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Address: 11266 Pine Beach Peninsula, Brainerd, MN 56401
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Golfers have the option of playing this award-winning course from 4,883...

Golfers have the option of playing this award-winning course from 4,883 yards all the way back to 7,109 yards; this makes the game a great test of players' skills.

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Championship golf in Minnesota's lake country

The Classic is just that...a classic. This is a beautiful, difficult, championship golf course carved from the woods in the central Minnesota's famous resort and lakes area. As a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 August 2016
gordy g
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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GA
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43 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Very disappointed with our visit here. The course is in very good condition, but the greens speed is unrealistic with the slopes. An uphill putt that stops a foot above the hole should not then roll back 3 feet below the hole. Too many cross hazards for the average golfer to enjoy, but single digit handicaps would probably enjoy the... More 

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Cara L, Manager at Classic at Madden's, responded to this review

Thank you for playing The Classic at Madden’s. We sincerely appreciate your business. It’s our goal to provide you with an exceptional experience and value for your money, through not just the course design, but conditioning, service levels, pace of play, and the commitment to being a Top 100 and 5-star rated course. With 45 holes previously in place- a... More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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113 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

The Classic is just that...a classic. This is a beautiful, difficult, championship golf course carved from the woods in the central Minnesota's famous resort and lakes area. As a golf and travel writer I have been fortunate to play most of the states top public golf courses and this one takes a back seat to none of them. It is... More 

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Thank gordy g
Cara L, Manager at Classic at Madden's, responded to this review

Thank you for playing The Classic and for sharing your beautifully-written review. We are honored by your words and your recommendation means the world to us. We look forward to your next round on The Classic at Madden's. More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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59 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

I have played this course many times. Along with the Giants' Ridge courses in Biwabik, it is my favorite course in Minnesota. Usually in better shape after spring. In excellent shape now. For non-Maddens patrons, it's pretty pricey.

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Cara L, Manager at Classic at Madden's, responded to this review

Thank you for playing The Classic, we are very honored to be one of your favorite courses in Minnesota! We limit our playing season to early May- early October to maximize course conditions and offer the best possible experience and value for our golfers. We appreciate your review and look forward to seeing you on The Classic again! More 

Modesto, California
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52 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2015

Madden's at Gull Lake, just took a trip there, very beautiful place, a great fishermans paradise and or Golfers paradise with several courses in the area. The Club House is outstanding. The View is Breath taking. The atmosphere is so relaxing if you just need to escape from everyday life and relax, walking, golfing, sitting out on the open fire... More 

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Cara L, Manager at Classic at Madden's, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting Madden's on Gull Lake and for sharing your positive review! We love hearing about our guests' experiences and couldn't be happier that you enjoyed the beauty of the property, golfing, fishing and relaxing. When a getaway is in order, we're happy to provide the relaxing atmosphere and a bonfire. We look forward to welcoming you to... More 

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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2015

Another great golf layout which is certainly a Top 100 you can play from Golf Digest. The staff was excellent and free yardage books are a nice touch without GPS.

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Cara L, Manager at Classic at Madden's, responded to this review

Dave G, thank you for playing The Classic at Madden's and for sharing your experience on Trip Advisor. It means so much to us that you appreciated the layout of the course, the service of our staff and the yardage guides. We look forward to seeing you out on the course again! More 

Mankato, Minnesota
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31 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2015

Beautiful course and very friendly staff. only wish I would of been able to play it before the storms this year. lots of trees are down but all it all it is a beautiful course to play

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Cara L, Manager at Classic at Madden's, responded to this review

Thank you for playing The Classic at Madden's! We love hearing about your experience and that you enjoyed the beauty of the course and the service of our staff. There are still plenty of trees left and we are thankful that none of the trees that are integral to the strategy of the course were affected. We look forward to... More 

Owatonna, Minnesota
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249 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

It is one of the most beautiful golf courses in MN, but I find it very challenging. I am a bogie/double bogie golfer, but it's enjoying the course. Well taken care of, the staff is fabulous, they go above and beyond. They lost a lot of trees, but you don't notice it.

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Cara L, Manager at Classic at Madden's, responded to this review

Thank you for playing The Classic at Madden's and for sharing your review for other golfers. Yes, it is a challenging course, which is why so many people love taking it on. We are so pleased that you appreciated the beauty and condition of the course and the service of our staff. We look forward to seeing you on The... More 

Chanhassen
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44 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2014

On our recent stay at Madden's. I really needed to get in a round at the Classic. It is awesome. The course is difficult, but playable. I wish the carts had GPS as the fairways are not marked that well. They have an app for distance, but it is clumsy to operate. Small problem---the course is fantastic!!

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Cara L, Manager at Classic at Madden's, responded to this review

Thank you for golfing The Classic at Madden's and for sharing your review on Trip Advisor! Yes, The Classic is one of those challenges that is a lot of fun to take on. We recommend golfing The Classic with one of our professional caddies. They can really enhance your experience on the course by assisting with yardages, flag stick location,... More 

Fargo, North Dakota
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2014

This course is so challenging! A lot of blind tee off shots. The views are so gorgeous and the course is very well maintained!

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Cara L, Manager at Classic at Madden's, responded to this review

Thank you for golfing The Classic at Madden's and for sharing your review on Trip Advisor! Yes, The Classic is a challenging course, which is what makes it so much fun! Taking a caddie on The Classic is a great way to take some of the guesswork out. Our caddies are all adults, very knowledgeable and we've heard from other... More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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811 reviews
189 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2014

Drove up on Sunday morning from Minneapolis then a wonderful morning golf outing really nicely manicured golf course we did have a super time. A little more than 2 hours up.

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Cara L, Manager at Classic at Madden's, responded to this review

Thank you for making the quick drive up to Madden's to golf The Classic and for sharing your review on Trip Advisor! The Classic at Madden's has been recognized by Golf Digest as Minnesota's only 5-Star Top 100 golf course. Our hard-working golf maintenance crew is diligent in maintaining the course in pristine condition so that every golfer has the... More 

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