Best Golf Courses Near Brainerd, MN
Brainerd, often called Brainerd Lakes, is Minnesota’s premier golf getaway mecca. Located some 130 miles northwest of the Twin Cities, Brainerd is home to an array of courses and resorts to satisfy any golfer. Madden’s on Gull Lake Resort provides 63 holes topped by The Classic at Madden’s (at one time a top-100 U.S. public course) and Pine Beach East, the oldest layout in the Brainerd region. Breezy Point Resort boasts three eighteens that present chances to score a discounted tee time. It’s marquee layout is the broad-shouldered, very tough Deacon’s Lodge course, possibly Arnold Palmer’s best design. The Whitebirch Course, Brainerd’s original championship layout, and the shorter Traditional Course, a fun layout for players of all abilities, round out Breezy Point’s golf lineup. The golf offerings of historic Grand View Lodge include The Pines, a 27-hole “player’s course,” and The Preserve, another challenging test with fast greens that rates as one of Minnesota’s finest courses. Life in Brainerd centers around its resorts. Historic Grand View Lodge is a showplace for its log architecture. World-class fishing and all sorts of lake and North Woods recreational opportunities are at hand in Brainerd, but golf truly drives the region.