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The top 10 public 18-hole golf courses in northeast Minnesota, as rated by Hacker's Guide:

1. Crosswoods Golf Course (Crosslake, 887 points)

2. (tie) Golden Eagle Golf Club (Fifty Lakes, 864)

2. (tie) Ruttger’s — The Lakes (Deerwood, 864)

4. Eagle Ridge Golf Course (Coleraine, 861)

5. Chisago Lakes Golf Course (Lindstrom, 852)

6. Purple Hawk Country Club (Cambridge, 849)

7. The Wilderness at Fortune Bay (Tower, 846)

8. (tie) Fiddlestix Golf Course (Isle, 845)

8. (tie) Giants Ridge — The Quarry (Biwabik, 845)

10. Giants Ridge — The Legend (Biwabik, 839)

The scores for each course are courtesy of Hacker’s Guide. The Hacker’s Guide Rating System evaluates the hospitality, playability, conditions, facility and value of each course. Those scores are then weighted in accordance with their significance to determine a final rating of up to 1000 points. Click here to read the full methodology.