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Poll 22
Poll 22
Cragun’s
“Making Friends & Fun Memories For 70 Years”
What’s Your Favorite Cragun’s Memory?
1. Fun With The Pumpkin?
2. Had A Blast?
3. Truly Breathtaking?
4. $8,500 and A Course Record?
(Cast Your Vote Below)
Have another favorite Cragun’s memory? (submit here)

 

1. Fun With The Pumpkins

Here is a pic of our daughter Jazmin over the 2009 MEA October weekend. She had so much fun with the pumpkins before they were decorated! We just love this shot!

LEANN – ROSEVILLE, MN

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2. Had A Blast
Last fall my wife, kids and I spent a few days at Cragun’s and had a blast. We enjoyed the pontoon tour of the lake and had a wonderful horse drawn wagon ride. The driver of the wagon and his wife were great and very interesting. We loved the swimming pool and the free golf on the executive course was a joy as well as in great shape. The welcome reception was very gracious and delicious! The only regret I have is not being able to play your great golf course (we were on a limited budget). Your beach front cabin and fire ring were a joy as well. We love your resort and hope to return again. Thanks for your accommodating staff and resort.

DON – MINNETRISTA, MN

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3. Truly Breathtaking

Not having ever been to Cragun’s, we took an odd route. Our vacation to the Northwoods was meant to be a play by ear experience with stops along the way. On a Friday evening, we left the Twin Cities anticipating a stop just a ways up but found it was not only a Pow-Wow weekend in Mille Lacs but also a race weekend in Brainerd and there were no rooms to be found. Our drive continued northward stopping at several fully booked hotels, finally it was at one of those booked hotels where the clerk happened to call ahead for us to Cragun’s. She noted “if you don’t mind not staying in a hotel but a resort” arriving late, we finally found a room for the night at Cragun’s. We moved our bags in a mental fog from driving, in the dark, and went directly to bed. My favorite memory, opening the blinds in our room the next day expecting to find a parking lot or another building to instead find a beautiful sunrise over the lake. It was truly breathtaking.

MELISSA – MINNEAPOLIS, MN

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4. $8,500 and A Course Record

One of my favorite Cragun’s memories was an annual golf weekend I do with my 3 brothers. Each year the four of us go on a golf weekend and we take turns planning the weekend. The Cragun’s weekend was my year to plan. I have had many work meetings and family vacations at Cragun’s and wanted to bring my brothers to a great resort. As our families have grown, we have become more and more busy and it become harder and harder for the four of us to find a weekend that worked for all of us. Thus the only weekend that worked was actually the last weekend Legacy was open for golf!

Despite the very chilly Minnesota fall weather, we had a great day of golf on Saturday. We had a great dinner at the Legacy Clubhouse Bar. And we capped off a great day by sharing memories and needling each other about our lack of golf prowess, at a camp fire on the beach right outside our Lakeside Cabin.

We woke the next day with the weather turning even colder. In fact when we hit the range to warm up, the club scrub buckets were frozen solid! We found out we were the very last foursome for the season so we had the golf course to ourselves. The most memorable part of the weekend came on hole 17 on the Dutch course. A simple 135 yard par three with about a 90 yard carry over wetland. The day before, my brother Jeff took 3-4 shots to carry the wetland, which in return for that effort, took a lot of ribbing by the camp fire. As we approached the 17th tee on day 2, my other brother Dave said, “I bet Jeff makes it over on the first try.” I took him up on that for a buck. With the combination of the cold, extra clothing and Jeff’s bad back I felt I had good odds. Well the first shot was off the toe straight right and lost, so we determined that did not count, since it never approached the wetland. Of course the first attempt to carry the wetland failed, so we did a double or nothing. With each failed attempt, Jeff had an anger outburst, followed by huge belly laughs by all of us, then a futile attempt to gather his composure to attempt his shot again. As the bets continued the total pot was some where near $8,500 dollars! On the drive home we had to divide our bet to discover the score. It was somewhere around 60! Of course like all great memories the story grows larger with time but these numbers are not that far off. So even bad golf, can make great memories.

Thanks Cragun’s for a great time!

MARK – PRIOR LAKE, MN

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