These golf courses are now open in Minnesota

MINNESOTA, USA – The winter thaw is underway and many Minnesotans, ready to shed their winter coats, are looking to spring.

If golf is your favorite outdoor activity, you’re in luck. Several local golf courses have already opened their driving ranges for the season. follows the opening of dozens of courses in Minnesota and western Wisconsin for the year. Click here to see the full list.

In the meantime, here’s where you can get some swings from March 17:

Bunker Hills Golf Club in Coon Rapids

Creeksbend Golf Course in New Prague

  • Open range
  • The course opens on March 17

Emerald Greens Golf Club in Hastings

Montgomery National Golf Club in Montgomery

  • The course opens on March 18 (on foot only)

Refuge Golf Club in Oak Grove

Across the border in Wisconsin, the Mont Trempeleau golf course in Trempeleau should open its doors on Friday, March 18. And if you’re ready to make the move, Fox Ridge GC in Dike, Iowa is now open, and The Reserve on Rathbun Lake @ Honeycreek Resort in Moravia, Iowa opens March 17.

Before throwing your clubs in the car, recommends calling the course ahead of time to confirm it’s open. Some courses may also only be run early in the season, to minimize fairway damage.

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