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Country Club Coming Back

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Spring has arrived -- time to get the golf clubs out!

While it may be a little while before the sticks are ready to get used appears there will be ample space to swing them around Minot when summer arrives.

This is the old Minot Country is being rebuilt now.

The pro shop is in the middle of a remodel after the flood wiped it out -- and this is all that is left of the clubhouse...the chimney still stands tall.

A group of investors purchased the course...and spent last year re-seeding and installing a new irrigation system.

What it means is by July...18 holes should be ready for play.

(John Zimmerman - 28 Club Partner) "Our intent is to have the whole course open at one time. We did get the full course a new irrigation system and got all the ground re-treated and seeded and the seed was up when autumn changed to winter last year. Our hope is July will just depend on what mother nature brings."

The course will be open to the public -- before the flood it was semi-private.

Zimmerman says season passes will be sold, but simple green fees can be paid as well to enjoy a round on a course that will look much different.

Some holes have been changed...and many trees were lost.

(John Zimmerman - Partner in Project) "We had to take 550 trees out of the course that were flooded and dead so it was a massive cleaning out process...but we feel like we are in good shape."

How about a name for the course?

Zimmerman says they are still kicking around some options...but haven't settled on anything.

For information on season passes, and any other questions you can email

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