Golf Courses Near Forest Lake, MN
Forest Lake, a small city 30 miles northeast of Minneapolis, is the birthplace of Log Cabin syrup and home to the largest horseshoe manufacturer in North America. Also of note, many snowmobile speed records have been set here. Happily, when you have a tee time at a Forest Lake golf facility you can count on a quieter and more tranquil on-course experience. While Forest Hills Golf Course has gone private, Tanners Brook Golf Course brings ponds and creeks into play on its player-friendly, walkable layout. Chisago Lakes Golf Course sports a mix of open and wooded holes that have earned the layout accolades as one of Minnesota’s finest. Look for a Hot Deal at Chamonix, a North Woods-style playing field with an abundance of wildlife. Three nearby 27-hole facilities—Falcon Ridge, Viking Meadows, and Majestic Oaks—also offer tee time discounts.
Situated on a large fishing lake, Forest Lake has been a summer retreat for over a 100 years. The gangsters Bugs Moran and Ma Barker hung out here during the Prohibition era. Forest Lake is a quiet town with nice lakes, parks, and a beach. For more excitement, Running Aces Casino & Racetrack not only offers Las Vegas-style gambling and live entertainment, it also features live harness racing from mid-May to mid-September. Forest Lake also makes for a good base for exploring Minneapolis, the St. Croix River Valley, the North Woods, and Lakes Country.