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Breezy Point ..................................... 21

MN National .................................... 33

Gulf Shores ...................................... 42

Travel Recomendations ................... 48

Golf France ...................................... 57

Southwest Florida ............................ 71

A Caddy’s Story ................................ 90

Minnesota Golf Guide ..................... 92

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Golf Courses around the Twin City Metro Afton Alps GC Afton 651-436-1320 Arbor Pointe Exec. Inver Grove Hts 651-451-9678 Baker National GC Medina 763-473-0800 Bearpath CC Eden Prairie 952-975-0123 Begin Oaks Golf Plymouth 763-559-7574 Bellwood Oaks Golf Hastings 651-437-4141 Bluff Creek Chaska 952-445-5685 Birnamwood Public Burnsville 952-707-6393 Braemar Golf Course Edina 952-941-2072 Bridges Golf Course Mounds View 763-785-9063 Brookland Exc. Nine Brooklyn Park 763-561-3850 Brookview Golf Golden Valley 763-512-2333 Buffalo Heights Golf Buffalo 763-682-2854 Bunker Hills Golf Coon Rapids 763-755-4141 Cedar Creek Golf Albertville 763-497-8245 Cedarholm Golf Brooklyn Center 651-415-2166

Falcon Ridge Golf Stacy, MN 651-462-5797 Fort Snelling Golf Fort Snelling 612-726-6222 Fred Richards Golf Edina 612-915-6606 Gem Lake Hills Golf White Bear Lake 651-429-8715 Glen Lake Golf Minnetonka 952-934-8644 Goodrich Golf Course Maplewood 651-777-7355 Greenhaven Golf Anoka 763-462-4653 Heritage Links Golf Lakeville 952-440-4653 Hiawatha City Golf Minneapolis 612-724-7715 Hidden Greens Golf Hastings 651-437-3085 Hidden Haven Golf East Bethel 763-434-6867 Highland Park Golf St. Paul 651-699-5825 Hyland Greens GC Bloomington 952-948-8868 Inver Wood Golf Inver Grove Heights 651-457-3667 Island Lake Golf Shoreview 651-787-0383 Island View Golf Waconia 952-442-6116

Chaska Town Course Chaska 952-443-3748 Chomonix GC Lino Lakes 651-482-8484 Cleary Lake Golf Prior Lake 952-447-2171 Columbia Golf Minneapolis 612-789-2627 Como Golf Course St. Paul 651-488-9673 Country Air Golf Lake Elmo 651-436-6549 Country View Golf Maplewood 651-484-9809 Dahlgreen Golf Chaska 800-946-2274 Daytona CC Dayton 763-427-6110 Deer Run Golf Victoria 952-443-2351 Eagle Lake Golf Plymouth 763-268-3181 Eagle Valley Golf Woodbury 651-714-3750 Edinburgh USA Brooklyn Park 763-493-8098 Elm Creek Golf Links Plymouth 763-478-6716 Emerald Greens Golf Hastings 651-480-8558 F.A. Gross Golf Minneapolis 612-789-2542

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Kate Haven Golf Circle Pines 763-786-2945 Keller Golf Course Maplewood 651-484-3011 Legacy at Cragun’s Brainerd 800-272-4867 Legends Golf Club Prior Lake 952-226-4777 Links at Northfork Ramsey 763-241-0506 Loggers Trail Golf Stillwater 651-439-7862 Lost Spur Golf Eagan 651-484-5681 Manitou Ridge GC White Bear Lake 651-777-2987 Meadowbrook Golf Hopkins 952-929-2077 Mississippi Dunes Cottage Grove 651-768-7611 Mississippi National Red Wing 651-388-1874 Montgomery GC Montgomery 507-364-5602 New Hope Golf New Hope 763-531-5178 Oak Glen Golf Stillwater 651-439-6963 Oak Marsh Golf Oakdale 651-730-8886 Oakdale Golf Oakdale 651-770-2719

