Golf News for Wednesday, December 21, 2016 | Courses

The Quarry at Giants Ridge in Biwabik, Minnesota named to 'Top 50 Courses You Can Play' list

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- The Quarry at Giants Ridge in Biwabik, Minnesota was recently named to the “Top 50 Courses in the U.S. You Can Play” list developed by Matt Ginella of Golf Channel and Golf Advisor. The most recent accolade is the latest in a list of honors received by Giants Ridge in 2016.

In August, GOLF Magazine recognized Giants Ridge in three separate rankings, including:

• The Quarry at Giants Ridge named No. 54 on GOLF Magazine’s “Top 100 Courses You Can Play” list for 2016/2017.

• The Quarry No. 1 and The Legend No. 7 in GOLF’s ranking of “The Best Courses You Can Play in Minnesota” for 2016/2017.

• The Quarry at Giants Ridge named to GOLF’s “The 10 Best Bargains in GOLF’s Top 100 Courses You Can Play” ranking.

Also in 2016, Golf Digest named Giants Ridge one the “Best Golf Resorts in the Midwest” in their annual Golf Digest Editor’s Choice Awards. And, Golf Advisor named Giants Ridge a “Top 10 Midwest Golf Destination”. Golf Advisor also recognized the 17th hole on The Legend Course as one of the “Best Iconic Par 3s in North America” in a May 2016 article.

About Giants Ridge
Managed by Troon, Giants Ridge is located in Biwabik, Minnesota and features two outstanding golf courses, The Quarry and The Legend. The Quarry, a Jeff Brauer design, is located next to an idle open pit taconite mine and includes giant boulders, towering trees and bentgrass fairways. The Legend, Giants Ridge’s original golf course, is a Jeff Brauer and Lanny Wadkins designed golf course that opened in 1997. In addition to award-winning golf, Giants Ridge also features luxury vacation resort amenities, ski facilities and a new chalet and event center. Completed in the summer of 2016 at the base of the alpine mountain, the new Giants Ridge Chalet & Event Center provides visitors a first-class recreation experience. The 34,000 square-foot energy-efficient facility offers Giants Ridge guests year-round access and an attractive venue for weddings, banquets, conferences and special events. Featured within the chalet and event center are the Burnt Onion Kitchen & Brews full-service restaurant & bar; a food court during the snow sports season; banquet and conference space; recreation services and admissions; a gift shop; a snow sports school; an equipment rental shop; and administrative offices. For more information on Giants Ridge, visit

About Troon
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company, with more than 270 golf courses in its portfolio. Also specializing in homeowner association management, private residence clubs, estate management and associated hospitality venues, the company oversees operations at Troon Golf, Honours Golf, Troon Privé (the private club operating division of Troon) and Troon International properties located in 38 states and 31 countries. Additionally, there are 56 Troon affiliated properties featuring 75 courses that have been recipients of a “Top 100” ranking by national and international publications. Troon properties include Princeville Makai Golf Club, Kauai, Hawaii; Centurion Club, London, England; The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa, Tucson, Ariz.; The Bay Club, Berlin, Md.; Prince’s Golf Club, Sandwich, England; and CostaBaja Golf Club, in La Paz, Mexico. For additional news and information, visit, or connect with Troon on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+, Blog, Press Room, or subscribe to Troon Golf & Travel.

Media contact:
Rob Myers