Minnesota Golf: Three Top MN Golf Getaways
the state's top-rated courses: The Legend & Quarry
In the state where golfing is only possible half the year – or less – Minnesota golfers take full advantage of the warm weather months to get out on the courses. With more golfers per capita than any other state, Minnesota has golf courses that rival warm weather destinations. Its golf heritage is rich – it’s also the only state to have hosted all 13 U.S. Golf Association championships, plus PGA and LPGA championships.
The state offers top courses in every region, but you don’t have to just make a day of it. Turn golf into a weekend getaway at one of these top destinations:
- Giants Ridge, Biwabik: In the center of the Iron Range, Giants Ridge Golf and Ski Resort is home to two of the state’s top-rated courses: The Legend and The Quarry. Cutting through towering pine trees, the courses offer classic northwoods scenery and challenging holes. The courses are perennially ranked among the state’s best by Golf Digest, Golf Word, Golfweek and others.
- Grand View Lodge, Nisswa: In the heart of the Brainerd Golf Trail, Grand View Lodge offers four championship courses that are rated among the best in the country. Deacon’s Lodge was designed by golf legend Arnold Palmer and named after his father. Look for all-inclusive golf packages at the lodge.
- Fortune Bay, Tower: Designed by Jeffrey Brauer, the architect who designed The Legend and The Quarry at Giants Ridge, The Wilderness at Fortune Bay is a challenging golf getaway set among the wilderness of Lake Vermillion. As typical for Brauer-designed courses, the fairways are unusually wide and the course has the longest tees for a par 72.
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