Fred Boos

As an avid golfer and the General Manager of Grand View Lodge, Boos had a dream to bring championship golf to the Brainerd Lakes area of Minnesota. That vision came true in 1990, when The Pines at Grand View Lodge opened for play. It’s safe to say that the golf tourism explosion that followed in northern Minnesota would not have happened without Boos’ dream becoming a reality. Since 1990, Minnesota’s golf tourism spending has increased ten-fold to more than $350 million annually, and The Pines and many of the other championship resort courses that followed are now nationally ranked and recognized as leading golf destinations in the United States.
A supporter of golf championships, The Pines and The Preserve courses at Grand View Lodge have hosted several state championships including the Minnesota Section PGA Championship, Minnesota Golf Association Net Team  and Senior Players’ championships, as well as several other high school, junior and senior events.

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