Giants Ridge – Minnesota’s leading golf resort set in the rugged beauty of the Mesabi Iron Range – is celebrating the arrival of golf season with a stay-and-play offer ideal for golf getaways. Attention Snowbirds: Giants Ridge has two nationally ranked golf courses to enjoy early in the season. if you haven’t been there, it is worth the trip.
Available from approximately mid-April (subject to the courses’ opening) through May 24, it includes one round of golf with cart on either of Giants Ridge’s two championship courses, range balls and accommodations at The Lodge at Giants Ridge with 93 suites. Weeknight rates begin at $99 (double occupancy) and $139 (single).
Weekend rates start at $139 (double occupancy) and $179 (single). Package rates are per person, per night. For reservations or to check on the opening date for the courses, call 877.442.6877. As a bonus, each golfer receives one $10 food and beverage voucher per night redeemable at Sleeping Giant Restaurant and Bar.
Located just over three hours from the Minneapolis – St. Paul metro area, Giants Ridge boasts two of the highest ranked layouts in the state, The Quarry and The Legend. The Quarry is rated the “Best Course You Can Play” in Minnesota by Golfweek and GOLF Magazine. Now a “must-play” course, it was once home to a sand quarry and iron ore mine. Dramatically raised tees and hazards forged from reclaimed and repurposed mine land create unique challenges. The par 3, 17th is a memorable test and one of the most photographed holes in Minnesota.
As its name implies, The Legend offers flat-out legendary golf. The original Giants Ridge course opened in 1997, designed by Jeffrey Brauer with a little assist from PGA Star Lanny Wadkins. The Legend is a true “northwoods” course featuring towering pines, boulder outcroppings giant bentgrass fairways and majestic views of Wynne and Sabin Lakes. Its smooth edges and traditional design elements offer a stunning contrast to its starkly modern sibling, Quarry, which opened in 2003. The Legend par 4, 13th is especially unique and a challenging golf hole and one of the most photographed holes in Minnesota.
“Giants Ridge is home to two of the top-ranked layouts in the North Star State,” says John Kendall, Director of Golf. “Impeccable course conditions and a variety of lodging options to suit any budget and group size make Giants Ridge an excellent venue for a fun and memorable golf getaway.”
Offering unbeatable value and 36 thrilling holes, Giants Ridge has long been considered one of Minnesota’s best golf destinations. Managed by Billy Casper Golf, players are assured a great golf experience from the time they arrive to the last day they load up the clubs.
About GIANTS RIDGE
Set in the rugged beauty of Minnesota’s northwoods, Giants Ridge, located in Biwabik, is a four-season, family-oriented resort located in the Superior National Forest. It is one of the single largest employers in the eastern region of the Iron Range and has a tremendous impact on the local economy. Giants Ridge has grown from a local ski hill (long ago) attracting local day visitors, to a four-season recreation destination attracting 100,000 guests each year from Minnesota, the United States and Canada.
Giants Ridge features two nationally-recognized 18-hole championship-caliber golf courses and a ski resort ranked among the very best in Minnesota. For skiers, Giants Ridge boasts 35 downhill runs, more than 60 km of cross country ski trails and one of Minnesota’s hottest terrain parks as well as a snow tubing park. The resort also offers miles of year-round recreation trails, including an expanding mountain bike trail system (which will be among the top destinations in the mountain biking world), water recreation, unbeatable lodging accommodations, dining, shopping and much more. It is an easy one-hour drive from Duluth and three hours from the Twin Cities.
For more information: www.giantsridge.com, or call 1.800.688.7669.