Giants Ridge Golf Courses Earn National Distinctions

Giants Ridge – the four-season destination resort set in the rugged beauty of Minnesota’s Iron Range – has received national recognition from top golf publications, Golfweek and Golf Digest.

The acclaimed golf destination, managed by Billy Casper Golf (BCG), earned the coveted “Editors’ Choice Award” from Golf Digest in the “Best Golf Resorts in the Midwest” category. Both 18-hole courses at Giants Ridge – The Quarry and its sister course, The Legend – received individual recognition as well.

The Quarry was rated the “Best Course You Can Play” in Minnesota by Golfweek. This is the third year in a row the stunning course has earned the top spot. The Quarry also earned a spot on Golf Digest’s prestigious list of “America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses” for 2017. It has received this distinction every year since 2005.  Finally, The Quarry was the top-ranked Minnesota design on MyGolfSpy’s “Top 100 Courses in the U.S.” list, where it earned the No. 8 spot. The Legend also made the list at No. 28.

“The Quarry consistently ranks among the best courses in Minnesota,” says Bill Colgan, Regional Manager at BCG. “We are thrilled Golfweek and Golf Digest recognize the consistently exceptional golf experience we provide.” 

Both The Quarry and The Legend have a unique layout and character. Built on the site of an old sand and gravel mining operation, The Quarry is a fitting tribute to the region’s mining history. The Legend is carved out of the Superior National Forest and offers breathtaking views. 

“Together, The Legend and The Quarry are two of the most sensational golf courses in the United States,” says Steve Dowling, Explore Minnesota Golf Alliance Executive Director. “Both of these esteemed courses have received numerous national and local accolades and, in one trip to the Biwabik resort, you’ll understand why.”

About Giants Ridge

Set in the rugged beauty of Minnesota’s Northwoods, Giants Ridge, located in Biwabik, Minn., is a four-season, family-oriented resort. It is one of the single largest employers in the eastern region of the Iron Range and has a tremendous impact on the local economy. Giants Ridge has grown from a local ski hill attracting day visitors within a 50-mile radius, to a four-season recreation destination attracting 100,000 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 number one 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 cross country ski trails and one of Minnesota’s hottest terrain parks as well as a snow tubing park. The resort also offers miles of year-round recreation trails, lake access, 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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About Billy Casper Golf

Billy Casper Golf is one of the largest privately owned golf course management companies in the U.S., with nearly 150 properties in 29 states.  Headquartered in Reston, Va. – with regional offices across America – BCG has more than 25 years of results-driven expertise.  The company specializes in full-service course management as well as assistance in specific segments of the golf business, including course and property maintenance, staffing and training, career growth, clubhouse operations, food and beverage, merchandising, golf instruction, marketing and public relations, special events and financial management.

BCG continues to evolve the golf experience through customized solutions and innovative programs like the annual World’s Largest Golf Outing – a national golf fundraiser conceived by BCG Chairman and CEO Peter Hill.  The company recently launched its newest management solution, Billy Casper Signature, as a boutique division focused on country club, resort and private club management.

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