According to their website: 


“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.


In fact, Golf Digest just ranked Giants Ridge as an “Editors Choice” in 2019 as one of “The Best Golf Resorts in the Midwest.” Golf Digest has also ranked the Quarry the #1 public course in the state and #4 overall. The Legend has ranked as the #4 public course in the state and #14 overall.


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.”


Listed below are some of the incredible 5-star reviews this course has received in 2020 on Golf Advisor’s website:


“My Favorite Minnesota Course

The Quarry at Giant’s Ridge is one of two courses designed by Jeff Brauer at The Giant’s Ridge Resort, and it’s definitely not for the faint of heart. This is one of the more challenging courses you’ll find anywhere, but it’s also one of the most fun courses you’ll find anywhere.


The Quarry is built on top of an old mining quarry, which lends itself to some massive landforms and wild golf holes. If you can check your ego and hit fairways and greens, you’ll score well. But when you get out of position, that’s when the fun begins. You’ll have chances for hero shots, but fail at those and you’ll be looking at double bogey or worse.


The conditioning of The Quarry is outstanding! The greens were some of the purest and fastest I’ve played. The fairways were firm but fair, and good shots are definitely rewarded.


There are a couple of odd holes on the back 9, specifically 15 and 18, both of which require a lay-up off the tee and then a long 2nd. But they don’t detract from the overall experience.


When you play here be sure to grab lunch on the patio at the Wecootah Grill. You’ll be treated to a fantastic lake view while you dine on some really good food.”


“What a Gem

We took a golf junket in early October and was treated to spectacular fall colors and a visually intimidating track. But we played it from our tees and it was fun round, the wind gusts into the 40-50 range made driving a challenge but we survived. Will go back and play the Legend, its a great track and the staff let us do a cart tour during the frost delay which let us plan our round better. A great time, will definitely be back.


My favorite hole is the par 5 2nd hole. You can’t believe the scale of the hole until you see it in person. It requires three good shots to reach the green, and then a deft putting touch to make your birdie or par.”


Golf Course Renovation

If you are currently looking for a golf architect to help remodel or renovate a golf course that achieves a standard of excellence, choose Jeffrey D. Brauer. He helps all of his clients develop a comprehensive plan of action. Identifying what areas of your course are falling short, which practices for maintenance are inefficient, and how to increase your profits and attract new players to your course can make the difference between an average course design and a truly excellent one.



Jeffrey D. Brauer/GolfScapes, Inc.
3809 Canton Jade Way  
Arlington, TX 76005
Ph: 817-797-6376