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The Pines is Blooming with New Golf Carts and GPS System

The Pines is Blooming with New Golf Carts and GPS System Grand View Lodge may be known as the most rewarded golf resort in Minnesota, but now they will also be known as one of the leaders in golf technology.

Every new golf season produces course and technology updates, but the 2014 year at the Pines Golf Course boasts of 104 new Club Car Precedent i2s and Visage GPS System. The new Club Cars have plenty of upgraded features and the latest in drive train technology. Rain club covers, waterproof storage areas and a trendy white body with light gray seating will take the fairways in full swing.

Grand View Lodge may be known as the most rewarded golf resort in Minnesota, but now they will also be known as one of the leaders in golf technology.With this new GPS system in place, the Pines is focusing on being the best “pace of play” resort courses in the state!  This system allows both the pro shop and the customer the ability to see the pace of play.  This combined with our friendly player assistant staff will allow the Pines’ pace of play to be excellent even on the busiest of days.

The Visage GPS System is also what a golfer could consider his own personal concierge service and caddy. The touch screen technology provides yardages to front, pin and back of green and to any point you touch on hole. It also tracks distances of the tee ball hit, flyover at tee box and pace of play. Golfers can also order food and beverages on every hole and enjoy an electronic scorecard that can be instantly emailed at the end of the round.

The Pines is Blooming with New Golf Carts and GPS SystemIf you haven’t played the Pines in a couple years this year would be the time to do it.  The Lakes & Woods course updates were very well received. The tee box renovations and Lakes #7 green are maturing nicely and the golf course conditions will truly be at their peak this season. Grand View Lodge is making sure that the Pines meets all your expectations as one of the best golf experiences in the state.

The Pines is Blooming with New Golf Carts and GPS System

Minnesota native, G.B. Leighton will headline the Tent Party

Speaking of golf experiences, the Annual KFAN Golf Opener is right around the corner this May 2-3. Golfers can be the first to test out these new technological updates, along with experience several course improvements. For $309 per person, golfers can enjoy a 2 nights stay with deluxe lodging and breakfast daily, plus 3 days of unlimited golf at the Pines, the Preserve and the Garden courses. Golfers will also enjoy food, tap beer, giveaways and live entertainment featuring G.B. Leighton at the Saturday night Tent Party.

For more information or to book your KFAN Golf Opener package, please call 866-801-2951 or click here.

Everyday is a Holiday during the 9th Annual Gull Lake Frozen Fore!

Everyday is a Holiday during the 9th Annual Gull Lake Frozen Fore!The 9th Annual Frozen Fore is the “World’s Largest Golf and Snowmobile Charity Event” taking place in the Brainerd Lakes Area on February 21-23, 2014. This 3-day celebration of all things winter, brings together a weekend of activities and fun for adults throughout the state.

Everyday is a Holiday during the 9th Annual Gull Lake Frozen Fore!Friday night begins with the 2nd Annual Frozen Flop (our version of winter swimming), followed by the Tent Party, which is located in the middle of Hole-in-the-Day Bay on Gull Lake. The Tent Party will showcase an ice bar, food and live music performed by Mother’s Hotdish, featuring musicians from Soul Asylum and Prince’s Revolution. Click here to see the band in action at the 2012 Tent Party.

Everyday is a Holiday during the 9th Annual Gull Lake Frozen Fore!Saturday’s “Everyday is a Holiday” event begins where you can jump on provided shuttles, or drive your snowmobiles or vehicles and play nine holes of winter golf at 9 different locations around the Gull Lake. A 4-on-4 Pond Hockey tournament and Digital Scavenger Hunt will also take place during this same time. The Tent Party kicks off at 6:00 p.m. with an ice bar, food and live music from YNOTT and Boogie Wonderland to follow at 9:00 p.m.

Everyday is a Holiday during the 9th Annual Gull Lake Frozen Fore!Finishing the Frozen Fore weekend is Sunday’s Food Fest event, which features a variety of local dining options showcasing flavors from their restaurant in a taste competition  for the best flavors in the area. Proceeds of the weekend event are donated to Confidence Learning Center, Mount Ski Gull, Blue Line Club & Kids Against Hunger – Brainerd Lakes Area.

This year, KFAN’s Paul “MeatSauce” Lambert, KDWB’s Falen and the Powerloon’s Mac will be the emcees of the weekend’s activities with MeatSauce presenting his show LIVE from Grand View Lodge on Saturday morning at 10 a.m.!

If you’re interested in participating in this fun and charitable event you can buy tickets for $45/person or $50/person weekend of and can be purchased online at www.GullLakeFrozenFore.com, or at any of the sponsoring locations. And If you want to be in the center of all the action, make sure you book your room now! Accommodations start at $160/night and not only will you receive deluxe lodging with breakfast daily, but also have access to all the weekend’s activities, amenities and shuttle service.

Minnesota ICE DAZE is back January 31- February 2

Minnesota ICE DAZE is back January 31- February 2It’s the cold truth – winter is officially here. So we brought back our special MN Ice Daze weekend to help you celebrate life, family and outdoor, winter fun.

