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Explore Minnesota Golf Challenge Named State’s Top Golf Courses

By M+E Staff

The 2014 “Minnesota Dream 18,” sponsored by Explore Minnesota, garnered more than 3,400 votes from golf enthusiasts and travelers, who nominated their favorite public golf holes in the state during the online challenge.
“Minnesota is a top Midwest golf destination, offering hundreds of public golf courses statewide,” said John Edman, director of Explore Minnesota.
Hundreds of public golf courses and communities statewide were represented to showcase local offerings and earn a spot in the elite Minnesota Dream 18. The winning holes, arranged as a virtual par-72 championship course, are:
• Baker National #1                     Hamel                  
• Giants Ridge Quarry #13         Biwabik                
• Coffee Mill #17                         Wabasha              
• Loggers Trail #4                        Stillwater            
• Bluff Creek #12                         Chaska                
• Wild Marsh #7                          Buffalo                
• Tianna #2                                   Walker                
• Stonebrook #8                           Shakopee       
• Refuge #9                                    Oak Grove    
• Edinburgh #17                            Brooklyn Park  
• Chaska Town Course #11         Chaska                
• Deacon’s Lodge #17                  Breezy Point      
• Ridges at Sand Creek #13         Jordan                  
• Red Wing #12                             Red Wing          
• Thumper Pond #18                    Ottertail              
• The Wilderness #13                   Tower                  
• Giants Ridge Legend #17          Biwabik                
• Rush Creek #18                           Maple Grove     
Minnesota has more than 400 public golf courses with beautiful natural settings. Additionally, there are more than 100 private courses and several championship courses in the state. More information about the Minnesota Dream 18 can be found at the website