Nisswa, Minnesota-based Grand View Lodge is excited to announce that it has been recognized by Condé Nast Traveler as one of the Top 121 Golf Resorts in the World. Readers determined winners through the 16th annual golf poll, recommending those they consider to be the world’s most gorgeous golf for all skills levels, in addition to unbeatable lodging, food and service.
In addition, Grand View Lodge ranked fourth (moving up two spots from sixth last year), on the Top 10 Northern U.S. Golf Resorts list. Grand View Lodge shares the top five with some of the world’s most renowned five star resorts, such as the American Club in Kohler Wisconsin, and the Stowe Mountain Lodge in Vermont. The resorts were judged on eight criteria, including course design and access, golf staff and services, rooms, service, food and dining, location, overall design, and activities and facilities.
“We could not be more thrilled to receive both of these rankings. First as one of the top golf resorts in the world and then as one of the top five in the Northern U.S., it’s a huge honor,” said Mark Ronnei, general manager at Grand View Lodge. “We strive to provide an exceptional golf experience, and it’s wonderful to be recognized as a global destination.”
Grand View Lodge offers resort golf through golf packages, golf vacations, 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, a portion of which (Lakes 9) 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 featuring eleven elevated tees placed within forests and wetlands. The Deacon’s Lodge, designed by Arnold Palmer, is a par 72, championship course featuring 18-holes and Bentgrass greens, tees and fairways spanning 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.