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Best golf courses near Blaine, MN

Below, you’ll find a list of courses near Blaine, MN. There are 56 courses within a 15-mile radius of Blaine, 43 of which are public courses and 13 are private courses. There are 39 18-hole courses and 16 nine-hole layouts.

The above has been curated through Golf Digest’s Places to Play course database, where we have collected star ratings and reviews from our 1,900 course-ranking panelists. Join our community by signing up for Golf Digest+ and rate the courses you’ve visited recently.

TPC Twin Cities
Private
TPC Twin Cities
Blaine, MN
3.9
19 Panelists
As if destined to be a golf course, TPC Twin Cities was built on the site of a former sod farm. The Arnold Palmer design 15 miles north of Minneapolis/St. Paul has hosted the PGA Tour’s 3M Open since 2019. A past member of our Best in Minnesota list, TPC Twin Cities plays among native prairie grasses and includes 27 bodies of water, notably at the par-5 18th, where a large lake guards the right side of the fairway and the front of the green.
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Spring Hill Golf Club
Private
Spring Hill Golf Club
Wayzata, MN
4.6
145 Panelists
While Tom Fazio is best known for creating massive landscapes for his designs, Spring Hill required little manipulation of earth. Fazio utilized the existing rolling topography to form what is one of his most natural designs. Holes are isolated from one another by thick forests of evergreens and, in one section of the property, acres of maple trees that provide a brilliant color display each fall. With several tight fairways, marshland along some edges, many uphill approach shots into elevated greens and subtle movements in the putting surfaces, Spring Hill is also one of Fazio’s most challenging designs.
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Midland Hills Country Club
Private
Midland Hills Country Club
Roseville, MN
4.4
27 Panelists
Midland Hills always suspected their course was designed by Seth Raynor in the early 1920s, but they had no records of what that course looked. They could intuit what some of Raynor's original holes were, but the overall architecture had dulled and shrunk over the years. That changed in 2018 when superintendent Mike Manthey discovered a 1921 irrigation map hidden above the ceiling in his office. The drawing showed Raynor's vision for the course including individual holes and bunkers, a roadmap that designer Jim Urbina used to recreate and sharpen the old templates like the Biarritz, Road and Eden. The improvements have help vault the course into the Best in State rankings for the first time.
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White Bear Yacht Club
Private
White Bear Yacht Club
White Bear Lake, MN
4.3
107 Panelists
Before he moved to California where he laid the foundation of many of that state's best courses from the pre-Depression era, William Watson was a pioneer of golf in Minnesota. He arranged the first nine holes at White Bear Yacht Club in 1912 near the shore of White Bear Lake on some of the most roly-poly land imaginable. Several years later, Donald Ross, it is believed, added nine holes and remodeled the course. That rumpled, unmodified land is the heart and soul of White Bear Yacht Club. Modern architects would likely have leveled and softened the slopes and ravines, but here they bring the golf to life visually and psychologically, offering nary a level stance and asking the player to hit approaches with extreme control. Over the last two decades under the guidance of Jim Urbina the surrounding canopy of forest has been pared back to better reveal the massive, enthralling undulations of the course.
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Minneapolis Golf Club
Private
Minneapolis Golf Club
Saint Louis Park, MN
4
72 Panelists
Minneapolis Golf Club is one of the best courses in Minnesota. Discover our experts’ reviews and where Minneapolis Golf Club sits in our rankings.
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Rush Creek Golf Club
Public
Rush Creek Golf Club
Maple Grove, MN
3.9
27 Panelists
A quality public track just west of the Twin Cities, Rush Creek has plenty of design variety, with elevation changes, deep bunkers and well-placed hazards creating a challenging yet enjoyable round. The scenic layout hosted an LPGA Tour event in the late 1990s and was the site of Ryan Moore’s second U.S. Amateur Public Links title in 2004.
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Town & Country Club
Private
Town & Country Club
Saint Paul, MN
3.9
34 Panelists
Town & Country Club in St. Paul is one of the best courses in Minnesota. Discover our experts’ reviews and where Town & Country Club sits in our rankings.
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Keller Golf Course
Public
Keller Golf Course
Maplewood, MN
3.8
8 Panelists
A muny packed with history, Keller hosted the 1932 and 1954 PGA Championships, a Western Open, and for nearly 40 years, from 1930 to 1968, hosted the PGA Tour's annual St. Paul Open. On top of all that, it also hosted the 1931 U.S. Amateur Public Links. As one of our Minnesota course-ranking panelists described: "Holes 11 through 16 are as good of a stretch of holes as anywhere in the state."
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Wayzata Country Club
Private
Wayzata Country Club
Wayzata, MN
3.6
36 Panelists
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North Oaks Golf Club: North Oaks
Private
North Oaks Golf Club: North Oaks
North Oaks, MN
3.6
14 Panelists
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Private
Golden Valley Country Club
Golden Valley, MN
3.5
51 Panelists
For most of its history, Golden Valley has been in a state of flux. The club’s first course was designed by Tom Bendelow. Golden Valley later hired A.W. Tillinghast in the 1920s to construct a new course. A number of his bunkers were removed in the 1930s to reduce maintenance costs (Tillinghast, by this time, was traveling the country on behalf of the PGA of America advising clubs on ways to cut costs during tight economic times), and others were tinkered with and modified in one way or another. A series of mid-century renovations took the design further from the one Tillinghast put in the ground, but recent work-first by Ron Forse, and, in 2023, by Kevin Norby-has gradually restored much of the architect’s ideology. Greens have been expanded to add new hole locations, trees have been thinned and Tillie’s lost bunkers have returned with their shapes redefined. This is a classic parkland expression of golf on a graceful property that demands drives be placed in the fairway and approach shots left below the hole.
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Bunker Hills Golf Club: North/East/West/Executive
Bunker Hills is a 36-hole facility with three nine-hole layouts and an additional par-31 executive course. The North, West and East nines are all similar designs, with rolling, tree-lined fairways opening to large greens. The course has hosted numerous Minnesota Opens as well as the 1976 U.S. Amateur Public Links.
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Gem Lake Hills: Executive
Public
Gem Lake Hills: Executive
White Bear Lake, MN
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Edinburgh USA
Public
Edinburgh USA
Brooklyn Park, MN
Just north of downtown Minneapolis, Edinburgh USA is a Robert Trent Jones Jr. design that hosted an LPGA Tour event from 1990-1996. An aerial game is required at this muny, as numerous lakes and bunkers guarding the front of greens often take away the option of running the ball up. The course, which hosted the 1992 U.S. Amateur Public Links, features a massive double green shared by the ninth and 18th holes.
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