• The Oaks at Eagle Creek

    1000 26th Ave NE • Willmar, MN 56201

    (320) 235-4448


    Owned and operated by Dave & Mary Baker since 2008

    Former owners of Melvin's on the Lake in Spicer, MN, 2003 - 2011

    The Oaks at Eagle Creek is a restaurant, bar, and event center located on

    Eagle Creek Golf Course.


    Situated across Willmar Lake, the view from the newly added outdoor patio is unbeatable. Under the Baker's ownership, the restaurant has undergone major and minor renovations, creating a modernized yet comfortable space.


    Aside from the relaxed atmosphere in the lounge and quietly formal dining room, we pride ourselves on the highest quality food in the area. Our staff hand-selects the best new and upcoming wines, craft beers, and our daily happy hour specials are a local favorite.


    We accommodate events, receptions and parties of all sizes and styles.

    Indoor Weddings

    Main Event Center • Up to 180 guests


    Main Event Center + Extended Event Room • Up to 350 guests


    Email our catering director here to obtain further information and pricing.


    Outdoor Weddings

    Email our catering director here to obtain further information and pricing of tent, table and chair rentals.


    Room Rental Rates & Fees:
    Please contact our catering director here to request rates for your private event.



    Christie Ransom

    General Manager

    Contact Christie here.

    Sabrina Lere

    Director of Catering

    Contact Sabrina here.

    Ben Hooper

    Bar Manager

    Heather Gravley

    Dining Room Manager

    Brian Simmons

    Sous Chef

  • Contact us

    Contact us here for

     any and all inquiries.

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    call us for reservations: 320-235-4448

    Winter Hours (October - April)
    Monday Closed
    Tuesday-Friday 11 am to 11 pm
    Saturday 3 pm to 11 pm
    Sunday 10 am-1:30 pm (closed after brunch)


    *Our kitchen always closes at 10 pm.

    Click here for directions


    1000 26th Ave NE
    Willmar, MN 56201



    Give us a call for reservations and inquiries.


    West Central Minnesota's Premier 18‐Hole Course

    For course information, online tee times, membership questions and more, visit Eagle Creek Golf Club here

  • Our History

    Willmar Golf Club was founded in 1931 by a local millionaire DN Tallman whose farm property was used to build Willmar’s first 9-hole Golf Course. That same year the course hosted the first Lakeland Golf Tournament, which recently celebrated its 86th anniversary. In 1962 the course became an 18 hole course with the addition of 9 holes.


    The Willmar Golf Club managed both the restaurant and country club until leasing the food and beverage business privately in 1989 to Mike and Mar Dols at which time it was renamed The Blue Heron on the Green. Mike and Mar expanded the building to have an Event Center as well as reconstructing an outdoor deck into a large bar/lounge area, rechristening it The 52 Club. In 1996 the Willmar Golf Course changed its name to Eagle Creek Country Club.


    In 2008 Dave and Mary Baker took over the lease and renamed the restaurant “The Oaks at Eagle Creek” and in 2010 added a large outdoor deck overlooking the back 9 holes. In 2014, the entire restaurant underwent a modernized renovation.


    Today, with both the restaurant and the beverage cart on the course, the Oaks retains nearly 60 employees. The Oaks' menu is updated biannually through the collaboration of the owners and management to include locally grown produce, wines, craft beers and products from Willmar’s very own JENNIE-O® Turkey Store and other local businesses.


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