A major new project at the Braemar Golf Course in Edina, Minnesota, is about to get underway.
Led by golf course architect Richard Mandell, the project will see the course completely rebuilt. Formerly home to 27 holes of golf, once complete, the new course will feature 18 holes, which will play over 6,941 yards.
Mandell’s design features wide fairways, minimal hazards and a number of strategic options for players of various abilities.
With the reduction in the number of holes, the overall golf course footprint has been reduced by some 22 acres.
Some land from the former course is being repurposed. 4.37 acres of wetlands are to be restored, creating a collective 32 acres of wetland on the site. Over 33 acres of Oak Savanna grasses will also be added to the course, which will feature Bur Oak, Red Oak, and Northern Pin Oak trees. This will boost the total wooded area of the site to 35 per cent.
An additional 9.54 acres are set aside for a Multi-Use Area in north-east corner of the site. More than a mile of walking trails and five miles of cross-country ski trails will also be added to the site.
Construction on the site will begin on 4 October.