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Where to Play Golf Near Hazeltine National

 

Golfers love to watch golf. Non-golfers don’t understand it, but golfers do get the drama of a big tournament.

Where to Play Golf Near Hazeltine National

Most golfers, however, can only watch so much golf before they need to get into the action themselves. So, when thousands of golfers descend on the Twin Cities next fall to watch the Ryder Cup Matches at Hazeltine National Golf Club, they are going to want to hit the links, as well. Here is our quick primer on where to play golf near Hazeltine.

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Minnesota Golf Courses Close to Wisconsin

Golf clubs drivers over green field backgroundMinnesota and Wisconsin have long shared a contentious border thanks to pro football and the close proximity of the Twin Cities. But in golf, it becomes an advantageous border, as so many great golf courses are a close drive for Wisconsinites or those out-of-staters visiting nearby Wisconsin Lake Country. No matter where you are near the Wisconsin border – north, south, or central – you can find a top-drawer course to your liking easily within driving distance. If you have time to venture further west into the Minneapolis and St. Paul area, there are plenty more, but here’s a quick list of top Minnesota golf courses close to Wisconsin that won’t take a big bite out of your gasoline budget.

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Minnesota Golf Hole Bucket List

 

There are plenty of bucket list courses in the game of golf—Augusta National, Pebble Beach, and The Old Course at St. Andrews are at the top of my list. Golf balls bucket on driving rangeAnd more than just playing those courses, there are famous holes there I would love to try my hand at: No. 12 at Amen Corner in Augusta, No. 18 along the Pacific Ocean at Pebble Beach, and No. 17, The Road Hole at St. Andrews. Those holes may be out of reach (either due to lack of golf skills or discretionary income), but there are still plenty of holes in Minnesota golf worthy of a bucket list. I would include the 16th hole at Hazeltine National Golf Club on this list of Minnesota golf bucket list holes, but since it is a private course, you’ve either already played it or you need an invitation to make it happen.

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How to Play the Longest Golf Holes in Minnesota

It’s not news that golf courses are getting longer. Golfer getting ready to take a shotWith the constant improvements in golf equipment technology (that generally result in players hitting the ball further than ever before), golf courses which have been built or renovated in the past couple decades or so have some pretty long holes so they can keep up. That includes courses here in Minnesota. So, here’s a look at some of the longest holes in the state and some hints on how to play them.

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Pressed for Time? Try Nine Holes at a Great Twin Cities Venue

 

No matter how much we all love golf, it takes time. Sometimes, too much time to fit in a full round. Golf clubs drivers over green field backgroundWhether you have to work late, worry that the sun is setting earlier each day, or that your weekend schedule doesn’t have a six-hour opening to drive to your favorite course and play a full 18 – we have a solution. Playing nine holes can be just as satisfying—it’s the same game, after all—and you can even post it for handicap purposes. It can be especially rewarding when you look around the Twin Cities and see all the great courses—and great holes—that you can play in a short, nine-hole round.

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Fourth of July Golf Deals in Minnesota

 

4th Of July FireworksWhether you’re squeezing in a round before watching fireworks, or hitting the course during your 4th of July vacation, golfing on Independence Day is as American as, well, an eagle – not to mention a birdie or par. For many of us, golf really is a 4th of July tradition, and with the holiday falling on a Saturday this year, our members are making it easier than ever to get out on the course. You can always check our Special Offers page for a complete listing of specials, however, here are some of the best golf deals and golf highlights in Minnesota this Fourth of July.

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