Best Public Golf Courses in Minnesota

Minnesota is home to more than 10,000 lakes and the headwaters of the Mississippi. The northern areas bordering Lake Superior are the most rugged featuring ridges and cliffs, deep lakes, streams and rivers while the balance of the state is rather tame, agricultural plains. Economically, Minneapolis/St. Paul in the center of the state commands most of the population and is the headquarters to national and regional corporations. Duluth has the nation's largest inland harbor, and Rochester is home to the Mayo Clinic, a world-renowned medical center.

Minnesota is known as a golf-crazed state with over 500 golf courses in Minnesota, 90% of which are open to public play, so this guide and map is useful in finding the best golf courses you can play in Minnesota. Many of the top public golf courses in Minnesota are around resorts like The Quarry at Giants Ridge, Wilderness at Fortune Bay, Deacon's Lodge, The Classic at Madden's, and The Legend at Giants Ridge. Around Minneapolis, Rush Creek is one of the best public golf courses and the municipal, Keller Golf Course in St. Paul was the venue for the 1932 PGA Championship won by Olin Dutra.

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