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Golf Season Kicks Off at Cragun's Resort

Golf Season Kicks Off at Cragun's Resort

36 Holes of All-New Championship Golf Available for 2023

By Brian Weis

Brainerd, MN (April 20, 2023) -- Golf season kicks off at Cragun's Resort next week when 36 holes open for resort guest and public play.

Opening on April 28 will be The Lehman 18, following a multi-million-dollar renovation by Minnesota native and PGA Professional golfer Tom Lehman. This course layout moves perfectly through a 1000-acre wooded sanctuary working its way around Stephens Lake and through many of the other natural wetlands, a true Minnesota backdrop.

The Dutch 27 features three nine-hole layouts (Red, White, and Blue) offering a variety of 18-hole combinations. This season, the Dutch 18 Championship Course (Red and White nines) will open on April 27. The Red nine is set to go under renovation by Lehman Design Group on July 1, 2023 and slated to re-open for the 2024 season. On June 30th, the much anticipated Blue nine will open with newly renovated holes. Over the past year, 18 holes at the Dutch were enhanced by the addition of white sand to all bunkers and newly paved cart path

The Dutch Course also hosts the PGA TOUR Canada's CRMC Championship presented by Gertens, contested over Labor Day weekend. The Championship layout (Blue and White) stretches to 7001yards and plays to par 70.

Perfect for spring training, the nine-hole Par 3 Course is a great place to regain short iron touch after a winter layoff or to introduce a beginner to the game of golf. Instruction at the Chris Foley Golf School and other seasonal programming will be available this month, as well.

"We are thrilled to have 36 holes of world-caliber golf open for play," said Director of Golf Jack Wawro. "Tom Lehman's vision for our golf courses is exactly what we had hoped for when we started the renovation process. The caliber of these courses and our other golf facilities will be unparalleled in this region."

All green fees include golf cart, GPS and driving range privileges. Walking is allowed on the Par 3 Course and pull carts are available. Rates vary seasonally and resort overnight guests are afforded special green fees.

Cragun's Resort is located on beautiful Gull Lake in Brainerd, Minnesota and offers a wide array of outdoor activities for individuals, families, and groups, including a mile-long sandy beach, biking, hiking trails and watersports.

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About: Brian Weis

Brian Weis Brian Weis is the Publisher of, a network of golf travel and directory sites including,,,, etc. Professionally, Brian is a member of the Golf Writers Association of America (GWAA), International Network of Golf (ING), Golf Travel Writers of America (GTWA), International Golf Travel Writers Association (IGTWA) and The Society of Hickory Golfers (SoHG). In 2016, Brian won The Shaheen Cup, an award given to a golf travel writer by his peers.

All of his life, Brian has been around the game of golf. As a youngster, Brian competed at all levels in junior and high school golf. Brian had a zero chance for a college golf scholarship, so he worked on the grounds crew at West Bend Country Club to pay for his University of Wisconsin education. In his adult years, his passion for the game collided with his entrepreneurial spirit and in 2004 launched In 2007, the idea for a network of local golf directory sites formed and was born. Today, the network consists of a site in all 50 states supported by national sites like, and It is an understatement to say, Brian is passionate about promoting golf and golf travel on a local, regional, national and international level.

On the golf course, Brian is known as a fierce weekend warrior that fluctuates between a 5-9 handicap. With a soft fade, known as "The Weis Slice", and booming 300+ drives, he can blast it out of bounds with the best of them.

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