There was no bigger year for Minnesota than 2016, as the Ryder Cup was staged in epic fashion at Hazeltine National. The spotlight also gave Minnesota's resort and public courses around Minneapolis and St. Paul, as well as the resort areas to the north like the Iron Range and Brainerd areas, a chance to show off their layouts.
The following 15 courses in Minnesota earned the best ratings and reviews throughout the year.
To compile our state lists, we used a similar method to that of our our national Top 50 ranking. A course's score is based on their overall (50%) rating and subcategory average (50%). Reviews are weighted based on how prolific that reviewer is on Golf Advisor, and a course receives a bump in their rating if their score is better than that reviewer's average score.
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Top courses by subcategory in Minnesota in 2016
Course layout: The Jewel Golf Club
Course conditions: The Jewel Golf Club
Value: Timber Creek Golf Course
Off-course amenities: Eagle Valley Golf Club
Pace of play: The Jewel Golf Club
Staff friendliness: Princeton Golf Club
Top 15 courses in Minnesota in 2016
No. 11 in the U.S. in 2016