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JOURNEY PLANNER

FLIGHTS

Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport 
Icelandair

WHERE TO STAY

Radisson Hotel
Bloomington by Mall of America
W: radissonmallofamerica.com

Madden’s Resort
Brainerd
W: maddens.com

Westin Edina Galleria hotel
Edina
W: westinedinagalleria.com

Comfort Suites Canal Park hotel
Duluth
W: choicehotels.com

Fortune Bay Resort Casino
Tower
W: fortunebay.com

Villas at Giants Ridge
Biwabik
W: villasatgiantsridge.com


WHERE TO EAT

Split Rock Grill
Radisson Hotel
Bloomington
W: radissonmallofamerica.com

Mancini’s Char House & Lounge
Saint Paul
W: mancinis.com

FireLake Grill House & Cocktail Bar
Bloomington
W: firelakerestaurant.com

The Capital Grille
Minneapolis
W: thecapitalgrille.com

McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurant
Edina
W: westinedinagalleria.com/
edina-minnesota-restaurants

Surly’s Microbrewery
Minneapolis
W: surlybrewing.com

Canal Park Brewing Co
Duluth
W: canalparkbrewery.com

Sunset Steakhouse
Fortune Bay Resort Casino
Tower
W: fortunebay.com/dining/sunset


THINGS TO DO

Mall of America
Bloomington
W: mallofamerica.com

Gallaria Edina
Edina
W: galleriaedina.com

WHERE TO PLAY
Hazeltine National, Chaska
W: hazeltinenational.com

Legends GC, Prior Lake
W: legendsgc.com

The Classic, Brainerd
W: maddens.com/the-classic-
course.html

The Pines, Nisswa
W: grandviewlodge.com/golf-course

Keller GC, Maplewood
W: parks.co.ramsey.mn.us/golf/
Pages/Keller-Golf-Course.aspx

The Wilderness, Tower
W: golfthewilderness.com

The Legend, Biwabik
W: giantsridge.com/legend.html

The Quarry, Biwabik
W: giantsridge.com/index.php


 

 

Legends Golf Club, Minnesota, USA
Golf holiday review of Minnesota, USA, The 13th hole at Legends Golf Club

As I stand on the first tee at the Legends course I have to say what a contrast it makes from playing at Hazeltine National yesterday. The course has so much character and the way it is routed through the large grass mounds gives this course a stunning aesthetic that you canít help but want to play your best golf.

I smash my drive down the middle to the corner of this dogleg right hole and I am off and I have to say the great holes just flow, lucky I never noticed the water next to the green on the second which was hidden by the trees on the right, but as I pull up next to the green itís a beautiful setting.

I have never seen a better collection of par 3s on a golf course, all four individually would be worth talking about if they were on any other golf course but to have four truly great par 3s on one course is exceptional, itís no wonder that Legends was national golf course of the year in the US.

It is hard to choose between them but for me the 7th and 13th would be my picks and the drive across the bridge to the green on the 13th alone is worth playing here for.

But the par 3s are not the only highlight, there are some classic par 4s played to raised greens that are framed by the grass dunes giving them their own little amphitheatres. If you are coming over to watch the Ryder Cup matches or visiting Minnesota on a golf tour, make sure you make some time to play the legends, like me, you will be glad you did, I am just gutted I couldnít go straight back out and play it again.



Golf holiday review of Minnesota, USA, The 15th at Legends Golf Club Top: The 13th green and its bridge. Above: The 15th green protected by water and bunkers

Golf holiday review of Minnesota, USA, The 2nd hole at Legends Golf ClubspacerGolf holiday review of Minnesota, USA, The 5th at Legends Golf ClubspacerGolf holiday review of Minnesota, USA, The 11th at Legends Golf Club

Water on the 2nd holespacerLooking back up the 5thspacer More water at the 11th

All photos taken on the day of play © James mason planetgolfreview



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