Best Golf Courses in Minnesota

Best golf courses in Minnesota

The best golf courses in Minnesota have hosted all 13 USGA championships. If you love golf, you will find more than 500 courses throughout the state.

Minnesota is number one in the U.S. in golf enthusiasts per capita. The state has 500 golf courses scattered from north to south. These courses are usually open from April to October. In recent years we have experienced warmer than usual autumns which has extended our golf season into November.The beautiful natural settings affordable fees, the beautiful changing seasons, and extended play months entice golfers to Minnesota courses.

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If that is not enough opportunity for dedicated golfers, in recent years winter golf has become popular with courses set up on frozen lakes.

Two of the top metro area golf courses in Minnesota are Interlachen in Edina and Hazeltine in Chaska, ranked by Golf Digest and Golf Magazine in the 100 top United States golf courses. 

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Three golf courses in Minnesota are ranked by Golf Digest among the "100 Greatest Public Courses in America." These courses are:

  • The Quarry at Giants Ridge - From the Giants Ridge website - "The Quarry was built on the site of an old sand and gravel mining operation, and is now the #1 public golf course in Minnesota, according to Golf Digest. Since its opening, it has been ranked in the top 20 public courses in the United States every year it has been eligible. It is truly a unique experience for Minnesota golfers, and one that compliments the traditional feel of the Legend course." 
  • The Wilderness at Fortune Bay - "The Wilderness at Fortune Bay is Minnesota's premier resort golf destination located on beautiful Lake Vermilion. The Wilderness is consistently ranked one of the best golf courses in Minnesota and the country by national golf publications. For 2017/2018, Golf Digest rated The Wilderness #2 public golf course in Minnesota! Plus, Golfweek rated us #42 for Best Resort Courses in the nation this past season. Come visit the best lakeside and resort course in Minnesota!"
  • The Classic at Madden's - "The Classic is a rare course in the Midwest where caddies are available. Famous for its many bridges, The Classic feels like a maze of wetlands and ponds. The one par 3 that doesn't feature water might be the toughest. The two signature holes are the par 4s at no. 3 and no. 11, two holes where aiming left off the tee is the only way to survive.The Classic is the only major course architect/course superintendent Scott Miller has ever designed. A great one-hit wonder!"
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Other's considered to be among the best golf courses in Minnesota are:

  • Dacotah Ridge at Morton 
  • Legends and Wilds at Prior Lake
  • The Pines at Grand View Lodge 
  • Rush Creek at Maple Grove 
  • Superior National at Lutsen
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Many Minnesota resorts and lodges have on-site golf courses. This gives you opportunity to golf almost anywhere in the state including cities and towns of all sizes, the beautiful North Woods regions, and along the amazing Mississippi River Valley.

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