Brauer’s gem finishes in Top 70 of North American layouts, only Minnesota course listed
BIWABIK, Minnesota (May 23, 2021) – Giants Ridge – Minnesota’s premier golf destination set in the rugged beauty of the Mesabi Iron Range – announces The Quarry at Giants Ridge placed among the top-70 in GOLF Magazine’s list of “Top 100 Courses You Can Play” in North America, and is the only Minnesota course to appear in these prestigious rankings.
Continuing its reign as the best public course in the state, The Quarry finished 68th in the rankings. Designed by Jeff Brauer on a site of a former sand quarry and iron ore mine, The Quarry features dramatically raised tees and hazards forged from reclaimed and repurposed mine land, which sets this design apart and provides dramatic Iron Range vistas.
The rankings, which can be found in the May issue, last appeared in 2016-17. The latest Top 100 Courses You Can Play rankings include public-access courses in Canada, Mexico, Bermuda and the Caribbean, private clubs with a public component and any course the public can access as a nonmember.
The Quarry finished ahead of such noted courses as the 2021 U.S. Open host site the South Course at Torrey Pines, the Cove Club at Cabo del Sol in Mexico and Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club & Lodge in Florida. Ranking just ahead of The Quarry on the Top 100 Courses You Can Play were the Red Course at Bethpage Black in New York (No. 66) and the TPC Stadium Course at PGA West in California (No. 67).
“We’re ecstatic The Quarry received this GOLF Magazine honor as one of the top public access courses in North America,” says John Kendall, Director of Golf. “Being selected as the only golf course in Minnesota in the Top 100 Courses You Can Play is the perfect way to begin our 2021 golf season.”
Giants Ridge opened its golf season on April 30, and is extending its spring rates – $79 seven days a week with a special $35 rate for juniors – through June 3. All rates include a golf cart rental, range balls and a yardage book.
Beginning June 4, Giants Ridge will reinstate its immensely popular 37-Hole Special. Dubbed “Minnesota’s Greatest Value in Golf,” the 37-Hole Special includes golf on both The Quarry and The Legend with lunch for $160 Monday – Thursday and $175 Friday – Sunday. Both rounds of golf and lunch must be redeemed on the same day, and other restrictions may apply. Lunch options are available at either Bunkers or the Wacootah Grille.
The Top 100 Courses You Can Play honor is the latest bestowed to Giants Ridge. GOLF Magazine also tabbed Giants Ridge one of the best golf resorts for families in the publication’s inaugural ranking of North America’s Top 100 Golf Resorts.
Recently, Giants Ridge received Golf Digest’s highly coveted “Editor’s Choice Award” in the Best Golf Resorts in the Midwest Category. Celebrating the “best of the best” golf destinations, Giants Ridge was one of only eight resorts listed in the Midwest and the only destination in Minnesota. Other prestigious properties named include The American Club, Arcadia Bluffs, Erin Hills, Forest Dunes, French Lick, The Inn at Bay Harbor and Sand Valley. The 2021 award marked the third consecutive year Giants Ridge has received this honor from Golf Digest.
Set amongst the beauty of Minnesota’s northwoods, Giants Ridge, located in Biwabik, Minn., is a four-season, family-oriented resort. Giants Ridge has grown from a local ski hill (long ago) attracting local, day visitors, to a four-season recreation destination attracting thousands of guests each year from Minnesota, the United States and Canada.
Giants Ridge features two nationally recognized 18-hole championship-caliber golf courses and a ski resort ranked among the very best in Minnesota. The Legend at Giants Ridge and The Quarry at Giants Ridge are ranked among Minnesota’s best golf courses. For skiers, Giants Ridge boasts 35 downhill runs, more than 60 km of world-class cross-country ski trails (which once served as Olympic training grounds) and one of Minnesota’s hottest terrain parks as well as a snow tubing park.
The resort also offers miles of year-round recreation trails, including an expanding mountain bike trail system (which will be among the top destinations in the mountain biking world), water recreation, unbeatable lodging accommodations, dining, shopping and much more. It is an easy one-hour drive from Duluth and three hours from the Twin Cities.
For more information: www.giantsridge.com.