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ARROWWOOD RESORT (Alexandria)
Our Alexandria Minnesota resort hotel is located in a setting of natural splendor and offers outstanding year ’round recreational facilities and service that will exceed your expectations. We are a short and beautiful drive from the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. This Minnesota Resort Hotel is near Carlos Creek Winery and the Minnesota Lakes Maritime Museum and is home to the Big Splash Waterpark and Atikwa Golf Course. Arrowwood Resort & Conference Center is ideally located in Alexandria, Minnesota, the heart of the Lakes Region.
Golf: Atikwa Golf Club
Visit Arrowwood and enjoy Minnesota golf at its finest with the newly renovated Atikwa Golf Club at Arrowwood Resort. This championship golf course was designed with wetland preservation in mind and focuses on scenic lake views and unique challenges. Play your best game at the Atikwa Golf Club at Arrowwood Resort. Beginners and experts alike will take pleasure in our 18-Hole Putting Course and new Driving Range. Experience the natural and undisturbed beauty of Alexandria’s most scenic golf course.
Guest Rooms, Suites, Townhomes, and Cottages. Whether your stay is for a week or a weekend, the accommodations at our Minnesota vacation resort are spacious
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and furnished for comfort. Our Guest Rooms and Suites offer private balconies or patios overlooking Lake Darling or the golf course are featured in most guest rooms. Amenities include free wireless internet, coffee makers, refrigerators, microwaves, full-size ironing boards and irons, hairdryers, data ports and voicemail in all rooms. Arrowwood Resort offers an incredible array of resort amenities and accommodation options including Vacation Townhomes and Rental Cottages. All are fully furnished and decorated, ready for you to enjoy. Townhomes and Cottages come with all the amenities of vacationing at a resort. Your guests will have access to everything that Arrowwood has to offer – golf, marina, waterpark, spa, tennis, kid’s programs and more!
Holes 18 ~ Yardage 6,167 ~ Par 72 2100 Arrowwood Lane NW Alexandria, MN 56308 (320) 762-1124 Tee Times: (320) 762-TEES www.arrowwoodresort.com
BLACK BEAR GOLF COURSE (Carlton) Course Details:
Holes 18 ~ Yardage 6,560 ~ Par 72 1791 Hwy 210 Carlton, MN 55718 (218) 878-2485 www.golfatthebear.com
The Black Bear Golf Course is an 18-hole championship par 72 course set in the beautiful woodlands of Northern Minnesota. Designed by Gilmore Graves Golf, Inc. and opened in 2003, the course features our signature hole #7 with the Bear Paw bunker, a full-size driving range, two practice greens and four sets of tee boxes for all golfing abilities. Refresh yourself in the clubhouse while taking in the view on the beautiful deck overlooking the course. Our Golf Shop features the finest golf apparel in the industry.
DESTINATION BLOOMINGTON (Bloomington) 2131 Lindau Lane, Ste 420 Bloomington, MN 55425 (952) 278-8518 www.bloomingtonmn.org www.greatnortherngolftrail.com
45 Top Brand Hotels, Bloomington creates warm memories with everyone who visits, as it offers unique experiences that rival some of the top destinations in the country. Alive with energy and rich in diversity, Bloomington is a dynamic mix of first-class at - tractions, vibrant restaurants and diverse hotels.
Great Northern Golf Trail
This dream itinerary along the Great Northern Golf Trail in Minnesota and Wisconsin will make you a hero among fellow golfers. Your journey starts in Bloomington, MN, home of Mall of America and continues on to 13 bucket list Midwestern golf courses. Contact us for course openings and personized 2021 golf packages and pricing.
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BREEZY POINT RESORT (Breezy Point)
Breezy Point Resort proudly presents the nationally recognized Deacon’s Lodge an Arnold Palmer Signature course named in honor of Arnold’s father Deacon “Deke” Palmer. Additionally, Breezy Point offers its original championship course Whitebirch, a fan favorite, and the Traditional course which played host to both Patty Berg and Walter Hagen in the 1920’s and 30’s. Complemented by 4 unique restaurants, “Dockside” sports and entertainment bar, Spa, boat marina, paddle driven cruise boat, sugar sand beaches and multiple accommodation options, Breezy Point has been Minnesota’s “go-to” resort for 100 years. Breezy Point Resort specializes in custom “Stay and Play” package assembled to meet the golf retreat dreams of any group size. Breezy also offers the only true all-inclusive option golf packages.
Three 18-hole Courses, Resort Lodge and Condos.
