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The Legend, part of Giants Ridge resort and located just outside of Biwabik, Minnesota, has long been regarded as one of the best ski resorts in Minnesota. In the late 1990s Giants Ridge constructed The Legend golf course to offer year-round sporting entertainment. Later, they built The Quarry as its complement. Both courses are consistently at the top of numerous lists of best golf courses in the country.
The Legend is a startlingly beautiful golf course comprised of steep ridges, deep ravines and hazardous waterways. The challenges begin at the 1st tee box with a 150-yard carry over a cavernous gorge, leading up a steep fairway. The following hole, a par 3, requires another carry over an imposing body of water. The 3rd, a lengthy par 5, presents a short and extreme dogleg off the tee that also requires golfers to negotiate a giant footprint bunker. The difficulties are endless, even on seemingly straightforward shots. Challenging though it might be, The Legend is a fantastic golf experience for anyone who enjoys the game. It provides average golfers with the unique opportunity to enjoy a true championship-level course, just like the pros. And like the pros that play TPC Sawgrass, you too will be humbled by The Legend's signature hole, a 200-yard par 3 on an island green.
This course offers a unique golf experience with fine hospitality. It offers free range balls and allows golfers to purchase refreshments on the course and pay at the conclusion of the round. Also, the staff offers complimentary club cleaning. Giants Ridge provides year-round lodging with an assortment of activities for outdoor enthusiasts. However, Giants Ridge does fall short with some amenities that could make The Legend much more enjoyable for the first-timer. For instance, the golf carts lack GPS devices. Cart paths are generally unpaved and the signage is poor, which makes it easy to get lost especially with the long distances between holes. Nevertheless, Giants Ridge has earned its stellar reputation as home to two of the state's best golf courses.