Golf, Disc Golf and Tennis

St. James Golf Course
Highway 60 (just before Rest Area)


 The 18-hole “St. James” course at the South Fork Creek Golf Course  in Saint James, Minnesota features 6,820 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. The course rating is 73.3 and it has a slope rating of 136. Designed by Joel Goldstrand, the St. James golf course opened in 1998.  Tim Spear manages the clubhouse and is the course Superintendent and Manager.


St. James Disc Golf Course
Memorial Park & by Swimming Pool
More Information

9 hole course features both Amateur/Recreational level T-Boxes and Advanced/Tournament T-Boxes.  Room for expansion with temporary holes for tournament play is plotted for easy set up.   All holes are Par 3 holes.  Holes 4, 7, 8 and 9 have two T Boxes.


St. James High School Tennis Courts
1001 10th Avenue North

This quality facility has 8 courts. Open to the public during non-school event use times. Summer Tournament play available.


Sand Volleyball

Hickory Inn
Old Highway 60
507-375-3227 or 800-848-4379

A beautiful facility with 2 volleyball courts and an 1800 square foot deck, offering league tournaments and recreational play.

Memorial Park

Offers 2 courts on the south end of Memorial Park. Available on a First come first Serve basis. The park is open until 11:00 pm Sunday – Saturday.


Biking, Hiking & Running

St. James Lake Bike Trail
4 mile paved recreation trail for biking, hiking, rollerblading and cross country skiing that circles St. James Lake.


Skate Board Park
Memorial Park

1/2 Pipe, 1/4 pipe, grind rail and ledge. Suitable to all ability levels of rollerblading and skate boarding. Open to the public.


St. James School Track
1st Street South

Oval running track open to public during non-school event use times.



Sands Country Cove Campground
39374 680th Avenue (on Kansas Lake)

Butterfield, MN 56120
507-380-2094 or 507-380-2093

26 full hook up spaces, 40’ x 80’ sites, 20, 30 and 50 amp service. New bath house, large recreation area for horseshoes, volleyball and others. Quiet country retreat with wildlife, and open skies for stargazing. Family style bonfires. Seasonal campers welcome. Open May to October.


St. James Tiell Park Campgrounds
Tiell Drive

St. James, MN 56081
Call City Hall at 507-375-3241

21 full hook up spaces, clean restrooms with showers, shelters available for rent and new playground all right on St. James Lake. First come-first serve, no reservations taken.



We have all the fish in Minnesota with a bait shop across the way. Enjoy all the season fishing with tournaments held regularly year round. Take the boat out or use one of the many boat piers and T-docks.


Parks & Recreation

For a complete listing of all parks and recreational facilities in Watonwan County, please CLICK HERE

Horse Shoes
Memorial Park

Open to the Public


Ice Skating
Southside Park

10th Street So. and 3rd Avenue South.
Warming house on premises.


Malmrose Park
8th Street North and 8th Avenue North


Ice Hockey
Southside Park

10th Street South and 3rd Avenue South.
Warming house on premises.



St. James High School Indoor Pool
St. James High School
1001 10th Avenue North

Water Aerobics and lap swimming year round for a nominal fee. Available for rental for private parties.


Public Swimming Pool
Tiell Drive

Open 7 days a week from 1 – 7 pm
June – August
Pool with 155’ waterslide and wading pool. 
Family passes available.

Daily Rates – Per Person: $3.00 (includes tax)
*Child must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Accompanying parent or guardian will be allowed free admission.

Package Rates:

20 punch Card Daily Admission $50.00 + Tax

3 Day Pass Good for 4 People
$30.00 + Tax

Individual Monthly Pass
$40.00 + Tax

Individual Season Pass
$50.00 + Tax

Family Season Pass
$110.00 + Tax

Contact the St. James Pool at 507-375-1271 or the City of St. James at 507-375-3241 for information or to purchase passes.


Baseball & Softball

St. James A’s Baseball Team
Varsity Baseball Field
1st Street South

St. James offers high quality baseball at one of Southern Minnesota’s finest newly renovated Baseball fields. Comfortable seating and concessions available. Season opens 1st Sunday in May.


Quality softball fields, tournament play available. Concessions open during scheduled games:

Watonwan County Fairgrounds Softball Fields
St. James Memorial Park
St. James High School


Physical Fitness

Anytime Fitness
512 1st Avenue South

24 Hour Co-Ed Club Access.  Reciprocity at ALL Anytime Fitness Clubs.   Secure, clean environment with state of the art equipment and tanning (additional fee).

419 1st Avenue South


Get a complete 30 minute workout on Curves Circuit.  Work all the major muscles, cardio and stretching, as well as cool down.  Curves Smart helps you track your workout, with suggestions, and calories burned.  Get your groove on with Zumba Wednesdays at noon, and Thursdays at 4:30 and 5:30.


Indoor Entertainment

Princess Theater
505 1st Avenue South

St. James, MN 56081

First run movies played in Historical Princess Theater.

Adult Tickets: $4.00
Student: $4.00
Child Tickets: $4.00
Monday Night: $3.00 (Family Night)
Matinee: $3.00

Full concession stand complete with fresh movie theater popcorn, soda, and candy.
New movie every week.

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