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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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Top 5 Reasons It’s Better to Golf than Watch Football on Sundays

 

As a football writer and lifelong fan of the Minnesota Vikings, it is difficult to write a story about playing golf rather than watching football on Sundays. American Football on grassBut the truth of the matter is, Sundays in the fall are a great time to play golf in Minnesota — and it’s often better than watching football.

That’s hard to believe when football is such a popular sport, and you have four fantasy football teams to preside over all Sunday afternoon. But let’s be honest, your vigilance in front of the television has absolutely nothing to do with the outcome of those games, and you could shoot you next best round this coming Sunday. Don’t wait until your team’s bye week to play golf—play this Sunday. Here are the top 5 reasons it’s better to golf than watch football on Sundays.

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Labor Day Golf Deals in Minnesota

 

Labor Day weekend means an extra day off of work, spending quality time with family, and soaking up the last few days of warm weather as the summer officially comes to an end. Golf clubs drivers over green field backgroundFor most of us, our favorite way to spend time outside is golf — and some of our members are making it easier than ever to spend the last weekend of summer out on the course. Our Special Offers page has a complete list of our course specials, but here are some of the highlights for this Labor Day weekend:

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Best Fishing Destinations Near Golf in Minnesota

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In Pequot Lakes, MN – just north of Brainerd in the Central Lakes region of Minnesota ­the water tower has been painted to look like a fishing bobber (affectionately known as Paul Bunyan’s bobber). The water tower is a representation of the importance of fishing in that part of the state, but it could just as easily be a golf ball-painted water tower for the spate of great golf courses nearby all the lakes. So it should be no surprise that there are many great fishing destinations near golf in Minnesota. After all, this is the land of 10,000 lakes – and more golfers per capita than any other state.

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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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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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The Best Par 3’s on the Brainerd Golf Trail

 

Par 3 holes provide so much promise as you walk up to the tee. Golf clubs drivers over green field backgroundTypically the holes are of a manageable length—a respite from long, tough par 4’s. They often contain beautiful yet beguiling features: water, encroaching trees, and difficult, but well-crafted bunkers. The opportunity to put a 2 on the scorecard is always there, and even thoughts of that elusive and exciting ace creep into mind as you waggle your club.

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