About Us

Let’s face it. The closest most of us will ever get to being a scratch golfer is when, while golfing, we scratch ourselves. Many of us….ummm….suck! The golf industry is constantly telling us that the clubs and gear we bought two years ago (when it was the best thing since sliced bread) are now inadequate. Exactly what a guy (or girl) wants to hear... there's something wrong with our equipment.  Determined to fix it, we buy in, get expensive lessons, practice with weird training aids and yet…ASTONISHINGLY…our scores never get any better. Many of us still... ummm... suck. So who cares!?!

Golf should merely be about love of the game. Whether it be the travel, the new courses, the comraderie within a league, or just seeking our best round at the course we play every day. Who cares?!? Do what you love. Play where you want to play. Do what you want to do. Tired of playing with that pompous jerk who is always citing rules violations to you... push him down a hill. Golf should be simple. Golf should be fun. Bottom line. When even Jack Nicklaus is telling everyone that the rules of golf should be thrown out and rewritten in 20 lines or less... you'd think someone would listen. Get back to the basics!

According to the National Golf Foundation (2010) only 17% of ALL golfers scored better than (lower than) 90 for 18 holes. Yes, 83% of ALL GOLFERS are bogey golfers or "worse." The average 18-hole score was 97 for men and 114 for women. Only 6% of men and 1% of women golfers say they break 80 regularly. Of the estimated 24 million golfers in the United States, 18.7 million would be considered hacker's.

With so many hackers out there, you’d think there’d be an organization that would embrace the multitudes of average golfers out there, but there’s not.

Until now. We're here for you.

Hacker’s Central

Hacker's Central is an online golfing community where golfers can view course reviews (Iowa/Minnesota/North Dakota/Nebraska/Wisconsin), participate in ongoing discussions about golf, view course photos, and much more. By utilizing our powerful database search functions, golfers can find courses based on more than a dozen different factors and find the right one that fits their unique game. Sign up Today !!.

Hacker’s Guides

An ongoing series of golf course ratings guides that review every eighteen-hole public golf course in a particular market. The first guide, Hacker's Guide to Twin Cities Golf Courses , was introduced in early 2009, and it contains all of the eighty-seven 18-hole public golf courses in the Twin Cities. Order this guide today.

The second book, Hacker’s Guide to Minnesota & Western Wisconsin Golf Courses , introduced in 2010, contains the original 87-courses in the Twin Cities, plus every public eighteen-hole golf course across Minnesota and western Wisconsin for a total of 283 courses. This is the only guide of its kind ever assembled. Order this guide today.

Team Hacker

A team of enthusiastic golfers that rate golf courses for Hacker’s Guide. If you are an active golfer, and always seem to have an opinion on the golf courses that you play, you’ve found a home with the Hacker's Guide. Over 1100 area golfers are currently signed up to be members of Team Hacker, which is the group of golfers we rely on to visit every golf course in the Upper Midwest. As a member of the team, if approved, your get the opportunity to review courses in your area in exchange for free or discounted rounds. If you rate enough courses, we’ll send you free Team Hacker polos and outwear. If interested, sign up today to join the team .

Hacker’s Favorite Award

As each new printed book comes out, the Hacker’s Guide awards the Top 10% of golf courses listed in each book a Hacker’s Favorite award in six different categories: Conditions, Hospitality, Playability, Facilities, Value, Forward Score and Overall Score. The winning golf courses receive a printed award that they can display in their pro shop acknowledging their top score in one or more rating categories. When a course wins a Hacker’s Favorite Award, it’s because they are the kind of course that hackers love to play.