The Brainerd lakes area has some of the state's best courses but it's the amenities along with the courses that make each golf outing memorable.
Along with scenic courses, places like Grand View, Breezy Point, Ruttger's and Madden's, to name a few, offer their patrons beautiful clubhouses. Whether it's to rest, purchase golf equipment, enjoy lunch or a romantic dinner out, these facilities are great places to get away from the normal routine of a day.
Each clubhouse has its own unique style, but each leaves a lasting imprint on the experience of playing a round of golf.
Nearly every clubhouse in the area offers fine dining with its golf experience. From Antler's (Breezy Point) to Zig's (Ruttger's) for exquisite dinners or light lunches these restaurants are the places to go.
In its third year Ruttger's clubhouse is not only perfectly functional to give the golf staff every opportunity to serve the customer but with its warm decor is a great place to eat or relax.
Zig's offers a full menu and bar with indoor and outdoor dining. Enjoy the few from the deck overlooking the 18th green and Bass Lake.
Antler's is the restaurant at the Whitebirch course and views of the first and 10th tee boxes add to the already enchanting environment.
With a fully stocked pro shop, golfing at Breezy is a wonderful and convenient experience.
Grand View Lodge
The Pines clubhouse was built in 1994 and was voted the best new clubhouse in America by Critittenden Architectural publication in 1995. Freddy's Grill offers great meals. The pro shop has won numerous merchandiser awards as well.
The Preserve clubhouse was built in 1997 and termed by Saint Paul Pioneer Press writer Gregg Wong as having the best clubhouse view in Minnesota. This cozy lodge setting also offers a full menu at the Preserve Restaurant.
Deacon's Lodge is receiving all kinds of acclaim. Built by Sienna World Golf and decorated by Bonnie Hankinson, Deacon's has an older style, Northwoods atmosphere with Palmer's Grill to add nourishment to one of the best golf experiences around.
The clubhouse at Whitefish has a country club feel and beautiful design. The structure fits nicely with the surrounding pine trees. With a full restaurant and bar the relaxing atmosphere offers golfers a quiet solitude to reflect on this great course.
The clubhouse at the Classic creates a mood of perfection. The pro shop and restaurant are complete with a stylish, yet comforting ambiance. The great view of both finishing holes and quiet surroundings makes this a great place to relax before or after a round.
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