Nisswa-based Grand View Lodge announced today that it has been the recipient of several of Golf Magazine’s 2012 Premier Golf Resorts Awards, including the prestigious Gold Medal Award for the second consecutive year. Given to only 25 locations across North America, Grand View Lodge was the only Minnesota property honored. Other honorees included the Ritz-Carlton Kapalau in Hawaii, the Wynn Las Vegas and Fairmont Banff Springs in Alberta, Canada. Additional accolades Grand View was awarded included Best Golf, Best Lodging and “The Best Resort Near You”, all in the Midwest region.
“We are thrilled that we have been selected as a Gold Medal Award winner two years in a row,” said Mark Ronnei, general manager at Grand View Lodge. “We are dedicated to providing quality golf and accommodations and are proud to be recognized as a premier golf and vacation destination.”
Under Golf Magazine’s guidelines, voters judge the properties on four criteria, including golf, lodging, food and drink, and service. The quality of golf accounts for 40 percent, with 20 percent allocated to each of the other categories. The golf criteria includes hole variety, course condition, course maintenance and the value of the pro-shop. The resort’s accommodations, such as room décor and non-golf recreation, are also considered in the selection process.
Grand View Lodge offers resort golf through a variety of packages or vacation options, a day of golf or single golf game on four distinct courses, including The Pines, The Preserve, Deacon’s Lodge and The Garden. The Pines, which is currently being renovated to include new tee boxes, rock walls and other features, provides three 9-hole courses in Minnesota’s rich forest landscape. The Preserve melds golf and nature in an 18-hole, par 72 championship course placed within forests and wetlands. It features beautiful views from eleven elevated tees. Deacon’s Lodge, designed by Arnold Palmer, is a par 72, championship course featuring 18-holes and Bentgrass greens, tees and fairways. It spans across 500 acres of forest, wetlands and lakes. The Garden, originally created in the 1930’s, is located on the main grounds and provides a relaxing 9-hole, par 35 course.
In celebration, Grand View is offering the Gold Medal Award Weekend package for only $299 per person, May 4th – 6th. This weekend includes two nights deluxe accommodations, one round of golf at each of our three championship courses, breakfast each morning, and a Friday and Saturday dinner buffet at Freddy’s Grille. For more information about golfing at Grand View Lodge, click here. For additional resort information and to find out about vacation and package options call 1-866-801-2951 to book the Gold Medal Award Weekend package.