When most people think of Minnesota summer travel, they picture sultry lakeside afternoons, pontoon rides, and starry nights on sandy shores. At Big Sandy Lodge & Resort, travelers will find their ideal Minnesota summer vacation and more. Located just two hours north of the Twin Cities and 45 minutes south of Grand Rapids, our resort community is a convenient retreat for vacationers and “staycationers” alike. While most vacationers would be reluctant to step away from our lakeside paradise, some travelers would rather have their feet planted firmly on the fairway than in the sand. For avid golfers, Big Sandy Lodge & Resort is ideally positioned near some of the state’s best golf courses. To Find out more about the best golf courses in Northern Minnesota, continue reading below.

Minnesota National

Minnesota National Golf Club is conveniently located down the road from our lakeside resort. This 27-hole golf mecca takes the cake for the best golf course in Northern Minnesota. With five sets of tees on each hole, the Minnesota National Golf Club’s Championship Course is perfect for golfers of all levels. The Championship Course is truly a sight to behold, with its bent grass fairways and Ohio white sand bunkers all surrounded by Minnesota wilderness. If you’re looking for a quick round of golf with the family, the nine-hole Savanna Course offers invaluable learning opportunities for new golfers while remaining fun and challenging for more experienced players.

Other Northern Minnesota Golf Courses: Day-Trip Ideas

While it’s hard to beat the convenience and quality of the Minnesota National Golf Club, a few other nearby courses may pique a devoted golfer’s interest. Located 45 minutes away from Big Sandy Lodge & Resort, Deerwood’s Cuyuna Rolling Hills has a resort-quality course without resort prices. This challenging course features a hilly topography that requires accurate driving. Just over 45 minutes away is yet another quality Minnesota golf course, Retreat Golf Course in Floodwood. This Minnesota golf course boasts affordable prices in a stunning natural setting.

For more information about Northern Minnesota’s best golf courses or to book your stay, head to our website. We’ll see you by the lake!