Wildflower Golf Course

FORE! Yes, Wildflower Golf Course is something to shout about. Designed by Joel Goldstrand, one of the most highly regarded golf course architects in the Midwest, with the tradition of seaside golf in mind, tall grass prairies and rolling hills meet the lakes and woods of Northwest Minnesota. The course’s distinctive layout features open vistas, oak lined fairways, and large, undulating, bent grass greens that are receptive to quality shots, yet are a test to most players for those elusive birdie putts. The fifth hole, a long par 4, boasts an elevation drop of 90 feet; a sight that still awes players who frequent the golf course.

PRACTICE—The full amenity practice range is second to none in the area. One can utilize the recently expanded practice chipping green surrounded by mature oak trees, sharpen their putting on the practice green located adjacent to the clubhouse, or practice their full swing attempting to hit the backside of the 350 yard range. The practice range is expansive enough to accommodate over 25 players at one time.

STAY—Wildflower has quietly become recognized as one of the greatest golf destinations in Northern Minnesota. Wildflower is located at Fair Hills Resort, on Pelican Lake, offering multiple packages with a plethora of amenities that all guests are sure to enjoy.

PLAY—This par 72, 18-hole course features over 7,000 yards of lush fairways, five sets of tee boxes, and a challenging, yet rewarding amount of sand and native prairie grasses, guaranteeing a memorable and enjoyable track for players of all skill levels.

Wildflower Golf Course is located 15 minutes south of Detroit Lakes, 45 minutes east of the Fargo-Moorhead area, and just three hours northwest of the Twin Cities.

Awards and Highlights

  • Minnesota Golf Association Mid-Players Qualifier, host facility (2018 and 2019)
  • Minnesota Golf Association Players’ Qualifier, host facility (2005, 2006, 2018, and 2019)
  • Minnesota Golf Association Senior Player’s Qualifier host facility (2005, 2006, 2011, 2018 and 2019)
  • Minnesota PGA Junior Golf Association, host facility (1997 – 2019)
  • Concordia Invitational, Women’s and Men’s Collegiate Event (2017 and 2018)
  • Rated Top Minnesota Golf Resorts by ResortsandLodges.com (2009 and 2017)
  • Concordia Invitational, Women’s Collegiate Event, annual tournament (2009 and 2010)
  • MGA Minnesota State Junior Boys Championship, host facility (2009 and 2010)
  • Rated in the top 10 courses in Minnesota by AAA (2007)
  • U.S. Amateur Championship Qualifying Site (2005 and 2007)
  • 103rd MGA Amateur Championship, Sectional Qualifying Site (2006)
  • “Rally for the Cure” Tournament, one of 3,200 events supporting the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation (2006)
  • Rated 4.5 stars by Golf Digest (2001)
  • Rated Best 201 Places to Play by Golf Digest (2000)
  • Rated 4 stars by Golf Digest (1999)
Reed Bohm

Reed Bohm

Superintendent

Reed Bohm joined the Wildflower staff at the beginning of 2022 as the Golf Course Superintendent. Reed has prior experience with Wildflower as he served as the Assistant Superintendent for the 2017 and 2018 seasons.  Before taking this position Reed was the Assistant Superintendent at Perham Lakeside Golf Course. He grew up in Thief River Falls, Minnesota, and received his Bachelors in Turfgrass Management from the University of Minnesota. You will see Reed and his friendly sidekick, Toby, most days at the course leading and working with staff to ensure the golf course plays great day in and day out. In his free time, Reed enjoys golfing with his fiancee and spending time at the lake.

Neil Gryte

Neil Gryte

Pro-Shop Attendant

Neil Gryte has been a loyal employee of Wildflower Golf Course for 25 years! You can find him working in the pro-shop and helping out at the snack bar. In his free time, he enjoys tinkering in his wood shop at his home. Neil has made one “hole-in-one” in his lifetime and he hopes to make a second!

Emily Meyers

Emily Meyers

Director of Operations

Emily Meyers wears many hats around Fair Hills Resort and Wildflower Golf Course. She is our Director of Operations at the golf course and serves as the Creative Director for Fair Hills, Inc. You will find her doing all sorts of fun things for the resorts and course from selecting cabin upgrades, to running our social media presence, interacting with guests, and masterminding the advertising of these properties, which happen to be her favorite places in the world. She lives just down the road with her husband, Patrick, and their three children, Wilhelmina, Ingrid, and Hugh. When she isn’t busy at Wildflower, you will likely find her somewhere on property singing or entertaining the kids.

Seth Heppner

Seth Heppner

Lead Instructor

Seth Heppner is native of Crookston, MN who has invested himself into the golf industry as both a teacher and player.  His extensive understanding of body mechanics and sports psychology paired with his overwhelming passion for the game ensure that his students move to the next level.  Golf has taught him a number of crucial lessons and provided countless experiences that have led to growth as both a coach and mentor.

Seth competed for four seasons at the division two collegiate level, while earning Academic All-American honors along with 10+ top 5 finishes for his career. Followng graduation he joined the coaching staff at the University of Minnesota-Crookston as the Assistant Men’s and Women’s Golf Coach. While with the program, there has been multiple individuals that have posted personal bests under his guidance.  He has also worked alongside multiple touring professionals, helping to prep for upcoming events, while in Arizona at Whisper Rock Golf Club. Seth’s coaching experience at the college and professional levels provide the tools needed to relate to each individual student and cater to their specific needs.

Bria Fiebiger

Bria Fiebiger

Pro Shop Attendant, Snack Bar, Bev Cart, and Range Master

Bria hails from Fargo, ND. She is a 2021 Davies high school graduate, and currently a sophomore at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, AZ. She is studying biomedical science and is on track to pursue a premed degree. Bria’s hobbies include yoga, hiking, walking her dog, sand volleyball, and spending time with friends! One fun fact about Bria is that she will be over 500-hour yoga teacher certified by the end of the summer!

Ellie Johnson

Ellie Johnson