Course Details: Deacon’s Lodge Holes 18 ~ Yardage 6,977 ~ Par 72 Whitebirch Holes 18 ~ Yardage 6,730 ~ Par 72 Traditional Holes 18 ~ Yardage 5,192 ~ Par 68 9252 Breezy Point Dr. Breezy Point MN 56472 (800) 432-3777 www.breezypointresort.com
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BRAEMAR GOLF COURSE (Edina) Course Details:
Holes 18 ~ Yardage 6,941 ~ Par 72 6364 John Harris Drive Edina, MN 55439 (952) 903-5750 www.braemargolf.com
Braemar Golf Course, one of the premiere courses in Minnesota, has recently completed a major renovation of their championship golf course from its original 27-hole layout resulting a transformed magnificent 18-hole truly championship layout. Over the years Braemar has been rated among the top 75 public golf courses in the nation, including #1 Public Course by Golf Digest (1984). The course is located in southwest Edina 10 minutes from MSP International Airport and Mall of America as well as 10 minutes from either Minneapolis or St. Paul.
CHASKA TOWN COURSE (Chaska) Course Details:
Holes 18 ~ Yardage 6,817 ~ Par 72 3000 Town Course Drive Chaska, MN 55318 (952) 443-3748 www.chaskatowncourse com
Located only 30 minutes from downtown Minneapolis and the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport, the Golf Digest 4 ½ Star Chaska Town Course is considered one of the best public courses in Minnesota. It has been recognized as a Top 25 Municipal Course in the USA by Golfweek and was rated as a Top 10 Golf Course in Minnesota by Golf Digest. Designed by renowned golf course architect Arthur Hills, the Chaska Town Course sprawls over 285 acres with lush bent grass covering the playing area from tee box to green and dotted with oak groves, open prairie and picturesque wetlands. With friendly customer service a priority, the experience at The Chaska Town Course is on par with the best!
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CRAGUN’S RESORT (Brainerd)
Experience award-winning golf on three premier courses. The world-class Legacy Courses was rated 5-Stars by Golf Digest and awarded “Best Places To Play” and “Best In State”. Surrounded by 1,000 acres of woods, water, and wetlands, the Legacy is the first to host the Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada in the U.S. Come play where the pros play!
Come for the golf but stay for the fun at Cragun’s Resort. When you stay and play at Minnesota’s largest four-season resort, there are plenty of things to do in addition to golf. You’ll enjoy the comfortable accommodations, great dining, a fullservice marina on Gull Lake, Cragun’s Gull Lake Spa, our Indoor Sports Centre with tennis, basketball, track and exercise facilities, indoor and outdoor pools and two sandy beaches. Part of the unique pleasure of playing golf at Cragun’s Legacy Courses is the flexibility designed into the facility. Cragun’s Dutch Legacy is the crown jewel of Brainerd golf courses; Rated 5 stars since Golf Digest. Brilliant design blends with the beauty of an Audubon Signature Sanctuary course, designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr Cragun’s Bobby Legacy is a 4 ½ star-rated (Golf Digest) Brainerd golf course and was named after its famed designer, Robert Trent Jones, Jr. Bobby’s Legacy is a shot-makers dream, featuring elevated tees with a beautiful harmony of shorter
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holes. The beauty of dramatic lake vistas will take your breath away. The Par 3 Reversible course is inspired by the classic St. Andrews in Scotland. Reversible 9s direction alternates daily and is ideal for novice, family and group play.
Course Details: Cragun’s Dutch Legacy Holes 18 ~ Yardage 6,879 ~ Par 72 Cragun’s Bobby Legacy Holes 18 ~ Yardage 6,807 ~ Par 72 The Par 3 Reversible Holes 9 ~ Yardage: Clockwise 1,365, Counter-Clockwise: 1,240 ~ Par 27 11000 Craguns Drive Brainerd, MN 56401 (877) 319-5304 www.craguns.com
LEGENDS CLUB (Prior Lake) Course Details:
Holes 18 ~ Yardage 7,126 ~ Par 72 8670 Credit River Blvd. Prior Lake, MN 55372 (952) 226-4777 www.legendsgc.com
Legends Club, recognized as National Golf of the Year by the National Golf Course Owners Association, is an 18 hole championship course nestled in a wooded, yet marshy, area south of the Twin Cities. It is conveniently located just 2 miles west from Highway I 35, about a 25 minute drive from either downtown Minneapolis or St. Paul and 20 minutes from the Mall of America/MSP Airport. Legends Club is one of the few daily fee public golf courses where you experience private club feel, amenities and quality. Come add your story to the Legends.
