Thursday I was forced to play nine holes of golf for a segment the Brainerd Dispatch is putting together for the Brainerd Lakes Marketplace.
Eric Peterson, director of golf at Cragun’s Legacy Courses in East Gull Lake, was kind enough to accommodate me and Dispatch reporter/Sideline View co-producer Jessi Pierce for the afternoon. Mitch at the front desk was trusting enough to believe me when I told him this unbelievable scenario and ushered us off1 to the back nine of Dutch’s where we wouldn’t offend or disturb any of the important — read paying — clientele.
My latest food stop was at The Lakes Grill & Bar, north of Baxter on Highway 371 and across from Brainerd International Raceway.
The story and photos may be found on the food page of today’s (Thursday, April 26) Brainerd Dispatch.
One thing you won’t find in that story was the fact that breakfast will be served at the eatery.
I didn’t mention it in my story because I didn’t go there for breakfast. I’m usually not up that early.
But looking at the menu there are a few things I would be interested in trying.
Crosswoods Golf Course and Emily Greens are open.
Cragun’s driving range is open with its courses opening Wednesday.
Here is a list of area courses and when they hope to open. I stress hope as these dates are dependent on the weather. Please call the respective pro shops to verify the courses are indeed open.
Birch Bay, Lake Shore May 10
Black Bear Golf Complex, Pine River May 8
Breezy Point Resort
Whitebirch May 3
Traditional May 3
Deacon’s Lodge May 3
Cragun’s Legacy Courses
Dutch Legacy May 1
Bobby’s Legacy May 1
Driving Range open
■ Black Bear Golf Course north of Pine River will be open Wednesday, April 23.
■ Breezy Point Resort’s Whitebirch and Traditional Golf Courses will be open Thursday, April 24. Deacon’s Lodge will be open Friday, April 25.
■ All Three courses at Cragun’s Legacy Courses in East Gull Lake are open. That’s the two championship course in Bobby’s and Dutch’s as well as the Par 3 9-hole course.
■ Crosswoods Golf Course, which is always the first or one of the first courses in the area to open is of course open and has been for awhile now.