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Minnesota Golf: Giants Ridge

The Quarry and The Legend at Giants Ridge Among Best in U.S.

In Biwabik, Minnesota you’ll find two world-class golf courses. One is called The Quarry, the other is called The Legend and they’re both part of Giants Ridge Golf and Ski Resort. They also happen to be two of the best golf courses in the Midwest with The Quarry ranked by Golf Digest as the 20th best public golf course in the United States. We recently caught up with Danae Beaudette, Marketing Director at Giants Ridge and got her opinion on a few aspects of their facility.

What makes Giants Ridge so unique?

I’ve always felt what makes our facility stand out against others is the quality and differences in our two courses.  I’ve seen many multiple course facilities that have essentially different versions of the same course.  Our two courses are very different in the way they look and how they play, so much so that most people wouldn’t guess they’re just a couple miles apart by just looking at photographs.

What is the best compliment you can receive from a guest?

We have always taken pride in the comments we receive about our customer service.  Our guests expect an excellent product when they visit and we are constantly trying to exceed those expectations.

What are the best months to visit you?

Late September is always one of our busiest times of the year and for good reason.  The fall colors in the area are beautiful those last couple weeks of the month and the temperatures give us the crisp cool days that make for great golf.

How would you describe your facility to someone new to Minnesota golf?

Giants Ridge is the premier destination public golf facility in the state.  Both of our courses have been ranked as Minnesota’s best public course so you will not find a higher quality golf experience or value anywhere else.

What is your favorite hole?

My favorite hole at Giants Ridge is #13 at the Quarry course.  I’ve hit anything between a driver down to a 7-iron off the tee because of the different ways the hole can be played.  Scores between 2 and 6 are possible and for a hole that plays just over 300 yards, it forces a player to think about what they are doing.

Why do your guests visit you?

Our guests visit us for the quality and value of the golf experience they receive while at Giants Ridge.  I also feel that because our area is away from any metropolitan area we can provide the feeling of getting out of the city to our guests.

What do your guests say are the most fun things to do as a family?

For those not playing golf, we offer paved biking trails, disc golf, hiking and mountain bike trails, access to fishing and water sports on the three lakes on the property, and a world-class disc golf course.

What makes a Giants Ridge vacation a memorable experience?

Many guests tell us that the connections they make to their families and the outdoors make Giants Ridge memorable for them. Giants Ridge offers a serenity that is increasingly difficult to find.   The resort is situated within the true north woods and backed up to thousands of acres of national forests.  It is peaceful, beautiful, and pristine.

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