MINNESOTA NATIONAL GOLF COURSE (McGregor) Course Details:
Holes 18 ~ Yardage 7,230 ~ Par 72 23247 480th St. McGregor, MN 55760 (218) 426-4444 www.mnnationalgolfcourse.com “Top 10 Minnesota Golf Resorts” – Tee Times Magazine “Best Course Condition” – Twin Cities Golf
Minnesota National Golf Course is a magnificent 27-Hole Joel Goldstrand golf course built on 600 lakeside acres in Northern Minnesota’s wilderness, surrounded by towering pines, hardwoods and wildlife. The 18-Hole Championship course features bentgrass tees, fairways and greens with Ohio White Sand bunkers and plays over 7,200 yards. TeeTimes Magazine recently named Minnesota National a Top 10 Golf Resort. The facility also features the popular Savanna-9 executive course. The grand 20,000 sq. ft. clubhouse features 40-foot open beam ceilings, 5 stone fireplaces, 2 bars and 4 event venues with media.
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GIANTS RIDGE RESORT (Biwabik)
One Resort. Two of America’s Best Public Courses. Giants Ridge is the only Minnesota golf resort that has two courses that each have been named the best public course in the state and have been named to Golf Digest’s America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses list. The Quarry course is currently the #20 public course in the country and #1 in Minnesota with the Legend course currently #4 in Minnesota. In terms of quality and value there are few destinations that can compare to Giants Ridge. The rolling woodlands of the Superior National Forest surround both courses, which overlook a series of lakes and a former rock quarry. Pine stands, groves of quaking aspen, blue skies and clear water come together with immaculate fairways and greens for the perfect combination of peaceful wilderness and challenging precision design. Add to that reasonable green fees, exceptional service and welcoming hospitality and it’s no wonder Giants Ridge is one of the Midwest’s top golf destinations! If you haven’t experienced The Quarry or The Legend at Giants Ridge® take some time to consider a golf getaway like
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you’ve never had before! When it opened in 1997, The Legend changed the way golf was played in northern Minnesota, drawing golf enthusiasts from around the state and the Midwest. This classic course was joined in 2003 by The Quarry, a golfer’s dream designed to put the spark back in your swing. Together, The Legend and The Quarry are 36 holes of unmatched play. Combine spectacular design with an amazing northwoods setting and you’ve got two unforgettable courses.
Course Details: The Quarry Holes 18 ~ Yardage 7,201 ~ Par 72 The Legend at Giants Ridge Holes 18 ~ Yardage 6,930 ~ Par 72 6325 Wynne Creek Drive Biwabik, MN 55708 (800) 688-7669 www.giantsridge.com
PRESTWICK GOLF CLUB (Woodbury) Course Details:
Holes 18 ~ Yardage 6,900 ~ Par 72 9555 Wedgewood Drive Woodbury, MN 55125 (651) 731-4779 www.prestwick.com
Midwest Golf Course Owners Association’s 2005 Course of the Year, Prestwick Golf Club is a vibrant showcase of natural beauty: spectacular wildflower fields adorning manicured greens; rugged mature trees nearby magnificent ponds; subtle rolling fairways set below high elevated tees. This re-mastered championship track provides distinctive golf holes and presents a new challenge around every turn. Recognized by the National Audubon Society for its arboretum-like environment, Prestwick is a feast for the eyes and an exciting test for golfers. The newly renovated clubhouse is home to a full-service restaurant and a breath-taking banquet room for up to 280 people. One of the Top 10 public courses in Minnesota and rated four stars by Golf Digest in 2006.
RIDGES AT SAND CREEK GOLF CLUB (Jordan) Course Details:
Holes 18 ~ Yardage 6,936 ~ Par 72 21775 Ridges Drive Jordan, MN 55352 (952) 492-2644 www.ridgesatsandcreek.com
Awarded #1 value by Twin Cities Golf Guide Golf World’s Readers’ Choice Awards #33 in the country (public) Midwest Golf Course Owners Association’s “Golf Course of the Year 2009”
Designed by Joel Goldstrand, Ridges at Sand Creek features wetlands, rolling terrain, elevated trees, undulating greens and strategically placed bunkers. Ridges’ restaurant serves traditional American cuisine. Banquet facilities accommodate up to 400, with the Club Room for smaller gatherings.
