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Rochester Golf & Country Club

Rochester Golf & Country Club is a private, 18-hole golf course designed by A.W. Tillinghast in 1916. It has been acclaimed by Golf Digest and the Golf Course Architects of America as one of the finest courses of its kind.

The clubhouse features a newly renovated professional golf shop, Tillie's Bar & Grill, Shawnee Dining Room with Chef’s Table, and private dining options. Indoor golf simulators and lounge, fitness center, and a Kid’s Club will also be added to the clubhouse this winter. Multiple indoor event spaces, including private meeting rooms and a state-of-the-art ballroom, make Rochester Golf & Country Club the ideal location for events, large or small. A new outdoor wedding ceremony and multi-use site is currently under development and will be ready for the 2019 wedding season.

Just outside the clubhouse, members can cool off in the recently updated aquatic center, complete with double flume water slide, official diving board, and zero-entry baby pool. A poolside grill and 10th Tee Snack Bar offer casual eating options while you swim, golf, and take in the scenery.

Professional Staff

Perfect your golf game, savor the most exquisite cuisine, and throw the perfect event – all with the help of our experts at Rochester Golf & Country Club.

High-Quality Service

At Rochester Golf & Country Club, we pride ourselves on delivering the best customer service to our members and their guests, whether you’re lounging poolside, playing the front nine, or entertaining your most important client.

State-of-the-Art Equipment

Whether you’re teeing up to use our TrackMan Golf Simulators or taking in the amazing audio that results from the ballroom’s Loop Hearing System, we ensure our technologies provide you with an innovative and unparalleled experience.

Top Chefs

Rochester Golf & Country Club’s Executive Chef and Food and Beverage staff are committed to providing members with a dining experience that rivals the scenic, sweeping view of the golf course.

Easy Booking Tee Times

Our effortless and secure online booking system allows you to log in and set your tee time when it’s most convenient for you.

Exciting Activities

From nighttime adult events to weeklong kid’s camps, Rochester Golf & Country Club offers a variety of fun events and activities for members of all ages.


In September of 1915, an avid group of golfers took over a lease of 100 acres from Mayo Clinic doctors E.S. Judd and D.C. Balfour. Harry Turple, a Red Wing Course Golf Professional, was brought in to lay out a nine-hole course - and Rochester Golf Club was born. The members desired a more challenging golf course and as luck would have it, a Mayo Clinic physician married the daughter of noted golf course architect, Albert Warren (A.W.) Tillinghast.

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Dress Code

Rochester Golf & Country Club is a family-friendly, member-owned, private country club that adheres to a “Country Club Casual” dress code unless otherwise specified. Tasteful and appropriate attire is expected at all times. Members are asked not only to willingly observe the dress code but to communicate the dress code to their family and guests and ensure they comply.

Our staff has been authorized by the Board of Directors to enforce the dress code and to refuse service to anyone not in compliance. Golfers not meeting these requirements will not be allowed to play.

  • All clothing should be neat, clean, and pressed.

  • Men are required to wear collared, turtleneck, mock turtleneck, and sleeved shirts or sweaters.

  • Women may wear dresses, blouses or sweaters, including collarless and/or sleeveless, and skirts, slacks, golf shorts, or skorts.

  • Denim is not allowed on the golf course or in practice areas. Denim may be worn in other areas of the club.

  • Caps and visors are allowed in all areas of the club except in the Shawnee Dining Room. Caps and visors must be worn bill forward.

  • Proper footwear is required. Golf shoes must have soft spikes.

  • Scheduled events may have a specific dress code.


Guest Policy

Guests of members are welcome to enjoy the use of the Club while accompanied by a member. The conduct of guests is the responsibility of the host member.

  • A guest may use cash or credit card for club purchases.

  • Persons residing in Olmsted and contiguous counties may use the golf course once each month as a guest of a member. There are no usage restrictions for those residing outside of Olmsted or contiguous counties.

  • No one in any classification of membership at the Rochester Golf & Country Club that has golf privileges may be the guest of another member at any time.

  • No member may participate as a guest in any club-sanctioned golf event.

  • Guests may use the golf course more than once per month in connection with any sanctioned guest day or event.