Ten Unique Golf Holes in Minnesota

By Explore Minnesota Tourism

Giants Ridge footprintMinnesota has hundreds of golf courses, and probably at least that many unique golf holes. Here are 10 of the most unique at various courses around the state.

  1. Alexandria Golf Club has three greens in the shape of states: Minnesota #7, Oklahoma #8 and Texas #17.
     
  2. Warroad Estates, a course that routes along Lake of the Woods, has a Minnesota-shaped green on its #9 hole.
     
  3. Baker National in Medina, one of the Three Rivers Park District's courses, has a lovely red barn that is in play on the first hole.
     
  4. StoneRidge Golf Club in Stillwater is another golf course with a "barn hole." It's on the third hole and players have the option of hitting over, around or through it!
     
  5. Highland National in St. Paul sports a Snoopy bunker on #15, a testimonial to St. Paul native Charles M. Schulz, creator of the comic strip.
     
  6. The Legend at Giants Ridge, Biwabik, has a "giant's footprint" on its third fairway (pictured).
     
  7. Black Bear Golf Course, Carlton, has a "bear paw footprint" on its par 5 signature hole #7.
     
  8. At Stonebrooke Golf Club's 8th hole in Shakopee, players get a ferry ride from the tee box across the lake to the landing area.
     
  9. Pine Beach East at Madden's Resort on Gull Lake in Brainerd has the only par 6 in Minnesota.
     
  10. Emily Greens Golf Course has the largest green in Minnesota, with the possibility of a 140-foot putt!