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MADDEN’S ON GULL LAKE (Brainerd)
Voted 53rd Best Resort in the World by Conde Nast Traveler readers, Madden’s offers upscale accommodations, dining, endless recreation for golf groups, reunions and retreats. With four onproperty courses, Madden’s is be a golf destination like no other. Featuring The Classic at Madden’s (5-Star and Top 100 in US and ‘#1 buddies’ destination in Minnesota’); the historic Pine Beach East, Pine Beach West, and a Social 9, Madden’s offers a course for every golfer. Located in the heart of the Brainerd Lakes area on 1,000 acres with miles of lakeshore, a reputation of gracious hospitality makes Madden’s a world-class destination. Minnesota’s Classic Resort, offers a golf experience for every ability and budget. Madden’s rich tradition of golf began in 1926, building a reputation on “classic” service and pristine course conditions, which are evident today at each of Madden’s four golf courses. Madden’s Pine Beach East Course the first 18-hole resort course opened in Minnesota, is a true test of golf skills, as it meanders through a striking park-like setting. Madden’s Pine Beach West Course is a heavily wooded course, and its rolling terrain makes it an enjoyable challenge for any level player.
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Come for the Golf; Stay for the Rest
The Classic at Madden’s has received rave reviews since opening in 1997. The Classic at Madden’s is literally carved out of the rolling hills and oaks and pines bordering nearby Gull Lake, and it’s easy to understand why this challenging and breathtaking track has received numerous awards: a five-star rating for Best Places to
Play (Golf Digest), #5 in Golfweek’s “Best” and Golf Digest’s Top 50.
Course Details: The Classic at Madden’s Holes 18 ~ Yardage 7,102 ~ Par 72 Madden’s Pine Beach EAST Holes 18 ~ Yardage 6,101 ~ Par 70 Madden’s Pine Beach WEST Holes 18 ~ Yardage 5,070 ~ Par 66 11266 Pine Beach Peninsula Brainerd, MN 55401 (800) 642-5363 www.maddens.com
ROYAL GOLF CLUB (Lake Elmo) Course Details:
Holes 18 ~ Yardage 7,002 ~ Par 72 11455 20th St N Lake Elmo, MN 55042 (651) 505-9050 www.royalclubmn.com
Royal Golf Club, located in Lake Elmo, MN, is an 18-hole championship golf course designed to appeal to golf enthusiasts of all ages. Set in the beautiful rolling hills of the St. Croix River Valley, along the shore of Horseshoe Lake, the course was co-designed by legendary golf pros Arnold Palmer and Annika Sörenstam. The first nine holes, known as the Queen’s Nine, were designed by Annika Sorenstam, and the back nine, known as the King’s Nine, were designed by the late Arnold Palmer. Royal Golf Club is Arnold’s last course design, and Annika’s first design in the U.S.
RUSH CREEK GOLF CLUB (Maple Grove) 7801 Troy Lane Maple Grove, MN 55311
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WILDERNESS AT FORTUNE BAY (Tower)
THE WILDERNESS golf course is part of Northern Minnesota’s premiere vacation destination at Fortune Bay Resort Casino. Atop high granite ridges just hours north of the Twin Cities, The Wilderness offers spectacular panoramic views from the shores of the magnificent Lake Vermilion. Wrapped around picturesque Minnesota woodlands, which include majestic white and red pines, thick evergreens and dramatic rock outcroppings, the challenging course is as visually stimulating as it is enjoyable to play, making it a true golfer’s dream. Designed by renowned architect Jeffery D. Brauer, The Wilderness measures approximately 7,207 yards from the back tees and is a long hitter’s dream, while also catering to golfers of all skill levels by offering four additional sets of tees.
Fortune Bay Casino is located
adjacent to The Wilderness is a premier Minnesota destination offering two floors of gaming entertainment and resort amenities situated on Lake Vermilion.
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Stay & Play Golf and Lodging
packages are available all season. Resort rooms are beautifully appointed and range from Deluxe to Executive Suites. When you are worn out from a thrilling day of gaming, golfing, or fishing, you will not be disappointed when you kick back and relax.
Holes 18 ~ Yardage 7,207 ~ Par 72 1450 Boise Forte Road Tower, MN 55790 (218) 753-8917 www.golfthewilderness.com
STONEBROOKE GOLF CLUB (Shakopee) Course Details:
Holes 18 ~ Yardage 6,475 ~ Par 71 2693 S. County Road 79 Shakopee, MN 55379 (952) 496-3171 www.stonebrooke.com
Stonebrooke captures the essence of Minnesota—lakes, woods and wildlife. There are few golf shots in Minnesota that will test a golfer’s physical skill and mental fortitude as much as the famous par 4,260-yard drive, across Lake O’Dowd. Undisturbed marshland and 100-year- old trees frame the breathtaking views on this course, which features water on 13 holes. Recognized in Golf Digest’s Places to Play. The course is maintained to standards above that of most country clubs. With its elevation changes, mature trees, and unique mix of great golf holes, Stonebrooke has unequaled character and is rated 4 Stars by Golf Digest...making this a Must Play for your list!
