026 – Giants Ridge Resort (feat. John Kendall)

EPISODE 026

Giants Ridge Resort

Featuring John Kendall


Giants Ridge has long been considered one of Minnesota’s best resort golf vacation destinations. Year after year, national golf publications have ranked The Legend and The Quarry near or at the top of the best golf courses in the world.

Few other golf facilities in the nation can claim more than one course in Golf Digest‘s “Top 100” list. And no other Minnesota resort offers two highly ranked courses of this caliber.

In fact, Giants Ridge received an “Editors Choice” in 2019 as one of “The Best Golf Resorts in the Midwest”, the Quarry was ranked the #1 public course in the state, and The Legend was ranked as the #4 public course in the state.
With these accolades, along with the incomparable Northwoods experience, Giants Ridge makes for a buddy golf trip that will leave your group with memories only a bucket list destination can.

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