It not might seem like it at the moment, but we’re fresh on the heels of yet another long-awaited spring thaw. While Minnesota’s awe-inspiring North Shore is one of the most beloved four-season tourism destinations in the country, the return of “sweater weather” remains an underrated delight. For many of us, spring signifies the rebirth of golf, particularly here in lakeside Two Harbors, home to Lakeview National. Lakeview National is arguably the finest North Shore golf course, thanks to its ideal pace of play, unbeatable prices, and biodiverse landscape. And, luckily for you, Superior Shores Resort is just a two-minute drive from Lakeview’s first tee.
The North Shore Golf Course Guide: 6 Quintessential Stops
Researching and locating a Two Harbors golf course is a piece of cake because there’s only one in town. However, there are nearly a dozen golf courses near Duluth or up the coast. To ensure that your long-overdue golf-centered getaway is nothing short of spectacular, we’ve compiled six must-visit clubs in Duluth, Two Harbors, Silver Bay, and Lutsen. This handy North Shore golf course guide is based on personal experience and guest reviews.
Golfers can practically smack a ball across Highway 61 from our parking lot, and it would land on the third green. All joking aside, our proximity to Lakeview National is a free perk that 99 percent of Lake Superior resorts cannot match. The course itself, while inexplicably low-priced, is a hidden gem with dramatic lake views, well-manicured fairways, and vibrant birch trees.
Enger Park and Lester Park combine to make up “Duluth Golf,” a 45-hole playground on both ends of the city. If you’ve ever climbed to the top of Enger Tower, you’ve likely observed Enger Park’s sprawling hillside layout. Enger’s hilltop location makes it the city’s most elusive tee time. Lester Park, meanwhile, sees much less foot traffic despite its jaw-dropping views of Lake Superior.
Not a lot of people realize that the small mining town of Silver Bay is home to a quintessential North Shore golf course. Silver Bay Golf Course offers dramatic sightlines of the surrounding mountains, and each hole is fully enclosed by dense, dark forestry. But there’s plenty of open space to accommodate golfers of all skill levels.
Back in Duluth, meanwhile, a small, nine-hole North Shore golf course continues to garner attention because of its swift pace of play, links-style design, and heartwarming sunsets. Grand View is a frequent early-morning stop for those heading back to the Twin Cities, Brainerd, or St. Cloud.
Yes, Superior National is over an hour north of Superior Shores Resort. But it’s worth a play at least once in your lifetime. The 27-hole layout features rushing rivers, steep canyons, abandoned mines, and, of course, jagged mountains. Rates, as you might expect, are much higher than your average North Shore golf course. But, again, it’s still well worth the drive. It’s easy to take for granted that the North Shore is home to so many of the best public golf courses in Minnesota.
Classic Lake Superior Lodging
Start and finish each day of golf, craft beer, and eclectic shopping at Superior Shores Resort. Not only does our lakeside resort offer some of the prettiest views in the state, but guests can indulge in on-site dining, private Jacuzzi soaks, and even beach bonfires. To learn more about our particularly peaceful slice of North Shore heaven, please give us a call today at 800-242-1988 (or check availability online).