STONERIDGE GOLF CLUB (Stillwater) Course Details:
Holes 18 ~ Yardage 7,013 ~ Par 72 13600 N. Hudson Blvd. Stillwater, MN 55082 (651) 436-GOLF www.stoneridgegc.com
Located at Stillwater MN, off Interstate 94, just 10 miles east of St Paul (20 miles from Minneapolis to StoneRidge) and 6 miles from the Wisconsin border at Hudson. Opened for play in 2000, golfers enjoy pristine bent grass tees, fairways, and greens. The links style layout, the native fescue grasses swaying in the wind and massive greens all combine to give you that “across the pond” feeling. Every visit to StoneRidge allows you the opportunity to enjoy the hospitality of a staff dedicated to outstanding customer service. Enjoy the delights at Danny’s Bar & Grill. The not so hidden secret of StoneRidge’s restaurant includes world-class fare and an award-winning patio. The ownership, management and the entire staff are committed to providing the best experience for everyone who is a guest at StoneRidge Golf Club.
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SUPERIOR NATIONAL GOLF COURSE (Lutsen) Course Details:
Holes 18 ~ Yardage 6,763 ~ Par 72 5731 MN 61 Lutsen, MN 55612 (218) 663-7195 www.superiornational.com
Superior National is located in Lutsen, Minnesota on the Beautiful North Shore of Lake Superior. We are 90 miles north of Duluth, MN and 90 miles south of Thunder Bay, Canada. Superior National is a public golf course offering 27 holes of spectacular resort golf. Unbelievable vistas of Lake Superior and other natural features can be seen as you play around the course. The course features the premier River & Canyon 18-hole course and the fun Mountain 9 with the Sawtooth Mountains for a backdrop on one side, and Lake Superior on the other, and the Poplar River running throughout, it’s no wonder Superior National is recognized among Minnesota’s Top 10 Destination Golf Courses. An unforgettable golf experience year after year.
TERRITORY GOLF CLUB (St. Cloud) Course Details:
Holes 18 ~ Yardage 6,978 ~ Par 72 480 55th Ave. S.E. St. Cloud, MN 56304 (320) 258-GOLF (4653) www.territorygc.com
Territory Golf Club is a daily-fee public golf course and considered one of the best golf facilities in Minnesota. The course is an 18-hole (6,978 yard) championship layout positioned on a piece of land that is host to a vast mixture of golf holes. Territory GC starts with a “links” style design featuring sweeping topography and native grasses and then shifts to an “up north” wooded style design with tight landing areas and mature trees. The expansive layout is highlighted by flowing elevation changes, water features, wide inviting fairways, huge undulating greens, natural wetlands and a meandering river. Located on the East side of St. Cloud, just five minutes from downtown, Territory Golf Club is conveniently North of Highway 10; making it a great retreat for individuals that are coming from the Twin Cities.
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WILDS GOLF CLUB (Prior Lake) Course Details:
Holes 18 ~ Yardage 7,025 ~ Par 72 3151 Wilds Ridge Prior Lake, MN 55372 (952) 445-3500 www.golfthewilds.com
The Wilds features 150 feet of elevation changes that offer breathtaking vistas. More than 70 bunkers and water come into play throughout nearly half the course, which winds through Ponderosa pines, hardwoods, wetlands and wildlife habitats. Designed by Tom Weiskopf and Jay Morrish Minnesota’s #1 Public Course Golf Digest, 1998 Rated #56 public course, nationally–Golf Magazine, 2000 and 2001 2008 Midwest Course of the Year NGCOA.
WILLINGERS GOLF CLUB (Northfield) Course Details:
Holes 18 ~ Yardage 6,809 ~ Par 72 6797 Canby Trail Northfield, MN 55057 (952) 652-2500 www.willingersgc.com
Located just 15 minutes south of Burnsville and one mile west of I-35, Willingers Golf Club is a premier public golf course for daily fee play. Willingers, with its dramatic setting, is challenging yet appealing to a wide cross-section of golfers. The course is set in pure nature and winds through hundreds of acres of wetlands and timberland. Willingers is nationally rated, including: Best Places to Play (17 consecutive years!)—Golf Digest and America’s Top 5 Courses Under $50—Golf Magazine.
Once Played – Easily Remembered!
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Known as a top U.S. golf destination, Minnesota offers 480+ courses characterized by beautiful natural settings, excellent conditions and af...
Published on Mar 8, 2021
Known as a top U.S. golf destination, Minnesota offers 480+ courses characterized by beautiful natural settings, excellent conditions and af...