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Explore Minnesota Golf Alliance - The State of Golf



Known as a top U.S. golf destination, Minnesota offers 450+ courses characterized by beautiful natural settings, excellent conditions and affordability. The overall “Quality” of golf in MN cannot be matched. The listing of golf courses included in the roster of the Explore Minnesota Golf Alliance constitutes a hall of fame of National and Regional “Award-Winning” courses from such publications as Golf Digest, Golf Week, Golf News, Business Week, Sports Illustrated, National Golf Course Owners Association, Midwest Golf Course Owners Association etc. etc. – hundreds of awards.

A new year means the opportunity to set goals and create lists for your golfing “bucket list”. After filling up hometown tee sheets the last two years, golfers are looking to hit the road to enjoy one of life’s simple pleasures: a golf trip. As players search for the ideal golf destination, Minnesota has long been one of the game’s popular vacation spots and continues to be a trip of choice for golfers looking for a premier golfing experience at a refreshing affordable price point.


Did you know Minnesota is the only state to have hosted all 13 USGA championships plus the Walker Cup, Curtis Cup, Solheim Cup, PGA of America, Woman’s 2019 PGA Championship and others? Last but not least, Minnesota hosted the 2016 Ryder Cup and it’s coming back in 2029!


The overall “Quality” of golf in Minnesota is unparalleled. The Minnesota golf landscape constitutes a hall of fame of “Award-Winning” courses. The “Variety” of Minnesota courses is diverse and woven into Mother Nature’s natural beauty. True “Value” is a major attribute of golf in Minnesota with green fees lower than other golf hotbeds. Whether you’re coming for a few days, weeks or months, Minnesota’s “bucket list” of must-play golf courses can be found with the Explore Minnesota Golf Alliance.


Why is a Minnesota golf trip one the game’s best? Here are a couple reasons:

1. No matter where you are on the socio-economic spectrum, everyone likes to receive value for their money, and Minnesota delivers at every level. Minnesota is home to the golf courses and golf resorts of the Explore Minnesota Golf Alliance. These upscale tracts deliver a great experience in combination with quality and variety – the VALUE is unmatched.

2. It’s easy to get here. Minneapolis/St Paul International Airport is home to hundreds of nonstop flights from across the North America as well as Europe and Asia. Throw-in easy access from North-South and East-West Interstate systems and this is a surprisingly accessible destination.


We’re excited to invite you to visit our wonderful state of Minnesota. At this point, what’s left to decide? It’s time to start planning your 2022 golf trip to play the bucket list of great Minnesota courses. TIME TO TRAVEL ~ TEE IT UP IN MINNESOTA

~ Quality, Variety and Value of Great Golf ~

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