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MN Golf Destination: Brainerd Lakes Area Golf Courses

With more than 450 holes of golf set in dozens of distinctive Brainerd golf courses, the Lakes Area is renown for its concentration of top-rated golf courses within close proximity. Robert Trent Jones Jr., Arnold Palmer, Joel Goldstrand and Dye Designs are among the famous names who have had a hand in designing these outstanding courses. Several area courses have been nationally recognized by Golf Digest, Golfweek and Golf.

For the location of our Brainerd, Nisswa and Breezy Point golf courses, check out our Brainerd MN Golf Courses Map.

Brainerd Golf Courses:

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The Pines - Grand View Lodge
23521 Nokomis Ave., Nisswa, MN - Gull Lake
Tee Times: 218-963-8750
Pro: Jack Wawro

The Pines at Grand View Lodge is open May through October. Special rates in spring and fall. Discounted twilight rates at The Pines and The Preserve after 4:00 p.m. Pro shop with PGA professional on site. Golf lessons. Rentals.

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Bobby's Legacy - Legacy Courses at Cragun's
11000 Craguns Drive, Brainerd, MN - Gull Lake
Tee Times: 877-319-5308
Pro: Chuck Klecatsky

Bobby's Legacy - Legacy Courses at Cragun's is open April to October. Pro Shop. PGA professional. Golf lessons. Club rental. Robert Trent Jones Jr. designed course. Audubon International Signature Course. Rated 4-1/2 Stars by Golf Digest, the signature of the course is its many split fairways and multiple tees for the ultimate in playability for all. The beauty of dramatic lake vistas will take your breath away.

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The Classic - Madden's on Gull Lake
11266 Pine Beach Peninsula, Brainerd, MN - Gull Lake
Tee Times: 800-642-5363
Pro: Glenn Hagberg

The Classic at Madden's on Gull Lake is open mid-April to late October. The Classic is rated #3 Best New Upscale Public Course in North America. Pro Shop. PGA Professional. Golf lessons. Club rental.

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Deacon's Lodge - Breezy Point Resort
9348 Arnold Palmer Dr., Breezy Point, MN
Tee Times: 218-562-6262
Pro: Mark Neva

Named by Arnold Palmer in honor of his father “Deek” this Arnold Palmer signature course combines the incomparable beauty of surrounding lakes, woods and wetlands with a nationally acclaimed layout meticulously built to exceed your expectations. This par 72 championship course features 18 holes and impeccably maintained Bentgrass greens, tees and fairways that smoothly flow across 500 acres of gorgeous forest, wetlands and lakes. Deacon’s attributes are so impressive it was included in Golf Digest’s “America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses”. The course on everyone’s must-play list, Deacon’s Lodge will challenge the best while remaining enjoyable to the rest.

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Dutch Legacy - Legacy Courses at Cragun's
11000 Craguns Drive, Brainerd, MN - Gull Lake
Tee Times: 877-319-5308
Pro: Chuck Klecatsky

Dutch Legacy - Legacy Courses at Cragun's is open April to October. Pro Shop. PGA professional. Golf lessons. Club rental. Robert Trent Jones Jr. designed course. Audubon International Signature Course. Rated 5-Stars by Golf Digest the design showcases a skillful blend of par 3s, 4s and 5s, resulting in an exciting level of playability for all levels of golfers. At least 5 sets of tees are positioned on each hole.

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The Garden - Grand View Lodge
23521 Nokomis Ave., Nisswa, MN - Gull Lake
Tee Times: 218-963-8750

CLOSED FOR 2019 SEASON

The Garden at Grand View Lodge is open May through October. Special rates in spring and fall. Discounted twilight rates at The Pines and The Preserve after 4:00 p.m. Pro shop with PGA professional on site. Golf lessons. Rentals.

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Jack's 18 - Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge
25039 Tame Fish Lake Road, Deerwood, MN - Bay Lake
Tee Times: 218-678-4646
Pro: Dave Sadlowsky

The Lakes at Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge is open April thru October. Weekday and weekend specials. Pro shop with PGA Professional. Golf lessons and rentals. Joel Goldstrand designed course. Twilight and Tee-For-Two rates available.

