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Golf season kicks off at Cragun's Resort

36 holes of all-new championship golf available for 2023

Brainerd, MN (April 20, 2023) -- Golf season kicks off at Cragun’s Resort next week when 36 holes open for resort guest and public play. 

Opening on April 28 will be The Lehman 18, following a multi-million-dollar renovation by Minnesota native and PGA Professional golfer Tom Lehman. This course layout moves perfectly through a 1000-acre wooded sanctuary working its way around Stephens Lake and through many of the other natural wetlands, a true Minnesota backdrop. 

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The Dutch 27 features three nine-hole layouts (Red, White, and Blue) offering a variety of 18-hole combinations. This season, the Dutch 18 Championship Course (Red and White nines) will open on April 27. The Red nine is set to go under renovation by Lehman Design Group on July 1, 2023 and slated to re-open for the 2024 season. On June 30th, the much anticipated Blue nine will open with newly renovated holes. Over the past year, 18 holes at the Dutch were enhanced by the addition of white sand to all bunkers and newly paved cart paths. 

The Dutch Course also hosts the PGA TOUR Canada’s CRMC Championship presented by Gertens, contested over Labor Day weekend. The Championship layout (Blue and White) stretches to 7001yards and plays to par 70.

Perfect for spring training, the nine-hole Par 3 Course is a great place to regain short iron touch after a winter layoff or to introduce a beginner to the game of golf. Instruction at the Chris Foley Golf School and other seasonal programming will be available this month, as well.

“We are thrilled to have 36 holes of world-caliber golf open for play,” said Director of Golf Jack Wawro. “Tom Lehman’s vision for our golf courses is exactly what we had hoped for when we started the renovation process. The caliber of these courses and our other golf facilities will be unparalleled in this region.”

All green fees include golf cart, GPS and driving range privileges. Walking is allowed on the Par 3 Course and pull carts are available. Rates vary seasonally and resort overnight guests are afforded special green fees.

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Cragun’s Resort is located on beautiful Gull Lake in Brainerd, Minnesota and offers a wide array of outdoor activities for individuals, families, and groups, including a mile-long sandy beach, biking, hiking trails and watersports.

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