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Best Golf Courses In The Twin Cities

November 6, 2010 4:06 PM

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StoneRidge Golf Club boasts a unique setting of rolling bentgrass fairways surrounded by native fescue grass. (Credit: stoneridge.com)

StoneRidge Golf Club boasts a unique setting of rolling bentgrass fairways surrounded by native fescue grass. (Credit: stoneridge.com)

Golf season may not be year-round in Minnesota but when it’s on it’s good. What’s even better than the lush courses and tree-lined fairways is the surprise golfers feel when they realize most Twin Cities golf courses have a secluded, rural feeling. Here are some of the best golf courses in the area and you don’t have to drive very far.
highland Best Golf Courses In The Twin Cities

Saint Paul Parks and Recreation maintains this popular and newly renovated 18-hole golf course. (Credit: http://www.golfstpaul.org)

Highland National Golf

1403 Montreal Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55116-2460
651-695-3774
www.golfstpaul.org

Saint Paul Parks and Recreation maintains this popular and newly renovated 18-hole golf course which offers challenging fairways and flourishing landscape. The most notable of the holes is the 15th which features a large “Snoopy” shaped bunker in honor of Charles Schultz who learned to play golf on this very course.

brookview Best Golf Courses In The Twin Cities

Brookview Golf Course presents a challenging 18-Hole Regulation Course. (Credit: brookviewgolf.com)

Brookview Golf Course‎

200 Brookview Pkwy
Golden Valley, Minnesota 55426
brookviewgolf.com‎

Brookview Golf Course presents a challenging 18-Hole Regulation Course and a 9-Hole Par 3. With 28 moderate bunkers, small greens and a number of water hazards, Bassett Creek makes an appearance at six holes. This course has good excuses for being called challenging.

parkview Best Golf Courses In The Twin Cities

Parkview Golf Course in Eagan is a public 18-hole golf course with newly heated driving range. (Credit: parkviewgolfclub.com)

Parkview Golf Club

1310 Cliff Road
Eagan, MN 55123
651.994.8000
www.parkviewgolfclub.com

Parkview Golf Course in Eagan is a public 18-hole golf course with newly heated driving range. Featuring the best of Minnesota’s nature, the course has hills, trees, 18 bunkers, a lake and pond. Friday and Saturday nights bring “Golf Glow” to the course. The six-hole course is lit with glow sticks and the game is played with a blinking golf ball called the Tracer Glow Ball.

minneapolispark Best Golf Courses In The Twin Cities

Gross National is an easy destination from Minneapolis or St. Paul. (Credit: minneapolisparks.org)

Gross National Golf Club

2201 St. Anthony Blvd.
Minneapolis, MN 55418
612-789-2542
www.minneapolisparks.org

As host to the 1964 USGA National Publinks Championship, Gross National Golf Club is located near 35W, making it an easy destination from Minneapolis or St. Paul. The 18-hole course appeals to all golf levels with three or four sets of teeboxes at each hole.

stoneridge Best Golf Courses In The Twin Cities

StoneRidge Golf Club boasts a unique setting of rolling bentgrass fairways surrounded by native fescue grass. (Credit: stoneridgegc.com)

StoneRidge Golf Club

13600 N. Hudson Blvd.
Stillwater, MN 55082
651-436- 4653
www.stoneridgegc.com

Described as a “links style” course, StoneRidge Golf Club boasts a unique setting of rolling bentgrass fairways surrounded by native fescue grass. StoneRidge is open to the public.

meadowbrook Best Golf Courses In The Twin Cities

This 18-hole course is located in Hopkins and characteristics include hills, ponds, wildflowers and Minnehaha Creek. (Credit: minneapolisparks.org)

Meadowbrook Golf Course

201 Meadowbrook Road
Hopkins, MN 55343
952-929-2077
www.minneapolisparks.org

Minnesotans have been playing on Meadowbrook since 1926. This 18-hole course is located in Hopkins and characteristics include hills, ponds, wildflowers and Minnehaha Creek.

- Beth Blair has turned a decade of travel industry experience into an action-packed travel writing career. She writes for various print and online publications and is co-founder of TheVacationGals.com and TheSpaGals.com. Learn more about her at BethBlair.com and find her on Twitter: @BethBlair.

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