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The Next golf Mecca????
It's slipped out early that Golf Digest will name Jeff Brauer's Wilderness At Fortune Bay as the "Best New Upscale Resort Course" for 2005.

An amazing feat for Jeff Brauer!!!!

His Quarry At Giants Ridge is the Golf Digest's 2004 "Best New Upscale Course"!!!!!!!

These courses are about 30 miles apart in remote NE Minnesota.
Wildeness in Tower,MN
Quarry in Biwabik, MN.

The official announcement will be on the GD website on Tuesday.

I've played both and they are spectacular and challenging courses. Both are 7,200+ yds and carry slopes of 145+ from the tips.

http://www.giantsridge.com
http://www.thewildernessgolf.com


As an added comment, the 13th hole At The Quarry At Giants Ridge is the best short par 4 hole I've ever seen. Ron Whitten of Golf Digest agrees.

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Check this out!

 

 

http://www.giantsridge.com/QuarrySiteVT/q-vt.html

 

#13 is a great short par 4.

 

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Tour Edge Exotics CB F2 PRO 15.5* Limited/Speeder 757 EVO 7.1X (Gene Sauers club)
Titleist 915 18*/Fubuki K 80X
Titleist 913 Hybrid 21*/Tour Blue 105X (Matt Jones' club) (OR) TM Burner 4-iron/Aldila RIP 115 Tour S
Wilson Staff V4 5 and 6/Aerotech Fibersteel 110 S
MacGregor PRO M 7-PM/Aldila RIP 115 Tour S
Edel 50*/KBS 610 S
Scratch JMO Grind Don White 56*/DG X-100
Cobra Trusty Rusty Tour 64*/DG S-200
The Cure CX2 putter

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Minnesota has some great golf courses, they have the same bad fortune as we do in Michigan. Our weather is not very consistant and our golf seasons can be cut short very quickly, or start very late in the spring.

 

I have had seasons that i was able to play every month of the year and had to quick in November due to bad weather. I have a sister that lives in Minnesota and it is a great state for all recreational activities.

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