Ryan Brown Named Golf Director at Grand Geneva Resort & Spa


Lake Geneva, Wisconsin – May 2021 – Grand Geneva® Resort & Spa’s The Brute and The Highlands golf courses are open for the season with the news of the appointment of new golf director, Ryan Brown.

Brown will oversee and manage daily operations and golf initiatives at Grand Geneva’s award-winning courses. An 11 year PGA member, Mr. Brown joins the resort from his role of director of golf at Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa. He began his career in Michigan working for Boyne Resorts after graduating from the University of Colorado, majoring in Marketing & Professional Golf Management. While working for Boyne, Brown spent some of his winters employed by one of Florida’s premier clubs, Bonita Bay Club. He also worked as an assistant golf professional at one of the country’s top private clubs, Pine Lake Country Club, in metro Detroit where he implemented several instructional programs which helped support the growth of the club’s junior golf program to over 185 members. He was later nominated for the Michigan PGA Section Assistant Professional of the Year. Throughout his career, he’s successfully launched and designed several instructional and fitting opportunities — initiatives he plans to launch at Grand Geneva. These programs will include private instruction, golf schools, clinics for men, women, and children, and custom club fitting.

Prior to Brown joining the Grand Geneva team, the resort’s golf operations were managed by former director David Hallenbeck, who has been employed by the resort for 48 years and is planning retirement in the near future. This season, he will assume the role of golf ambassador.

“We are very excited to welcome Ryan to the Grand Geneva team. He brings a wealth of knowledge, skill and expertise in golf marketing and the sport in general” said Stephen M. Magnuson, managing director, Grand Geneva Resort & Spa. “We’re looking forward to another year of golfers enjoying our courses as well as the amenities the resort has to offer. As a naturally social-distanced sport, we expect another busy season of golf.”

Grand Geneva’s two 18-hole golf courses, The Brute, rated one of the best in the Midwest, and The Highlands, a Scottish Link style course, opened to golfers earlier this month and will remain open through late fall. In addition to the two award-winning golf courses, the 1,300 acre Grand Geneva Resort & Spa also offers luxurious amenities and accommodations as well as a variety of on-site activities including several dining options, a spa, horseback riding, classic car rentals, biking, scooter rentals and more.

For information on golf tee times, membership, offerings, and COVID safety precautions, please www.visitgrandgeneva.com/golf.


About Author

Glen Turk is a Wisconsin native who has been the Senior Writer/Editor of Midwest Golfing Magazine since 2006. Besides being an avid golfer, Glen enjoys traveling, music, and cheering on the finest professional sports team of all-time, the Green Bay Packers. Glen’s ultimate golf goal is to play in all fifty states and currently he is more than half way there. His other dream, albeit far-fetched, it to record an ace in all seven states of our distribution area. Thanks to an ace in Illinois in 2015, and one in Michigan in 2016, he has three down, four to go!

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