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From city and suburban courses to rugged northwoods terrain and sweeping Mississippi River Valley vistas, Minnesota golf is second to none. Here are the top 10 most unique golf courses across the state.

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Alexandria Golf Club


Alexandria Golf Club is one of Minnesota’s finest semi-private 18-hole courses with plenty of challenges for players of all abilities. The club has three greens throughout play in the shapes of Minnesota, Oklahoma and Texas.

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StoneRidge Golf Club


StoneRidge Golf Club is one of the top public golf courses in the Twin Cities area and features rolling bentgrass fairways. There is a barn at hole 11, and players have the option of hitting over, around or through it.

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Highland National Golf Course

St. Paul

Highland National Golf Course is an upscale municipal golf course that reopened in 2005 after two years of major construction. The course pays homage to famed Minnesotan Charles M. Schulz with a Snoopy bunker on hole 15.

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The Legend at Giants Ridge


Giants Ridge has long been considered one of Minnesota’s best golf destinations, garnering prestigious national and state rankings. The Legend course has a giant’s footprint on the third fairway.

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Warroad Estates Golf Course


Located on Lake of the Woods, Warroad Estates boasts an 18-hole championship layout and features four sets of tees with plenty of hazards to test a more experienced golfer. It has a Minnesota-shaped green on hole nine.

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Black Bear Golf Course


The Black Bear Golf Course is an 18-hole championship course that is considered one of the best maintained courses in northern Minnesota. It has a bear paw footprint on its par-5 signature hole.

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Stonebrooke Golf Club


The Championship Course at Stonebrooke Golf Club was created to offer the ultimate golfing experience. Players get a ferry ride from the tee box across the lake to the landing area.

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Baker National Golf Course


Located in the heart of Baker Park Reserve, Baker National Golf Course features a nine-hole executive course and an 18-hole championship course. There is a lovely red barn that is in play on the first hole.

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Pine Beach East


Scotsman James Dalgleish put a lot of love into his 1926 design of the Pine Beach East course at Madden’s on Gull Lake. It’s best known for being the only par-6 course in Minnesota.

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Emily Greens Golf Course


Emily Greens Golf Course is an 18-hole course carved through the northwoods in the Brainerd lakes area. It boasts the largest green in Minnesota, with the possibility of a 140-foot putt.

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