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GOLFtoberfest – A Weekend of Golf, Music and Fun

Last years festivities included Martin Zellar and the Hardways!

The third annual KFAN GOLFtoberfest sponsored by Schell’s Brewing Company, Grain Belt,  Buffalo Wild Wings, Boats n Beyond Rentals, Ticket King, Gopher Sports, and Chipotle will be held October 12 -14 at Grand View Lodge and its three championship golf courses – The Pines, The Preserve and Deacon’s Lodge. The fun-filled weekend includes deluxe lodging, breakfast daily and unlimited golf with carts at all three courses.

Also included in the package is the Saturday night party, which includes FREE food, drinks, giveaways, and a FREE concert performed by Rocket Club, the Minneapolis-based band who recently performed at the 2012 WE Fest this last August. Mother’s Hotdish, featuring Mark Mraz and George Scott Mckelvey, will open the 5-hour music filled evening.

This whole weekend package is only $299 per person.

KFAN Chris Hawkey’s band Rocket Club will be the headliner at the show! Check out their latest single “North Country” on YouTube.

If you’re not a die-hard golfer, there are non-golfer package rates available.  And if you’re looking for just a fun night out, the concert is FREE to the public. The only cost involved will be food and drinks for those not on the GOLFtoberfest package. We welcome you to join us in this weekend tribute to golf and celebration of music and fun.

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NOTE: If you want to stay one more day, Sunday is our $49 per person Overnight Tailgate Party which features an extra night of deluxe lodging, breakfast and huge party in the Northwoods Pub for the Vikings game at 3p.m. and the Packers game at 7p.m. Food and drink specials will be available, PLUS each person on the Tailgate Package will have a chance to win 4 lower level tickets Vikings vs. Packers home game in December (Drawing will take place at 6 p.m.).

Young Golfers Unite / Online Tee Times

Grand View Lodge is excited to offer a summer-filled with golf for the next generation of pros – our children! We also offer “rookie” clinics for beginner adult golfers for just $25 per person, held every Wednesday and Sunday from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. If your child is age 5-15, they can also join the free junior clinics, which are held every Saturday from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

If you’re coming to enjoy a day of golf at Grand View Lodge, make sure to bring your little golfer along! We offer free golf for all juniors (age 5-15) at the Garden Course, which features a kids tee box and 6” cups on each green, or young golfers pay $10 golf at the Pines or Preserve (age 10-15) with a paid adult – all season long!

Clinics and free lessons start on May 26 and run until September 2. “Our clinics are designed to fill the knowledge gap whether it’s as simple as correcting a golf swing, to more in-depth skills and techniques that can make or break your game,” said Jack Wawro, The Pines Head Golf Pro. “Most times, guests just need a couple hints to improve their stance and swing to help them really enjoy the game.” All summer clinics are held at the Pines’ driving range and ask guests to meet in the Pines’ clubhouse 15 minutes prior to the session start. Contact Jack Wawro at 218-963-8741 for more information about signing up for the clinics and free lessons.

Need to make a tee time? We have a few new ways to do that.

1.) Download the free Grand View Golf App on your iPhone, iPad or Android. From the App, you can book your online tee times for any of our courses by selecting your course logo of choice whether it be The Pines, The Preserve or Deacon’s Lodge. After registration, you will find live tee times and pricing currently available, as well as receive special offers, such as $10 off your first booked tee time, given exclusively to Grand View App Golfers!

2.) Book on our Facebook pages. Each of the courses – The Pines, The Preserve and Deacon’s Lodge – has their own Facebook pages to announce Facebook-only specials and contests. ‘Like us’ and you can book your tee times from the “Online Tee Times” button at the top of the page.

3.) Book on our website at www.grandviewgolf.com. Here, you can login by creating a username or login using your Facebook account at all three courses. No matter which method you use, you will only need one username for all. Easy and simple to use, plus allows you the ability to track your play throughout the year.

4.) Call direct to 1-888-437-4637 and book your desired tee time. However you prefer we look forward to seeing you on the course this summer.