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Parkview Golf Course Eagan 651-454-9884 Phalen Golf Course St. Paul 651-778-0413 Pheasant Acres Golf Corcoran 763-428-8244 Pioneer Creek Golf Maple Plain 952-955-3982 Ponds Golf Course St. Francis 763-753-1100 Prestwick Golf Woodbury 651-731-4779 Refuge Golf Club Oak Grove 763-753-8383 Ridges at Sand Creek Jordan 952-492-2644 River Oaks Golf Cottage Grove 651-483-2121 Roseville Cedarholm Roseville 651-415-2166 Rum River Hills Golf Ramsey 763-753-3339 Rush Creek Golf Maple Grove 763-494-8844 Sanbrook Golf Isanti 763-444-9904 Sawmill Golf Course Stillwater 651-439-7862 Scottdale Golf Course Prior Lake 952-435-7182 Silver Springs Golf Monticello 763-295-2951

Stonebrooke Golf Shakopee 952-496-3171 StoneRidge Golf Stillwater 651-436-4653 Sundance Golf Maple Grove 763-420-4700 Tanners Brook Golf Forest Lake 651-464-2300 The Meadows Prior Lake 952-233-5533 Theodore Wirth Golf Minneapolis 612-522-4584 Thompson Oaks Golf West St. Paul 651-457-6064 U of Minnesota Falcon Heights 651-627-4000 Valley View Golf Belle Plaine 952-873-4653 Valleywood Golf Apple Valley 952-953-2323 Viking Meadows Golf East Bethel 763-434-4205 Wilds Golf Course Prior Lake 952-445-4455 Wild Marsh Golf Club Buffalo 763-682-4476 Willingers Golf Northfield 952-440-7000

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Central Minnesota Albion Ridges Annandale 320-963-5500 Crossings, The Montevideo 320-569-8600 Crow River CC Hutchinson 320-587-3070

MN National McGregor, MN 218-426-3117 Izatys Resort Lake Mille Lacs 800-533-1728 Southbrook Golf Annandale 320-274-2341

Southern Minnesota Arrowhead Emmons 507-297-5767 Boulder Pointe Elko 952-461-4900 Benson Golf Club Benson 320-842-7901 Cannon Golf Cannon Falls 507-263-3126 Crow River CC Hutchinson 320-587-3070 Dacotah Ridge Golf Morton 507-644-5050 Eagle Creek Golf Willmar 320-235-1166 Eastwood Golf Rochester 507-281-6173 Faribault Golf Faribault 507-334-5559

Harmony Golf Harmony 507-886-5622 Hidden Creek Owatonna 507-444-9229 Lake Pepin Golf Lake City 888-345-5768 Luverne CC Luverne 507-283-4383 Madelia Golf Course Madelia 507-642-3245 Maple Valley Golf Rochester 507-285-9100 Mankato Golf Club Mankato 507-387-5676 Marshall Golf Club Marshall 507-532-2278 Meadow Lakes Rochester 507-285-1190

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St. James CC St. James 507-375-3849 Summit Golf Cannon Falls 507-263-4648 The Crossings Montevideo 320-269-8600 Tyler Community Tyler 507-247-3242 Willow Creek Rochester 507-285-0305 Winona Country Winona 507-454-3767 Zumbro Falls Zumbro Falls 507-753-3131 Zumbrota Golf Zumbrota 507-732-5817

Northern Minnesota Angushire Par 3 St. Cloud 320-251-9619 Arrowwood Golf Alexandria 320-762-8337 Babbitt Golf Club Babbitt 218-827-2603 Balmoral Golf Course Battle Lake 218-864-5414 Bemidji Town Golf Bemidji 218-751-4535 Birch Bay Golf Nisswa 218-963-4488

Black Bear Golf Carlton 218-587-8800 Blackberry Ridge Sartell 320-257-4653 Blackduck Golf Club Blackduck 218-835-7757 Blueberry Pines Golf Menahga 218-564-4653 Bois De Sioux Golf Wahpeton 701-642-3673 Boulder Ridge Golf St. Cloud 320-259-7944

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Breezy Point Breezy Point 800-432-3777 Brookside Resort Golf Park Rapids 800-247-1615 Castle Highlands Golf Bemidji 218-586-2681 Chisago Lakes Golf Lindstrom 651-257-1484 Deacon’s Lodge Golf Breezy Point 888-437-4637 Detroit Country Club Detroit Lakes 218-847-5790 Detroit CC – Lakeview Detroit Lakes 218-847-8942 Eagle Ridge Golf Coleraine 218-245-2217 Eagle’s Landing Golf Ft. Ripley 320-632-5721 Eagle Trace Golf Clearwater 320-558-6066 Eveleth Municipal Eveleth 218-744-5943 Falls Country Club International Falls 218-283-4491 Fair Havens Golf Menahga 218-732-3549 Forest Hills Golf Detroit Lakes 800-482-3441 Fritz’s Resort Golf Nisswa 218-568-8988 Geneva Golf Club Alexandria 320-762-7089 Giants Ridge Golf Biwabik 800-688-7669

