Whether or not you can tell just by looking outside, the golf season is fast approaching. As you start to defrost, you’ll probably head back to the dome, and hopefully block off time on your calendar for your golf trip to the land of 10,000 lakes! Explore Minnesota Golf is ready to help you plan your trip to some of the best courses in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area.
Edinburgh USA (Brooklyn Park): Edinburgh USA is a course created with a Scottish design with nearly 70 bunkers, 12 acres of water, one of the world’s largest putting surfaces. It even made the list of Golf Magazine’s “Top 100 Courses You Can Play in the US.”
Braemar Golf Course (Edina): Among 500 acres of rolling hills and scenic lakes surrounded by oak ridges, Braemar features a 27-hole championship course, two executive courses, a practice area, and a top-notch lesson facility. Rated among the top 75 public golf courses in the nation.
The Jewel Golf Club (Lake City): Nestled amongst the bluffs of the Mississippi River lies southeastern Minnesota’s Greatest Golf Destination. With 800 acres in the river valley, The Jewel is recognized by the National Audubon Society. Golf Digest has named The Jewel one of the Best New Courses and a Top 10 New Course by Golf Magazine.
Legends Club (Prior Lake): Legends Club features a 30-acre lake, cascading creeks, scenic wetlands, deep ponds, and dramatic topography. Having received tons of accolades from national golf publications, such as Golf Digest and Golfweek, Legends Club is a must-play course during your trip to the Twin Cities.
The Wilds Golf Club (Prior Lake): The Wilds features 150 feet of elevation changes that offer breathtaking vistas. More than 70 bunkers and water come into paly throughout nearly half of the course, which winds through Ponderosa pines, hardwoods, wetlands, and wildlife habitats.
Prestwick Golf Club (Woodbury): Prestwick Golf Club showcases natural beauty: magnificent ponds, subtle rolling fairways, and manicured greens set below high-elevated trees. Prestwick is recognized by the National Audubon Society and is one of the top 10 public courses in Minnesota.
Ridges at Sand Creek (Jordan): Featuring wetlands, rolling terrain, elevated trees, undulating greens, and strategically placed bunkers, Ridges is amust-play course. Awarded #1 value by the Twin Cities Golf Guide and ranked #33 in the country in Golf World’s Reader’s Choice Awards.
Rush Creek Golf Club (Maple Grove): With rush-filled marshlands, lush fairways, and tree-lined backdrops, Rush Creek boasts expansive fairways surrounded by wetlands on 14 holes. Former home to Minnesota LPGA and US Amateur Public Links Championships.
Stonebrooke Golf Course (Shakopee): Stonebrooke captures the essence of Minnesota– lakes, woods, and wildlife. There are few golf shots in Minnesota that will test a golfer’s physical skill and mental fortitude as much as the famous par 4, 260-yard drive across Lake O’Dowd. Undisturbed marshland and 100-year-old-trees frame the breathtaking views on this course, which features water on 13 holes.
Explore Minnesota Golf Alliance is a golf industry group that pools resources to promote Minnesota as a golf tourism destination. The member courses are a collection of “Must Play” courses in Minnesota and geographically well distributed across the state. For more information on Minnesota golf tourism, visit our website at www.exploreminnesotagolf.com.