City Exploring New Golf Concept at Hyland Greens with Minnesota Section PGA Foundation
Bloomington, MN—The City of Bloomington is exploring a partnership with the nonprofit foundation PGA REACH Minnesota on a project that would bring new life to the game of golf at Hyland Greens Golf and Learning Center and the region.
The two parties are interested in formalizing discussions to commission a nationally recognized golf course design firm, Nicklaus Design, to potentially “reimagine” the existing Hyland Greens course, driving range and outdoor practice facilities and attract golfers to Bloomington and the region. The plan would construct a new building that would house several golf organizations, serve as a new clubhouse, event center and home of the Minnesota Golf Hall of Fame, and include a classroom and indoor golf training areas.
The golf course would operate under PGA REACH Minnesota, which would allow for year-round programming. The course would be redesigned to accommodate people of all abilities and include special reduced rates for Bloomington residents.
A detailed project timeline and estimated costs will be determined along with a variety of funding mechanisms, including private donations, capital fundraising, and financing. The City and PGA REACH Minnesota would negotiate a lease/ownership model that would be mutually beneficial for both parties.
A memorandum of understanding (MOU) to explore the partnership will be discussed at the City Council’s study meeting on May 13. This is not a public hearing and there will be no public testimony taken at this meeting. The City Council will not be taking action on the MOU at this meeting.