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Who Will Win the 2016 Ryder Cup? Our Pros Pick

And while golf fans around the world have differing predictions for who will win the 2016 Ryder Cup, some of our golf professionals in Minnesota are united in their belief.
By |September 17th, 2016|Brainerd Lakes Golf, Golf in Northeast Minnesota, Golf in the Twin Cities, Twin Cities Golf|Comments Off on Who Will Win the 2016 Ryder Cup? Our Pros Pick

The Prettiest Golf Course Wedding Venues in Minnesota

You can find a great place for your big day right here in Minnesota — at a Minnesota golf course wedding venue.
By |September 2nd, 2016|Brainerd Lakes Golf, Golf in Northeast Minnesota, Golf in the Twin Cities, Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Prettiest Golf Course Wedding Venues in Minnesota

The Best Lakeside Golf in Minnesota

From the stunning (golf in Duluth with fantastic views of Lake Superior) to the sublime (holes constructed amidst or surrounded by one of the state’s 10,000 water hazards), Minnesota has a lot of lakeside golf.
By |August 5th, 2016|Best of Lists, Brainerd Lakes Golf, Golf in Northeast Minnesota, Golf Outings|Comments Off on The Best Lakeside Golf in Minnesota

A Checklist for the Perfect Northern Minnesota Vacation

Minnesotans love to go up north. That phrase “up north” conjures all kinds of images of relaxation, excitement, and adventure. We have great golf, beautiful deep woods and lakes, ranging from the western border to Lake Superior, and plenty of activities to help put together a memorable northern Minnesota vacation.
Here is a handy checklist to help plan the perfect trip “up north.”

A good portion of northern Minnesota is known as the Iron Range, because it has been the source of iron ore for steel mills to ship off in the Great Lakes to the eastern United States. The countryside still has the scars from deep pit mining of decades past and the Iron Range Research Center in Chisholm, Minn., is the place to start if you want to learn about the history of the region.
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By |July 29th, 2016|Brainerd Lakes Golf, Golf in Northeast Minnesota, Uncategorized|Comments Off on A Checklist for the Perfect Northern Minnesota Vacation

Breezy Point—a Historic Minnesota Golf Resort

Enjoy Minnesota Golf and History at Breezy Point Resort
In the center of the state of Minnesota, the heart of local golf beats where numerous excellent resort courses are located. For many decades, Minnesotans have traveled to the central region of the state to relax at the many lakes and golf at the high-end resorts. One of those resorts, historic Breezy Point, has been helping guests relax and enjoy themselves for more than 90 years.

Located in Breezy Point, Minn., the beautiful Breezy Point resort rests on the shores of Pelican Lake and is a year-round destination for vacation fun as well as weddings and conferences. Home to four different restaurants and multiple luxurious lodging options, Breezy Point attracts people from all over the Midwest.

Built in 1921 by millionaire publicist Wilfred Hamilton Fawcett, Breezy Point has attracted the rich and famous since the Roaring 20s. The likes of Clark Gable, Carole Lombard, Tom Mix and Jack Dempsey have made it to Breezy. Fawcett built a large lodge using massive Norway pines (some of which were more than 70 feet in length) and the lodge has been preserved and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. […]

By |September 1st, 2014|Brainerd Lakes Golf|Comments Off on Breezy Point—a Historic Minnesota Golf Resort

Three Minnesota Golf Courses that will Test your game

These Minnesota Courses are Sure to Challenge You
Every week the PGA tour shows telecasts of golf courses that are designed to challenge the best players in the world, but you don’t have to leave Minnesota to find a course that will test your game. Minnesota is filled with plenty of great tracks that will challenge […]

By |August 25th, 2014|Brainerd Lakes Golf, Golf in Northeast Minnesota, Golf in the Twin Cities, Twin Cities Golf|Comments Off on Three Minnesota Golf Courses that will Test your game

Comparing the Grandview Lodge Golf Courses

Grandview Lodge Golf Courses Offer Some of the Best Golf in Minnesota
When it comes to a one-stop golf weekend, Grand View Lodge in the central lakes area of Minnesota is the spot. With 54 holes of excellent golf under their umbrella, you can’t go wrong spending a weekend at this grand resort. But not all the holes were created equal, so here is a quick comparison Grand View Lodge golf courses.

In business for more than 90 years, Grand View Lodge is one of the first Brainerd-Baxter area golf resorts and one of the best: Gold Medal Resort–Golf Magazine 2012; Top 121 Golf Resorts in the World–Condé Nast Traveler’s 2012; Top 150 Mainland Resorts in the U.S.–Condé Nast Traveler’s 2012; 75 Best Golf Resorts in North America–Golf Digest. But the golf is pretty good, too.
The Pines
The Pines was built in 1990, and features three separate nines—The Lakes, The Woods and The Marsh—which offer some of the finest golf in the state. Designed by renowned Minnesota golf architect Joel Goldstrand, The Pines winds through dense forest and features plenty of water hazards. There is a sense of deep woods seclusion to the courses, and the placement of water on some holes makes for some very challenging shots. […]

By |July 21st, 2014|Brainerd Lakes Golf|Comments Off on Comparing the Grandview Lodge Golf Courses