Minnesota Valley Country Club Renovation

Minnesota Valley Country Club
Bloomington, Minnesota
18 Hole Golf CourseRenovation
Championship 18 hole private golf course
Project cost: $324,000
Project completion: September 2008

General Information

Minnesota Valley Country Club (MVCC) is an existing private
18 hole golf course situated above the Minnesota River Valley
in Bloomington, Minnesota. The course was constructed in
1924 and is one of three local Seth Raynor layouts. Prior to this
construction project, the golf course irrigation pond had limited
storage capacity with drainage issues in the adjacent low areas. In
keeping with their long range master plan, MVCC commissioned
Herfort Norby to assess options for increasing irrigation storage,
improving drainage & addressing turf quality issues.

In 2007, Herfort Norby prepared grading plans for a new pond
connected to the existing irrigation pond to expand capacity.
The excess soil was used to raise the adjacent fairway thereby
eliminating the drainage problem. Herfort Norby also prepared
sketches and a rendered plan of the proposed pond expansion
used to seek approval from the membership. Herfort Norby
assisted MVCC with estimating quantities, soliciting competitive
bids. The overall project included expanding the existing
irrigation pond, the construction of the new pond, regrading of
the adjacent fairway, renovating two sets of tees and installing
six new bunkers. Construction started in early August of 2008
and was open for play by the end of September

Project Profile

Herfort Norby’s responsibilities included obtaining base
information, preparation of grading plans and concept sketches
of proposed improvements and observation of the work during
construction. Herfort Norby worked with the Green Committee,
Board of Directors and the clubs staff to gain membership approval
and see the project through to a successful conclusion with minimal
disruption to play during construction.

References

Steve Gilles, General Manager
Michael Brower, Golf Course Superintendent
6300 Auto Club Road
Bloomington, Minnesota 55387
Telephone: (952) 884-8733

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