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Gearing Up for Golf in 2018

The beginning of the golf season is approaching quickly. The weather is warming up and before you know it, you’ll be out on the green enjoying the great outdoors.


Here in Minnesota, beautiful outdoor scenery isn’t hard to come by, but you’ll only find one premier resort golf destination in a location as breathtaking as The Wilderness at Fortune Bay. We are so proud to say that our course is consistently ranked one of the best golf courses in Minnesota and the country by national golf publications.




As we gear up and prepare the course to open for the season on Friday, May 4, we couldn’t be more excited to share all the information you’ll need to plan your perfect weekend getaway.



Golf the Wilderness 2018 Rates and Packages

For the 2018 season, we have a few different options available for guests. First, we offer Daily Play on weekdays for $71 and weekends for $74. These prices will last through May 17. This is a great option for those who just want to come for the day, enjoy the views, and play some top-notch golf. Click here to learn more about the specials that we offer and to view prices for the rest of the season, as they vary slightly.


Second, we offer two different Play & Stay Packages; Play & Stay Weekday for $121 and Play & Stay Weekend for $135. These prices include golf and lodging for one night and will remain through May 17, to view the prices as they change over the season, click here. This package is ideal for those who want to make their experience with us at into a little vacation. Whether you’re from out of state or just down the road, a weekend with us on beautiful Lake Vermillion will not disappoint.


Finally, we do offer customizable packages for large groups of 12 or more during the golf season. Click here for more information about group packages and for contact information to plan your perfect group golf outing.


With Fortune Bay Resort on site, you do not have to hop in your car at any point of your stay. The 172-room resort has plenty of activities for all ages. We have a pool, sauna, arcade, exercise room, meeting rooms, casino, RV park, a full-service marina with boat rentals, complimentary non-motorized watercrafts for resort guests and several dining options.



Featured Holes

There are a few holes on our course that are particularly special and deserve to be highlighted due to their spectacular natural beauty. Don’t miss these exceptional views and golf experiences when you plan your outing.




#3 The Walleye

This hole is the first par 3 in the course and it’s located adjacent to a large wetland, which means that bird and other animal sightings are very common. The tee box sits just on the edge of a forest of evergreens and right in front of the box, you’ll find a scenic pond!



#7 The Osprey

This hole has the most stunning views on the course. The tees sit high above its surroundings and offer amazing panoramic views of Lake Vermillion, the hills, and beyond into wild northern Minnesota. Also, it is common to spot Ospreys hunting over the wetland behind this green.



#13 The Muskellunge

Number 13 is the signature hole here at The Wilderness at Fortune Bay. It runs right up to and along the shores of Lake Vermillion, where you’ll spot ducks, loons, eagles, ospreys, and more.



#16 The Eagle

A challenge awaits late in the game at this par 5. The fairway splits into an upper and lower; the upper offers a significant assist if you can get there. The green is perched on a hill high above the surrounding land and offers phenomenal views of large ponds and wetlands.


We are extremely lucky here at The Wilderness at Fortune Bay, we are nestled in one of the most beautiful and scenic spots that a person could ask for. From our beautiful course to our delicious food to our excellent lodging, we do our absolute best to provide an unforgettable experience.


We hope to see you out on the green this coming season!