The old course, sold to 28 Club LLC, will undergo grounds restoration while the new course will be located on donated land and accompanied by a clubhouse and pool.
The Minot (N.D.) Country Club will sell its current golf course to build a new one, the Minot Daily News reported.
28 Club LLC, a group of private local investors, will purchase the land, adding that the buildings and golf carts owned by the club will also be sold to them. 28 Club will then move forward with grounds restoration to pave the way for the expected reopening of the course in 2013, the News reported.
28 Club plans to rebuild the course in a timely manner while respecting its history and existing character, the Daily News reported.
Minot will use the proceeds from the sale and other retained assets toward financing a new, full-length golf course with full country club amenities, including a clubhouse and swimming pool. The goal for opening is 2014, and Minot has hired architect Jim Engh for the new layout.
“It was a tough decision, but like the press release said, this group of investors is probably better able to restore that course quicker than we could as a club,” said club President Doug Larson. “And being they were willing to keep it a golf course, it made the decision a lot easier.”
The new course will be located on donated land in southeast Minot, the Daily News reported.
“This proposed new course is going to have a completely different look and feel to anything else that’s in town, mostly because of the type of property it’s going onto,” Larson said.