Not just 10,000 lakes
Most people can name the three big US golf states; Florida, California, and Arizona. But which state is number four? The answer may surprise you.
Golf was an afterthought
As you drive through the middle class neighborhood of St. Paul you first believe that you are lost. How could there be a golf club here, in amongst the small side streets filled with houses? But then suddenly it appears, as if out of nowhere, just before you come to the bridge over the Mississippi – Town and Country Club.
Two 18 hole and one 9 hole course
Grand View Lodge in the Brainerd Lakes region of northern Minnesota has two 18-hole golf courses, The Pines and The Preserve. The Pines has three nine hole tracks; Lakes, Woods, and Marsh.
An enormous operation
To say that a course is a “nice resort course” can sometimes be a code for saying that it is not so nice. But in the case of Mystic Lake it really means ‘nice’ and ‘resort’.