Minnesota ICE DAZE is back January 31- February 2As seen on WCCO’s 2013 “Goin’ To The Lake,” news anchors Frank Vascellero and Chris Shaffer made a pit stop at Grand View Lodge and took in all the weekend had to offer. Click here to see last year’s Ice Daze and read below for what we’re offering again this year in 2014.

To kick off the 2014 Ice Daze weekend, we will be offering our weekly wine tastings featuring Oregon and Washington Wines. Enjoy this informal hour of vino education, plus receive a certificate to use in our restaurants for a glass of your favorite wine you tasted during the tasting.

If you want a unique night with the kids, check out our Dive-In Movie at the pool, which can be a blast no matter what your age. Float on your own innertube with your friends and family while watching a movie on the big screen. Complimentary Inner tubes, pizza and popcorn will be provided. But if you prefer to stay dry, swing by the Northwoods Pub for live music both Friday and Saturday evening.

Minnesota ICE DAZE is back January 31- February 2Saturday morning, enjoy an endless Breakfast Buffet, before you venture out for several fun activities such as our Grand View Wellenss Yoga, or Cross-Country Ski Clinic, Broomball, Dog Sled Rides and Pond Hockey. After noon bells, join us at our annual Guest-Only Fishing Derby. Our three-hour derby will give you a chance to catch some tales and land some big prizes.

Minnesota ICE DAZE is back January 31- February 2Fishing holes will be drilled for you and your fishing poles, tackle and bait will also be provided, all at no cost to you. Refreshments and hot dogs will be complimentary, but beer will be an additional charge. Following the derby will be the Ice Daze Olympics, offering families and individuals competition in categories such as Ice Trike Racing, Chip It to Win It, Human Curling, a snow sculpture contest and more.

Minnesota ICE DAZE is back January 31- February 2To top off the weekend is our annual KFAN’s Common Man’s Snowmobile Poker Run on Sunday morning. Five stops throughout the miles of perfectly groomed trails in the Brainerd Area and receive 5 poker cards to get the winning hand for several great prizes. If you don’t have a sled of your own, our friends at Boats ‘N Beyond Rentals have available rentals, plus all the gear at a special price for our guests. After the long journey, head indoors to warm up at Northwoods Pub and enjoy our annual Superbowl Party. Enjoy a Football Lover’s Buffet, trivia, specials and fun.  Plus you can watch the champions of the NFL season battle for the coveted title.

Our MN Ice Daze package is $140/night based on double occupancy. Add $50/additional adult or $10 per child per night for a weekend of fun, music and celebration. It’s Minnesota – time to embrace the season and discover, learn and share.

Minnesota ICE DAZE Kicks Off February 1-3

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Sugar and spice and everything nice, that’s what Minnesota winters are made of! To celebrate this, Grand View Lodge is introducing, MN Ice Daze, a weekend dedicated to families and a tribute to winter activities.

Starting Friday, February 1, we will have our Dive-In Movie at the pool, where no matter what your age, you can relax and float around on inner tubes and enjoy a movie on our big screen. If its outside you’d rather be, then try a ride on our lighted tube down the Grand View hill in front of the Main Lodge. Snow is essential for this, so let it snow, let it snow let it snow! The evening of fun will end with the awesome acoustic sounds of Minneapolis’ own Tim Mahoney (former 2011 contestant on NBC’s The Voice) joined by musician, Michael McGregor, at our Main Lodge both Friday and Saturday nights.

Upon filling yourself at our endless Breakfast Buffet, join us at our Guest-Only Fishing Derby. Our three hour derby will give you a chance to catch some lunkers and land some big prizes. Holes will be drilled for you and your poles and bait will be provided. But if you prefer your lucky pole and secret bait, bring that along too. There will also be refreshments and hot dogs will be complimentary, but beer will be an additional charge. Following the derby will be the Ice Daze Olympics, offering families and individuals competition in categories such as Ice Trike Racing, Chip It to Win It, Human Curling, a snow sculpture contest and more.

If you haven’t decided to stay for our Sunday celebrations yet, maybe we can persuade you with the following…. We will start off the morning with KFAN’s Common Man’s Snowmobile Poker Run. Five stops throughout the miles of trails in the Brainerd Area and receive 5 poker cards to get the winning hand for the big prize. If you don’t have a sled of your own, our friends at Boats ‘N Beyond Rentals have available rentals, plus all the gear at a special price for our guests.
And then it begins, our SUPERBOWL Party at the Northwoods Pub. Join us for a Football Lover’s Buffet, trivia, specials and fun. Watch the Vikings (oops, we’ll see), the champions of the NFL season battle for the coveted title. We will still have the sledding hill open if you feel the need for snow speed and fun or to join the kids outdoors for one last day.

MN Ice Daze package is for $140/night based on double occupancy. Add $50/additional adult or $10 per child per night for a weekend of fun, music and celebration. Because in Minnesota, sometimes you have to embrace the season and here’s a weekend of reasons why!

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.

For more information, please click here 

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.).