2021 Brainerd Lakes Golf Guide

Everything you could ever want to know about golfing in the Brainerd Lakes Area.

Detail of cover from the 2021 Brainerd Lakes Area Golf Guide.


  • Lakes Area Golf Course Map
  • Lakes Area Golf Course Guide
  • Course Event Schedule
  • Cragun’s Big Renovation
  • The Roses, New Owners at the Vintage in Staples



  • Savannah Smith, Pequot Lakes Girls Golf Head Coach/PGA Golf Professional at Crosswoods
  • Chris Foley of Chris Foley Golf Schools
  • Tyler Holbrook, Assistant Golf Professional, Cragun’s
  • Ryan Sharpe, Lead Instructor, Chris Foley Golf Schools
  • Dave Sadlowsky, PGA Golf Professional, Ruttger’s Bay Lake Resort
  • James Carlson, PGA Director of Golf Operations, Minnesota National Golf Club and Resort
  • Terry Thompson, Cuyuna Rolling Hills
  • Bill Israelson, The Vintage Golf Club
  • Dan Loken, Emily Greens
  • Nolan Toft, Head Golf Professional, Breezy Point Resort
  • Bennett Smed, Head Teaching Professional at Madden’s
  • Logan Jackson, Grand View Lodge


Deacon’s Lodge: Hole 2 (Par 5) Named in honor of Arnold Palmer’s father “Deke,” Deacon’s Lodge is considered one of the Palmers’ best golf course designs. Deacon’s Lodge combines the uncompromised beauty of surrounding lakes, woodlands and wetlands with a nationally acclaimed layout meticulously maintained to exceed your golf adventure expectations.

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