Golf in Golden Valley

Up to 62% Off at Orono Public Golf Course

Orono Public Golf Course

Orono

$65 $25

9-hole course incorporates dense tree lines on the edge of fairways, elevated tee boxes, and rolling terrain

50% at Shadowbrooke Golf Course

Shadowbrooke Golf Course

Lester Prairie

$78 $39

18-hole, par 71 course pairs an open front nine with a less forgiving back nine cleaved through mature trees

Up to 54% Off Practice at Minnesota Golf Academy

Minnesota Golf Academy

Eden Prairie

$60 $29

Unlimited range balls fuel sessions at a short-game area with a sand trap and a driving range where guests can place their own tees

Up to 52% Off Golf for Two or Four in St. Francis

The Ponds Golf Course

St. Francis

$102 $49

Golfers pick two out of three 9-hole courses for an 18-hole round, challenged by plentiful ponds and sandy white bunkers

Up to 47% Off at Como & Phalen Golf Courses

Como & Phalen Golf Courses

Multiple Locations

$180 $95

Two courses line the western shores of the lakes they are named after; varied terrain makes for challenging rounds for all level golfers

54% Off Nine Holes of Golf

Island Lake Golf

Arden Hills - Shoreview

$43.50 $20

Players improve their games on course with eight par 3s and on-site driving range

Up to 50% Off Fairway Flyerz

Fairway Flyerz

Roseville

$20 $10

Colorful disks of various weights, shapes, and designs light up the course as players take aim at targets and baskets.

Up to 51% Off Golf at Mendota Heights Par 3

Mendota Heights Par 3

Somerset Hills

$46 $23

Golfers hone their short game on a forgiving course carved into the land more than 50 years ago

Up to 49% Off Golf for Two or Four

Arbor Pointe Golf Club

Inver Grove Heights

$68 $35

9-hole, par 31 executive course designed Williams, Gill & Associates boasts rolling terrain, intimate greens, and tall hardwoods and pines

Up to 58% Off at CreeksBend Golf Course

CreeksBend Golf Course

Cedar Lake

$116 $49

Prairieland course hemmed by mature trees, ponds, and wetlands meanders across 6,293 yards that ends at clubhouse in renovated 1930s barn

Up to 53% Off at Viking Meadows Golf Club

Viking Meadows Golf Club

East Bethel

$100 $49

Ideal for both newcomers and veterans of the sport, 18-hole Meadows Course poses challenges such as water hazards and dogleg turns

Up to 53% Off Golf

Timber Creek Golf Course

Watertown

$112.50 $55

Championship-length course with novel features such as covered bridges and a double green

Up to 51% Off at St. Croix National Golf Club

St. Croix National Golf Club

Somerset

$86 $42

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Elevation changes of up to 200 feet create dramatic hole designs and sweeping views of the rolling pastureland that surrounds

Up to 55% Off Round of Golf or 10-Round Punch Card

Stillwater Oaks Golf Course

Grant

$102 $49

Peaceful 18-hole course treats players to a par-70 layout built on tranquil land that began as a horse farm

Up to 52% Off Round of Golf with Cart and Range Balls

Amery Golf Club

Amery

$88 $45

Water hazards on 10 holes test players' accuracy on an peaceful 18-hole, par 72 layout that stretches 6,235 yards

52% Off Golf Round at Whispering Pines Golf Course

Whispering Pines Golf Course

Annandale

$72 $35

18-hole, par 71 Joel Goldstrand course arcs for 6,421 yards over densely forested and hilly terrain

Up to 53% Off Golf at Monticello Country Club

Monticello Country Club

Monticello

$100 $49

18-hole course features multiple doglegs across a 6,453-yard layout lined by oak trees, ponds, and streams.

Up to 51% Off Golf at Kilkarney Hills Golf Course

Kilkarney Hills Golf Course

Troy

$108 $54

18-hole course opened in 1994 welcomes players with a central lake fountain, abundant flower beds, and a bar and grill

54% Off Golf with Cart and Range Balls

Frederic Golf Course

Frederic

$106 $49

Community golf course chains together 18 tree-lined holes that challenge players with tiered greens and devious doglegs

Up to 55% Off at Luck Golf Course

Luck Golf Course

Luck

$98 $44

Nestled on the south shore of Big Butternut Lake, 18-hole course charts a path through pine, maple, and oak trees and multiple ponds

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Bulrush Golf Club

Rush City

$96 $45

18-hole championship course incorporates Rush Creek and wetlands into 6,929 yard-expanse

Up to 50% Off Golf at Faribault Golf Club

Faribault Golf Club

Faribault

$96 $48

Golfers glide across 6,447-yard, tree-lined course that dates back to 1910

Up to 54% Off at Montgomery National Golf Club

Montgomery National Golf Club

Montgomery

$92 $45

The grassy brainchild of architect Joel Goldstrand bobs and weaves across 6,540 yards of rolling countryside terrain

Up to 54% Off at Mississippi National Golf Links

Mississippi National Golf Links

Red Wing

$114 $57

Golf course features massive elevation changes, allowing for picturesque views of historic Red Wing and the Mississippi River

