As the Sioux Falls, S.D. club prepares for the Sanford International Champions Tour event that will start on September 17, it has added 200 yards to the golf course, set up climate-controlled skyboxes and chalets, renovated bunkers to improve drainage, and moved up planned clubhouse renovations by a year, so they would be completed in time for the tournament.
Upgrades to Minnehaha Country Club in Sioux Falls, S.D. are in full swing ahead of the Sanford International Champions Tour event that will start on September 17, Keloland TV of Sioux Falls reported.
The course added an additional 200 yards to make it more challenging for the pros competing in the Sanford International, Keloland TV reported.
“The tour players, they want to make sure they have a driver in their hand, not necessarily a 3-wood or a hybrid on the par-fours,” Minnehaha Country Club Director of Golf Mickey Finn told the station.
The fairways and greens of Minnehaha’s course are now lined with nearby tents and bleachers for the tournament crowds, Keloland TV reported. The 18th hole now includes climate-controlled skyboxes and chalets.
“September, we can have some crazy weather so those individuals, if it does get crazy, they’ll be able to step inside and enjoy the either cooled or heated air,” Finn said.
All of the bunkers on the course have also been renovated to improve drainage in case of a downpour during tournament time, Keloland TV reported.
“The golf course is able to go from a two-inch rainstorm real quick, without having major washes where the sand washes down,” Finn said
Renovations to the clubhouse, which were already planned before the tournament, were moved up a year to be finished in time for the Sanford International, Keloland TV reported.
The station’s full video report on what’s been done at Minnehaha CC can be viewed at
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