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The Top Most Challenging Holes on Minnesota Golf Courses

One of the great things about golf is the variety of golf courses and golf hole designs we find in the game. And in Minnesota, any golfer looking for a challenge needn’t go far to find it. The state is filled with excellently designed courses featuring great golf holes.

You will find some of these […]

By |June 1st, 2017|Golf Outings|Comments Off on The Top Most Challenging Holes on Minnesota Golf Courses

Golf Deals: Labor Day Specials You Don’t Want to Miss

Here are Minnesota golf courses that are offering Labor Day specials for golf or lodging (or both) that you won't want to miss.
By |August 19th, 2016|Golf deals, Golf Outings, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Golf Deals: Labor Day Specials You Don’t Want to Miss

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

You’ll Love These Golf Courses for Kids in Minnesota

Minnesota is filled with great golf courses for kids – check out some of the highlights here.
By |May 13th, 2016|Golf Outings, Uncategorized|Comments Off on You’ll Love These Golf Courses for Kids in Minnesota

Why a Cheap Golf Vacation Isn’t Always a Good Deal

There is an old adage that goes, “you get what you pay for.” And there is a slightly newer saying that it just as true: “You can find anything on Google.” So, if you are googling “cheap golf vacation,” you will find plenty of them there, but buyer beware — you might get what you […]

By |April 29th, 2016|Golf Outings|Comments Off on Why a Cheap Golf Vacation Isn’t Always a Good Deal

Five Questions with Giants Ridge Pro John Kendall

Head professional John Kendal has helped Giants Ridge grow into one of the top courses in the country. We sat down with him to talk about northern Minnesota golf courses.
By |June 1st, 2015|Golf in the Twin Cities, Golf Outings, Twin Cities Golf|Comments Off on Five Questions with Giants Ridge Pro John Kendall

Going Green by Using Less Water

“Brown Is The New Green”
You don’t have to look far to discover that the country (and world) are experiencing a water shortage. Simply Google the term water shortage and stories of water issues pop up from all over the globe. The golf industry has always been a major water user, so they have moved to the forefront of dealing with the issues. And in Minnesota, golf superintendents are developing and implementing all kinds of ways to decrease water usage.
A Proud History of Sustainability
Unbeknownst to some, golf course superintendents have long been stewards of the environment. Whether the issue is chemical inputs, green spaces, Audubon sanctuaries or many other issues related to maintaining golf courses as environmentally sound areas, superintendents are generally working to improve the impact of their course on nature.

The latest issue to confront superintendents is water usage, as the country is facing water shortage issues that are heading, in some places, toward crisis levels.

Golf courses have met the issue head on. In 2014 at the U.S. Open in Pinehurst, N.C., the viewing public was greeted with slightly startling images of brown areas on the course as the slogan that “brown is the new green” is fast becoming golf’s modus operandi. […]

By |March 6th, 2015|Golf Outings|Comments Off on Going Green by Using Less Water