Cragun's - Bobby's Legacy Golf Course Reviews

Cragun's Legacy Bobby Course Absolute Northwoods Beauty!! It is just a little over 2 hours from the Twin Cities, MN but feels far away from the hustle and bustle of the Cities. Upon arrival the very friendly staff directed me to the driving range, putting green and off to the first tee. The Bobby's course is a thinking course. It doesn't allow for bombs away on every hole, but encourages the use of multiple clubs off the tee. The fairways were in perfect shape and the greens were some of the best I've seen, especially at this point of the year. Winding through the Northwoods and around the lake offered great variety and natural beauty. It is a must play for any Minnesotan.

I had the pleasure of playing Cragun's Legacy Bobby course on May 3rd 2011. Considering the winter we had, this course looked to be in mid-season form. It was incredibly green and had very few winter kill spots. Even with the vast amount of rain we received in Minnesota this year, the greens were firm and fast. The facilities are second to none. The staff provided unbelievable service, down to even the course maintenance crew who without being notified would clear themselves from the course so the play would not be interrupted. Without question I will be returning to Cragun's Legacy courses.

We played Cragun's Legacy (Bobby's 18), early in the season, no leaves on the trees. An absolutely gorgeous day and an absolutely beautiful golf course. The front nine was fantastic, all of the holes were laid out great. A challenge but not unfair. Thirteen through eighteen may be the nicest six holes on any course I have played in Minnesota. I can't wait to play the course again.

Cragun's Legacy Courses are a wonderful facility. The course conditions are outstanding for early season play when we have had very little good weather. The greens, fairways and tees were all in great condition. Staff was very accommodating and provided great service.
Bruce S

There are a handful of excellent courses in the Brainerd area but the Legacy Cragun's stands above. If you are looking for a great north woods feel, country club quality with lush fairways and smooth greens this is your course.

Legacy Courses at Cragun's - Bobby's Front Nine

Tough Par: Hole 2, 417 yard par 4. Wide sweeping dogleg right tee shot with a downhill approach to a narrow well protected green. Par is a wonderful finish to this hole.
Pay Attention To The G.P.S.: Hole 3, 348 yard par 4. This hole can be visually deceptive. Water creeps in from the left and trees are on the right. G.P.S. helps to decide to lay up or carry the water.
Best Chance for Birdie: Hole 1, 346 yard par 4. Elevated tees give you a clear view of the hole. 3 wood off the tee will set up an easy approach to a flat green.
Honest Par 3: Hole 9, 107 yard downhill par three. Legacy clubhouse in the background gives a scenic backdrop. Water on three sides of the green gives caution. Pay attention to the wind!!
Honest Par 5: Hole 8, 543 yard par 5. Uphill tee shot to wide fairway. Lay up into prevailing wind to a large landing area. Third shot is to an elevated green fronted by a stream and waterfall. Only reachable in two if your name is Tiger or Daly.
Risk/Reward: Hole 4, 297 yard par 4. This hole is reachable for long hitters but beware of wetlands off the tee and numerous deep bunkers along entire left side of the hole.
Tees Abound: Each hole features at least 5 teeing areas with 5 sets of tee markers to choose from.
Audubon Signature Sanctuary: Robert Trent Jones Jr. incorporated many natural features such as wetlands, forest, and a 100-acre lake.

Legacy Courses at Cragun's - Bobby's Back Nine

Best Chance for Birdie: Hole 12, 476 yard par 5. Huge landing area off the tee. Easy lay up or short second shot to this large green. Take advantage of this easy hole before you head around Lake Legacy.
Tough Par: Hole 14, 440 yard par 4. Open view to this dogleg right alongside Lake Legacy. Once in the fairway you have a slight uphill shot to a long narrow green. Do not go left or right on you approach to the green!
Pay Attention To The G.P.S.: Hole 11, 126 yard par three. Watch your distance carefully on this short par three. Prevailing wind is behind and the green is 45 yards deep with a large hump in the middle. With your eyes the pin placements are deceiving.
Best Par 3: Hole 15, 227 yard par three. Long hole with a huge green. Your miss should be short as there is fairway from tee to green.
Honest Par 5: Hole 10, 516 yard par 5. Uphill tee shot. Lay up to the left for a short downhill approach to a long narrow green protected by water in front and bunkers in back.
Risk/Reward: Hole 17, 355 yard par 4. Dramatically elevated tee shot over south end of Lake Legacy. Safe play is to large fairway straight away. Risky play is to drive right towards the green.
Tees Abound: Each hole features at least 5 teeing areas with 5 sets of tee markers to choose from.
Audubon Signature Sanctuary: Robert Trent Jones Jr. incorporated many natural features such as wetlands, forest, and a 100-acre lake.
Don't Forget To: Enjoy the view standing on the 13th green. Lake Legacy is in view.
Don't Forget To Also: Enjoy the view heading downhill on the par 5 fifth hole.