KOTTSICK: Minot, a golf destination?

Why not? Many golfers I know travel many miles for new golf experiences. Golfers are great bunch of folks and they love new challenges and new courses.

Numerous times throughout the summer we will have golfers from other states and North Dakota cities stop and play while they are on a golf trip.

Many of our Canadian friends come back year after year to play golf in Minot and shop when they are not golfing. Minot has some great 18-hole golf courses and they will challenge golfers of all abilities.

We have had our visitors comment that Souris Valley is one of the nicest public course they have played in the entire country. The Vardon Club (formerly the Minot Country Club) is also a very fun golf course and Bruce Ruppert and his staff keep it in pristine condition. I really like the Vardon due to the old style design.

The new Minot Country Club (designed by Jim Engh, a Hawktree Designer) also has some stunning holes and can be played by golfers of all abilities.

Then, we throw in the Jack Hoeven Wee Links for some family golf and Minot really does have a complete package for golfers that like to travel, shop and enjoy some entertainment.

I can see Minot becoming a great destination for years to come for golfers and golfing families. We have the golf facilities and now I think we should work on rolling out the red carpet for those wanderlust golfers.

Golfers will travel to play golf and spend time checking out our City. We have all the golf challenges that many golfers would enjoy. So, as we progress with the rebuild of a few holes at Souris and the rebuild the Jack Hoeven Wee Links, I would like to see us get together to really make Minot the place to come and tee it up.

I would like to plant the seed to begin work on the idea. We have some time to try and put a plan in place. Why not tee it up in Minot?

Tip of the week: Once you grab a club, commit to it. If you second guess your decision, then odds are the shot will turn out poorly.

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