Bloomington, Minnesota

18 Hole Golf Course Renovation

Championship 18 hole private golf course
Project cost: $324,000
Project completion: September 2008


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.

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


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.


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