It’s not too early to start planning a golf trip in Minnesota for later this spring, summer or fall. Check out the three 18-hole courses in the beautiful Grand Rapids area. Or you can also find four nine-hole courses great for shorter games.
The Pokegama Municipal Course on the shore of Lake Pokegama in Grand Rapids is a championship course home to the MPGA State Seniors Tournament July 19 and 10. The PGA Junior Tournament is held at Pokegama June 17.
The par-72 course is 6,439 yards from the championship blue tees. Each hole has four tees. Special evening rates are available for walking golfers.
The Pokegama course club house serves lunch and dinner and features a veranda over looking the lake. A driving range and lessons are available at the course.
This 18-hole course is carved from 300 acres of oak and maple forest on the edge of crystal clear Sugar Lake in neighboring Cohasset. The par-71 course is 6,548 yards from the blue champion tees. It is part of the Sugar Lake Lodge complex which is perfect for a family summer golf trip.
Children can enjoy swimming and other water sports while adults play golf on the challenging course with water hazards and bunkers.
There are a variety of golf packages including Unlimited Stay-and-Play with lodging, meals and green fees. Sugarbrooke offers a two-for-one green fees package every evening during the summer for tee times after 5:00pm. Since this is Northern Minnesota, the days are very long during summer and golfers can play well into the evening.
Eagle Ridge is 100 feet above Trout Lake in Coleraine, about seven miles east of Grand Rapids. This is another great location for a golf trip. The 6,773 yard course is a par-72 with three sets of tees. The 17th Annual Eagle Ridge Challenge will be held here on Sept. 22.
Eagle Ridge has a pro shop, golf lessons and a practice range. Green fees are lower for tee times after 2:00pm. This course also has Friday specials on burgers at the 19th Hole Restaurant. Several hotels are available in the area.
A golf trip to the Grand Rapids area can include shorter golf rounds at the nine-hole courses at Blueberry Hill, Swan Lake Golf Club, Golf on the Edge and Quadna Hills Golf Course. Northern Minnesota is a great place for summer golf.