Swing Your Way Across Minnesota’s Scenic Central Region
After your round, be sure to visit the charming town of Nisswa. Near the shore of Gull Lake, it’s a great place to shop for everything from jewels to Paul Bunyan souvenirs. Its central location makes it an easy drive from many golf courses, resorts, campgrounds and hotels. You’ll also find several dining options.
A family-run resort since 1898, Ruttger’s Bay Lake Lodge welcomes families of all sizes, golfers of all abilities, conference attendees and fishermen alike. The Lakes, the 18-hole championship golf course, was designed by famous architect Joel Goldstrand. In the company of two natural lakes, water is a key factor on 10 holes. Carved from 100 acres of rugged northern woods terrain, each hole combines challenging play with the scenic beauty of northern Minnesota. Sporty Alec’s Nine, built in 1921, was the first resort golf course in Minnesota. As a par 34, it’s designed to challenge golfers of all abilities.
In the Lake Mille Lacs area, you’ll find several golf courses that welcome everyone from novices to pros. Resorts line the shores of the lake, with some offering special golf packages. When you’re done golfing, you can fish the lake, visit historic sites, go shopping, enjoy casino entertainment, and explore two state parks. Visitors to Father Hennepin State Park can relax on the sugar sand beach on a sunny afternoon.
At Sauk Centre, you’ll find two premier golf courses. One is a Tom Lehman Signature Course, located 3 miles north of town along Big Sauk Lake, and is a Scottish links-style course, with five holes that visit the woods. The layout is highlighted by big rolling hills, water features, wide fairways and undulating greens. The other is also a Scottish links-style course, designed by Mike Morley. It features tall prairie grasses and wild flowers in the rough. Add an occasional blustery wind and strategically placed bunkers, and one can sense what it’s like to golf in Scotland.
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