The Royal Golf Club: Inviting Current and Retired 3M Employees to Create the Next Chapter for Their Beloved Tartan Park

For many 3M employees, both current and retired, the Tartan Park Golf Course and Recreational Area, holds many fond memories – surely of golfing, but also of picnics, fishing, and celebrating the wedding of a colleague’s child.

And let’s not forget the golf leagues, which allowed 3M employees and their spouses to get to know one another better.

On May 19, 2018, we launched a new chapter for Tartan Park — the Royal Golf Club, a new, championship 18-hole public golf course designed by golf legends Arnold Palmer and Annika Sörenstam, will open for play.

We’d like to extend to you, as a current or retired 3M employee an invitation to come and enjoy the Royal Golf Club. More than that, we’d like to invite you to consider becoming a member of our community.

Not only to become a member of our public golf course, but to consider celebrating life’s events here, such as a wedding or silver anniversary; hosting your next business meeting in one of our meeting rooms; joining us for dinner at our new restaurant, Arnie’s; and if you’ve ever entertained the idea of living near a golf course, making your home here on one of the 291 properties that will be built over the next several years.

If you visited Tartan Park over the years, you’ll see that we’ve kept a number of things that will bring fond memories.

On the other hand, I hope you’ll agree, that we’ve unleashed the potential of this property with a modern, family-friendly course design that will offer challenges for players of all skill levels. Separate from our 18-hole course, our six-hole Short Course is the perfect place for juniors and adults who want to learn the game.

In working with Arnold Palmer and Annika Sörenstam, we’ve made it our mission to be the kind of place that welcomes all. The kind of place where you want to spend time with those you love. We want to be a place that not only inspires someone to try the game of golf, but inspires a love for the outdoors. Set in the St. Croix River Valley, there are soaring views of nature everywhere – from our patio and the oversized windows from our banquet and meeting rooms to the miles of walking paths and the stone overlook on the shore of Horseshoe Lake where we already have a number of weddings booked for this coming summer and fall.

As a member of 3M family, we are offering some special amenities that will allow you to grow your connection to this wonderful place. These special 3M benefits include:

  • Special annual membership rates for individuals and families – for both current and retired 3M employees.
  • Discounted daily golf course rates for current and retired 3M employees.
  • No room rental fees for 3M offsite meetings. (Food and beverage minimums apply)
  • No room rental fee for retirement parties, anniversary parties, etc., for current and retired 3M employees.
  • Current 3M employees receive a 10% discount off of their beverages and meals at Arnie’s.

If you’d like to take your connection with this special place a step further, you may want to consider our 291-home development, The Royal Club, which is being built around the perimeter of the golf course. A number of current and retired 3M employees have purchased lots are are starting to build their homes or villas. We want you to know that you would be very welcomed here.

So please join us in writing the next chapter for this beautiful place that we all have come to love and enjoy.


The Founders of The Royal Golf Club
Hollis Cavner, Bruce Grachek, Randy Grachek, Gary Hendrickson, and Joel LeVahn

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