Great Places to Play Fall Golf in Minnesota It’s been said many times that during the fall in Minnesota, golf courses are in the best shape they have been all season. The conditioning is incredible and the greens are often…
Fall is the Perfect Time for Minnesota Golf
Minnesotans are wild about golf. The state is typically at or near the top in the country for percentage of golfers in the state. But in the fall of the year, when temperatures cool a bit from the hot summer, many Minnesota golfers start doing other activities—leaving the courses more accessible. That’s just one of the reasons why fall golf in Minnesota is so great.
In the fall, Minnesotans start preparing for hunting season, younger golfers are heading back to school and on most Sunday afternoons many would-be golfers are ensconced in front of their wide-screen televisions taking in the Vikings game, so that is perfect time to get out.
But accessibility is just the beginning. Cooler temperatures in the mid-seventies (after a blistering hot and muggy summer) is perfect golfing weather. These are indeed the ideal days to hit the links in Minnesota.
And there are plenty of great golf courses to play: from historic muni’s (such as Keller Golf Club) to award-winning high-end Twin Cities (e.g. The Wilds and The Legends) and resort courses up north (such as Giants Ridge and Wilderness at Fortune Bay). Plenty of Minnesota courses show up on the national “Best of” lists and a decent percentage of the top golf courses in the Minnesota are public access.
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Labor Day Weekend is just around the corner, but summer is still here and so are the nice temperatures. Take advantage of the dog days of summer by basking in Minnesota’s piece of northern paradise. Whether you’re a family of golfers or just looking for a getaway, Minnesota’s golf resorts have just what you’re looking for before the kids head back to school. Check out these Labor Day Weekend play and stay specials.
Fall golf in Minnesota
Ask most golfers in Minnesota the best season of the year to play and just about to an individual, they’ll tell you the same thing, Fall. September and October are two of the most glorious months of the year to enjoy the game of golf in Minnesota. If you’re planning a fall golf trip in Minnesota we have some advice for you from one of the best sources in the state. Glenn Hagberg, head golf professional at Madden’s on Gull Lake in Brainerd, Minnesota.
Determining the best golf course for fall golf in Minnesota is like trying to pick your favorite child – you really can’t do it. Yet, there are certainly some courses in this wonderfully vast golf state that show this seasons colors better than others. Here’s a short list of some favorites in the state:
The Classic at Madden’s on Gull Lake
This golf course is truly a classic, just as the name suggests. Carved into some of the most scenic land in the state, The Classic will showcase vibrant fall colors that you’ll not want to miss when scrambling your way to respectability on the golf course.