Swing Your Way Across Minnesota’s Scenic Central Region

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Just to the south, you find the homey town of Hutchinson, where three 18-hole championship courses open to the public. Enjoy the views surrounding the courses, including scenic Lake Campbell. You’ll find rolling hills and mature trees while challenging your golf skills. Hutchinson is a great place for a weekend getaway and offers many events, arts and historic sites.

The Alexandria Lakes area is home to more than 10 outstanding golf courses, ranging from resort/golf destinations to small town courses. Beyond golf, you’ll find plenty of things to do. Unlock your inner explorer on more than 300 lakes, hundreds of miles of trails, a winery, public beaches, parks and byways. Plan another day casting your luck on Lake Osakis, known for its great fishing year-round and family-friendly resorts.

Explore the Willmar Lakes area, where you’ll find five scenic golf courses. Golf has a long history in the area, and it’s known for its affordable, relaxed pace. The courses are less frantic than others, so your game can be leisurely rather than a race against time. Afterward, try some international fare at the local restaurants. There are many miles of paved bike trails, or take a drive along the Glacial Ridge Scenic Byway.

Set your sights on the 10 challenging and well-kept courses in the Fergus Falls area. You’ll find no waits for tee times and reasonable green fees. The community is rich in arts and culture; plan to attend a performance at the Center for the Arts. There are plenty of lodging options, including hotels, resorts and campgrounds. Cyclists will find 55 miles to ride on the Central Lakes Trail, with an additional 46 miles on the connecting Lake Wobegon Trail.

Designed by Eric Niskanen and carved out of 90,000 red pine trees, Thumper Pond golf course blends natural beauty and challenging play. Each of the 18 holes is designed for players of every level. In addition to the championship golf course, Thumper Pond offers a 350-yard practice range, short game area, two putting greens and golf lessons. Stay at the beautiful lodge, play at the golf course, and look for special lodging packages.


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