June 7, 2017

The Best Golf Courses in Minnesota

We rank the top venues in Minnesota (2017-'18)
Interlachen CC hole 6
Peter Wong/Courtesy of Interlachen CC
  1. (1) Interlachen C.C. (6th hole pictured above), Edina •
  2. (2) Spring Hill G.C., Wayzata •
  3. (3) Hazeltine National G.C., Chaska ≈
  4. (4) The Quarry At Giants Ridge, Biwabik ^
  5. (5) White Bear Yacht Club, White Bear Lake ≈
  6. (7) Northland C.C., Duluth
  7. (6) Windsong Farm G.C., Independence
  8. (9) The Minikahda Club, Minneapolis
  9. (8) The Wilderness At Fortune Bay, Tower ^
  10. (10) The Classic At Madden's Resort, Brainerd ^
  11. (New) Olympic Hills G.C., Eden Prairie
  12. (13) Minneapolis G.C., St. Louis Park
  13. (11) Somerset C.C., Mendota Heights
  14. (14) Golden Valley C.C.
  15. (New) Deacon's Lodge G. Cse., Breezy Point ★
  16. (17) The Legend At Giants Ridge, Biwabik ★
  17. (15) Dacotah Ridge G.C., Morton ★
  18. (19) Woodhill C.C., Wayzata
  19. (12) Somerby G.C., Byron
  20. (16) Rochester G. & C.C.

KEY TO SYMBOLS
(2015-'16 ranking in parentheses)
America's 100 Greatest Course
≈ America's Second 100 Greatest
^ America's 100 Greatest Public Course
★ Other public-access course

Some courses are ranked in Best in State but did not receive enough ballots to be considered for national lists.

America's 100 Greatest & America's Second 100 Greatest requires a minimum of 45 evaluations accumulated within 8 years, 100 Greatest Public 25 evaluations and Best in State 10 ballots. While a few highly ranked state courses do have a higher score than 100 Greatest, Second 100 Greatest or 100 Greatest Public courses within that state, and are listed above them, they will not appear on a national ranking until achieving the qualifying ballots.