-round, including our popular Concert Series, special wine dinners, dinner dances, cooking classes, pool and patio parties, special holiday events, children’s and grandchildren’s theme parties and fun family events.

Preview our upcoming events on our social event calendar.

Appropriate attire is required around the Club grounds and within the Clubhouse at all times. The dress code is designed to maintain an atmosphere consistent with the tradition of Golden Valley. Please use discretion and common sense. Members are responsible for their attire and that of their families and guests. Members are encouraged to use good judgment in their casual dress.

DRESS CODE

Swimming attire, pool shoes, T-shirts, hooded sweatshirts, gym shorts, running shorts, tank tops, halter tops, mesh shirts, cutoff shorts, short-shorts and other dress of similar nature should not be worn in the clubhouse.
Dress denim is permitted in the clubhouse.
Shorts and skirts should be mid-thigh length.
Baseball caps, golf caps, visors, and tennis warm up clothes should be worn only in the locker rooms, the Baltusrol Lounge and
Newport Lounge.
Men should wear shirts with collars, turtlenecks or mock turtle necks.
Women may wear sleeveless blouses.
Compliance with this dress code is appreciated

2017 Board of Directors


Eduard Michel, President
Mary Meuwissen, Vice-President
Scott Brill, Secretary
Joyce Fleck, Treasurer
Jim Bomberg
Dan Gustafson
Tim Horan
Joe Komarek
Dave Zaudtke