Golden Eagle Golf Fifty Lakes 218-763-4653 Grand National Golf Hinckley 320-384-7427 Grand View Lodge Nisswa 218-963-3146 Green Valley Golf Lake Park 218-532-7447 Greenwood Golf Bemidji 218-751-3875 Greystone Golf Sauk Centre 320-351-4653 Gunflint Hills Golf Grand Marais 218-387-9988 Headwaters Golf Park Rapids 218-732-4832 Hoyt Lakes GC Hoyt Lakes 218-225-2841 Irish Hills Golf Pine River 218-587-2300 Ironman Golf Course Detroit Lakes 218-847-5592 Lake Miltona Golf Alexandria 612-852-7078 Lester Park Golf Duluth 218-525-0828 Lida Greens Golf Pelican Rapids 218-863-1531 Long Bow Golf Club Walker 218-547-4121 Lynx National Golf Sauk Centre 320-352-0243 Madden Inn & Golf Brainerd 218-247-1040

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Maple Hills Golf Club Frazee 218-847-9532 Maple Ridge Golf Bemidji 218-751-8401 Meadows Golf Course Moorhead 218-299-5244 Mille Lacs Golf Resort Garrison 320-692-4325 Monticello Country Monticello 763-295-4653 Nemadji Golf Course Superior 715-394-0266 Northland Country Duluth 218-525-1941 Oakcrest Golf Roseau 218-463-3016 Pebble Creek Becker 763-261-4653 Pebble Lake Fergus Falls 218-739-4014 NW Perham Lakeside Perham 218-346-6070 Pine Ridge Golf Motley 218-575-3300 Pine River Golf Pine River 218-587-4774 Pines at Grand View Nisswa 888-437-4637 Pokegama Golf Grand Rapids 888-307-3444 Preserve Grand View Nisswa 888-437-4637 Purple Hawk Country Cambridge 763-689-3433

Quadna Hills Golf Hill City 218-697-8444 Ridgewood Golf Longville 218-363-2303 Ruttger’s Bay Lodge Deerwood 218-678-2885 Sartell Golf Club Sartell 320-259-0551 Silver Bay Country Silver Bay 218-226-3111 St. Cloud Country St. Cloud 320-253-1331 Sugarbrooke Golf Grand Rapids 218-327-1462 Superior National Lutsen 218-663-7195 The Legacy at Cragun’s Brainerd 800-272-4867 The Vintage Staples Staples 218-894-9907 Thumper Pond Golf Ottertail 218-367-2000 Tianna Country Club Walker 218-547-1712 Viking Meadows Golf Cedar 763-434-4205 Village Green Golf Moorhead 218-299-7888

Warren Riverside CC Warren 218-745-4028 Warroad Estaes Golf Warroad 218-386-2025 Whitefish Golf Club Pequot Lakes 218-543-4900

Wildflower Fair Hills Detroit Lakes 888-752-9945 Wildwedge Golf Pequot Lakes 218-568-6995 Wolfridge Golf Angora 218-666-5455

Wisconsin Bristol Ridge Golf Somerset, WI 715-247-3673 Chippewa Valley Golf Menomonie, WI 800-494-8987 Clifton Highlands Prescott, WI 800-657-6845 Clifton Hollow Golf River Falls, WI 800-487-8879 Hudson CC Hudson, WI 715-386-6515 Kilkarney Hills Golf River Falls, WI 800-466-7999 Mount Frontenac Frontenac, WI 651-388-5826 New Richmond New Richmond, WI 715-246-6724

River Falls Golf River Falls, WI 715-425-0032 Saint Croix National Hudson, WI 866-525-4624 Siren Glen Golf Siren, WI 715-349-8000 Spring Valley Golf Spring Valley, WI 800-236-0009 The Ridges Golf Wisconsin Rapids, WI 715-424-3204 Troy Burne Golf Hudson, WI 715-381-9800 Turtleback Golf Rice Lake, WI 888-300-9443 White Eagle Golf Hudson, WI 888-465-3004

