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.
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.
If 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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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The 4th Annual KFAN GOLFtoberfest sponsored by Schell’s Brewing Company, Grain Belt, Boats n Beyond Rentals, Ticket King, Gopher Sports, and Chipotle will be held October 11 -12 at Grand View Lodge and its two championship golf courses – The Pines and The Preserve. The fun-filled weekend includes deluxe lodging, breakfast daily and unlimited golf with carts at both 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 2014 LakesJam this last June. Whitney Cougar Roggenkamp will open the 5-hour music filled evening. The evening will be hosted by KFAN’s Dan “the Common Man” Cole and Paul “Meatsauce” Lambert.
This whole weekend package is only $299 per person or do the one-night golf package for only $199. If you’re not a die-hard golfer, there are other package rates available for the weekend.
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.
Another exciting event of the weekend is the Gull Lake Oktoberfest Bus Party. Particpants who are interested in attending must bring a canned food item and purchase a$25 Oktoberfest Mug from any of the following participating locations. Attendees will get access to the Party Bus Tour around Gull Lake, as well exclusive specials at each stop including: Zorbaz, Bar Harbor, Cowboys, Jakes, Ernie’s and the Pines at Grand View Lodge.
Proceeds will go to our local Camp Confidence, Lakes Area Food Shelf and the Sharing Bread Soup Kitchen. What a great way to have fun, be responsible and give back to some fabulous charities. We hope to see you here for the last outdoor celebration of everything fall. Click here for more information!
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Save the date for the 8th Annual Gull Lake Frozen Fore! Described as “World’s Largest Golf & Snowmobile Event,” this year’s extravaganza will kick off February 22-24, 2013,with proceeds going to local non-profits Camp Confidence, Kids Against Hunger, Mt. Ski Gull and the Blue Line Club.
Friday evening begins with the 1st Annual Frozen Flop where participants can take an icy leap into Gull Lake for the proposed charities. Following is the big, heated Tent Party on the ice with live music from Mother’s Hotdish featuring members from Soul Asylum and Prince’s Revolution. Hundreds of people enjoy the ice bar, shot luge, food and plenty of fun!
Saturday’s Frozen Fore Golf event kicks off at 9:00a.m. Seven sponsoring locations will represent a specific continent in part of the “Around the World” theme. Meanwhile back on the lake the 4 on 4 Pond Hockey will begin, while the Digital Scavenger Hunt continues.
Sunday’s line up includes the 4 on 4 Pond Hockey finals, the Digital Scavenger Show and the much raved about Frozen Fore Food Fest at Hole-in-the-Day Bay. Stop by, experience multiple local vendor culinary creations and vote for your favorite. The event will be capped off with an award ceremony with plenty of drawings and prizes.
Advance Tickets are $45 per person while tickets sold the weekend of will be available at $50 per person. You can register at one of the sponsoring locations or online. You can also buy our Frozen Fore Weekend package at GVL and includes your lodging, breakfast each morning and your pass is included!
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