Work on the new Minot Country Club is coming along as planned just southeast of Minot.
The old Club was flooded two years ago, and sold to a group of developers who recently opened the new Vardon Club on that site.
The Country Club however moved on...and members are now watching tons of dirt move as the course comes together.
Perry Olson took a tour this morning and shows us what it looks like.
(Chris Strange - MCC Superintendent) "We are right on schedule at this point..."
For members of the Minot Country Club...and course superintendent Chris Strange, that is a great position to be in. Heavy equipment continues its slow walk across the land that will become one of the state's top layouts.
(Chris Strange - MCC Superintendent) "It is a great site, a dramatic site, beautiful site and it just has so much potential and when we put the golf course in here I think everyone is going to be really happy."
You can see it coming together now...and it is really something that needs to be seen with your own eyes to truly appreciate the beauty. The elevation changes are striking, and numerous...and the course cut into beautiful terrain...
(Chris Strange - MCC Superintendent) "Until you see this place in person, you really have no idea what is going on in your own backyard here in Minot.
(Perry Olson - KX News) "I am standing on 14 green right now, and it looks like most of the greens here at MCC...just contoured out and ready to eventually be built up. The hope is, with some help from mother nature, that work will be done and we'll see grass in places like this."
(Chris Strange - MCC Superintendent) "If mother nature cooperates just to average I think we are in line to be open in the spring of 2015.
Strange says this opportunity for him is once-in-a-career...being on board through the construction phase -- and when complete, he feels he'll be the caretaker of something very special...
(Chris Strange - MCC Superintendent) "The ruggedness of the terrain...it is a dramatic site. A lot of courses claim a signature hole but we will have a dozen...at least!"
That should have scratch golfers and hackers alike smiling...at what soon will be the Minot Country Club, Perry Olson, KX News.
Tours of the site are being offered to get a first hand glimpse of what is happening.
You can contact the club by calling 720-0775.
They are available for both members and non-members.