Mother’s Day weekend is May 12-14, so why wait until Sunday (the actual Mother’s Day) to start celebrating that very important person in your life? We are not suggesting you take her fishing, because baiting a hook with worms may not be what she is up for that weekend. Rather, how about weekend on the course for the golfing mother in your life or perhaps a weekend golf getaway at a Minnesota golf resort to spoil your mom this Mother’s Day.
Minnesota moms who love to golf can find plenty to enjoy on the courses around the state, but there is also plenty to like off of the green as well. A weekend getaway to a popular resort, a huge spread for Sunday brunch, and some relaxing time in a resort spa are just some of what’s waiting for moms on Mother’s Day weekend.
Grand View Lodge in Nisswa puts out the welcome sign for moms with discounted rates starting at $135 per night. There is breakfast daily at the Lodge with a Mother’s Day Brunch on Sunday (reservations required). Mothers are treated to one free round of golf, while all others who golf with her pay just $40 per round. Moms also received 25 percent off one spa service, free desert (on Friday and Saturday with the purchase of an entrée) and 50 percent off on Caribou Coffee at MV Bakers. Grand View has figured out how to treat moms on Mother’s Day.
Madden’s on Gull Lake’s focus is on pampering mom on her day at The Spa at Madden’s. The first trip to the spa is full price, the second is half off and the third is 75 percent off. Mom could spend the weekend in the spa resting, relaxing, getting a facial or her nails done, while everyone else is on the golf course chewing their nails over the next challenging shot. And don’t forget Madden’s Mother’s Day Brunch at The Restaurant at Madden Inn. If the idea is to spoil your mom for Mother’s Day, then The Spa at Madden’s is just the place.
Cragun’s Resort and Hotel on Gull Lake offers spring vacation packages for Mother’s Day weekend (starting at $125 per night in the Fireplace Room) that are designed for complete family fun. The list of activities and amenities will have the whole family thinking it’s their weekend:
- Friday night welcome party and dinner buffet, with family Bingo after dinner.
- Lodging in a Lakeview Fireplace room for two adults and up to two children ages 12 and under.
- Saturday afternoon includes boat rides and family activities followed by an evening bonfire and marshmallow roasting.
- Your first round of golf is free on the Legacy Reversible Par 3 course—a place everyone can enjoy.
- D.J./Karaoke Saturday nights in the Lounge.
- Saturday and Sunday Breakfast Buffet for all.
Further up north at Giants Ridge, moms are in for a treat, as they play free (while playing with a full-paid son or daughter) at either of the two courses, The Legend or The Quarry. This golf is weather permitting and dependent upon golf course readiness, which you should check on before heading up there this time of year. But a trip up north to Biwabik is always an adventuresome getaway and a Mother’s Day she won’t soon forget.
Over at The Wilderness at Fortune Bay in Tower, all moms are welcome. According to the clubs’ website that includes: “New moms, experienced moms, stepmoms, like-a-moms, grand-moms, or whomever you have near and dear to your heart.” Each “mom” will be treated to a Mother’s Day Sunday brunch $27.95 adults, $24.95 military/seniors $10.95 children 5-12 and free for kids 4 and under. Moms bring your kids as Shades the Clown will be entertaining with balloon creations!
Here are a few other golf courses where you’ll find Mother’s Day weekend specials for mom.
Arrowwood Resort in Alexandria: A Mother’s Day Brunch and Buffet.
Minnesota National Golf Course in McGregor: A Mother’s Day Buffet—Adults for $15.95, Seniors $13.95, Kids 10 and under $9.95 and moms all receive a complimentary Mimosa.
Rush Creek Golf Club in Maple Grove: A Mother’s Day brunch on Sunday—Adults for $45, Seniors (60+) $40, Kids (4-10 years) $19 and Kids 3 and under are free.
Prestwick Golf Club in Woodbury: Moms play free with the purchase of a golf cart.
Get out and celebrate Mother’s Day with your mom and spoil her like she always spoiled you.