The City of Edina began construction on Oct. 4, 2016 of the first new regulation 18-Hole golf course in Minnesota in more than a decade on the site of the existing 27-Hole Golf Course. Designed by Richard Mandell Golf Architecture, the old layout will be completely stripped down and transformed into a 6,941 yard golf course.
The new design has wider fairways with minimal number of hazards to create strategic options for all talent levels. Mandell also made an environmental statement by restoring 4.37 acres of wetlands and enhancing a bit over a half-acre of additional wetlands, creating 32.11 acres of wetland buffer and introducing 33.85 acres of Oak Savanna throughout the golf course.
The new Championship 18-Hole Course was scheduled to open in August 2018. Due to the impact of Mother Nature, the date is no longer possible. The course could open briefly for limited play in September 2018 before shutting down for the season, but the more likely scenario is opening in Spring 2019.