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LUTSEN - Superior National in Lutsen isn’t just a golf course, it’s a destination.“If the golf course is in the condition we want it to be and playable, it is indeed a destination golf course,” said General Manager Bob Fenwick.Superior national offers 27 holes broken into three very distinct nines. The river, The Mountain and the Canyon.“The River is kind of a classic golf course,” said Fenwick. “The fairways go along with the contours of the land. It’s not an overly long nine. The Mountain is the longest of the three nines we have here. Also a pretty open course. The Canyon has turned out to be the most popular of
the three courses. It takes in both the mountainous terrain and the river.”Golfers that play Superior National come to play the Canyon nine.“You play it every time you play, you play The Mountain or River before,” said Zach Svendsen of Minneapolis. “They all have their finer points.”“This is an attraction,” added Zach’s father Richard Svendsen. “I’m not saying it’s the best nine on here, but to me it is.”The Canyon is so popular that nearly every golfer that plays 18 at Superior National plays it as the back nine.“It’s the one people want to see, it’s the most scenic of the group,” said Fenwick. “The real draw of Superior National is the fact the scenery here is really spectacular.”Superior National is already a top rated course, but Fenwick has a plan to make it better.“We have got some new design work,” he said. “We’re going to lengthen the course some to bring it up to resort style standards. We will be replacing traps, we’ll be re-doing the tees, replacing the greens and adding some length.”Fenwick hopes the improvements make Superior National an even more attractive destination for golfers.“We think that if we bring the level of play up, indeed we’ll emphasize that destination course,” he said.Rain or shine, it’s worth the trip.