Toughest Course You've Played In MN

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As I'm scrolling through twincitesgolf.com looking at which courses will be open this weekend, I scroll past the name Willingers, and it reminded me of the time it really humbled me in the worst way. I went down there knowing it was supposed to be a difficult course, but I was playing well at the time and didn't think it would be an issue...I got gobbled up that day. Probably lost at least a half dozen balls and doubt I kept it under 90. It must've been 5-6 years ago now and I feel a return visit is in order! It got me thinking, what is the toughest course YOU'VE played in Minnesota?

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Titleist TS2 18* w/ HZRDUS Smoke
Titleist 818 21* w/ Motore 8.8
Titleist 718 AP2 4-PW w/ KBS S-Taper
Mizuno MP-T5 52* 56* 60* w/ S400 TI
Byron Morgan DH89
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  • whysguywhysguy mngolferguy Members  273WRX Points: 82Posts: 273 Greens
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    Love Willingers. But have most often scored it well.
    Toughest, . StoneRidge over in Woodbury. That course kicks my a..

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  • loudizzzleloudizzzle Members  143WRX Points: 75Handicap: 9Posts: 143 Fairways
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    The Classic at Maddens in Brainerd. Cannot break 90 there

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  • Zingo20Zingo20 Members  37WRX Points: 32Handicap: 1Posts: 37 Bunkers
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    Another vote for The Classic

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  • benkodibenkodi Members  479WRX Points: 91Posts: 479 Greens
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    Hazeltine by a mile.

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  • TBone0576TBone0576 Members  42WRX Points: 49Handicap: 4Posts: 42 Bunkers
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    Was on a family vacation up near the Boundary Waters summer of 2016 and brought my clubs along with the hopes of getting out one morning and either playing Giants Ridge or The Wilderness @ Fortune Bay. Would have loved to done both but chose the Wilderness as it was only 20 minutes away. Played by myself and the course was essentially empty. I was able to get around in less than 3 hours. A lot of fun shots out there and beautifully manicured. Broke 80 as well which make it a very nice day.

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  • Billy__BarooBilly__Baroo Well...we're waiting! Members  129WRX Points: 62Handicap: 5Posts: 129 Fairways
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    On -, @whysguy said:

    Love Willingers. But have most often scored it well.
    Toughest, . StoneRidge over in Woodbury. That course kicks my a..

    See, that's what's funny about this stuff. I shot the lowest round of my life out at Stoneridge. I was a member there one year and really got to know the course well. It's definitely beat me up plenty of times, though...especially when the wind is up!

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    Titleist TS2 18* w/ HZRDUS Smoke
    Titleist 818 21* w/ Motore 8.8
    Titleist 718 AP2 4-PW w/ KBS S-Taper
    Mizuno MP-T5 52* 56* 60* w/ S400 TI
    Byron Morgan DH89
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  • linkerpanlinkerpan ClubWRX  1469WRX Points: 113Posts: 1,469 Platinum Tees
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    The back 9 at The Jewel in Lake City will test your game. Hard to break 40 on it.

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  • mn723mn723 Members  431WRX Points: 87Posts: 431 Greens
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    The Classic at Maddens is the toughest I've played. The Craguns courses are tough as well, but that's because they are goofy/tricked up target golf. I've never played Hazeltine though.

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  • pmccallum86pmccallum86 Members  36WRX Points: 18Handicap: 9Posts: 36 Bunkers
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    Hazeltine is tough but I'd give the nod to Willingers.

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  • KatoGolferKatoGolfer Members  37WRX Points: 17Handicap: 1.2Posts: 37 Bunkers
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    The Classic at Maddens had the fastest (13-14ish) greens I've ever played about 5 years ago, they weren't nearly as fast last summer. Dakota Ridge in Morton, with any amount of wind, is the hardest course I've played in Minnesota. 20mph makes some of the holes unbelievably hard. Deep, thick rough with fescue and big, fast, undulating greens. Great layout, great course.

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  • tomastomatoheadtomastomatohead Members  517WRX Points: 65Posts: 517 BST Banned
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    all depends on the tees

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  • HenryBallHenryBall WisconsinMembers  218WRX Points: 93Handicap: 8Posts: 218 Fairways
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    Northfield Golf Club

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