Golf in Minnesota is much more than just a few championship courses around Minneapolis. In fact, Minnesota is the biggest golf destination in the northern states. While not quite as big a Florida, Arizona, and South Carolina, Minnesota is not far behind. There’s a total of 508 golf courses (90% public courses) and about 900,000 […]
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"On the road again" could be my theme song. Constantly traveling to find new and interesting courses to play.
Minnesota Wild, that is. Tonight we had the opportunity to relax from all the golf and take in some hockey. The Xcel Energy Center really earns its name; it is jam packed full of energy. We got the opportunity to visit the media center, and they had a crew of 25 running the production, and […]
To say that a course is a “nice resort course” can sometimes be a code for saying that it is not so nice. But in the case of Mystic Lake it really means ‘nice’ and ‘resort’. Mystic Lake is in fact one of the only courses in the Minneapolis area where you can take the […]
“If you finish in four hours, you’ll get to see the entire course”, quipped the starter on the first tee at Hazeltine. We found that a little harsh, since he hadn’t even seen our drives on the first hole yet. Maybe the starter had a bad day. If that was the case he was the […]
“Should we take the kids to the amusement park, go to the mall for some shopping, or just go out to eat at a nice restaurant?” If you go to the Mall of America, the answer to that question could be “All of the above”. So here we are, in the country where shopping is […]
Minneapolis, here we come! Today, the Travelin’ Golfer is heading to the US for the first trip of the fall season, and the target is Minneapolis. To get there we chose Icelandair, one of my favorite ways to cross the Atlantic. Why Icelandair? First of all it is convenient. If you are traveling between cities […]
Pärnu Bay Golf Links have been in the works for almost ten years, with various starts and stops with the EU finance crisis and whatnot. But now the long journey is over, and the course is ready for play.
As I mentioned in my post yesterday, we had the privilege of traveling together with Finnish golf architect Lassi Pekka Tilander, the designer of the courses we visited in Estonia. Lassi is the nicest person, and we had several nice chats during the trip, as well as a nice round of golf together. What is your background? […]
On this the second day of our Estonian adventure, we set out for the island of Saaremaa, located in the Baltic Sea west of Estonia. Saaremaa is the largest island in Estonia, also home of one of the seven golf courses in the country. The trip to Saaremaa takes about four hours by car. The main […]
Tallinn may have the best airport in the world. It is that perfect mix, not too small, not too big. All the services you need are there, yet you get from gate to baggage claim to public transportation in no time at all. It’s clean, free wi-fi is everywhere, what more could you ask? And […]