Four years after a flood of the Souris River destroyed the property, the club has been rebuilt on a new site, including an 18-hole course with practice facility and practice area, a clubhouse with a restaurant, conference room, and locker facilities, and an outdoor pool.
It’s been just over 4 years since Minot (N.D.) Country Club golf members had a place to call home but that will change on Thursday when the Country Club opens on the southeast side of town, the Minot-based KX News reported.
The new location was selected after the flood of 2011, and after 2 years of work, the Jim Engh-designed course is ready to go. The course will be the new challenge for golf enthusiasts with inspiring views and links-style features, KX News reported.
C&RB reported on the groundbreaking of the new golf course in July 2013, when a group of members decided to rebuild the club on a different site (“‘New’ Minot (N.D.) CC Plans July 17 Groundbreaking”).
New golf pro Chris Olseth said it was a team effort to produce a course of this stature, KX News reported.
“It’s unbelievable what Mr. Engh has designed out here, what our superintendent Chris Strange has put together, it’s really a special property and kind of a blend of new architecture and old and has a lot of naturalist features and a lot of links features, a little bit of everything,” Olseth said. “It’s just an outstanding golf course. There’s a lot of elevation change, the neat thing is the fairways are real generous, there’s not a whole bunch of playable rough but if you miss those generous fairways, you’re gonna pay. Make sure you have a few extra golf balls with you, the greens are, the greens are unbelievable. I can’t believe how good of shape they are for a property this brand new they were putting this morning and it gets your attention that’s for sure.”
As for members who have waited a long 4 years to get back on the tee, the anticipation is rising with each passing day, KX News reported.
“My cell phone usage and my e-mail can attest to that based on we just opened tee times yesterday so yes they are chomping at the bit to get here and that’s great it’s a pretty exciting deal,” Olseth said.
The new property will have a new clubhouse featuring golf shop, restaurant, grille, conference room and locker room facilities. There will also be a practice facility with short game area, a member pool and other year round family friendly activities, according to the property’s website.