Giants Ridge Golf & Ski Resort
Biwabik, Minn. www.giantsridge.com
Giants Ridge is simply the best golf you may ever play and has long been considered one of Minnesota’s best golf resorts. Year after year, Golf Digest has placed The Legend and The Quarry at Giants Ridge near or at the top of their lists. This year, Golf Digest ranked The Quarry No. 1 and
The Legend No. 3 in Minnesota. Both
courses were also in Golf Digest’s “Top 100
in America.” Giants Ridge is the only golf
resort in Minnesota with two courses on
that prestigious list.
The best golf, the best value, and the best experience. Year after year, Giants Ridge is still Minnesota’s best deal in golf. Visit giantsridge.com and take advantage of all of the current golf and lodging specials. The Quarry and The Legend offer a golf experience that is far more superior in
Even casual golf fans around the world know Minnesota as the site of world-class golf events at clubs like Hazeltine National and Interlachen. The truly savvy traveling golfer, however, knows Minnesota as a state rich with memorable and mes- merizing public and resort courses. In the summer, the state’s northern location allows for long drives on long days that
leave plenty of time for all you can play. “If you want to play 36 here in the summer, that’s easy,” says Jon Tollette, executive director of the Minnesota PGA Section. “And 54? That’s definitely doable.” In the autumn, Minnesota’s courses are alive with vivid reds, yellows and oranges as the trees signal the season’s passing. And year-round, the state offers outdoor recreation ranging from fishing, swimming and water sports to hiking, biking and camping. Here’s a look at some of the Minnesota destinations that should be on every golfer’s must-play list:
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5 hours’ drive from
6. 5 hours’ drive from Chicago (to Minneapolis)
11 hours’ drive from Detroit (to Minneapolis)
1 Cragun’s Resort on Gull Lake, Brainerd, Minn. ( 2. 5 hours from Minneapolis)
2 Giants Ridge Golf & Ski Resort, Biwabik, Minn. ( 3. 5 hours from Minneapolis)
3 The Wilderness at Fortune Bay, Tower, Minn. ( 4 hours from Minneapolis)
Cover photo credits: The Quarry at Giants Ridge: Evan Schiller, www.golfshots.com;
Fishing on Wynne Lake: Peter Wong.
quality and value than any other resort in the Midwest.
The Wacootah Grille at the Quarry clubhouse serves breakfast, lunch and dinner everyday during the golf season, sun-up to sun-down. Indoor and outdoor seating is available overlooking a pristine Northwoods lake.
The full service bar has an excellent wine list and a featured wine-of-the-month. There is a special every day of the week including an All-You-Can-Eat Walleye Fish Fry every Friday night and Rib Night every Saturday.
Giants Ridge is the ideal setting for golf groups ranging from 12 to 400 players. Giants Ridge will arrange every detail for your group and customized tournament packages are available. You’ll discover more than enough outdoor celebration area, indoor meeting space and catering options, plus an array of entertainment choices, dining and lodging.
Giants Ridge is the premier wedding site in Minnesota’s Northwoods. The catering staff has extensive experience planning and catering events of all sizes and types ranging from small intimate weddings and ceremonies to elaborate celebrations with 300 guests, both indoor and outdoor. Full service event planning is offered that includes meticulous attention to detail. The menu selections suit every need and taste, from simple buffets to elegant multi-course meals.
Giants Ridge has 5,000 square feet of flexible meeting and gathering space that can accommodate small executive meetings to conferences with 300 guests. Giants Ridge offers a high-quality, successful and productive conference or meeting in a Northwoods resort setting that blends quiet comfort with sophisticated technology.
While planning your trip to Giants Ridge, don’t forget about all of the summer activities here at the resort! Giants Ridge features 60 miles of mountain biking, direct access to the paved Mesabi Bike Trail, hiking trails, canoes, kayaks, fishing on beautiful Wynne and Sabin lakes, and an 18-hole disc golf course located on the alpine mountain.
Giants Ridge is also famous for its winter sports. Rated the No. 1 Ski Resort in Minnesota by SKI magazine, Giants Ridge has 35 alpine runs, two terrain parks, 60 kilometers of cross country trails, snowshoe trails, and access to 2,000-plus miles of groomed snowmobile trails.
The Lodge and Villas are right on site at Giants Ridge and offer guests a variety of lodging accommodations. The Lodge is a