The Edina, Minn., club will undergo a facility-wide upgrade that is set to be complete in 2019. The project includes updates to the property’s grounds, tennis building, and Pool House, the addition of a Golf Performance Center, and renovation of the clubhouse’s bar and dining facilities, fitness center, and a new Youth Activity Center. A…
The speaker roundtable was presented by the Club Managers Association of America in partnership with Club Benchmarking, and was held October 24 at the Minneapolis Club. Speakers included Pat Finlen, CGCS, General Manager, Olympic Club in San Francisco, Calif.; Steven Freund, Executive Director, The Landings Club in Savannah, Ga.; Brendan Walsh, PGA, Director of Golf, The Country Club in Brookline, Mass.; Luke O’Boyle, CCM, CCE, General Manager/COO, Chevy Chase (Md.) Club; and Jeffrey McFadden, CCM, CCE, General Manager, The Union League of Philadelphia.
The North Dakota club’s 24-year-old General Manager and 25-year-old Executive Chef are leading pursuit of a mission which holds that “the future of private clubs is in families, and having something for everybody.”
With work possibly beginning as early as next spring, the plan is to build eight new holes and a new clubhouse on farmland just outside of the current course, and also includes construction of the community’s ring dike. The entire project is expected to take up to three years to complete, and funding for the golf course portion of the project will come from the $32.5 million local share.