Golf Courses Near Walker, MN
The small town of Walker, located 3.5 hours north of the Twin Cities and about an hour north of the Brainerd Lakes golf mecca, swells in size in summer when it turns into a popular retreat. While most visitors come for fishing and boating, there’s some good golf here, too. Golf Advisor has rated Long Bow Golf Club, a championship-style course etched into 300 acres of pristine rolling forestland, one of Minnesota’s top courses. Tianna Country Club, a hilly layout on the edge of the Chippewa National Forest, provides a classic Up North golf experience and opportunities to score a Hot Deal when making a tee time. Tianna’s tight, tree-lined downhill par-3 2nd has earned honors as one of the best holes in the state. The 9-hole, par-28 Moonlight Bay Golf Course (formerly Wedgewood Golf Course) rounds out Walker’s golf roster.
Situated on Leech Lake, Walker offers some of the best fishing and boating in Northern Minnesota. Hikers and bikers will find plenty of trails around the lake that delve into the woods. The Paul Bunyan Trail, which follows an old railroad route, passes through Walker. To learn about the Native Americans, pioneers, fur trading and lumbering that helped shape the area, visit the Cass County Historical Society. At some point everyone in Walker makes their way to Chase on the Lake, a resort hotel situated in town at the water’s edge. Every year the Moondance Jam and Moondance Jammin’ Country Fest draw thousands of concertgoers to Walker. If you’re looking for nightlife and gambling, head to North Lights Casino & Hotel. Just keep in mind the essence of Walker is better experienced on a secluded golf hole carved through North Woods forestland.otel. Just keep in mind the essence of Walker is better experienced on a secluded golf hole carved through North Woods forestland.