Grandview Lodge Golf Courses Offer Some of the Best Golf in Minnesota
When it comes to a one-stop golf weekend, Grand View Lodge in the central lakes area of Minnesota is the spot. With 54 holes of excellent golf under their umbrella, you can’t go wrong spending a weekend at this grand resort. But not all the holes were created equal, so here is a quick comparison Grand View Lodge golf courses.
In business for more than 90 years, Grand View Lodge is one of the first Brainerd-Baxter area golf resorts and one of the best: Gold Medal Resort–Golf Magazine 2012; Top 121 Golf Resorts in the World–Condé Nast Traveler’s 2012; Top 150 Mainland Resorts in the U.S.–Condé Nast Traveler’s 2012; 75 Best Golf Resorts in North America–Golf Digest. But the golf is pretty good, too.
The Pines was built in 1990, and features three separate nines—The Lakes, The Woods and The Marsh—which offer some of the finest golf in the state. Designed by renowned Minnesota golf architect Joel Goldstrand, The Pines winds through dense forest and features plenty of water hazards. There is a sense of deep woods seclusion to the courses, and the placement of water on some holes makes for some very challenging shots.