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First opened in 2000, TPC Twin Cities has played host to the PGA Tour’s 3M Open since the tournament’s inaugural edition in 2019. The course previously hosted the 3M Championship on the PGA Tour Champions from 2001 to 2018.

Designed by the late great Arnold Palmer in consultation with Minnesota native and 1996 Open Championship winner Tom Lehman, the course is part of the Tournament Players Club (TPC) network, a chain of both public and private courses operated by the PGA Tour.

The most notable facility, of course, is TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, the home of the PGA Tour’s flagship event, The Players Championship.

Unfortunately for the general public, TPC Twin Cities, located approximately 20 minutes north of Minneapolis in the suburb of Blaine, Minnesota, is one of the private courses in the TPC network.

How much does it cost to become a member of TPC Twin Cities?

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A view of a 3M Open sign off the 17th fairway during the pro-am prior to the 3M Open at TPC Twin Cities on July 20, 2022 | David Berding/Getty Images

As TPC Twin Cities is a private club, one must be a member or a guest of a member to play the par-72 layout.

The club currently offers four types of memberships: family, corporate, social, and non-resident. Each offers its own variety and level of membership benefits. None of them, however, require a food and beverage minimum, which many private clubs do. So that’s nice.

Per the club’s official website: “Membership invitations are extended at the discretion of TPC Twin Cities and are subject to application approval.” But don’t think you have to sit around and wait for an invitation. Anyone can apply for membership on the website. But it’ll certainly cost a pretty penny if you’re accepted.

Depending on the level of membership, initiation fees alone are between $10,000 and $30,000, with monthly dues between $300 and $600. So if you can swing that, you can swing on the links at TPC Twin Cities. If not, become friends with a member.

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