Owned and run by the Bois Forte Band of Chippewa and located along the shores of Lake Vermilion in Tower, Minn., the Fortune Bay Resort Casino is a 173-room full-service resort featuring deluxe guest rooms and suites, four restaurants, a sauna and fitness center, indoor pool, an 80-slip marina, RV park, 25,000 sq. ft. of gaming space, and an 18-hole championship golf course designed by Jeff Brauer… basically, everything you and your golf buddies need for a memorable getaway.
STAY IN ONE OF THEIR ROOMS, OR BRING YOUR OWN
The resort’s rooms come decked out with all the amenities you’d expect including mini-refrigerators, microwaves, private balconies, jacuzzis, fireplaces, flat-screen cable TV’s, and wet bars. In addition, the resort also features an RV Park with 16 drive-thru sites with water and electrical hook-ups and 20 back-in sites with no electrical hook-ups.
After grabbing a couple of drinks at the North Star Bar, head over to the Sunset Steakhouse for an unforgettable meal featuring fresh seafood, dry-aged steaks, and a great wine selection. For something lighter, check out the Gold Mine Grill or Wilderness Grill at the golf course. Or if you just can’t decide, head over to the Tamarack Buffet where you’ll definitely find something to fit your taste buds.
LAKESIDE GOLF AND PICTURESQUE VISTAS
The par-72, 7,207-yard Wilderness Course sits atop granite ridges which offer incredible views of the surrounding terrain and Lake Vermilion. Weaving its way through woodlands and dramatic rock formations, the course is enjoyable for players of all skill levels, but its length provides a challenge for better players as well. Five ponds, tree-lined fairways, and strategic bunkering put a premium on accuracy.
The resort offers summer weekday and weekend stay and play packages that start at $146 per night weekdays and $171 weekends (double occupancy). The rate includes accommodations, greens fees, and cart.
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Travel (by car)
90 minutes from Duluth, 3 1/2 hours from Minneapolis
- Jeff Brauer (2004)