Try the Different Golf Courses in Faribault, MN

The city of Faribault, MN was established in 1852 by a fur trader named Alexander Faribault. During the 1860s, the community gained national recognition for being the center of educational and religious activities. Several years later, the State Academies for the Blind and Deaf were established, giving Faribault the nickname "Athens of the West." As the city flourished, a number of churches, homes and structures were built that feature excellent architectural designs. At present, there are more than 40 properties that are listed at the National Register of Historic Places. Aside from its historic structures, the city is also home some of the best golf courses in Minnesota. Be sure to check out these courses while staying at your Faribault inn.

Legacy Golf Course
1515 Shumway Ave
Faribault, MN  55021
(507) 332-7177

This 18-hole golf course in Faribault features 6,500 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. Designed by famous golf architect Garrett D. Gill, the construction of the course began during the early 1990s and was formally opened in 1998. With a course rating of 71.3 and slope rating of 134, the Legacy Golf Course also features more than 100 various golf community home sites. It is a public course that offers annual memberships, PGA Professional, leagues, tournaments, corporate outings, golf lessons, a pro shop, practice facilities, club rentals, cart rentals and a snack bar. There are three kinds of holes at the Legacy Golf Course. At the center, the course is slightly hilly and surrounded by paths of trees. The northern part is surrounded by prairie grasses, showing Scottish influences. The southern region of the golf course features charming vistas, with a local school serving as the backdrop.

Faribault Golf and Country Club
1700 17th St. NW
Faribault, MN  55021
(507) 334-3810

Originally a 9-hole golf course, Faribault Golf and Country Club is conveniently located along 17th St. NW. This course was established in 1910. In 1956, the internationally acclaimed golf architect Willie Kidd designed nine new holes in the present area. Bob Carlson designed the additional nine, and it was opened for the public in 1966. At present, it's an 18-hole course that features 6,524 yards of golf with a part of 72. It has a 70.5 course rating and 128 slope rating. Faribault Golf and Country Club was one of the instrumental groups in founding the Minnesota Golf Association. It hosted the Minnesota State Open in 1974, the United States Golf Association Open in 1984, and the MGA Mid-Amateur in 1991.

Straight River Golf Course
23442 Cates Ave
Faribault, MN  55021
(507) 334-5108

The Straight River Golf Course is located just three miles from the center of Faribault. This is an 18-hole course that features 3,460 yards of golf for a par of 59. Designed by golf architect Irv Novak, the Straight River Golf Course was formally opened in 1998. It has a 70.0 course rating and a 113 slope rating. Visit this course during your stay at a Faribault Bed and Breakfast.