Best Golf Courses in Minnesota

The top golf courses to play on a trip to Minnesota.

The top ranked venues to play in Minnesota and best golf courses.

Best Golf Courses in Minnesota

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Minnesota is a northern state in the United States, bordering Canada in the prairie and Great Lakes region.

You can’t expect a wide-open golf season in this part of the world so be sure to check for seasonality before you plan a golf-oriented vacation.

Below, you’ll find our top-five best golf courses in Minnesota starting with Hazeltine National Golf Club.

Hazeltine National Golf Club

Hazeltine National

The golf course at the Hazeltine National Golf Club, located in Chaska, is our top pick for the state of Minnesota.

A historic course, Hazeltine opened in 1962 following the architectural design of Robert Trent Jones, it is a par-72 affair at 7,674 yards and has been selected for numerous major events.

It is a private club that hosted the 1966 and 1977 US Women’s Open, 1970 and 1991 US Open, the 2002 and 2009 USPGA Championship, the 2016 Ryder Cup and the 2019 Women’s PGA Championship.

In the future, it will host the 2024 US Amateur Championship and the 2029 Ryder Cup.

At this fairly lengthy course, golfers should expect flat terrain, lots of water, and deciduous trees that outline the course.

White Bear Yacht Club

White Bear Yacht Club

The White Bear Yacht Club‘s golf course opened in 1912. A par-72 private course, this one is on the shorter side at just 6,471 yards.

The work of both Donald Ross and William Watson, the age of this course makes it a very traditional venue.

Located in the Dellwood area of Minnesota, golfers should expect rolling terrain, tee shots that are often a little elevated, and slight downhill shots in general.

There are plenty of par-3s on this course where you’ll be leaving the driver in the golf bag, not surprising given the venue’s short length.

Windsong Farm Golf Club

Windsong Farm Golf Club

John Fought and Tom Lehman designed the golf course at the Windsong Farm Golf Club.

Located in Independence, Minnesota, the course opened in 2004 and is a par-71 affair at a length of 7,346 yards.

The course management put an emphasis on the casual enjoyment of the sport of golf at this private club.

Expect prairie-like grass, forested boundaries, lakes, and a farmland feel that matches the name of the course. There is also a club room, food and drink services, and a driving range.

Deer Run Golf Club

Deer Run Golf Club

Located near Victoria, Minnesota, the golf course at the Deer Run Golf Club opened in 1993. It is a modern-day par-71 at exceptionally short length.

This course, which has its share of water hazards, seems to have conserved some real estate at just 6,292 yards from the back tee.

Don’t expect to be bringing your driver out for every hole but rather expect a course where tactics and intelligence are more important than power.

Minnesota National Golf Course

Minnesota National Golf Course

The Minnesota National Golf Course opened in 2006, is a par-72 venue and the length is 7,230 yards.

Golfers in the McGregor area of Minnesota should expect an enjoyable experience at this semi-private course that features lakes, ponds, fairly flat terrain, and forested hole outlines.