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The grass is green. The sun is out. It’s the perfect time to break out the golf clubs and play one of the many courses in the Twin Cities.

» Legends Golf Club, an 18-hole championship course located a half hour south of the Twin Cities, is known for both its beautiful venue as well as its challenging tee offs. The course features an unprecedented training facility with a double-ended driving range, putting greens, practice sand traps and more. 8670 Credit River Boulevard, Prior Lake, 952-226-4777, www.legendsgc.com.

» Rush Creek’s 18-hole championship course greens were completely renovated in fall 2007. The course, located northwest of Minneapolis, has hosted three LPGA tour events. 7801 Troy Lane N., Maple Grove, 763-494-8844, www.rushcreek.com.

» The Wilds Golf Club, located south of the Twin Cities, provides golfers with 18 holes set in a natural setting of thick woods and marshlands. The course contains more than 70 sand bunkers and many water hazards for golfers to conquer. 3151 Wilds Ridge, Prior Lake, 952-445-3500, www.golfthewilds.com.

» Theodore Wirth Golf Course, in the heart of the Twin Cities, is home to an 18-hole championship course and a neighboring nine-hole par three course. The course features challenging play coupled with amazing views of the Minneapolis skyline. 1325 & 1301 Wirth Parkway, Golden Valley, 763-522-4584 (18-hole) or 763-522-2818 (nine-hole), www.mplsgolf.org.

» Elm Creek Golf Course, just outside of downtown Minneapolis, challenges players of all abilities with its 18-hole course. The course plays under 600 yards and features narrow tree-lined holes and rolling greens. 19000 Highway 55, Plymouth, 763-478-6716, www.elmcreekgc.com.