June Newsletter


The season has started out pretty good and recently have been getting some great spring weather (more summer like) and looks like it is here to stay.  The course is in great shape for this time of year and continues to get better every day!  Don’t forget to think about us when planning your next trip.  Along with our award winning golf course, you can stay at Fortune Bay Resort with the many room offerings and enjoy some gaming, rent a pontoon for the day on Lake Vermilion or just sit back and relax by the pool!
Here is what’s happening this month!
June is Player Development Month at The Wilderness.  If you are interested in learning to play or just improve your game check out the following complimentary events!
Free Putting & Chipping Clinic  
                                          Free 15 minute lessons
Wednesday, June 19th and June 26th                                    Tuesday, June 18th and June 25th
 9am – 10am (preregistration required for each date)             9am – 11am (call to schedule a time)
$25 special ½ hour lesson rate from June 17th – 27th
Also, check out our weekly golf clinics as well as individual & group lesson offerings during the season!
Don’t forget about these other great June events!
Demo Day – Friday, June 7th from 2 pm – 6 pm
Check out the latest products from Cobra, Srixon, Cleveland and XXIO!
9 & Stein Event – Thursday, June 27th
Enjoy a casual 9 holes of golf with prizes and beer samples!
5:30 pm Shotgun event – Sign up as an individual or as a group
To register or for more information on the above events or activities please
call the golf shop at 218-753-8917.

Happy Golfing!

Ryan Peterson

“Golf is a game of luck, the more I practice, the luckier I get” – Ben Hogan


What a difference a year makes.  As has been made clear before, the golf course overwintered extremely well this past year and the course has, for the most part, fully recovered from the beating sustained a year ago.  This is a tremendous relief to the entire staff in that we are now able to focus on details on the golf course such as bunker edging and weed control.  Taking care of the “little things” is something that we try to accomplish and this year has been conducive to that.

Hole #1 6/3/19

Hole #9 6/3/19

Putting greens at the moment are rolling as true as they have been for this time of the year and will continue to improve as we get into the summer season.  We have intentionally been keeping the fertility on greens a little on the high side to continue the recovery from spring aerification.  We have been working hard to keep greens true and they are.  Speeds are a little on the slow side but this will change when we back off on the nitrogen and begin dialing things in for the summer.  This year is really shaping up to be a wonderful one.

Moving on to staff for the year, we have added a number of new people that have been a tremendous help to us.  We have “gone young” this year with many of our new additions and for me it has been invigorating.  Having been in this profession for quite some time, the technical aspects of the work have become pretty routine and it can be easy to grow stagnant in your work.  What makes things exciting for me is spending quality time with people eager to learn and having the patience to teach these new additions not only how to do the work we do but why we are doing it.  The teaching aspect of my profession is what keeps things fresh for me and I am certainly spending a great deal of time doing this in 2019.  It has been a blast.

See you on the golf course, 

Vincent Dodge


Join us for our weekend dinner specials Friday through Sunday. These specials have been a hit! Chef Doug creates several special dinner entrees in addition to our regular menu. This weekend, Doug has Chicken Fajitas, Bourbon Sriracha Glazed Strip Steak plus Halibut Parmesan back by popular demand! Mmm scrumptious! Click here for full special's menu. Give us a call at 218-753-7804 to make your reservations today! 

Bacon Wrapped Shrimp Available on our Dinner Menu

Other Important Specials to Note:
NEW! Fore Happy Hour
- Daily 3PM – 6PM
$4 appetizer and drink menu

 Night on the Patio with Live Music
- Wednesday nights starting June 5th at 5PM
Click here for schedule of entertainment and menu specials 

Father’s Day June 16th at 5:30PM
- Dining specials along with golf and clothing deals
Click here for more information.

9 & Stein Event – Thursday, June 27th at 5:30PM
Fun event with 9 holes of golf, prizes and beer samples!
Sign up by June 25th as a group or individual!

Congratulations to Daniel Mobilia for wining our monthly giveaway for filling out our survey! He choose the dinner entree for 2!

See you in the restaurant!

Food & Beverage Manager, Darlene Simonson & Executive Chef, Doug Sperry

Congratulations to Dan Archambault for his first Hole-In-One and our first of the season! Dan won a 5 day, 4 night luxury vacation in Mexico through Vidanta Resorts! He aced hole #12 on May 24th from 128 yards with a Titleist 8 iron! 

Any hole-in-one all season wins this luxury vacation, even on hole #17 where you have a chance to win up to $20,000! In the Pro Shop before your round you have a chance to bet if you are going to get a hole in one on hole #17. Bet $5 for a chance of $10,000 or $10 for a chance of $20,000! We have had one winner of $10,000 within the last three years and several others who did not place their bet. Take the bet if you think you're feeling lucky!

Rachel Indihar

P.S. 'Click' on the photos below for more information.