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which routes along Lake of the Woods. It’s an18-hole championship layout with a Par 72, 6,942 yard design, featuring four sets of tees and offering plenty of hazards (water and sand) to test the more experienced golfer while still giving the beginner a fair chance. The course is open to the public and has a relaxed atmosphere that will make anyone feel welcomed. Baker National in Medina, in the heart of the Baker Park Reserve, has 210 acres dedicated to a golf course that also features practice areas, a driving range, the 9-hole Evergreen Executive Course, as well as the nationally recognized 18-hole Championship Course. StoneRidge Golf Club in Stillwater has been ranked by Golfweek as the No. 1 public access golf course in the Twin Cities. The links-style layout, the native fescue grasses, and greens allow you to experiment with a variety of approaches and short game shots. Designed by Bobby Weed and opened for play in 2000, golfers enjoy pristine bentgrass tees, fairways, and greens. The size of the greens and multiple tee settings make every round you play

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a different experience with new challenges. Highland National Golf Club in St. Paul is a renovated, upscale municipal golf course, which reopened in spring of 2005, after two years of construction. This course is now longer and more challenging than previously, with a good variety of hole layouts framed by mature trees. Highland National offers amenities of the modern course with the feel for a grand old traditional City course. This is an 18-hole, 3,200-6,600 yard, par 72 course with a 71.2 rating.

StoneRidge Golf Club was ranked by Golfweek as the No. 1 public access golf course in the Twin Cities. The Barn Hole at Baker National Golf Course.

Highland’s signature hole, the 15th, features a large “Snoopy” shaped bunker constructed with the permission of Mrs. Jean Schulz in honor of her late husband, Charles Schulz, creator of the “Peanuts” comic strip who learned to play golf here.

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xploring some of Minnesota’s many golf courses could be a popular vacation option, given the great variety of unique golf holes the attractive courses in the State have to offer. Let’s take a look at 10 of the most interesting and varied courses around the State. Alexandria Golf Club is the region’s premier golf courses due, particularly, to the meticulously maintained greens, bent grass fairways and beautiful surrounding grounds including lush trees, flowers and multiple lake views. Here there’s also a Golf Academy, with LPGA Teaching Professional Lisa Grimes offers a variety of private and group golf lessons, specialized clinics along with the Junior Golf Academy. The Club is also where one of Minnesota’s largest and most renowned annual golf tournaments takes place—the 2019 Resorters will be held July 28-August 3, 2019. Minnesota’s beautiful Lake of the Woods not only has a top-rated championship golf course; it is also the location of the State’s best fishing areas. The course is the Warroad Estates Golf Course

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