Best Activities Near Golf Courses in the Twin Cities Gateway

Does your travel companion love to golf, but you’re not interested in hitting the links?  In the Twin Cities Gateway, there are lots of fun activities near local golf courses to keep you occupied.  From delicious dining to outdoor recreation, here are our top picks near golf courses in Anoka, Coon Rapids, Ham Lake, and Blaine.



Golf courses: Green Haven Golf Course and Rum River Hills Golf Course in Anoka 

Nearby activity: Shopping and dining in historic downtown Anoka

With a picturesque setting along the Rum River, historic downtown Anoka is a regional shopping destination with over 20 local retailers.  Antiques, clothing, home decor, books, accessories, furniture, craft supplies, and more—you’re sure to find something special.  

Take a break from shopping with afternoon tea at the Mad Hatter, a restaurant and tea room located in a beautiful historic home, or try a sweet treat at Truffles and Tortes Dessert Cafe, Sticky Cheeks Cake, or Krown Bakery.

Golf courses: Bunker Hills Golf Club in Coon Rapids and Majestic Oaks Golf Club in Ham Lake 

Nearby activity: Enjoy the great outdoors

Explore some of the Twin Cities Gateway’s parks and trails beyond the golf course.  Cool off at Bunker Beach Water Park, which is Minnesota’s largest outdoor water park and features a heated wave pool, thrilling tube and body slides, and a relaxing lazy river.  Next, try out horseback riding with a trail ride at Bunker Park Stable, which offers beginner-friendly hour-long rides on scenic trails that wind through wooded and prairie landscapes. Then, take a walk, run, or bike ride along Coon Creek Regional Trail, a scenic 6-mile route that connects Bunker Hills Regional Park with Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park.

Golf Courses: Victory Links Golf Course and Tournament Players Club Twin Cities in Blaine 

Nearby activity: Self-guided food tour

Take yourself on a food tour of Blaine’s local food scene.  Start off at Invictus Brewing, which crafts well-balanced beers in a wide range of styles, including IPAs, fruity sours, and stouts.  The taproom also offers hard seltzer and non-alcoholic hop water.  

Next, sample the modern American cuisine at Bricks Kitchen & Pub, which serves appetizers, burgers, pizzas, and more that are inspired by global flavors.  Some of the house specialties include the Music City Fries (Nashville-spiced sweet potato fries loaded with toasted marshmallow cream, aged balsamic vinegar, and herbs) and the Smokehouse BBQ pizza topped with barbecue sauce, smoked pork, bacon, ham, and cheese.  Another delicious option is the Tavern Grill, where you can create a custom burger, salad, or pizza, or savor a hearty pasta dish or entree. 

Mad Hatter Restaurant & Tea House

1632 S Ferry St
Anoka, MN 55303

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 174 Reviews
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Krown Bakery & Eatery

530 West Main Street
Anoka, MN 55303

(763) 427-0506
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Bunker Beach Water Park

701 County Parkway A
Coon Rapids, MN 55433

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 118 Reviews
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Bunker Park Stable

550 Bunker Lake Blvd NW
Andover, MN 55304

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 12 Reviews
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Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park

9750 Egret Blvd NW
Coon Rapids, MN 55433

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 54 Reviews
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Invictus Brewing Co

2025 105th Ave NE
Blaine, MN 55449

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 36 Reviews
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Tavern Grill

10950 Club W Pkwy NE #280
Blaine, MN 55449

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