Fairways and Greens Minnesota
Fairways and Greens – Minnesota contains a large collection of articles where you can read about a variety of wonderful golf experiences in and around the Minnesota golf courses. Enjoy reading our articles on your favorite subjects!
50 miles isn’t very far. Traveled at the right time of day or week it would take you less than an hour to drive that. That’s the drive from Minneapolis to one of the Twin Cities highest rated golf courses on GolfAdvisor.com… one of the Twin Cities highest rated golf courses on Google – Whispering Pines.
Chances are, since you’re reading this periodical, that you’ve been to Majestic Oaks Golf Club. With three different courses that provide about 75,000 rounds of golf each year, most golfers have made their way up to Ham Lake, MN at least once.
Take the guy who built one of the best public courses in the Twin Cities (if not the best)… the guy who built one of the best private courses in Minnesota (if not the best) and give that local legend a plot of wild Sauk Centre land to build on, and how can he possibly fail?
There’s a Cadillac in the parking lot. And a tractor. There’s a GQ kid bombing one off the first tee dressed head to toe in Nike sharing a cart with a likely farmer in jeans with a denim, Phil Mickelson-like, long sleeve, button up shirt.
During the 10 years I’ve been writing for Tee Times, I’ve had the chance to play many different golf courses. There’s no way I can remember every hole I’ve played or my exact score on each of them, but what I do remember is the overall sense of the course.
I realize that Brookview is golf and LAWN bowling (my preferred form of bowling), but the combination still makes perfect sense to me. And, the best part, is that Brookview is even more than that – a historic round in a metroplex loaded with them.
If you have kids, you’ve probably taken them to a park. If you’re a good parent, you’ve probably researched the best parks in your area. If you live in the Twin Cities one of the best (if not THE best) park/playground for kids is the Hyland Play Area.
The 18-hole golf course at Theodore Wirth Regional Park just emerged from a revitalizing renovation that builds upon its historic legacy while showcasing the park’s surprising natural beauty just minutes from downtown Minneapolis.
Mount Frontenac Golf Course is a treat for the eyes – and if you’re smart, the scorecard – and rightfully earns the moniker of “Minnesota’s Most Breathtaking Bluff Country Golf Course.” Located a handful of minutes south of Red Wing, the facility is owned and operated by the Prairie Island Indian Community and is the official golf facility of Treasure Island Resort & Casino.
Where do I even begin? Mystic Lake Casino Hotel, Mystic Lake Center, and the adjoining Meadows at Mystic Lake golf course offers it all up. Hand the keys to the valet and you’re good to go.
This is a “How To” essay on maximizing your “south of the Twin Cities” golf experience that just so happens to focus primarily on a relatively NEW Casino/Golf resort combination in northwest Iowa – The Falls Golf Club at Grand Falls Resort.
I took him to The Summit in Cannon Falls. The experience checked all his boxes. “There are some crazy holes out here,” he said. “Crazy good?” I asked. “Crazy awesome,” he replied.
What I remember most fondly about Southern Hills Golf Course is not the individual golf holes, but the entire golf experience around the collection of golf holes. That’s not to say the course itself is anything less than fun.
Of the three courses on the River Valley Golf Trail, Red Wing Golf Course feels the most like a private (or at least social) club. The vibe in their popular Bar 19, and the back and forth forest corridor setup of the course just gives it that… feeling.
Princeton Golf Course. Appropriately located in Princeton, MN, Princeton Golf Course is a great place to stop on your way up north or on your way back.
They don’t literally fire 27 guns when you play Gopher Hills in Cannon Falls, but YOU will be firing away on 27 holes there and saluting the experience afterwards.