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Awards

2019

#4, The Classic at Madden’s, Golfweek’s Best 2019: Best Courses You Can Play

#9, The Classic at Madden’s, Golf Digest’s Best Golf Courses in Minnesota

#59, The Classic at Madden’s, Golf Digest’s America’s Top 100 Public Courses

2018

#3 Top 10 Destination in the Midwest, Condé Nast Traveler

#4, The Classic at Maddens, Golfweek’s Best 2018: Courses You Can Play

#10, The Classic at Madden’s, Golf Digest’s Best Golf Courses in Minnesota

2017

#92, The Classic at Madden’s, Golfweek’s Best: Top 100 Resort Courses in U.S.

#4, The Classic at Maddens, Golfweek’s Best 2017: Courses You Can Play

2016

Best Team-Building Activity/Facilitator/Coordinator, MN Meetings & Events

Best Renovation, MN Meetings & Events

#4, The Classic at Maddens, Golfweek’s Best 2016: Courses You Can Play

Next 100, The Classic at Madden’s, Golfweek’s Best: Resort Courses, 2016

2015

#53 Best Resort in the World, Condé Nast Traveler Reader’s Choice Award

#12 Best Resort in the Midwest, Condé Nast Traveler Reader’s Choice Award

Best Golf Venue, MN Meetings & Events (2015)

#8, The Classic at Madden’s, Golfweek’s Best: State-by-State Courses You Can Play, 2015

2014

GolfWeek’s Top 10 List, Best Courses You Can Play in Minnesota (2014)

Best Social Media Presence, MN Meetings & Events  (2014)

2014 & 2015 Voted “Family Vacation Critic” Favorite

2013

“One Course for the Rest of Your Life,” #24, Golf Channel (2013)

#1 Rated Buddies-Trip Destination in Minnesota, Golf Digest (2013)

Best Social Media Presence, MN Meetings & Events (2013)

2012

The Classic at Madden’s, 53rd on Golf Digest’s “Top 100 Places You Can Play” (January 2012)

“America’s Top 100 Resort Courses,” #88, Golfweek (2012)

2011

“Best Resort with Meeting Space,” “Best Outstate Venue,” Minnesota Meetings & Events Magazine (2011)

2010

“Best Golf Venue,” Minnesota Meetings & Events Magazine (2010)

The Classic at Madden’s, “Top 10 Most Affordable Courses in the Country,” Golf Digest (2010)

Golf Digest’s Green Star Award (2010)

“Best Resort” Minnesota Meetings & Events Magazine (2010)

2009

Explore Minnesota’s Sustainable Tourism Award (2009)

Number 40 of America’s Best 100 Golf Courses in the Nation, Golf Digest (2009)

Rated 5 Stars, Golf Digest (since 2009)

“Best Value on America’s Top 100 Public Courses,” #24, Golf Digest (2009)

2008

5 Star Rating, Golf Digest “Best Places to Play Guide, August, 2008

Meetings Mid-America Magazine ‘Best of’ Award, 2006, 2008

“Best Resort” Minnesota Meetings & Events Magazine (2010)

2007

Golfweek’s Best, The Classic at Madden’s, #5 in Minnesota (March 2007)

Zagat Award, America’s Top Golf Courses, 2006-07

2006

Zagat Award, America’s Top Golf Courses, 2006-07

5 Star Rating, Golf Digest Magazine, May 2006 (one of only 17 courses in the US)

Golf Digest 100 Greatest Public Courses (2005/06)

2005

Golf Digest 100 Greatest Public Courses (2005/06)

50th Best Public Golf Course in America, Golf Digest, April 2005

2004

MN Meetings & Events Magazine, Best Golf Resort in Minnesota (2002-2005)

2003

Minnesota Meetings & Events Magazine ‘Best Golf Resort & Lodge or Lakefront Property’ (2003)

Number One Public Golf Course in MN Golf Week Magazine (March 2003)

33rd Best Public Golf Course in America by Golf Digest (April 2003)

MN Meetings & Events Magazine, Best Golf Resort in Minnesota (2002-2005)

2002

Minnesota Monthly Magazine (March 2002) Minnesota’s Favorite ‘Swanky Course’ (The Classic)

Number Two Best Public Course in Minnesota, Golf Week (March, 2002)

ESPN (June 3, 2002) Featured The Classic on the premier of Jack Wagner’s Golf Show “Off Course” with guest Governor Jesse Ventura

‘2002 PGA Teacher of the Year, Minnesota Section’ (Chris Foley)

MN Meetings & Events Magazine, Best Golf Resort in Minnesota (2002-2005)

2001

PGA Golf Professional Christopher Foley (July 2001) Rated by Golf Digest Magazine as ‘Number Three of Top Forty Golf Instructors in the United States’

Minnesota Golf Course Owners Association Course of the Year (The Classic, 2001)

2000

Golf & Travel Magazine (November 2000)

The Classic at Madden’s rated 27th in Golf & Travel Magazine’s ‘America’s Best 40 Resort Courses

1999

Minneapolis StarTribune (April, 1999) #1 Course in Minnesota

Lake Country Echo (September 1999) The Classic at Madden’s was named ‘Number One Golf Course in the Lake Country’ by Minnesota golf writers Charley Walters, Gregg Wong (St. Paul Pioneer Press), Jeremy Milsop (Brainerd Dispatch), and Don Peddie (Lake Country Echo)

1998

Seed Research Magazine (January 1998) Course of the Year

1997

Golf Digest (1997) Best New Public Upscale Golf Course in North America

ZAGAT Survey (1997) One of America’s Top Hotels – rated “Excellent

Fairways Magazine Top 175 ‘Women Friendly’ Golf Facilities

Minnesota Monthly Magazine (February 1997) Readers “Best’ Poll. Madden’s is #1 favorite place to play golf in Minnesota

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