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Pine Beach East - Madden's on Gull Lake
11266 Pine Beach Peninsula, Brainerd, MN - Gull Lake
Tee Times: 800-642-5363
Pro: Glenn Hagberg

Pine Beach East at Madden's on Gull Lake is open mid-April to late October. Pro Shop. PGA Professional. Golf lessons. Club rental.

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Pine Beach West - Madden's on Gull Lake
11266 Pine Beach Peninsula, Brainerd, MN - Gull Lake
Tee Times: 800-642-5363
Pro: Glenn Hagberg

Pine Beach West at Madden's on Gull Lake is open mid-April to late October. Pro Shop. PGA Professional. Golf lessons. Club rental.

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The Preserve - Grand View Lodge
5506 Preserve Blvd., Pequot Lakes, MN
Tee Times: 218-963-8750
Pro: Adam Haugen

The Preserve at Grand VIew Lodge is open May through October. Special rates in spring and fall. Discounted twilight rates at The Pines and The Preserve after 4:00 p.m. Pro shop with PGA professional on site. Golf lessons. Rentals.

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Reversible 9 - Legacy Courses at Cragun's
11000 Craguns Drive, Brainerd, MN - Gull Lake
Tee Times: 877-319-5308
Pro: Chuck Klecatsky

Reversible 9 - Legacy Courses at Cragun's is open April to October. Pro Shop. PGA professional. Golf lessons. Club rental. Robert Trent Jones Jr. designed course. This is a unique, reversible Par 3 course inspired by the classic St. Andrews in Scotland. The Reversible 9's direction alternates daily and is ideal for novice, family and group play.

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Social 9 - Madden's on Gull Lake
11266 Pine Beach Peninsula, Brainerd, MN - Gull Lake
Tee Times: 800-642-5363
Pro: Glenn Hagberg

Social 9 at Madden's on Gull Lake - Open mid-April to late October. Pro Shop. PGA Professional. Golf lessons. Club rental.

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Traditional Golf Course - Breezy Point Resort
9252 Breezy Point Dr., Breezy Point, MN - Pelican Lake
Tee Times: 800-950-4960
Pro: Mark Johnson

Patti Berg, Les Bolstad & Walter Hagen are a few of the famous names in golf that have strolled the fairways at Breezy Point’s Traditional Golf Course opened in the 1930’s. The Traditional is a favorite Brainerd, Minnesota golf course. This is a “shot maker’s” course that rewards accuracy over power and is enjoyed by golfers of all abilities. Not to be forgotten is the Traditional Golf Course pro shop, also open daily. This charming shop and clubhouse meet all of your golfing needs and more.

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Whitebirch Golf Course - Breezy Point Resort
9252 Breezy Point Dr., Breezy Point, MN -  Pelican Lake
Tee Times: 800-950-4960
Pro: Mark Johnson

Whitebirch, a beautiful Minnesota golf course, was the first championship golf course layout in the Brainerd Lakes Area. It features over 6700 yards of lush fairways and huge undulating greens with multiple tee boxes. Add to that trees, sand and water and you have what many consider the best championship golf value in the Brainerd Lakes Area. You’ll enjoy golf at the Whitebirch course combined with dining at Antlers Restaurant. The sophisticated Whitebirch pro shop offers the latest trends in men and women’s golf apparel, accessories and golf items.

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Whitefish Golf Club
7883 County Rd. 16, Pequot Lakes, MN
Tee Times: 218-543-4900
Pro: Steve Bengtson

Tucked away in the tall pines and majestic oaks of the Brainerd Lakes Area is a classic-style golf course that simply must be at the top of your playing list. The Whitefish Golf Club offers outstanding scenery and a challenging, yet forgiving, golf experience. All with the honor of being awarded 4 ½ stars by Golf Digest for being one of Minnesota’s Best Golfing Values. Driving Range, Full Bar & Grill, Memberships, Golf specials Sunday - Thursday after 1:00 pm (call for details).

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Alec's Nine - Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge
25039 Tame Fish Lake Road, Deerwood, MN - Bay Lake
Tee Times: 218-678-4646
Pro: Dave Sadlowsky

Alec's Nine at Ruttger's is open April thru October. Weekday and weekend specials. Pro shop with PGA Professional. Golf lessons and rentals. Joel Goldstrand designed course. Twilight and Tee-For-Two rates available.

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