Get Away for a Week
It seems that everyone from the Twin Cities always means to get up north to play some of the resort courses. Rather than wait until the summer is nearly gone, get your Greater Minnesota golf trip on the calendar now! Some of the best golf courses in the country can be found right here in Minnesota where you can get some rest, relaxation, and golf in this summer!
Giants Ridge Golf & Ski Resort (Biwabik): The two courses at Giants Ridge, The Legend and The Quarry combine spectacular design with an amazing north woods setting. With reasonable green fees, exceptional service, and welcoming hospitality, it is no wonder these courses are one of the Midwest’s top golf destinations! Giants Ridge is the only golf resort in Minnesota that has two courses in Golf Digest’s Top 100 Public. The Quarry is also the highest nationally ranked Minnesota golf course.
Grand View Lodge (Nisswa): Home to 72-holes of championship golf between The Pines (27-holes) and The Preserve (18) the golf courses are designed to provide a unique and vigorous golf experience. These courses each present challenging holes and spectacular scenic views derived from a variety of Minnesota landscapes that will leave you wanting more. Rated as one of Golf Digest’s 75 Best Golf Resorts in North America, Grand View Lodge is a legendary golfing experience waiting to happen.
Golden Eagle Golf Course (Fifty Lakes): Golden Eagle Golf Club sits on 210 acres of former private preseve. With more than 130 feet of elevation change, experience breathtaking view of the Brainerd Lakes Area. Ranked a Top 20 Course in Minnesota by Golf Digest’s “Best in State” and named 2004 “Golf Course of the Year” by the Midwest Golf Course owners Association.
Madden’s on Gull Lake (Brainerd): Madden’s is the home to a golf experience for every ability and budget. Pine Beach East Course is the home to the famous 618-yard, par-6 sixth hole. Pine Beach West is heavily wooded and boasts beautiful rolling terrain. The Classic at Madden’s has received rave reviews since opening in 1997. It ranks fifth in Golfweek’s “Best” along with numerous other awards. With 108 holes of golf within one mile, Madden’s truly is a golfer’s paradise.
The Wilderness at Fortune Bay (Tower): Atop high granite ridges and carved from the beautiful landscape surrounding the shores of Lake Vermilion, this course offers some of the most scenic panoramas of any Midwest golf resort. Rated the #1 Best Course You Can Play in Minnesota by Golfweek, the Wilderness at Fortune Bay is an escape from the ordinary where you can stay, play, relax, and retreat.