No matter your level of play, sex, or age, the Minnesota Golf Association has programs, leagues, and tournaments to fit your needs. Their golf season starts in April and ends in early to mid- October, and they offer everything from senior tournaments, to charity events. In addition to a large variety of Minnesota golf tournaments there are a multitude of different tournament styles available. Everything from the 4 person scramble to benefit the American Cancer Society, to two ladies best shot tournaments in the women's division.
Cragun Resort's two courses, Bobby's Legacy and Dutch Legacy, were both named to Golf Digest's Best Places To Play list in 2009. The resort offers a practice facility, a clubhouse, and a restaurant/grille. Both courses have unique features and world class holes. While memberships are offered, they are not required. The resort offers it's own league, sponsors outings, and offers private instructions for everyone from beginners to every day players looking to fine tune their skills. Cragun's is located in Brainard in the heart of Minnesota.
For a course that's great for all ages and skill sets, Black Bear in the Northeast region of the state has nice wide fairways, with fast greens. The turf is pretty soft, making the rough somewhat difficult to get out of at times, and anything hit into the woods will not be retrievable. This course hosts many Junior golf events and is popular with the charity circuit as well. They also offer GPS modules on every cart, making it easier to navigate the tricky layout of some of the holes. One big draw is a large fairway bunker in the shape of a bear claw.