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The Grass is Greener Here…Golf On It

Minnesota ranks as one of the best states in the country for golfing, and Minneapolis Northwest takes pride in its Championship golf courses and the variety of golf available. Whether you’re looking for 18 holes, mini golf, FootGolf or FlingGolf, give yourself the green light to tee off at any of our excellent courses.

Clubhouse at Edinburgh USA

Edinburgh USA
in Brooklyn Park is an 18-hole Championship golf course that has hosted seven LPGA tour events and the USGA Public Links, along with other local amateur and professional championships. It is perhaps best known for its famous 17th hole, which boasts an island fairway and a peninsula for a green. Edinburgh has received major acknowledgements, including “Best of State” category and “Top 75 Affordable Courses” by Golf Digest, and “Top 100 Courses You Can Play” by Golf magazine. After a recent $2 million remodel, the number of sand traps was cut from 81 to 64 and the sand replaced with cool, green grass, making this already impressive course more appealing to golfers at all skill levels. 

Rolling hills and sand traps on golf course

Rush Creek Golf Club in Maple Grove has a beautiful layout and a stunning 18th hole that provides the perfect ending to your game. The Championship course has hosted three LPGA Tour events and a U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship. The Mac Nine par-3 course is a family friendly addition to the facility and is also great for short game practice and beginning golfers. Special events the popular Wine & Nine nights, which include a wine tasting, nine holes of golf and a cart all for good deal. When visiting Rush Creek, be sure to stop by the acclaimed Highlander Restaurant where you can enjoy dinner in front of the stone fireplace or capture the breathtaking view of the course while watching the sunset from the terrace.


For a whole new kind of golfing experience, make your way to Topgolf in Brooklyn Center - Minnesota's only Topgolf location! High-tech, all-season Topgolf venues are popular throughout the country as a fun way for friends, family and coworkers to practice their swings while aiming at giant targets out on the field. Balls with data-absorbing microchips track your score, and you earn more points the further you drive a ball and the closer you get your ball to a target's 'bullseye'. It's the kind of golf that people of all ages and skill levels can have fun with, and temperature-controlled hitting bays ensure you can play throughout the year. Topgolf also features a full-service restaurant, bars, private event spaces and meeting rooms, a rooftop terrace with a fire pit and more than 200 HDTVs. 

Golf green near body of water

Head to Centerbrook Golf Course in Brooklyn Center for a fun and challenging nine-hole, par-3 layout that can be played in 90 minutes or less. You can also try FlingGolf, an entertaining blend of golf and lacrosse, as an alternative to the traditional sport. FlingGolf players join conventional golfers on the greens and scoring is consistent with the regular game. And like the Championship courses, Centerbrook is a terrific location to hold family, charity and team-building events.

Golf bag with golf clubs

Brookland Golf Park in Brooklyn Park has earned a reputation for providing one of the best golf experiences in the region. Their nine-hole, par-30 design is great for someone looking for a more laid-back round of golf. Brookland has a friendly and inviting atmosphere with a pro-shop, putting green and lessons for all levels of play. You can also play Disc Golf or FootGolf, a fun new sport where players use soccer balls on a traditional golf course with 21-inch diameter cups. Or take your skills to the next level with a round of Night Golf on select Fridays througout the summer!

Golf hole information

Eagle Lake Regional Park sits on the border of Plymouth and Maple Grove and is home to the popular Eagle Lake Youth Golf Center. This youth-oriented golf course is the perfect place for beginning golfers or anyone wanting to brush up on their game. Take a turn at the driving range or the FootGolf course. The mini golf course has well-maintained greens and is surrounded by natural water features, prairie grass, rocks and other regional landscaping features. Club and cart rentals are available, along with lockers to store your personal belongings. Golf options at Eagle Lake Youth Golf Center include:

Eagle Course – nine-hole, par-31 course
Birdie Course – nine-hole, lighted, par-27 pitch-and-putt
FootGolf Course – combination of soccer and golf!
Mini Golf Course – 18-hole, par-36 course

Disc golf hole

The Elm Creek Disc Golf Course provides fun for all ages and abilities, whether it’s your first time on a disc golf course or you’re a seasoned professional. The course begins just inside the park at the Elm Creek Chalet and follows the paths of winter's cross-country ski trails, tubing hill and terrain park. Two par-4 holes and other championship-caliber holes make this course challenging but manageable. Disc golf discs are available to rent and reservations are recommended for tournaments.

Mini golf holes behind bumper cars

For some epic mini-golf action, head a few minutes north to Lilli Putt in Coon Rapids. This longstanding, family attraction has been drawing in visitors from throughout the metro for more than 50 years. The entertainment center features 18 holes of mini golf, speedy go karts and hilarious bumper boats, which provide all-day fun for the whole family. And on hot summer days you can cool down with Dippin’ Dots Ice Cream and Jolly Rancher slushies!