58% Off at Red Wing Golf Club

Red Wing Golf Club

Red Wing

$118 $49

18-hole course cleaves through the towering oaks, verdant pines, and sandstone bluffs of the Mississippi River Valley

Up to 56% Off 18-Hole Golf Packages at Zumbrota Golf Club

Zumbrota Golf Club

Zumbrota

$100 $49

Golf packages include burgers or hot dogs and beer or soda along with cart rentals

Up to 53% Off at Glencoe Country Club

Glencoe Country Club

Glencoe

$89 $42

Community course challenges golfers with a par 71, 18-hole layout rolling through trees, bunkers, and multiple water hazards

Up to 52% Off Golf for Two or Four

Stones Throw Golf Course

Milaca

$60 $30

18-hole course runs along the Rum River and leads golfers down emerald alleyways surrounded by a dense forest

Up to 54% Off Round at Pine Island Golf Course

Pine Island Golf Course

Pine Island

$64 $32

Spread across 140 acres, 18-hole course fends off easy birdies with plenty of trees, water hazards, and rocky outcroppings

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National Sports Center is one of the few places in the world where you can step from verdant fields onto stretches of ice. Eight ice arenas—four Olympic-sized, four NHL-sized—comprise more than 148,000 square feet inside the Schwan Super Rink. And as for the fields? The National Sports Center was originally conceived as a soccer complex, and it still boasts 52 fields. The Guinness Book of World Records has certified National Sports Center as the largest soccer complex on earth.

Hockey and soccer still only make up a small portion of the sports that are playable at the center. Those same soccer fields might host rugby on one day, lacrosse on another, and ultimate disc the following week, provided the discs have not flown south for the winter. The ice rink might host figure skaters as well as broomball teams. At the center's outdoor cycling velodrome, brake-free bikes race each other along a canted track, thrilling crowds every Thursday from late May to September. Players of all stripes can sign up for leagues and lessons in their favorite sport, or check out everything from expos to fitness classes on the calendar of events.

1700 105th Ave NE
Blaine,
MN
US

The Life Time Turkey Day 5K jump-starts Thanksgiving celebrations with a healthy, full-body feast of exercise, with proceeds benefiting local food organizations. Starting on the world-famous Fremont Street, pavement stompers weave past the historic downtown vistas lining Las Vegas Boulevard, home to myriad celebrities, reality television shows, and retired slot machines. After coasting to a finish beneath the Fremont Street Experience, participants gather for a postrace party, where refreshments, music, and chances to win prizes from sponsors accompany huffs and puffs of accomplishment. Additionally, strollers are permitted during the race but must line up behind individual runners and must not be equipped with nitrous.

5525 Cedar Lake Rd S
St Louis Park,
MN
US

Boasting over 7,000 certified used clubs, 2nd Swing is a one-stop shop for budding golfers and long-driving enthusiasts. Customers can finally replace the walking canes and dinosaur fossils that occupy their golf bags by perusing a head-spinning selection of drivers, irons, and putters preserved in top-notch condition. Each club is thoroughly inspected for dents, fractures, and chicken pox, ensuring that golfers will be satisfied with their purchases. Check out a Titleist 775.CB steel 6-iron ($29.99), a Callaway Tuttle putter ($49.99), or a Titleist Vokey chrome 200 wedge steel ($39.99) that’s handy for keeping territorial birds at bay. Additionally, visitors will be able to test out clubs such as the Callaway Great Big Bertha II 415 driver ($69.99) at a local course or driving range, instead of ricocheting balls off cars in the parking lot. 2nd Swing also accepts trade-ins on clubs.

2412 E Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis,
MN
US

Narrow, tree-lined fairways, undulating greens, and a flowing creek that dips in and out of play make Elm Creek Golf Course more challenging than its nearly 6,000-yard length might suggest. The balanced difficulty means golfers of all ability levels can enjoy an afternoon on the course.

Course at a Glance:

  • 18-hole, par 70 course (par 71 from the red tees)
  • Total length of 5891 yards from the back tees
  • Course rating of 69.0 from the back tees
  • Course slope of 125 from the back tees
  • Four sets of tees per hole
  • Scorecard
19000 Highway 55
Minneapolis,
MN
US

Staffed by experienced golfing professionals and computers who’ve sworn allegiance to the three laws of golfing robotics, GolfTEC’s motion sensors and high-speed cameras monitor swings and break down each individual’s form on a high-definition video display. Sensors chirp with approval whenever they detect the perfect stroke or an especially witty golfing joke. GolfTEC’s certified teaching professionals will point out flaws and strengths while providing golfers with tips on how to permanently improve their game from tee to green.

14200 Wayzata Blvd
Minnetonka,
MN
US

Golfsmith's online and in-store storerooms house an almost endless list of golf gear for men, women, and children alike. Clubs, balls, and accessories from brands such as TaylorMade, MacGregor, and Callaway give players precise control over their game, and polos and long-sleeved shirts from Nike and Snake Eyes garb players in course-appropriate attire now that tuxedo T-shirts no longer qualify. Along with the extensive collection of equipment and golf bags, Golfsmith also carries GPS systems to give players a high-tech edge and tennis gear to help them overcome the bunkers’ tricky nets.

14200 Wayzata Blvd
Minnetonka,
MN
US