Hit the links at any of the beautiful Grand Marais golf courses within easy driving distance of the Best Western Plus Superior Inn Grand Marais hotel. Two golf courses are under twenty miles away, with one less than five miles and just a few minutes from the hotel. Gunflint Hills Golf Course and Superior National At Lutsen, are the closest. Whether visiting for leisure or business, you’ll enjoy time you spend at these fine Grand Marais golf courses.
Golf Courses on Lake Superior’s Minnesota North Shore
Cook County golf courses on the North Shore incorporate their spectacular surroundings, National Forests, and rolling terrain, into your playing environment. Don’t be surprised if you discover that you are sharing the course the real “locals” (White-tail deer, moose, fox or Bald Eagles).
Note that the Grand Maraais area golf course or country club is in order by distance from the hotel.
Gunflint Hills Golf Course • 4.4 miles
LOCATION: 1181 Golf Course Road, Grand Marais, MN 55604, (218) 387-9988
Gunflint Hills Golf Course is a par-34 course with 9 holes, that at 3030 yards (with 2 sets of tees) will challenge all levels of golfers. The course offers smooth and fast undulating greens along with lush fairways and approach areas. You’ll enjoy a blend of native grasses and wildflower plantings and perhaps even spot a moose spotting! Open May – October and just minutes from town, the City of Grand Marais owns and operates this 9 hole municipal gem. Enjoy no pressure golf at the tip of Minnesota’s arrowhead region. Facilities include a driving range and casual club house with amenities such as cart and club rentals.
>Gunflint Hills Golf Course website
Gunflint Hills Golf Course
Superior National At Lutsen Golf Course • 19.9 miles
LOCATION: 5731 Highway 61| Lutsen, Minnesota 55612, (218) 663-7195
Set between beautiful Lake Superior and the Sawtooth Mountain Range, Superior National at Lutsen pairs untamed beauty with unparalleled play. The $4.6 million renovation is now complete and it solidifies Superior National’s commitment to being among Minnesota’s Top 10 destination golf courses.
Renowned architect Jeffrey Brauer (Giants Ridge and Wilderness at Fortune Bay) refined the River and Canyon 18 to live up to Golf Digest’s rating of Superior National as one of Minnesota’s “Best Places to Play.” New features include Ohio’s Best white sand, five sets of tees, playable roughs, wider fairways and larger greens.
>Superior National At Lutsen Golf Course website
27 Holes of Resort Golf, Open to the Pubic
Superior National is a public golf course offering 27 holes of spectacular resort golf. Unbelievable vistas of Lake Superior and other natural features can be seen as you play around the course. The River and Canyon nines make up newly renovated “Premier 18.” The Mountain 9 is our 9-hole course ideal for an emergency 9 or a game of FootGolf. Perfect for scratch players, beginners, and everyone in between, everyone is welcome and encouraged to come play a round or two!
The River & Canyon 18 – the new Premier 18
This is the front 9 of our newly renovated Premier 18. This par 35 features five sets of tees, and is the easier of the nines to start with. As the Poplar River cuts through, it comes into play on a few of the holes, making for a challenging, natural obstacle. This course is also marked by elevation changes – uphill on holes 2 – 5, downhill on 6-8, and back uphill on 9.
The back 9 of the newly renovated Primer 18. Because of the dramatic valley-like terrain, some may refer to this course as “target golf.” You’ll want to select the right club off the tee to overcome challenges like ravine ponds, the Poplar River, and narrow fairways. The par-36 has five sets of tees, is surrounded by forest, and shows off great views of Lake Superior.
Silver Bay Municipal Golf Course • 58.5 miles
LOCATION: 19 Golf Course Road, Silver Bay, MN 55614, (218) 226-3111
The Silver Bay Municipal Golf Course was built in 1959 by the Reserve Mining Company and has matured into one of the finest 9 hole layouts in the State of Minnesota. The Golf Course, which opened to the public in 1983, is now owned by the City of Silver Bay, and remains a public facility. The golf course is a very well maintained, regulation par 36 that measures 3,173 from the back tees. Surrounded by heavily forested hills, and laid out across the east branch of the Beaver River, the golf course offers both natural beauty as well as a fair challenge to the golfers that visit. >Silver Bay Municipal Golf Course website
Lakeview National Golf Course • 82.7 miles
LOCATION: 1349 Highway 61, Two Harbors, MN 55616, (218) 834-2664
The Lakeview National Golf Course is a challenging 18 hole championship North Shore golf course. Designed by Garret Gill, the course was renovated in 1996-1997 with all new tees and the expansion to 18 holes. You will soon discover why it was named “Lakeview”.
Majestic Lake Superior views are on display from 14 of the 18 well groomed and maintained fairways and tees along with the occasional wandering wildlife. The course offers large tees and greens which accommodate players of all abilities. >book a tee time online.
>Lakeview National Golf Course website
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