Best Golf Courses Near Alexandria, MN
Alexandria, a tourist hotspot in the lake country of central Minnesota, may be best known for its 28-foot-tall “Big Ole Viking” statue. Most people come here for fishing, boating, paddling, and other lake activities, but golfers will find more than enough attractive courses to suit their needs. Alexandra Golf Club, a 1915-vintage course that is one of Minnesota’s oldest, sports a classic aura. This parkland layout, which notably features a green shaped like the state of Minnesota, is a delight to walk. Picturesque Atikwa Golf Course at Arrowhead Resort showcases rousing lake views that may distract you from the marshland and ponds looming closer to the fray. You might score a tee time discount at Atikwa. The 27-hole Geneva Golf Club and Lake Miltona Golf Club are also attractive options in Alexandria. Fall colors add to the area’s splendor, and the annual Grape Stomp and Apple Fest draw big crowds. The biggest curiosity in Alexandria is the “Kensington Runestone,” a Nordic gravestone purportedly from 1362 that was “found” here over a hundred years ago and is exhibited at the Runestune Museum where “Big Ole” stands outside to welcome visitors.