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Championship Golf in America’s Heartland: Bloomington Showcases Region-Wide Golf Itineraries

June 2, 2017 Golf Tourism No Comments Email Email

Bloomington, MN Convention & Visitors Bureau recently announced the creation of The Great Northern Golf Trail, a customizable seven to 14-day itinerary featuring championship courses and region-wide golf in Minnesota and Wisconsin. 

“The Great Northern Golf Trail came together to introduce golf enthusiasts to some of the best golf in the North Region of the United States,” explained Bonnie Carlson, President and CEO of the Bloomington Convention & Visitors Bureau.

“Minnesota is not typically top of mind as a golf destination, but with the Ryder Cup in Minnesota this year, we wanted to capitalize on this audience to showcase region-wide golf itineraries both in Minnesota and the at the home of the 2020 Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits in Kohler, Wisconsin,” Carlson said.  “Personally I love to golf in Minnesota, and with our clear lakes, rolling hills, and pristine forests which surround many of our courses, it is unique and a beautiful experience.”

As home of Mall of America®, and at the doorstep of Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, Bloomington is the hospitality hub of the metro area. Golfers can easily fly into the MSP International Airport and play our local courses, the Legends Golf Club and The Wilds Golf Club in the Twin Cities, and then travel to the Brainerd Lakes area to play The Classic at Madden’s, Cragun’s Legacy Golf Courses and The Pines and The Preserve at Grand View Lodge.

From there, guests can travel east to Biwabik, MN and play The Wilderness at Fortune Bay and The Legend at Giants Ridge and then take a scenic drive to Wisconsin’s most challenging courses, and play The Straits at Whistling Straits – home of the 2020 Ryder Cup – and The Irish at Whistling Straits.

Most resorts offer 2 night/3 rounds or 3 night/4 rounds packages. The BCVB will create customized itineraries/packages to suit golfers. For more information, visit

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