Golf Digest has released its 2019 list of top 100 public courses in America and 3 northern Minnesota courses made the cut.

All 3 courses have previously appeared on the list, so nothing is about this list is shocking. But if you're looking for a great public course, we have plenty of great ones in the area. Here are the 3 that made the top 100:

  • The Quarry at Giants Ridge is in Biwabik is ranked 31st, the par 72 course designed by Jeff Brauer "plays very links-like with its collection of fairway speed slots, greenside backboards and backstops, and reverse-camber greens," according to Golf Digest.
  • Brainerd's The Classic at Madden's Resort makes the list at 59. Golf Digest says, " It's beautiful but not for the faint of heart, a hilly course with some narrow, pine-lined fairways and occasional challenging shots over water from sidehill or downhill lies."
  • The Wilderness at Fortune Bay in Tower won America's Best New Upscale Public Course award in 2005 now it lands in the 72nd in the top 100. According to the pros at Golf Digest, "Wilderness rewards aerial play, with some high-low alternate fairways, lake-edged greens and a pair of drop-shot par 3s. As we wrote back in 2005, "its options outnumber its rock outcroppings, and there are outcroppings galore."

All 3 of these courses can be played for under $100 per round right now, prices will go up though as we move into the really busy golf season.