beyond it. Like many holes at The Wilderness, this is a risk-reward proposition perfecting for golfers who like to gamble.
Speaking of gambling, The Wilderness at Fortune Bay is part of Fortune Bay Resort Casino – one of Minnesota’s premier vacation destinations. Fortune Bay Resort Casino is more than a fabulous luxury hotel, action-packed casino, full-service marina, rustic RV park, complete conference and banquet center, and award-winning heritage center. It’s an escape from the ordinary, where you can stay, play, relax, retreat or meet in a picturesque setting on the shores of lovely Lake Vermilion, surrounded by the wild, pristine beauty of Minnesota’s Northwoods. You can choose the getaway you’re looking for, whether it be business or pleasure. The resort has a variety of lodging options, from deluxe hotel rooms and romantic whirlpool and fireplace suites with views of Lake Vermilion to Fortune Bay’s beautiful, rustic RV park. All of the resort’s accommodations have easy access to golf and the rest of the many activities available, including boating, canoeing, fishing, walking and snowmobile trails, and cross-country skiing. Fortune Bay also offers a wide selection of dining and entertainment options, including the Wilderness Bar and Grill, the family-friendly Tama-
rack Dining Room and the sports-centric North Star Bar just off the casino floor. For groups and conventions, Fortune Bay also boasts more than 7,000 square feet of contemporary banquet and meeting space, along with a complete event planning staff. The casino itself features a wide selection of slots, blackjack, poker tables and high-stakes bingo. There are lots of ways to win. If you want to get everything you can out of everything you do, you've got to place your bets and get things spinning. It’s the only way to find out what you've won! .
Cragun’s Resort on Gull Lake
Brainerd, Minn. www.craguns.com/195
Cragun’s Resort on Gull Lake combines great golf, the best of the outdoors and topnotch service in the central Minnesota vacation hotspot of Brainerd. Great for golf groups, families and couples alike, Cragun’s Resort on Gull Lake has developed into a favorite resort destination that brings guests back year after year.
The golf experience revolves around Cragun’s Legacy Courses, which offer 45 holes of outstanding golf value. The two 18-hole courses – the Dutch Legacy and Bobby’s Legacy – have Robert Trent Jones II-designed layouts that allow each to play along the shore of Legacy Lake while start-
ing from a single clubhouse. In fact, each nine holes on the Legacy Courses starts and returns to the clubhouse, making it easy to mix and match parts of both courses or add an extra nine holes to extend the experience. Just beyond the 18th green on Bobby’s Legacy course is the beloved Gambler’s Hole – a final, 19th hole that will help golfers settle bets on one last par- 3.
Guests can also enjoy the unique experience of playing the Reversible 9. This par- 3 course was designed by Jones to be played clockwise one day, then counterclockwise the next. The course is perfect for a warm-up round, or for families with smaller children. Cragun’s Legacy Courses are an Audubon International Signature Sanctuary, befitting of the beautiful surroundings. ProLink GPS units are built into each golf car to provide accurate yardages on each hole,and even allow golfers to order food and beverage from the course.
Cragun’s Legacy Courses are unrivaled in conditioning and accolades. The Dutch Legacy course recently earned a five-star rating on the Golf Digest Places to Play listing – one of only 24 courses in the country so honored – while Bobby’s Legacy garnered a 4.5-star rating.
The clubhouse at Cragun’s Legacy Courses features 35,000 square feet dedicated to everything you need to enjoy a day