June Golf Update: Woods Course Is Open, Birdie's Pub Addition, & More!
There are several exciting happenings at The Pines and The Preserve as we enter June!
“Birdies Pub,” the new turn station located by the Woods 9 at The Pines is now open. A permanent structure will be in place by June 10, where it will remain for the rest of the season. The reception has been overwhelmingly positive, and we look forward to offering this to our members and guests for the rest of the season once the permanent location is in place soon.
Woods Course Renovation
The newly renovated Woods 9 is now open! The project was initially slated to be completed by June 1. However, the unbelievable effort put forth by Duininck Construction and superintendent Mike Bohnenstingl allowed the course to open on Memorial Day weekend. The updates added shot value, strategy, playability, and, most importantly, maintainability. The Marsh 9 renovation project will begin this fall, bringing 27 fully renovated holes to play next year.
Course Conditions Update
The conditions at both golf courses continue to get great reviews and feedback. Mike Bohnenstingl, Chad Bohnenstingl, and the grounds crews at The Pines and The Preserve are doing a fantastic job. The greens are running firm, fast, and smooth making them some of the best to putt on in the state.
New Event: Drive for THRIVE Ladies Scramble
Join us on June 12 for an afternoon of golf, supporting Minnesota’s cancer warriors and their families! Drive for THRIVE is presented by the INDY Foundation and organized by the Glacial Waters Spa at Grand View Lodge. This scramble event with an 11:30 AM shotgun start is for teams of four ladies and will be played on our newly renovated Woods 9. Proceeds will benefit the INDY Foundation. Play golf, have fun, and help a great cause. Register here.
Upcoming Fitting Days & Tournaments
- Sunday, June 18 & Monday, June 19: Grand View Lodge Challenge Pro-Am (Sunday Tee times at Preserve 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM, Monday 9:00 AM Shotgun at The Pines)
- Saturday, June 24: Callaway Fitting Day. Sign up link coming soon!
Tip from the Pro: Around the World Putting Drill
Make four putter-length putts from each angle of the hole. Try to find a spot on the green that is not perfectly flat for this drill that gives you an uphill putt, downhill putt, left-to-right putt, and a right-to-left putt. Using the putter length will keep the putt short but also get you used to aiming your putter and feeling the slope of the green.
Summer Concert Series
- Thursday, July 6: Miranda Lambert, Kenny Chesney, & Little Big Town Country Tribute
- Thursday, August 10: The Fabulous Armadillos with the Collective Unconscious Eagles Tribute
- Thursday, August 31: The Silver Mullet Band Bob Seger Tribute and Free Fallin’, a Tom Petty Tribute
Members, make sure to use your discount at our dining venues! New summer menus are being published, and there couldn’t be a better time to enjoy our exceptional culinary team’s offerings.
Italian Gardens is Back!
Italian Gardens has reopened, offering its signature “Mama Mia” family-style dining experience.
Northern Soul at The Preserve
At the Preserve, renowned celebrity chef Justin Sutherland and Executive Chef Bill Coyle have teamed up to bring southern smokehouse favorites prepared with northern charm. Northern Soul at The Preserve will offer a variety of flavorful smoked meats, a bucket-list bourbon selection to pair, and fine cigars.
Book your tee times, and we look forward to seeing you at the golf courses soon!