Established in 1946, Perham Lakeside Golf Club has consistently been the area’s premier golf destination. Open to the public with three unique nine-hole course layouts, golfers of all ability levels will be challenged from the first tee shot to the last putt. Many golfers return to Lakeside year-after-year to enjoy the beauty of the course and the challenge it provides. Lakeside also offers a large practice facility with a spacious driving range, two putting greens and a designated chipping area. In addition to the unrivaled golf amenities offered, our full service bar and restaurant is the perfect place to end your round or to simply stop by and hang your hat. No other course in the area can provide you with the experience that you will find at Lakeside.
From The Beginning
Founded in 1946, Lakeside started as a nine hole course on a relatively flat piece of land with very little trees. For 42 years, golfers could only play 9 holes until the popularity of golf increased so much that the demand for an 18 hole golf course became a priority. During the golf boom in the mid 1980’s, course architect Joel Goldstrand was hired to expand the course from 9 to 18 holes. In 1988, Lakeside opened the additional holes and officially became an 18 hole facility. At that time, the Oak and Maple courses by name did not exist. During a second golf boom in the late 1990’s, Lakeside hired Goldstrand again with the vision to add another nine hole course south of the existing course. With the expansion and 27 holes of championship golf available, the decision was made to give each nine hole course a unique name.
Our Current Story
The Oak Course, consisting of most of the holes from the original back nine, was named after the abundance of oak trees lining the teeing areas, fairways and greens. Golfers playing the Oak Course will always remember the tee shot to Oak #2 protected by water, the tee shot over the marsh on Oak #6, the island green on Oak #7, and the elevated tee shot on Oak #8.
The Maple Course, consisting of most of the holes from the original front nine, was named because of the number of maple trees found on the course. Golfers playing the Maple Course talk about the downhill approach shot to Maple #1 green over the water, the slanted greens of Maple #2, Maple #4 and Maple #8, the tiny green on Maple #7, and the toughest two finishing holes you can find on any course on Maple #8 and Maple #9.
The Pine Course, the newest of the three nines, was named because the course was carved out from a large area covered in pines. The Pine Course has the largest tee boxes, widest fairways, and the most square footage of all of the greens at Lakeside. The course is protected by bunkers and mature pine trees. Highlights for golfers include choosing which side to hit their tee shot on Pine #2, the green on Pine #6 protected by four bunkers, the length of Pine #7, and the uniqueness of Pine #9.