Vintage Golf Course Monticello 763-271-5000 Wadena Golf Club Wadena 218-631-7718 Wapicada Golf Club Sauk Rapids 320-251-7804

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“The King”

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World Golf Village is the premier resort destination for golfers of all ages. the World Golf Hall of Fame and the renowned Renaissance Resort, World Golf Village offers Not only is it homeIn thetoshadows theofWorld Golf Hall of Fame and the famed AAA 4 Diamond Renaissance two championship golf courses, King & Bear and Slammer & Squire, designed by golf legends, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Sam Snead and Gene Sarazen. Resort, World Golf Village also offers two award-winning championship golf courses, But you don’t have to be a pro to play at World Golf Village, all you need is a reservation. King & BearToand Slammer & Squire, designed by golf legends, book your tee times call (904) 940-6088 or visit, golfwgv.com. : : Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Sam Snead and Gene Sarazen. In the shadows of the World Golf Hall of Fame and the renowned Renaissance Resort, World Golf Village offers two championship golf courses, King & Bear and Slammer & Squire, designed by golf legends, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Sam Snead and Gene Sarazen. But you don’t have to be a pro to play at World Golf Village, all you need is a reservation. To book your tee times call (904) 940-6088 or visit, golfwgv.com.

(904) 940-6088

TWO WORLD GOLF PLACE

ST. AUGUSTINE, FL

Managed by Honours Golf • www.HonoursGolf.com

In the shadows of the World Golf Hall of Fame and 940-6088 the renowned Renaissance Resort, World Golf Village (904) : TWO WORLD GOLF PLACE : ST. offers AUGUSTINE, FL two championship golf courses, King & Bear and Slammer & Squire, designed by golf legends, In the shadows of the World Golf Hall of Fame and the renowned Renaissance Resort, World Golf Village offers Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Sam Snead and Geneby Sarazen. Managed Honours Golf • www.HonoursGolf.com

But, you don’t have to be a pro to play at World Golf Village, all you need is a reservation.

two championship golf courses, King & Bear and Slammer & Squire, designed by golf legends, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Sam Snead and Gene Sarazen.

But you don’t have to be a pro to play at World Golf Village, all you need is a reservation. To book your tee times call (904) 940-6088 or visit, golfwgv.com.

But you don’t have to be a pro to play at World Golf Village, all you need is a reservation. To book your tee times call (904) 940-6088 or visit, golfwgv.com.

WORLD GOLF VILLAGE RESORT

(904) 940-6088

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TWO WORLD GOLF PLACE

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Where legends come to play. (904) 940-6088 : TWO WORLD GOLF PLACE : ST. AUGUSTINE, FL ST. AUGUSTINE, FLORIDA

ST. AUGUSTINE, FL

Managed by Honours Golf • www.HonoursGolf.com

Managed by Honours Golf • www.HonoursGolf.com

TEE TIMES: (904) 940-6088

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WWW.GOLFWGV.COM

Golf Mesquite Nevada Golf Packages CasaBlanca Resort # OF NIGHTS

2 3 4

# OF ROUNDS

PRICES STARTING AT

2 $131.00

3 $197.00 4 $281.00

Eureka Casino Resort # OF NIGHTS

2 3 4

# OF ROUNDS

PRICES STARTING AT

2 $150.00 3 $227.00 4 $289.00

Valid Monday-Thursday. Offer good October 1, 2011 - January 31, 2012. Prices are per person based on double occupancy. Excludes holidays. Management reserves all rights. Package prices subject to change monthly. Please visit www.Golfmesquitenev.com for up to date package pricing.

Falcon Ridge Hotel # OF NIGHTS

2 3 4

# OF ROUNDS

PRICES STARTING AT

2 $141.00

3 $218.00 4 $309.00

Virgin River Hotel Casino # OF NIGHTS

2 3 4

# OF ROUNDS

PRICES STARTING AT

2 $116.00 3 $167.00 4 $253.00


20 YEARS OF WORLD-CLASS GOLF

ONE GREAT OFFER Join us in CELEBRATING 20 YEARS of success on the original golf trail. PLAY 3 DAYS OF UNLIMITED GOLF, INCLUDING UNLIMITED GREENS FEES AND RANGE BALLS, ON ALABAMA’S ROBERT TRENT JONES GOLF TRAIL FOR ONLY $198. Newly renovated courses create an entirely new experience while our unmatched level of quality and service remains steady at every location on the Trail. Continue the tradition of world-class golf this fall.

