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Not just 10,000 lakes

Land of golf

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.

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Two 18 hole and one 9 hole course

Grand View Lodge

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.

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An enormous operation

The Meadows at Mystic Lake

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’.

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Ryder Cup 2016

Hazeltine National Golf Club

When it comes to history it’s hard to top Hazeltine. It has stood host to every important US golf tournament; US Open, PGA Championship, US Senior Open, US Women’s Open, and the US Amateur. And now it will host the Ryder Cup.

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"You will have lots of birdies"

Kiawah’s playful cougar

“Have fun. You will have lots of birdies,” was the message from Gary Player on Twitter when we told him we were heading to his classic design on Kiawah Island: Cougar Point.

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Myrtle Beach

Golf Town, U.S.A.

The only thing I knew about Myrtle Beach before I arrived for a week’s worth of golf, was that my pro here in Norway owns a holiday home there. During winter months he plays golf every day, to his heart’s content. Why Myrtle Beach? ‘You have to see for yourself,’ he said.

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Bully Pulpit

Golf in the Badlands

Bully Pulpit doesn’t have Southern California weather, nor does it have an ocean view. But you’d be hard pressed to find more beautiful and challenging golf course anywhere. If you’re headed to North Dakota, make sure you don’t miss this course.

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Cream of the crop in Rockford

Forest Hills Country Club

Forest Hills Country Club was founded by a group of Swedish-Americans.

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What a deal

Aldeen Golf Club

Aldeen Golf Club consistenly ranks as one of the best public courses under $50 in the USA. What a deal!.

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A beautiful nine hole loop

Sinnissippi Golf Course

Sinnissippi Golf Course is the oldest public golf course in Rockford, inaugurated already in 1912. It is the golf course where many Rockford golfers grew up.

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