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.
There is an old adage that goes, “you get what you pay for.” And there is a slightly newer saying that it just as true: “You can find anything on Google.” So, if you are googling “cheap golf vacation,” you will find plenty of them there, but buyer beware — you might get what you pay for.
In the case of a memorable golf vacation, it might be better to pay for what you really want to get.
Keep Googling Golf
There is no need to abandon Google when looking for affordable or reasonable accommodations and great golf. You might want to start by googling the golf destination you wish to visit and then locate the best bang for your buck. And Minnesota is a great golf destination with numerous excellent golfing vacation options that will give you much more enjoyment for your dollar than seeking out bargain hotels near sub-par courses.
When it comes to discount golf, not all packages are the same — and some aren’t even what they say. I googled cheap golf vacations and found that you better know what you are in for (blackout dates, restricted courses, added fees, etc.) — and be sure to read the fine print.
In Minnesota, which has the highest percentage of local golfers of any state in the U.S., the golf course resorts are top drawer and boast some of the best conditioning in the country — because that’s what golfers here expect. There is no need to look any further for your next golf vacation.
You can find a great golf vacation in Minnesota by starting in the central lakes region of the state. There are numerous resort courses in the Brainerd/Baxter area that offer championship golf and everything else you want on a great golf vacation. The area is home to several renowned resorts: Grand View Lodge, Madden’s on Gull Lake, Cragun’s Resort, Breezy Point Resort, and Golden Eagle Golf Club. The golf courses at these resorts are among some of the best in the state (and country), and most of the resorts offer several golf course options — from those for startup players to the sublime.
The area is situated in the heart of the lakes region of Minnesota, so hiking, fishing, boating and anything else you can do on the water is at your disposal. There is also plenty of shopping, eating, and lounging at the high-end resorts. If you are still looking for a bargain, comparing the packages and rates among them can help you find just what you are looking for. And be sure to check out our Special Offers page for special discounts.
If you seek a golfing vacation that takes you deeper into the north woods of the land of 10,000 lakes, venture north to the Iron Range and check out Minnesota’s Golf Trilogy of The Legend at Giants Ridge, The Quarry at Giants Ridge, and The Wilderness at Fortune Bay. These three Jeffery Bauer-designed courses are carved out of the beautiful and rugged countryside and have plenty of water, woods, and unique landscapes to remind you why you left home for vacation. The golf challenge provided by this triumvirate of tracks is second to none.
Finally, if you prefer something off the beaten path that offers every bit of the beauty and amenities of the bigger named resorts, head to western Minnesota for a week at Thumper Pond Golf Resort and experience the vacation that you imagined for the price that you dreamed about. Like many of the state’s resorts, Thumper Pond has Stay-N-Play packages that won’t break your budget and golf that will build memories for a lifetime.
There is no need to seek a “cheap golf vacation,” where restrictions and conditions might dictate your trip. Pick a resort locale in Minnesota, spend your screen time finding the dates and packages that work for your schedule, and then start packing. You will be amazed at what you can get in a golf vacation for an affordable rate.