Alexandria, Minnesota

History

Garland L. and his wife Leita M Shields

Tom and Patti Blank

                                                                    purchased, in November 1963, the Peter Jerome farm located between highway 29 and the east end of Lake Miltona for the special purpose of building a golf course.  With the help of their family, construction was completed and Lake Miltona Golf Club was opened for play in the summer of 1965.  A clubhouse on highway 29 was completed in 1968. Garland & Leita owned and operated the course until they sold it to their son and daughter-in-law in 1976.  


                                           were the owners/operators for a 20-year period. Together with their children Jon and Jennie, the family provided a well maintained nine hole course. During their ownership an automatic irrigation system was installed, a new par 3 green was constructed and an addition was made to the clubhouse.  Robert spent his time on the course while Jean took care of operations inside the clubhouse. 
 

Lake Miltona Golf Club | 3868 County Road 5 NE | Alexandria MN 56308 | 320-852-7078

                                    purchased LMGC in the spring of 1996. In addition to the nine hole golf course, 70 acres south of County Road 5 was quickly acquired. Since 1996, the golf course has seen constant additions and improvements: A tunnel under county road 5 was constructed in 1999 to allow access to the existing course from a new 3,200 square foot clubhouse. A second nine hole course - located south of county road 5 and now known as the front nine - was built in 2001 and opened for play in June of 2002. In 2003 another land purchase was made north of the original nine holes in anticipation of a complete redesign and renovation of those nine holes. Ultimately the layout and design was completed by Herfort-Norby Golf Course Architects with an influence from Tom. The three-phase renovation process, which includes housing developments, began in the summer of 2007. With the second phase now complete, we plan to complete the final stage of the renovation after smaller unfinished projects are completed.

Robert and Jean Shields