TAKE YOUR BEST SWING AT A NEW CHAMPIONSHIP GOLF TRAIL.
Bloomington, MN Convention & Visitors Bureau is your link to championship golf in the North Region of the United States. Forests of pine trees, thousands of clear lakes and rolling green courses create a backdrop for golf unlike anywhere else in the country. Not to mention being home of Mall of America®, Minneapolis - Saint Paul International Airport and the hospitality hub of the 2016 PGA Ryder Cup. Enjoy championship courses and region-wide golf itineraries. Choose from four to 14-day itineraries of the best golf in Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Start your trip off right by arriving at MSP International Airport, where luxury accommodations await in Bloomington, MN. Play some of the best courses in the MSP metro, Legends Golf Club and The Wilds Golf Club. Then, go north to Brainerd Lakes area and play at The Classic at Madden's, Cragun's Legacy Golf Courses and The Pines and The Preserve at Grand View Lodge. From there, travel east to Biwabik, MN and play The Wilderness at Fortune Bay and The Legend at Giants Ridge. After playing in Minnesota, go The Pines at Grand View Lodge (photo credit: Explore Minnesota) next-door to try Wisconsin's most challenging courses. Play The Straits at Whistling Straits - home of the 2020 Ryder Cup - and The Irish at Whistling Straits. Most resorts offer 2 night/3 rounds or 3 night/4 rounds packages. Swing to it.
The Preserve at Grand View Lodge LEGENDS GOLF CLUB Conveniently located just 20 minutes from Mall of America® and MSP International Airport, Legends Golf Club is a must-stop for golf enthusiasts. In addition, it is the only golf course in the Midwest ever named “National Golf Course of the Year” from the NGCOA. That’s what makes it the perfect first stop on the Great Northern Golf Trail.
THE WILDS GOLF CLUB Get ready for over 7,000 yards of championship golf at The Wilds Golf Club. Appropriately named, you’ll enjoy a challenging course with an inspiring backdrop of mirror-like trees, lush forests and natural grasslands.
THE CLASSIC AT MADDEN'S Tee off on a fairway with towering oak trees on one side of the course and calm lake waters on the other. The Classic at Madden’s offers something different. As a classic Midwest golf course, its name is no coincidence. MN’s largest golf resort with 4 courses, and home to The Classic at Madden’s, is rated 5 stars and one of “America’s Top 100 Greatest Public Courses” by Golf Digest.
THE LEGACY COURSES AT CRAGUN'S Choose between three Legacy Courses at Cragun’s Resort. Nestled next to Gull Lake, the 45-hole course are some of the best in the Midwest. And so is the service, thanks to the Midwestern hospitality you’ll receive every step of the way.
THE PINES AND THE PRESERVE AT GRAND VIEW LODGE Home to three distinct courses, Grand View Lodge is one of Minnesota’s oldest and most awarded courses. The state-of-the-art clubhouse and pro shop, along with a variety of putting greens and a two-sided driving course, only add to the unique Minnesota golf experience.
DEACON'S LODGE GOLF COURSE Named in honor of Arnold Palmer’s father “Deke”, Deacon’s Lodge is considered one of Palmer’s best designs. Sculpted from 500 acres of Northern Minnesota wilderness, Deacon’s Lodge combines the uncompromised beauty of surrounding lakes, woodlands and wetlands with a nationally acclaimed layout meticulously maintained to exceed your golf adventure expectations. Featuring massively wide bent grass fairways, masterfully designed green complexes, and native transition areas throughout. Deacon's Lodge Golf Course
THE WILDERNESS AT FORTUNE BAY Let Lake Vermilion serve as the backdrop for your next golf course in Minnesota. The Wilderness at Fortune Bay offers panoramic views of the great Minnesota outdoors – all while providing a one-of-a-kind course suitable for players of all skill levels.
THE LEGEND AT GIANTS RIDGE The Legend and The Quarry at Giants Ridge are some of the most awarded golf courses in the country – and for good reason. Experience the courses that Golf Digest, Golf Advisor and Golf.com have all recognized and awarded as top courses in the past two years.
SentryWorld ERIN HILLS Site of the 2017 U.S. Open Championship, Erin Hills offers 652 acres of pristine land. Erin Hills architects adopted a minimalist approach, as nature had sculpted the land so well that the golf holes seem to emerge from the property. With bentgrass greens and fine fescue fairways, this walking course is quite literally a change of pace.
SENTRYWORLD Experience SentryWorld – the pinnacle of parkland golf. Home to the iconic Flower Hole, where more than 30,000 flowers surround the 16th green, it’s a destination course you don’t want to miss. SentryWorld is rated #34 in Golf Digest’s 2017/2018 “100 Greatest Public” list.
THE STRAITS AT WHISTLING STRAITS Home of the 2020 Ryder Cup, The Straits at Whistling Straits is situated along two miles of Lake Michigan shoreline. It’s what makes it a harsh, but beautifully challenging Midwest course. That’s why Golfweek ranked the course #4 on its “Best Resort Courses of 2015.”
THE IRISH AT WHISTLING STRAITS Just inland from Lake Michigan and interspersed by meandering streams, grasslands and dunes, The Irish is a deceivingly tranquil course. Both traditional and memorable, it’s proud to be #47 on Golf Digest’s 2015/2016 “America’s 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses.”