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Offer valid 9/1/2011 to 11/13/2011. Excludes cart fees, tax and lodging. Ross Bridge is available for offer at 20% off rack rate. Offer not valid at Lakewood Golf Club. Special cannot be combined with other discounts and must be paid in full and booked with reservations at least 48 hours prior to play. Offer not valid with previously booked packages. Other restrictions may apply.


3 Unique and Exciting Golf Courses

75*!

from only $

All 3 Courses ranked in the top 50 public golf courses in the country – GolfWorld Magazine

F

rom a tropical paradise at Bali Hai, and holes inspired by the British Open at Royal Links, to the sandhills of the

Carolinas at Desert Pines, playing these courses will leave you breathless. Choose from an unparalleled variety of golf experiences all in one fabulous city. *Some restrictions apply.

For Tee Time Reservations Call 888-571-6768 www.WaltersGolf/Vegas

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Reward yourself Rates

as low as

Single - $2,995 Couple - $3,495

...and take the shot with the Elite Player’s Program the area’s most popular seasonal golf pass for unlimited play on two Fazio-designed courses at Bonita Bay East. ENJOY the driving range, clubhouse, dining room and mixed grille the days you play.

single couple

3-month $2,995 $3,495

6-month $3,495 $3,995

Annual $3,995 $4,495

for additional information visit BonitaBayEast.com

Driving range available one hour prior to tee time.

On Immokalee Rd., 6 miles e. of I-75 3700 Wildwood Blvd. Naples


Tee up with our new golf offering! For more information call 239.254.5019 or 239.254.5002 www.laplayaclub.com

A l w a y s g e t a g a m e . Te n m i n u t e t e e t i m e s . F a s t p a c e o f p l a y. • 18 holes of remarkable golf • Course design by Bob Cupp • Exceptional practice facilities • Professional clubhouse and golf shop • David Leadbetter’s Golf Academy • Tournaments, events and social activities • Friendly and debt free club • No minimums or assessments • Convenient North Naples location Life has never been so good – only at LaPlaya

Golf Club 333 Palm River Blvd. Naples, Florida


Seven Night Golf Packages For Two From $1,125. * See details below.      

800-233-7103 rental@rioverdeaz.com www.theverdes.com Homesites, Townhomes and Homes Available *Advertised golf package rate good from 11/4/11 to 12/31/11. Additional golf package rates available from 1/1/12 to 2/4/12 and 4/7/12 to 5/5/12. Rate is for two people and includes seven nights accommodations in the Casa Bonita I category and five rounds of golf per person (additional categories available at a higher rate). Golf is playable at Rio Verde, Tonto Verde and Vista Verde. Rates does not include applicable sales tax. Deposit required. Play at Tonto Verde is subject to a premium charge collected at the Tonto Verde golf shop.


Golf at the #1 Community in the United States* MIROMAR LAKES BEACH & GOLF CLUB

in Southwest Florida

SPECIAL OFFER FOR READERS OF MINNESOTA GOLF & TRAVEL MAGAZINE • Arthur Hills “Signature Championship Golf Course” • 2010, 2011 National Association of Home Builders Silver Award - Golf Clubhouse “Best Clubhouse in the United States” • Guest Rate of $75 per player (maximum of four players) • Offer valid until January 31, 2012 • Mention this ad when you call for a tee time

Golf Clubhouse

Contact:

Ken McMaster, PGA Director of Golf & Membership (239) 481-5721 www.MiromarLakes.com *2011 National Association of Home Builders Gold Award for Community of the Year; the only Florida winner in 30 years.

1011-2315


Minnesota’s only golf resort with an all-inclusive option.

Almost as good as a hole-in-one. Breezy Point Resort’s all-inclusive golf packages include lodging, golf, meals and beverages, as well as the fabulous amenities of the resort. Call or visit our web site for rates and special package.

1-800-432-3777 breezypointresort.com


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