“There was no gold course in Sartell until. February 22nd, 1982 when George and Jacqueline Lahr sold property to Sartell Gold Club Inc, James and Dianne Dah. This property was part of the Meadow Lawn Farm.
In 1983 the original 9 holes opened for play. In 1987 the Sartell Gold Club added 9 holes and upgraded to an 18- hole course. The golf course became the centerpiece of Sartell attracting developers. The city continued to expand around it.
In 1993 Richard and Elizabeth Zdebski who have continued to keep the course as the centerpiece of Sartell purchased the gold course. Their goal was to provide quality golf with the longest golfing season in the area.
There have been several golf leagues, company golf tournaments, and well-known personalities that have played here. In 1997 a company called Sartell Instruments LTD from Missauga, Ontario Canada held a company meeting in Sartell and had a company golf tournament here.
About this time entertainer Willie Nelson was in the area for a concert, called for a Tee Time and played 18 holes here.
The Sartell Golf Club has helped pioneer the accelerated growth of the City of Sartell.
Sartell’s second golf course called Blackberry Ridge Golf Club. It’s clubhouse, meeting facilities and full pro shop were opened in the fall of 2001. It is located on the old Fenlayson farm a few miles north of the Sartell Golf Club. Beautiful rolling hills, trees, and wetlands challenge the best of golfers. It too has aided in development and expansion of the City of Sartell.”
This is a quote from the book History of Sartell, Minnesota Lumber, Paper, Valves and Progress A Century of Progress, Welcoming a Century of Promise. Page 237