bunker hills golf club
Coon Rapids, Minnesota
Bunker Hills Golf Club is a 27-hole regulation length golf course which is owned and operated by the City of Coon Rapids, Minnesota. The course is widely regarded as one of the best public golf courses in the state of Minnesota. The Course was originally designed by David Gill and opened for play in 1968. The Course features a 37,000 sq. ft. clubhouse and is home to the Minnesota Golf Association Hall of Fame and museum. The course has hosted numerous state and national tournaments including PGA Senior Tour events from 1993 to 2000, the 1976 National Public Links Championship and the 2010 Minnesota State Open.
In 2012, the City of Coon Rapids retained Herfort Norby to redesign the course in order to accommodate a new larger driving range and short-game practice facility. The new facility was designed to accommodate a first of its kind golf instructional facility to be operated by GolfTec, the largest provider of golf instruction in the United States. Improvements include a new 22,000 square foot turf tee expansion, concrete tee line with synthetic mats, short-game chipping green, putting green, target greens, cart staging area expansion and improvementsto four existing holes to allow for the expanded range facility. The project was completed in October of 2013 and opened in the summer of 2014. Total project cost wsa $700,000 including turf maturation and soft costs. According to General Manager Tim Anderson, the new practice facilities have far exceeded their expectations by generating in excess of $150,000 annually.
Herfort Norby was responsible for all aspects of the project including preparation of detailed plans, bidding, contractor selection and construction administration.