Minnesota is an incredibly beautiful state. From the pristine wilderness in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area up north to the serene and sweeping prairies in the southwest, there is beauty at every turn. Part of that beauty is provided by a great golf community’s finely appointed courses throughout the state.
With flower-filled course grounds to the many beautiful lakes lapping shorelines nearby fairways, there are plenty of courses offering the perfect setting to show Mom a great day.
A Serene Wooded Setting at Giants Ridge
You can’t go wrong with the quiet beauty of the great north woods at Giants Ridge in Biwabik. Two great courses — The Legend and The Quarry — have been carved amidst the outcroppings of the Iron Range. The Quarry winds through the rugged beauty of abandoned quarries while the Legend features the incredible 17th hole on Sabin Lake, where plenty of wedding photography has taken place — a perfect spot for that selfie with Mom.
A Northern Getaway Near Water at Golden Eagle
Brainerd is synonymous with beautiful golf in Minnesota, and Golden Eagle Golf Club, in nearby Fifty Lakes, just adds to the reputation. Built near Eagle Lake, the course was designed in harmony with its majestic north woods surroundings and is accented by the forests, wetlands, and dramatic elevation changes. The gorgeous vistas throughout tie a pretty ribbon around
a memorable Mother’s Day.
Three Exquisite Courses at Grandview Lodge
When you walk to the front door of Grandview Lodge in Nisswa, you can’t help but be awed by the magnificent lodge and gorgeous grounds surrounding it. It is a wonderful prelude to 27 holes of memorable golf and serene beauty at The Pines, The Marsh and The Woods nine-hole courses. And the resort amenities that include a spa, fine dining, and exquisite shopping are sure to make non-golfer moms glad they stopped by.
Beautiful Views at Arrowwood Resort
Arrowwood Resort, in Alexandria, sits on the shores of Lake Darling and is surrounded by countless others (it is Minnesota, after all), so the views outside your townhome or cottage are both beautiful and restorative. Then, it’s off to Atikwa Championship Golf Course for some great golf and, according to the website, to “experience the natural beauty of Alexandria’s most scenic golf course.” Head back to the resort spa to regenerate your senses for the next adventure — you know mom will love that.
Fine Dining at Rush Creek
If you are spending Mother’s Day in the Twin Cities area, Rush Creek Golf Club in Maple Grove is the place to be. The expansive clubhouse offers some of the best in fine dining, with a spectacular window view of the golf course. A round on this challenging track, which has been home to U.S. amateur and LPGA Tour tournaments, is a walk through gorgeous marshlands and rolling hills that is sure to impress mom.
Mother’s Day Specials
• Giants Ridge – Moms play free with a full paid son or daughter on Sunday, May 13.
• Golden Eagle – Free Greens Fee for Mom on Mother’s Day (cart & taxes not included).
• Grandview Lodge – from May 11-13, starting at $154/night: deluxe lodging with breakfast daily, includes Mother’s Day Brunch (Sun), free golf for mom (one round) – $40/round for players who golf with mom, 25% off one spa service (Fri or Sun), and free dessert for mom and much more.
• Rush Creek – Mother’s Day Brunch on Sunday, May 13. Call 763-494-0400 for reservations