Brainerd Lakes Area Golf Course Conditions & Opening Dates

1920x1280 Photo showing three people walking to the next golf hole at a golf course at Madden's Resort
Photo courtesy Madden's Resort.

IT’S TEE TIME! We’ve put together a complete list of area golf courses and their opening dates. Many courses are already open or will open within the next few weeks, weather permitting. It’s time for you to plan a golf trip to the Brainerd Lakes!

Please note all golf course open dates are weather permitting and subject to change. 

Opening Dates

Breezy Point Resort Courses

  • Whitebirch: Open
  • Deacon’s: Opening May 6
  • Traditional: Open

Crosswoods Golf Course: Open

Emily Greens: Open

Golden Eagle Golf Club: Opening soon

Grand View Lodge Courses

  • The Preserve: Opening May 16
  • The Pines: Open

Legacy Courses at Cragun's

  • Par 3 and 18 holes: Open
  • The Legacy Courses renovation (Dutch 27) and expansion (Lehman 18) open in phases this year!

Madden's Resort Courses

  • Pine Beach West: Open
  • The Airport Driving Range: Open
  • The Classic: Open
  • Pine Beach East: Open
  • The Social: Open

Ruttger's Bay Lake Resort

  • Jack’s 18: Opening soon
  • Alec’s 9: Reopening in 2023

Whitefish Golf Club: Opening soon

Wildwedge Par 3 course: Opening May 5

Aerial photo taken at sunset of golf course next to forest with large Clubhouse in the center of photo at Golden Eagle Golf Club copy
Photo courtesy Golden Eagle Golf Club.
Photo of two men playing golf at Grand View Lodge with trees in the background
Photo courtesy Grand View Lodge.
1920x1280 aerial photo taken at sunset of golf course next to forest
Photo courtesy Breezy Point Resort.
1280x720 Photo of golf course surrounded by forest next to lake at sunset at Ruttger's Bay Lake Resort
Photo courtesy Ruttger's Bay Lake Resort.
Photo of Golf Course surrounded by trees at Crosswoods Golf
Photo courtesy Crosswoods Golf Course.

Course Conditions

Golf pros report that courses will be in great shape.

“2022 is shaping up to be a great season!” said Gregg Gamble, owner of Emily Greens.

“All [Breezy Point] courses seem to have wintered well and will bloom as soon as spring temperatures rise,” said Mark Neva, Head PGA Pro and Deacon’s Manager.

“A blanket of snow provided ideal conditions for protecting the turf during the winter months,” said Glenn Hagberg, Head PGA Pro at Madden’s on Gull Lake. “As the grass has begun to reappear this spring, all signs point to everything coming through very well! The moisture should help everything green up quickly, and we anticipate the courses conditions to be very good right away.”

Crosswoods came through the winter in terrific condition. We’ve already started to mow greens and change cups on the 18 holes that are open for play,” said Mike Stone owner of Crosswoods. “By early next week we will be in full operation with 27 holes. We are looking forward to a great golf season. We love how many people are (re)discovering the game. See you on the links!”

“We’re very excited to get the golf season started at Cragun’s Legacy Courses! The snow is finally gone and it’s great to see grass showing,” said Jack Wawro, Director of Golf at Cragun’s Legacy Courses. “We have a big season planned with the opening of many of our renovated holes on the Dutch 27 along with the grand opening on the new Lehman 18 later this year. See you on the golf course soon!”

Golden Eagle fared well over the long winter, and we’re getting closer to opening soon. Watch our social media and website for updates,” said Aaron Johnson, Director of Golf & Grounds.

Photo showing man swinging a golf club playing golf at Emily Greens Golf Course with another man in a golf cart next to him
Photo courtesy Emily Greens Golf Course.
Aerial photo taken of golf course next to forest and RV Park at Wildwedge Golf & RV Park
Photo courtesy Wildwedge Golf & RV Park.
1920x1080 aerial photo of Madden's on Gull Lake showing golf course, resort lodging buildings and Gull Lake
Photo courtesy Madden's Resort.

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