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Giants Ridge courses earn lofty status in new rankings

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The picturesque golf courses at Giants Ridge in Biwabik have been given high rankings by Golfweek. The Legend and the Quarry are among the top-rated golf courses in Minnesota. Submitted photo.

The picturesque golf courses at Giants Ridge in Biwabik have been given high rankings by Golfweek. The Legend and the Quarry are among the top-rated golf courses in Minnesota. Submitted photo.

BIWABIK — The Quarry and Legend golf courses at Giants Ridge Resort have been showcased in Golfweek’s annual Top Resort Course rankings.

The Quarry maintained its No. 36 ranking from a year ago. In 2020, the Quarry moved up 10 spots and into the top 40 of these rankings. Designed by Jeff Brauer on the site of a former sand quarry and iron ore mine, The Quarry was the only Minnesota course listed among the top 70.

The Legend soared 63 spots in the latest Golfweek resort course rankings to a tie for 130th. Carved out of the Superior National Forest, the Legend features towering pines, giant fairways and majestic views of Wynne and Sabin lakes.

“It’s a thrill to see both courses listed in these prestigious rankings, and we’re especially ecstatic at The Legend’s meteoric rise in the 2022 edition,” said John Kendall, director of golf. “The Golfweek panel recognizes the extraordinary golf experience both courses provide, and these rankings will help kick off our 2022 golf season and The Legend’s 25th anniversary celebration next year.”

Golf Digest bestowed to Giants Ridge the highly coveted Editor’s Choice Award in the Best Golf Resorts in the Midwest category. Giants Ridge was one of only eight resorts listed in the Midwest and the only destination in Minnesota.

Both the Quarry and the Legend finished in the top 10 of Golfweek’s annual “Best: State-By-State Courses You Can Play” rankings, with the Quarry notching the top spot as the best public course in Minnesota for the seventh consecutive year.

For skiers, Giants Ridge offers 35 downhill runs, more than 60 kilometers of cross-country ski trails (which once served as Olympic training grounds), a terrain park, and a snow tubing park. The resort also offers miles of year-round recreation trails, including an expanding mountain bike trail system, water recreation, lodging accommodations, dining, shopping, and more.

For more information, visit www.giantsridge.com or call 800-688-7669 or 218-865-8000.

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