February 23, 2018

Become a Member of the Royal Golf Club!

Little things are turning into big things at the Royal Golf Club.

Over the last two years, all of the small changes that we’ve been making are really starting to come together to create a world-class golf course and a new, friendly neighborhood that values the outdoors and outdoor activity (including golf!).

And let’s not forget our incredible new clubhouse, featuring Arnie’s restaurant, plenty of contemporary space for life events (weddings, reunions, etc.) and business meetings, and our fabulous new golf shop.

So with all of this going on, why not make your commitment to what we’re creating together and become a member of the Royal Golf Club.

Yes, a member.

However, our membership program isn’t like what you’ve heard about at other golf clubs. In fact, we may have the most flexible, family-friendly membership program in the world of golfing – completely based on the reality of hardworking couples and families leading very busy lives.

Why Become a Member?

Becoming a member in the Royal Golf Club is more than having unlimited access to our golf course and practice areas.

In our research, we’ve come to understand that not everyone has the time to spend four or more hours at a time playing 18 holes of golf.

So what if you put in a long day of work and you only have time for a few holes of golf in the evening?

Or, what if you’d like to entertain your clients, but you have a client who isn’t really a great golfer?

Or, what if you have a teenager who is totally on fire for the game and would like to use those lazy days of summer to hone his or her game?

We’ve designed our membership program to meet those real-life needs!

For example, with our single or family membership, you can come out here at the end of a long day and just play a few holes on our 18-hole King & Queen Course or play our 6-hole Short Course, a great venue to dial in your short game.

And that’s just the start.

Royal Club Residents

For couples and families that choose to make their home in the Royal Club, our 291-home development surrounding the Royal Golf Club, we are offering a family membership of $3,799 per season, and individual memberships for $2,799. This membership provides unlimited golf all season long. Members will be able to book tee times up to 14 days in advance versus 7 days for non-members. For an additional $600 (family)/$400 (single), you will be able to drive your own golf cart from your home directly to our course/clubhouse. These memberships include unlimited golf balls at our practice area.

3M Employees and Retirees, and Lake Elmo Residents

We want the Royal Golf Club to be YOUR neighborhood golf course, even if you don’t live here. And, we also want those who work or worked at 3M and used to play here when it was known as Tartan Park, that you will be fully welcomed into the Royal Golf Club family. If you are a Lake Elmo resident, or you work at 3M or retired from 3M, we are offering a family season membership rate of $3,899, and a single annual membership of $2,899. And keep in mind – there are no monthly minimums for food or beverages at our clubhouse. For an additional $800 (family)/$600 (single), you can have unlimited access to a golf cart all season long, and for $350 (family)/$250 (single), unlimited golf balls at our practice area.

Founding Member (First 100 Applicants)

For this first season, we are offering a special membership rate for the first 100 families/individuals who are members of the general community. With this membership, families and individuals will have unlimited golf with no green fees, be able to reserve tee times up to 14 days in advance, and receive up to 10% off of Royal Golf Club logoed apparel. Membership rates are $3,999 for families and $2,999 for individuals. Annual cart fee is $800 for families and $600 for individuals. Unlimited practice balls at our practice area are $350 for families and $250 for individuals.

Royal Junior Membership Program

When Arnold Palmer and Annika Sörenstam designed our course, one of the founding principles was to create an experience that would introduce more young people to golfing. This is critical to the future of our sport – more young people playing golf means that today’s golf courses will be here tomorrow for all to enjoy. If your young person is the only one who plays golf in your household, we offer a junior membership for just $150 per season! This membership offers time-restricted golf with no greens fees, and 3-day advance tee time reservations.

Corporate Membership

For nearby businesses that would like to include the Royal Golf Club as part of their relationship building efforts, we’ve created a membership program that can scale with the growth of your business. When we spoke with local business owners, we realized that many hate paying for a full season of golf, but only use a small portion of their membership (based on the number of rounds golfed). It’s like paying for season tickets to the Minnesota Wild and you only get out to a few games with your clients.

So, to solve this problem, we’ve created membership packages based on 20 rounds, 40 rounds, 60 rounds and 80 rounds of golf. So, for example, if you purchase our 20 round package, that means you and three other employees/clients can play five 18-hole rounds together throughout the season.

The rates for these memberships are as follows:

  • 20 Rounds with Cart: $1,600
  • 40 Rounds with Cart: $3,000
  • 60 Rounds with Cart: $4,200
  • 80 Rounds with Cart: $5,200

Our corporate memberships come with complimentary warm-up balls for the practice area, 14-day advanced tee time reservations, discounted rate on group/individual golf lessons, and a 10% discount on Royal Golf Club-branded apparel in our golf shop.


If you’re interested in taking advantage of any of our membership options, we urge you to act now. Applicants signing up prior to April 15, 2018 will guarantee they do not miss a single day of the golf season.

As of May 1, we will increase all membership rates by 10% through the end of the season.

We are anticipating opening the Royal Golf Club for play on or about May 1, depending upon the condition of the course following winter, and our spring weather.

Take the Next Step: Become a Member

As you can see, we’re offering lots of options to meet you where you’re at in life. That’s because we know that not everyone has the time to play as much golf as they’d like or that the love of the game varies in each household.

What we do know is that we’re trying to create a community, where golfing and the love of the outdoors, is at its center, and where all are welcomed. We’re here to change golfing by focusing on what matters most – creating the connections between those in our community.

So, take the next step – check out our various golf memberships here. Or, give us a call at 651-505-9070.