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I've been visiting Brainerd - a lake and golf destination - in Minnesota since I was little. It's golf courses - headlined by The Classic at Maddens on Gull Lake and Deacon's Lodge - keep luring me back.
The Quarry Course at Giants Ridge in Minnesota pays homage to its industrious past with a spectacular 18 holes carved out of dense forest and former mine fields. This Jeff Brauer design can play more than 7,200 yards from the championship tees, making it one of the state's best public tests of golf.
Cragun's Legacy Courses have never earned top 100 status like several of its competitors in Minnesota's Brainerd Area, but for a 1-2 punch, plus a reversible par-3 course, it's the best in the region.
Future venues for the Ryder Cup matches, operated by the PGA of America and European Tour, feature golf courses in Minnesota, Ireland and New York.
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