The Wilderness at Fortune Bay1450 Bois Forte Rd
Tower, MN 55790
Follow Interstate 35 North to Highway 33/Cloquet, then to Highway 53 North to Virginia. Go past Virginia on 53 to Highway 169 North. Follow 169 for 17 miles to County Road 77. Turn left on 77n to County Road 104. Turn right two miles to Fortune BayGet Directions
The Wilderness at Fortune Bay is rated #57, #2 Pubic for MN for America's 100 Greatest You Can Play by Golf Digest 2017-2018. #1 Best Golf Resort in MN by Golfweek. The award winning 18-hole championship golf course was designed by Jeffrey D. Brauer. The Wilderness, part of Northern Minnesota's premiere vacation destination, Fortune Bay Resort Casino. Atop high granite ridges with spectacular panoramic views from the shores of the magnificent Lake Vermilion, the course is wrapped around picturesque Minnesota woodlands. The challenging course is as visually stimulating as it is enjoyable to play, making it a true golfer's dream.
Though many play multiple rounds at The Wilderness. There are plenty of activities for everyone. The Wilderness is located just a few steps across the parking lot from Fortune Bay Resort Casino. The 173 room resort has meeting rooms, RV park, 3 restaurants, pool, arcade, full service marina with boat rentals and complimentary non-motorized watercrafts for resort guests.
Find out more about The Wilderness at Fortune Bay on their website golfthewildnerness.com or on Facebook for special events and giveaways!
Hours & Dates
Spring - Fall (May 8 - October 11)
- Monday: 7:00am - 9:00pm
- Tuesday: 7:00am - 9:00pm
- Wednesday: 7:00am - 9:00pm
- Thursday: 7:00am - 9:00pm
- Friday: 7:00am - 10:00pm
- Saturday: 7:00am - 10:00pm
- Sunday: 7:00am - 10:00pm
- Eco-friendly landscape/facility design
- Eco-friendly purchasing practices
- Energy efficiency/conservation
- Organic or local food & beverage choices
- Waste reduction/reuse/recycling
- Water conservation/wastewater management plan
- Accessible to disabled
- Can accommodate groups of 45 or more
Average Meal Prices
- More than $25
- Kid friendly
Meetings & Conferences
- Banquet facilities maximum capacity: 80
- Facility accommodates meetings for 30 or more
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Based on 11 reviews
Steak and eggs here was the best my husband has ever had and my eggs Benedict was fantastic with the paprika on top a nice touch. They also serve tequila sunrises for breakfast - can’t get any better...
— Kristal R, October 8, 2019
Here is a top notch organization. The course has been well documented as forgiving, well manicured and scenic. What makes The Wilderness worthy of a return visit is the staff. From the pro shop to...
— sunmeds, June 7, 2019
Quite the golf course! This course lives up to its billing in every way as top in the state and 57th in the country! Top notch everything and in every way! Already have plans to do it again next year...
— Todd H, September 21, 2018
The course is in such a pretty setting. It really is a great course. They had some winter kill, but it was still in good shape. All the staff was so friendly and accommodating. We went out early...
— Carol S, August 6, 2018
First off let me say that wilderness golf course is a beautiful golf course always in great shape except this year Lots of winterkill is not only there a problem every golf course in northern...
— 405kevinc, July 9, 2018