Swing Into Spring with Golf Week

Golfers get ready. Grand View Lodge will be celebrating Golf Week May 28th through June 11th.  Dedicating two weeks to the world of golf and the people that love game, the resort will feature a two day tournament, grand opening and ribbon cutting by Fred Boos of the new Lakes 9 at The Pines, golf specials and theme days as well as the introduction of Grand View Lodge’s new online booking app for mobile phones, websites and Facebook.

Festivities will kick off Monday the 28th with a ribbon cutting by Fred Boos at the New Lakes 9 at The Pines.  Fred Boos changed the face of golf forever in the Brainerd Lakes Area in 1990 when he brought in legendary golf architect, Joel Goldstrand, to build a championship course.  One of three of the resort’s renowned courses, The Pines, will open its Lakes 9 course for the first time this year with new renovations including restricted tee boxes on 14 holes, scenic rock walls, added yardage and major enhancements to the property’s signature hole, Lakes #7.

The ribbon cutting will be followed by the Lodge’s 21st Annual Fred-Mark Charity Invitational, taking place Monday, May 28th through Tuesday, May 29th at the property’s championship courses, The Pines, The Preserve and Deacon’s Lodge.  Proceeds from this event will benefit Bridges of Hope, a faith-based nonprofit organization which links families to community supports and resources.  The two-day tournament will feature putting contests, tee prizes, as well as silent and live auction items including sporting event tickets, resort stays, memorabilia and leisure packages.

“Golf has always been an important aspect of Grand View Lodge.  Therefore, we wanted to create an event that showed golfers not only our appreciation for the game, but also showcase the newest amenities and services that we have to offer,” said Jack Wawro,  head pro at The Pines at Grand View Lodge.  “From our newest renovations and tournaments to our online application and special prices, we want to show our guests and the public that we love the game just as much as they do.”

Other activities taking place include, the release of Grand View Lodge’s new online booking app for mobile phones, websites and Facebook, allowing golfers to make their tee times, receive specials and track their play throughout the year.  The app is available for free download from any mobile app store, search GrandViewGolf or via grandviewgolf.com and the resort’s Facebook page.

Furthermore, discounted prices and free clinics will be offered for young golfers as well as theme days and specials at each of the property’s championship courses.  At the main property, Lodge employees will be dressed to honor the great game with a variety of golf-themed activities, including special menu items at several onsite restaurants and golf-themed spa specials.

Get ready to hit the links for this 14 day celebration. Affordable Golf Week packages and rates are available online at www.grandviewlodge.com or call 866-801-2951 to book now.

Grand View Lodge Recognized Twice by GolfWeek as the Nation’s Best Courses You Can Play

Minnesota-based Grand View Lodge is proud to announce that two of its courses, The Preserve and Deacon’s Lodge, have been recognized by GolfWeek magazine as two of the nation’s “Best Courses You Can Play.”  GolfWeek recognized just ten locations in Minnesota on its annual rankings, which present an ultimate guide to the world’s most outstanding public-access golf courses. Golfweek evaluates courses using 10 criteria, which include, layout, original design, hole variety, features and scenery.

Out of the Top 10 in Minnesota according to GolfWeek Magazine, Deacon's Lodge took #3 and The Preserve was #10.

“We are thrilled to have two of our courses recognized as ‘Best Courses You Can Play’,” said Mark Ronnei, general manager at Grand View Lodge. “It’s an exciting honor to be identified for providing not only exceptional golf, but also a compelling outdoor experience.”

Deacon’s Lodge -designed by Arnold Palmer and named after his father “Deacon”- this par 72 championship course features 18-holes and impeccably maintained Bentgrass greens, tees and fairways that smoothly flow across 500 acres of gorgeous forest, wetlands and lakes. The Preserve, strategically placed in some of Minnesota’s best forest and wetlands, provides golf and nature in harmony throughout this meticulously maintained, 18-hole, par 72 championship course. Scenic views from eleven elevated tees offer a spectacular experience of nature’s beauty, and five tees at each hole offer maximum flexibility for all skill levels.

Grand View Lodge also offers resort golf through golf packages, golf vacations, a day of golf or single golf game on two other courses, including The Pines and The Garden.

For more information about golfing at Grand View Lodge, click here, or visit the resort’s online pressroom to download photos. For additional resort information and to find out about vacation and package options, visit www.grandviewlodge.com or call 1-866-801-2951.