The Classic at Madden’s is ranked 8th in Senior Travel Editor, Matt Ginella’s list of Top 10 Most Affordable Courses in America. Ginella’s sixth through 10th picks were released on Wednesday, February 3rd.

Of Madden’s “Matty G” says:

“Madden’s Resort had a few courses on property but in the mid-’90s they wanted a bigger draw for serious golfers. They went out and hired none other than . . . their superintendent, Scott Hoffman. As I stood on the 10th tee, Hoffman came out and explained he had to cut down some trees, move a few rocks and very little earth because the course was already there, he just started mowing the grass. In a Tom Doakian display of minimalism, that’s exactly how it feels as you make your way around a beautiful piece of property, 60-feet of elevation change and sweeping views of enticing approach shots with a backdrop of red oaks. If my favorite public courses in the country list went to 30, instead of just 25, this course would be on it. It ranks No. 40 on Golf Digest’s list of America’s 100 Greatest Public. (Twilight, $80, starts at 3 p.m.)”

Hats off to the Thuringer family and their team at Madden’s on Gull Lake!