Bookending 2016 Ryder Cup
Avid golfers from both sides of the Atlantic are generating much enthusiasm for the2016 Ryder Cup. Minnesotans are particularly hyped as the event is going to be played out at Hazeltine, a pristine, world-class private club in Chaska, a suburb of Minneapolis
Although Minnesota is certainly the world-renown land of 10,000 lakes, we are not quite known as land of 10,000 golf courses. Here are some statistics that might help you understand why locals consider Minnesota as a golfing state. Do you know that Minnesota claims more players per capita than any state? What’s more interesting is that within the Minneapolis metro, there are 65 public courses, of which 40 are municipal. Just in Minneapolis Northwest, we have two beautiful public courses: Edinburgh USA in Brooklyn Park and Rush Creek Golf Club in Maple Grove. Both are among the top courses in town, public or private.
Edinburgh USA is one of the top public golf courses in the country! Known for its famous 17th hole, which has an island fairway and a peninsula for a green, it is also the site of the biggest putting green in the U.S. It houses the 9th, 18th and practice green and totals 40,000 square feet.
Rush Creek Golf Club has long been characterized as “public course; private feel.” Open to everyone since 1996, Rush Creek is the perfect place for golfing, dining, weddings or any other occasion you can think of. The 18-hole championship golf course has hosted many national events including 3 LPGA events and most recently, the 2004 U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship.
So, to all of you golf enthusiasts out there, domestic or international, visiting to share in the excitement of Ryder Cup: unless you are the lucky few with good friends at private clubs, take this wonderful opportunity to stay in Minneapolis Northwest one to two days either before or after Ryder Cup to experience the wonders of our two courses yourself.
Edinburgh USA is one of the top public Championship golf courses in the country. It is known for its famous 17th hole, which has an…
Open to everyone since 1996, Rush Creek Golf Club is the perfect place for golfing, dining, weddings or any other occasion you can…