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Survey rates Little Crow tops among public courses


Here’s something to think about until the bunkers clear of snow: Many of the highest-rated public golf course in west-central and central Minnesota are close at hand.

The Hacker’s Guide Rating System ranks Little Crow Country Club No. 1 in a tie with Eagle’s Landing at Ft. Ripley, north of Little Falls.

Greystone at Sauk Centre is third and Eagle Creek at Willmar is No. 4. Also in the top 10 are Koronis Hills at Paynesville (No. 9) and Rich-Springs at Cold Spring (No. 10).

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Rand Middleton

Covers Willmar and area high schools and Ridgewater College, plus amateur baseball, stock car racing and fitness events in summer. Writes weekly column since 1980. Began working in radio and at weekly newspaper in Munising, Michigan, in 1972. Started parttime at West Central Daily Tribune Sept. 1974. Fulltime beginning Feb. 1979. Married to Tribune news clerk Donna (Miller) Middleton, formerly of Kerkhoven. 2 grown children. 

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