Giants Ridge Courses Honored By Golfweek Magazine

January 21, 2020

The Quarry and The Legend Both Ranked in U.S. Best Resort and Public Courses


(BIWABIK, Minn.) – Giants Ridge – the Upper Midwest’s leading golf resort set in the rugged beauty of the Mesabi Iron Range – announces both of its championship courses, The Legend and The Quarry, were recognized in Golfweek’s coveted annual rankings.

Golfweek’s “Ultimate Guide to Golf Courses Living and Great Escapes 2020” tabbed The Quarry No. 46 in its “Top 100 Resort Courses in the U.S.” The Legend was recognized among the “Next 100 Resort Courses” in the rankings. The Quarry is also currently ranked No. 63 in Golfweek’s Top 100 Courses You Can Play.”

Golfweek’s elite team of course raters determine the publication’s annual course ranking lists. Each year, the raters survey more than 3,600 layouts, grading each nominated layout based on Golfweek’s 10 standards of evaluation.  

“We’re ecstatic both of our championship courses were recognized in Golfweek’s prominent rankings,” says John Kendall, Director of Golf. “The Legend and The Quarry are listed amongst highly admired resort courses, and these rankings are a testament to our outstanding staff and their work in providing first-class golf experiences. We can’t think of a better way to kick off 2020.”

A convenient three-hour drive along I-35 from the Minneapolis – St. Paul metro area, Giants Ridge boasts two of the highest-ranked layouts in the “Land of 10,000 Lakes,” The Quarry and The Legend. The aptly named Quarry is built on the site of a former sand quarry and iron ore mine with dramatically raised tees and hazards providing dramatic Iron Range vistas. Carved out of the Superior National Forest, The Legend is a true “Northwoods” course featuring towering pines, giant fairways and majestic views of Wynne and Sabin Lakes.

For more information: www.giantsridge.com, 1.800.688.7669

About Giants Ridge
Set amongst the beauty of Minnesota’s Northwoods, Giants Ridge, located in Biwabik, Minn., is a four-season, family-oriented resort. Giants Ridge has grown from a local ski hill (long ago) attracting local, day visitors, to a four-season recreation destination attracting thousands of guests each year from Minnesota, the United States and Canada.

Giants Ridge features two nationally recognized 18-hole championship-caliber golf courses and a ski resort ranked among the very best in Minnesota. The Legend at Giants Ridge and The Quarry at Giants Ridge are ranked among Minnesota's best golf courses. For skiers, Giants Ridge boasts 35 downhill runs, more than 60 km of world-class cross-country ski trails (which once served as Olympic training grounds) and Minnesota’s hottest terrain parks as well as a snow tubing park. The resort also offers miles of year-round recreation trails, including an expanding mountain bike trail system (which will be among the top destinations in the mountain biking world), water recreation, unbeatable lodging accommodations, dining, shopping and much more. It is an easy one-hour drive from Duluth and three hours from the Twin Cities.

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