Golf Courses Near Alexandria, MN
In central Minnesota’s lake country, the town of Alexandria calls itself “the Birthplace of America.” It’s claim is based on the discovery of the Kensington Runestone, an old gravestone dated “1362” that details an ill-fated Viking expedition to the area. Whether it is genuine or a hoax has been debated for over a hundred years. What isn’t a hoax is that Alexandria has good options for anyone looking for a tee time. Alexandria Golf Club is a classic parkland layout that dates back to 1915 and showcases a Minnesota-shaped green on its par-3 7th hole. Keep an eye out for Hot Deals when making tee times at both Atikwa Golf Course at Arrowhead Resort, a challenging and picturesque layout that rambles over rolling hills beside Lake Alvin, and Hardwood Hills, an up and down, tree-lined 9-holer situated adjacent to Mill Lake. Other notable Alexandria courses include Geneva Golf Club, a 27-hole upscale daily fee course with aptly named Ponds, Island and Marsh nines, and Lake Miltona Golf Club, a pretty layout in Alexandria’s lake and cabin country that opened as a 9-holer in 1965 and added a second nine in 2002.
Alexandria is a lake country tourist hotspot. The 300 lakes in its orbit present endless opportunities for boating, swimming, paddling, tubing and fishing. Lake Le Homme Dieu has a reputation for being the beauty winner. The most iconic object in town is the “Big Ole Viking Statue” that stands in front of the Runestone Museum. The museum houses the controversial Kensington Runestone along with objects and exhibits that detail the Nordic exploration of North America. For more local history, visit the Legacy of the Lakes Museum. Casey’s Amusement Park is a popular family attraction, while adults gravitate to a number of breweries and wineries. Many people also come to Alexandria for the annual Grape Stomp in September and the Apple Fest in October—activities that are best combined with a golf tee time.