SimplyGrand spots to tee it up

Even though the calendar may say June 21 is the official start of summer, I am declaring it has (unofficially) arrived in our Forks! Around these parts, warmer weather means it’s time to grab those clubs, don your golf shoes and hit the greens!

Whether you are a novice looking for a leisurely 9-holes or an advanced player wanting a challenge, our #SimplyGrand cities can supply the perfect course of/for action.

King’s Walk Golf Course

5301 South Columbia Road, Grand Forks, 701-787-5464,

This premier 18-hole Arnold Palmer Signature PGA Golf Course opened in the spring of 2002 to rave reviews. The prairie links style creates a feel reminiscent of the great courses of Scotland and Ireland. It stretches over 7,200 yards, with four sets of tees to accommodate golfers of all abilities. The clubhouse includes a pro shop and Eagle’s Crest Grill, one of Southside’s most popular places to grab dinner and drinks with a view.

Grand Forks Country Club

794 County Road 6, Grand Forks, 701-772-4831,

While the beautifully groomed 18-hole Robert Bruce Harris design will test the skill set of even the finest golfer, beginners can expect to enjoy a great game, as well. There is also an onsite club house and five-star restaurant.

Lincoln Golf Course

250 Elks Drive, Grand Forks, 701-746-2788,

First established in 1909, this legendary 9-hole course is one of North Dakota’s oldest golf facilities. Running along the Red River, its numerous Elm trees, bent grass greens and closely manicured fairways are sure to provide a superb golfing experience for every player.

Ray Richards Golf Course

3501 DeMers Ave, Grand Forks, 701-777-4340

Ray Richards offers nine scenic holes to test your abilities, plus a driving range where anyone can swing away. It’s an ideal course for those working on their game.

Valley Golf Course

2407 River Road Northwest, East Grand Forks, 218-773-1207,

Overlooking the Red River on the Minnesota side, Valley Golf is an 18-hole course featuring rolling terrain and beautiful fairways that pose a challenge to all levels. The clubhouse offers a pro shop, with full bar and banquet facilities available.

After a day on the course, head to the clubhouse or a nearby watering hole for some refreshments and an in-depth discussion of your (almost) hole-in-one. Since the season around here is short, don’t delay…grab a friend or two and enjoy playing a round under our SimplyGrand skies!

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