What to do and see in Minnesota, United States: The Best Golf Courses

February 5, 2022 Hana Mouser

The Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul have the famous Mall of America and Walker Art Institute. Bluff Country to the south has water sports and cross country skiing. The Prairielands abound with lake recreations.

1. Dacotah Ridge Golf Club

31042 County Highway 2, Morton, MN 56270-1217 +1 507-644-5050
Excellent
79%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5.0 based on 14 reviews

Dacotah Ridge Golf Club

This 7,000-yard Rees Jones course provides a full array of water and wood holes.

Reviewed By midway42 - Minnesota, United States

I visited this golf club somewhat on a whim as I had already planned a weekend to visit the surrounding historical sites. Designed by Rees Jones, the course is nestled just south of Morton and down the road from Jackpot Junction Casino. A somewhat intimidating entry gate allows access to the complex, and there is a well-stocked driving range next to the 10th-hole tee boxes. The 18-holes stretch out over 6,217 yards from the regular tees and 7,109 (!) from the tournament ones. There are plenty of water hazards, elevation changes, and sand traps to challenge all ability types including beginner golfers such as this writer. I played five early morning rounds here over three visits, walking every time. The clubhouse overlooks the ninth and tenth holes and provides the usual fare with excellent service. As someone who almost exclusively plays the same two or three public courses, I was a bit blown away by my first visit here. The remote location actually works in a customer’s favor if you don’t want to be struggling to find a tee-time. The fairways and greens were very well kept and the fellow golfers universally respectful and professional. Customer service in the clubhouse and restaurant (thanks Bert!) were excellent. As any true golfer knows, one of the benefits of the game is getting outdoors and this experience did not disappoint. The fall colors were spectacular and I can still hear the cows mooing in the distance as I try to clear the artificial lake on the 11th hole. I will be making (at least) annual visits here indefinitely. Superb.

2. Pebble Creek Golf Course

14000 Club House Lane, Becker, MN 55308 +1 763-263-4653 [email protected] http://www.pebblecreekgolf.com/
Excellent
75%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5.0 based on 8 reviews

Pebble Creek Golf Course

18 Hole Championship Course and 9 Hole Local 9 for families and beginners. Great practice facilities, fun relaxed place to play golf and hang out. Food and all the best beverages available.

3. Cragun's Legacy Courses

11000 Craguns Dr, Brainerd, MN 56401-3184 +1 800-272-4867 [email protected] http://www.craguns.com/?NCK=8778077756&gclid=CKjO-cTe2twCFUWlZQodC5ULQA&gclsrc=ds
Excellent
66%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 47 reviews

Cragun's Legacy Courses

Robert Trent Jones Jr. designed our 2-18 hole courses; 5 star Dutch Course and 4.5 star Bobby's course, giving us 36 of the finest holes of golf in the state. We also have a 9 hole reversible Par 3 course and Foot Golf to mention! Once you have finished one of the above mentioned you can grab a seat on the patio or inside and enjoy some refreshing beverages and breakfast , lunch or dinner in our Legacy Grille.

Reviewed By G9394LBjohnd - Big Lake, United States

I play Cragun's several times during the golf season. I always have an incredible golf experience. The course is always in pristine condition. The staff are responsive, friendly and first rate. My favorite course is Bobby's, but Dutch is beautiful and challenging too. There are par 5's that are reachable and a couple of par 4's that feel like par 5's. My wife and I have also taken golf lessons from Chris Foley who is the PGA professional at the course. Chris is an incredible instructor who is thoughtful, kind and insightful with his instruction and feedback. I highly recommend Cragun's as a destination for golfing couples or for a buddies or girlfriends' golf get-away.

4. Pines

Nisswa, MN
Excellent
68%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 28 reviews

Pines

Recognized by "Golf Digest" as the best golf course in Minnesota.

5. Classic at Madden's

11266 Pine Beach Peninsula Rd, Brainerd, MN 56401-2080 +1 218-829-2811 http://www.maddens.com/the-spa-at-maddens/
Excellent
83%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 29 reviews

Classic at Madden's

Golfers have the option of playing this award-winning course from 4,883 yards all the way back to 7,109 yards; this makes the game a great test of players' skills. Closed for the season.

Reviewed By 579devinp

If you enjoy perfect greens, fairway and tee boxes with a beautiful and challenging layout, The classic is a must!

6. Rush Creek

7801 County Road 101 N, Maple Grove, MN 55311-4305 +1 612-494-8844
Excellent
60%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 25 reviews

Rush Creek

The key to success at this spectacular course is a strong drive.

7. Bemidji Town and Country Club

Bemidji, MN +1 218-751-9215 http://www.bemidjigolf.com
Excellent
62%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 13 reviews

Bemidji Town and Country Club

Eighteen-hole golf course located on the north shore of Lake Bemidji.

8. Baker National Golf Course

2935 Parkview Dr, Medina, MN 55340-9791 +1 763-694-7670 [email protected] http://www.threeriversparks.org/parks/baker-park.aspx
Excellent
63%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 16 reviews

Baker National Golf Course

9. Geneva Golf Club

4181 Geneva Golf Club Dr NE, Alexandria, MN 56308-8927 +1 320-762-7089 [email protected] http://www.genevagolfclub.com
Excellent
68%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
5%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 22 reviews

Geneva Golf Club

Geneva Golf Club is a public 27-hole championship golf course located in the scenic Alexandria Minnesota lakes area. Designed by Joel Goldstrand, the predominant considerations in planning Geneva Golf Club were to assure top caliber golf and to preserve the inherent natural beauty of the land.The golf course consists of three nines; The Ponds, Island and Marsh courses. Each nine offers its own unique personality. With 5 sets of tees, the course combines a stern challenge for the most talented golfer with the playability desired by the novice.

1700 105th Ave NE, Blaine, MN 55449-4500 +1 763-717-3240 http://victorylinks.nscsports.org/
Excellent
58%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 12 reviews

Victory Links Golf Course

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