1. Money Hole
To finish off the 2013 golf season a few friends and I wanted to take a mini golf getaway that was not too far from home. After a little research online, we found that Cragun’s offered the most golf at the best price. We choose the two-day unlimited golf package. The day came to take the short 1 hour drive north to begin our golf getaway and the weather couldn’t have been nicer. As soon as we arrived the staff made us feel as if we were regulars. When we checked in, I had asked if it was possible to upgrade to a cabin. The wonderful lady at the front desk not only upgraded us, but did it free of charge saying they were a little slower that weekend so they were happy to do that. After that, we left the hotel lobby and headed over to the clubhouse for our first of four rounds of golf. Once again as soon as we pulled up, there was a staff member waiting at the car welcoming us to the courses and asking to carry our bags. The golf was just as amazing as the staff. The courses were busy, but moving along very well both days we were there. We started a game called “money hole” where every four holes we put $5 each in the pot and winner of that hole got the pot, if there was a tie it got carried over to the next “money hole”. I know now that I’m not very good at money hole. The picture is of a buddy and I having a little fun waiting to tee off. And, if anybody is wondering, no I did not swing. Can’t wait until we get up there again this year.
JUSTIN – ST. JOSEPH, MN
2. Follow Me
My husband and I spent our honeymoon at Cragun’s in August of 1988. While on our way to the resort we were at a stoplight in Brainerd looking at the brochure that contained the directions. We had never been there before. At the stoplight, an SUV pulled up alongside of us. The gentleman in the SUV saw us looking at the brochure. He yelled over to us asking if we were headed to Cragun’s and we said ‘yes, we are on our honeymoon’. He said ‘follow me’. We followed him to Cragun’s and once we got to our room, there was champagne and a beautiful basket of goodies waiting. How wonderful!! It so happened that the gentleman in the SUV was Mr. Cragun himself. What a generous man. We couldn’t believe it. We were so thankful and it meant so much to us. It was a fantastic honeymoon at Cragun’s.
LORI – ORONOCO, MN
3. To The Gamblers Hole
While on family vacation in Brainerd in 2012 my dad, brother, brother-in-law and I decided to have our own golf tournament by playing three other courses and the championship round at Cragun’s Bobby’s Legacy. Dad usually beats the boys, but we were all within striking distance of each other going into the final round. I was the leader and held the lead until the 17th where my younger brother evened the score, we tied the 18th so decided to take it to the Gamblers Hole. Unfortunately he ended up winning and has held it over me ever since. Was a great time just need to get back to redeem myself and beat him!!
NIK – MAPLE GROVE, MN
4. Had A Blast Mother’s Day Weekend
My favorite Cragun’s vacation was Mother’s Day weekend of 2011. I love the Mother’s Day package they have! My kids were able to do fun kids crafts and swim while I went golfing and had a massage. Loved the Mother’s Day brunch that was offered, it was HUGE and delicious! We all had a blast.
AMBER – BIG LAKE, MN