May 22, 2018

The Royal Club Announces Opening of Phase 2 at The Royal Golf Club in Lake Elmo

The Royal Golf Club golf course opens for play on May 19, 2018

LAKE ELMO, MN – The Royal Club, the 291-home development being built around the Royal Golf Club  in Lake Elmo, a suburb located east of downtown St. Paul, has announced the opening of Phase 2 of its single-family home and villa development.

“With 75 percent of our properties in Phase 1 sold out,” said Jim Boo, sales director for The Royal Club, “we started to experience pressure to open Phase 2 of the development. It’s incredibly exciting to see this new community coming together.”

The Royal Club home and villa development is being built in four phases among the tranquil, rolling wooded hills of Lake Elmo overlooking Horseshoe Lake in the heart of the St. Croix River Valley.

The first phase, with 73 lots, was opened last year. The Royal Club’s first homeowners will be moving into their new, custom-built homes this summer. Phase 2 will feature 64 lots. Phase 2 calls for 15 single-family homes and a proposed 49 villa homes. Phase 2 is located south of the Royal Golf Club clubhouse, bordering holes 8 and 12 of the Royal Golf Club. Based on enthusiasm for Phase 2, home construction will begin in late Fall 2018 with the first residents moving into their new homes in summer 2019.

Six builders were carefully selected to build the homes and villas within The Royal Club. Single-family home builders are Charles Cudd Co., Custom One Homes, Hartman Homes, and TJB Homes. Villa builders are Pratt Homes and Gorham Communities.

The Royal Golf Club, a Legend From Day One

The Royal Golf Club represents a complete transformation of what was once known as 3M’s Tartan Park Golf Course. The 477-acre, $365 million development includes a completely redesigned 18-hole public golf course, a refurbished clubhouse featuring a full-service restaurant, and much more. The club and home development were founded by Hollis Cavner, Bruce Grachek, Randy Grachek, Gary Hendrickson, and Joel LeVahn.

In founding the Royal Golf Club and The Royal Club, the founders intend to create a challenging yet family friendly experience that encourages residents and members to spend more time in the outdoors.

“Golfing is an activity best experienced with others,” said Cavner, one of the co-founders and owner of Pro Links Sports, which manages PGA tournaments such as the 3M Championship. “Between our course, the clubhouse and the home development, we want to bring together families of multiple generations, as well as people from throughout the East Metro, to reconnect with the outdoors.”

The Royal Club home development is being built around the perimeter of the new Royal Golf Club, an 18-hole championship golf course designed by golf legends Annika Sörenstam and Arnold Palmer. The course will open for play to the public on May 19, 2018.

Complementing the main golf course is the Short Course, a six-hole, par 3 course, which mimics famous golf holes, as well as a 10,000-square-foot putting green, a 2,000-square-foot chipping green, and a 33,000-square-foot teeing ground on its driving range.

The new course includes a renovated 26,000-square-foot clubhouse that features Arnie’s restaurant and bar, six meeting rooms and banquet space for up to 300 people, and an outdoor patio for 84. Future improvements include a private fitness center and pool for residents of The Royal Club, a children’s park, and miles of walking and running trails.

To schedule a tour of The Royal Club home development, including the golf course, contact The Royal Club sales center at 651-505-9066.

About the Royal Golf Club

The Royal Golf Club, located in the Twin Cities suburb of Lake Elmo, Minn., is a daily fee, 18-hole championship golf course designed to appeal to golf enthusiasts of all ages and all abilities. The course, designed by the late Arnold Palmer (the last course he designed) and Annika Sörenstam, both legendary pro golfers is complemented by a 291-home golf community called The Royal Club. To learn more, visit

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