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Old 03-18-2019, 12:55 PM
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Default Minneapolis Massacre = 100 courses in 10 days

So I'm planning a trip in late May that's geared to just playing courses in Minneapolis for 7-8 days and the remaining days will be a day in Iowa and Wisconsin. I have no interest in site seeing but if its a must visit place, please let me know. Can it be done? 100 courses in ten days if there are three of us playing. Were all course baggers and hardcore players when these trips come about. I see the record for single day unique holes was done in Minneapolis area so I know there is enough courses in the area. Please make recommendations on the items listed below:

* best courses within 100 miles of Minneapolis
* best options for night golf
* best breweries
* best food options, unique places
* must check out sites
* Tolls or bridge tolls???
* traffic or driving issues
* seasonal courses, will they be in?
*Any Private courses in area we can Play not listed???
* DG shops to hit?
* Help with anything else......
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Old 03-18-2019, 01:14 PM
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In no particular order besides proximity to one another

Twin Cities-

Blue Ribbon Pines (27 Holes) $8
Vision Quest $10
Bethel
Bryant $5
HSSA (18 + 9) $5 (Same day pass as Bryant)
Moir (CONE BASKETS)
Kaposia (26 Holes) $5
North Valley $5 (Same day pass as Kapsosia)

St Cloud Area North of TC-

Hidden Lake
Riverside
Calvary
Milstream

Albert Lea South of TC

Tall Grass
Oak Island (Same Park as Tall Grass)
Driesner Park
Todd Park

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Old 03-18-2019, 01:24 PM
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This trip is going to be INSANE!

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Old 03-18-2019, 01:59 PM
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Surly is the top brewery, too many small breweries to count. Surly, Modist and Broken Clock have all been involved with Leagues and Tournaments in the area so it would be nice to support them for supporting us.

Must Eats Jucy Lucy @ Matts Bar Minneapolis
If you go to St Cloud go to Vals

No Tolls, Standard Rush Hour Traffic, Stay away from 35W and 494 during these times

Stop at Gotta Go Gotta Throw in Minneapolis the biggest DG Store MN has

If you got time to kill at night MOA is worth a stop

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Old 03-18-2019, 02:40 PM
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The Twin Cities is basically laid out around the 494/694 loop, and midday traffic is going to be insane. However anything within the loop, like 62, 36, and either I35 will be impossible if you are trying to hit at last 10 courses a day.

You almost need to divide the Cities into four quadrants and find the closest courses near the section of the loop.

Such as:

South-East - Kaposia, The Valley, Red Oak, Alimagnet, Brockway, and CP Adams.

South-West - Moir, HSSA, Bryant, Crown, Shakopee (Lions Park), Plymouth Creek.

North-East - Acorn, Lakewood Hills, Hansen, BRP, and VQ. Silverview is not a must-stop destination, but it is within striking distance of Hansen. Lochness is the same way, not a must-see, but it is just off of I35W north of the loop, so not difficult to get at.

North-West - as a former resident of the North-West suburbs, we did not have much. Wintercrest (Coon Rapids) can almost be fit into your BRP day. There are several smaller courses in the NW suburbs if you are just course collecting. Elm Creek will be your biggest, but you then have Eagle's Edge, Central Park, one in Champlin, and another in Dayton with minutes of each other.

Be willing to travel a little distance from the Twin Cities because there are numerous courses between I94 and Highway 10 between the Cities and Saint Cloud. A few near Monticello and Big Lake, Becker, Clearwater (Sportsmans Hill), Hidden Lake (big course). Then there are numerous courses in Saint Cloud, and despite heavy traffic in Saint Cloud, and you can still get anywhere in less than 15 minutes. The biggest courses in SC would be Riverside (it will be busy) and Calvary. There are several smaller courses in Waite Park and the west/ north-west side. You can finish it up in Saint Joseph at Mill Stream.

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Old 03-18-2019, 07:43 PM
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That would certainly be impressive. When I was taking trips like this I think we maxed out at like 7 courses in a day before we ran out of daylight. Granted, we prioritized 18s over 9s and then squeezed in some random 9 holers after we played all the "good stuff" and until it was dark. 10 per day would be a heck of a thing.
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Old 03-19-2019, 12:21 AM
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Yeah there will be a lot of 9-12 holers in Minneapolis but with only a few minutes in between courses they will go fast!!!
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Old 03-19-2019, 11:21 AM
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I don't like the name of this excursion. Good luck though.
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The course directory will tell you pretty accurately what are the key courses to hit so I won't bother with a full list. I also don't know when the seasonal courses get put in but late May SHOULD be fine. Here is my planning suggestion:

The area is much more easily navigated North to South than East to West. Traffic gets gummed up on the E/W highways. The N/S beltway portions are fairly easy to zip around (694/494). This means that getting from Lakewood (NE) down to Oakwood (SE) is far easier than going from Kaposia (SE) to Hyland Ski (SW). Also, be warned that Central Ave on the way to BRP is extremely slow in traffic. Do not assume an easy drive up there if you plan on finishing a day there even though it looks like a country highway on the map.

St. Cloud has decent courses, I would start a day there, work back towards the cities and try to finish up at Elm Creek which is easy at night with wide open fairways. Elm Creek is also considered boring so you won't miss anything in the dark.

Play BRP and Vision Quest back to back on a weekday. DO NOT attempt BRP on a weekend; that is a recipe for a 4 hour round. DO get a bloody mary at the Old Piper Inn on the way back

Make sure you hit up Bethel College. Underrated. Play CP Adams, it is out of the way but worth the trip. It links up with Oakwood and Afton.

Get beer at Surly taproom (the obvious) and also hit up Barley Johns off of 35W. As for food, hard to think of good places to stop at on disc golf routes. We don't have good roadside food like Southern states, the best spots will be sit down and away from courses. You may be eating a lot of culvers.

The only "attraction" I would recommend is Gotta Go Gotta Throw, the best disc golf store on the planet as far as I am concerned. Play Basset Creek before/after you go there it links up pretty well.

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Old 03-19-2019, 01:38 PM
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Trying to think of a feasible 10 course day for you....
Plymouth creek
Bassett creek
Sunny side
Eagles edge
Central Park
Winter crest
Hansen
Bethel
Acorn
Lakewood

Pushing it time wise... the balance between quality and speed is hard. You could pump out some weenie 9 holers to hit your 100 but to have maximum fun I would go by course rating first.
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