Madden's on Gull Lake: The Classic at Madden's

Brainerd, MN Public

Overview

The Classic is a genuine amateur architect design, although course superintendent Scott Hoffmann consulted with veteran course architect Geoff Cornish as well as others in creating The Classic at Madden's. It's beautiful but not for the faint of heart, a hilly course with some narrow, pine-lined fairways and occasional challenging shots over water from sidehill or downhill lies. But, like other multiple course operations such as Bethpage and Cog Hill, Madden's has easier alternate layouts for high-handicappers.

About

Holes 18
Length 7102
Slope 148
Price $195
Facility Type Public
Designer Scott Hoffman

Awards

100 Greatest Public
Best Courses in Every State

Ranking history:

100 Greatest Public: Ranked since 2003.
Highest ranking: No. 33, 2003-'04.

Previous ranking: 62nd.
2021-'22 ranking: 81st.

Best in State: Ranked ninth, 2011-'12, 2019-'22. Ranked 10th, 2013-'18, 2023-'24.
2023-'24 ranking: 10th.

Panelists

Ratings from our panel of 1,900 course-ranking panelists

3.8

100 GREATEST/BEST IN STATE SCORES

Shot Options
6.9166
Character
7.0119
Challenge
7.0538
Layout Variety
6.9806
Fun
6.8197
Aesthetics
7.2213
Conditioning
6.9819

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