A Joel Goldstrand Designed Championship Course
Known as one of the Midwest’s premier golf course architects, Joel Goldstrand designed the 27 Hole course layout for Geneva Golf Club. The course features a variety of water, natural hazards, bunkers, and trees that accommodate players of all skill levels. Geneva opened for business in the spring of 2000 after the Thompson family moved to Alexandria in 1998 to start development. They had previously operated a family dairy and grain farm for 29 years, but followed through on a vision to bring upscale daily fee golf to the Alexandria area. Gary, Barb, and Randy Thompson have been the owners of Geneva Golf Club since inception, running operations as a true family business from the beginning. Their sons and daughters have since contributed to the management and operations of the course, helping to implement several ideas and programs that continue to keep Geneva among the most respected golf facilities in the entire state of Minnesota.
The property for the original 18-hole golf course and Lake Geneva Estates was purchased from the T.A-Erickson family. (Mr. Erickson is known as the founder of the 4-H organizations in Minnesota). The initial phase of golf course and housing development consisted of 233 acres, 163 acres of golf course and 70 acres of housing on Lake Geneva and on the golf course. A well-known course architect, Joel Goldstrand, was hired to create a championship design. Our goal was to build a golf venue that would compare favorably with some of the best resort courses in the state.
In 2002 an opportunity to purchase the adjacent 142 acres became a reality and nine additional golf holes were created along with Geneva Estates North. These nine holes were integrated with the original 18-hole layout to give us 27 holes. Three nines named the Island, Ponds and Marsh, all start and end at the clubhouse.
Geneva's latest venture is the purchase of Liberty Tree Farm. This acreage, now called Geneva Estates East, features beautiful building lots, many are wooded, and our new Geneva East Townhome development. The entire golf course and golf community now encompass 444 acres.