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!
There’s nothing higher than the summit of something. That is the definition of the word. The summit of Cannon Falls, Minnesota incidentally is a golf course. I’m not saying there’s a mountain in Cannon Falls.
I received emails a couple years ago from golfers who loved my nickname for this course—“Subtle Hills.” “You nailed the place,” one of them said. “Calling it a course you love that you could play every day…nailed it.”
It hits me as I’m unloading my clubs in the -15 degree wind-chill that in 10 minutes I’ll be teeing off at Pebble Beach. How’s that for a mood swing? For the next hour or two there will be many catch-yourself moments like that as X-Golf immerses you in a virtual reality, state-of-the-art golf experience.
I’m a little late to the party here – the party at The Wilds Golf Club, that is. Took me three full years to realize they had the incredible golf experience they do.
A major interior remodel that included the addition of a new HD GOLF photorealistic simulator and upgrades to the existing FullSwing units has made the Life Time Golf Club – located inside the Life Time Athletic club in St. Louis Park – the new go to indoor golf simulator location around the Twin Cities.
If you look closely, indoor golf is booming here in the Twin Cities. Golfers are realizing that with the new technology, golf simulators are a great option when they can’t get outside to tee it up.
Golf is a blast in Burnsville. “Blast” as in super fun. “Blast” as in the setting for this simulator studio – inside the vibrant Soccer Blast facility. “I had no idea there was indoor golf there,” a guy said to me at last year’s golf show.
Fifty years ago, the old Tessman Farm sat on the edge of the small community of Chaska. With a vision in mind to transform the farm, Bill Tessman, along with his brother-in-law Paul Stans, decided to build a golf course.
Tee Times caught up with two Fridley golfers on Willingers scenic 12th tee box and inquired about their motivation for traveling 50 miles south to play golf. Seconds after the question was asked, two stately Sandhill Cranes strolled from the woods to within 20 feet of the golfers.
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.