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When Does Minnesota Golf Season Begin?

How Early the Golf Season Actually Opens In Minnesota

Minnesota is known for our long, cold winters. But we also have some of the most beautiful golf courses in the country – not to

Golf clubs drivers over green field backgroundmention some of the most passionate golfers. In fact, Minnesota leads the nation in golfers per capita, meaning there’s plenty of pressure to get those courses open for the season. Still, you may be surprised by just how early the golf season actually opens here in Minnesota.

Granted, we had a milder winter than usual, but most of the courses in the Explore Minnesota Golf Alliance were already open by the middle of April.

You may need to pack a sweater and some rain gear for your first rounds of the spring, but that never stopped anybody from golfing in Scotland. And once our weather warms up, golf in Minnesota is absolutely glorious. So click the links below and schedule a round or two.

Enjoy the season!

Opening Dates

Arrowwood Resort & Conference Center

  • April 11

Black Bear Golf Course – Carlton

  • April 11

Braemar Golf Course – Edina

  • April 10

Breezy Point Resort – Breezy Point

  • Deacon’s Lodge – April 24

Chaska Town Course – Chaska

  • April 1

Cragun’s Resort – Brainerd

  • April 10 (Legacy Courses)

Edinburgh U.S.A. – Brooklyn Park

  • March 29

Geneva Golf Club – Alexandria

  • March 30

Giants Ridge Golf & Ski Resort – Biwabik

  • April 25 (The Quarry)

Golden Eagle – Fifty Lakes

  • Tentative opening April 17

Grand View Lodge – Nisswa

  • The Garden – March 27
  • The Pines – April 9
  • The Preserve – July 1

The Jewel Golf Club – Lake City

  • April 1

Legends Club – Prior Lake

  • April 10

Madden’s on Gull Lake – Brainerd

  • April 25

Prestwick Golf Club – Woodbury

  • March 14

Ridges at Sand Creek – Jordan

  • March 14

Rush Creek GC – Maple Grove

  • March 31

Stonebrooke GC – Shakopee

  • March 30

StoneRidge Golf Club – Stillwater

  • March 19

Territory Golf Club – St. Cloud

  • March 30

Thumper Pond Resort

  • April 10

The Wilderness at Fortune Bay – Tower

  • Tentative opening May 1st

The Wilds Golf Club – Prior Lake

  • March 30

Willingers Golf Course – Northfield

  • March 13

Explore Minnesota Golf Alliance is a non-profit membership organization whose mission is to raise awareness of Minnesota golf courses and resorts as international travel destinations. Our member facilities feature award-winning, championship golf courses and are geographically disbursed across the great state of Minnesota. The combination of exceptional quality and outstanding value make Minnesota one of the best golf destinations in the United States.

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