By Golfdom Staff
ClubCorp acquired Medina Golf & Country Club, a formerly member-owned private club, in Medina, Minn. This is the first club in Minnesota for ClubCorp, expanding the company’s presence to 28 states. ClubCorp plans to spend more than $2.5 million over the first two years to reinvent the club bringing new contemporary dining and lifestyle features to the clubhouse and patio, plus improvements to the golf course, golf practice facilities and aquatics.
“We are very excited to add Medina Golf & Country Club to our family of clubs,” said Mark Burnett, ClubCorp COO and president. “As our first club in Minnesota, and, specifically the rapidly growing Minneapolis market, Medina fits our acquisition and reinvention criteria perfectly – a beautiful family centric club, located in a growing residential community, that offers a wide range of amenities, including 18 holes of championship golf and a nine-hole par-3 where we can introduce golf to our beginners while expanding the practice opportunities for our more avid golf members.”
“The members of Medina Golf & Country Club are thrilled to be joining the world-class portfolio of ClubCorp clubs,” said Michael Mathews, president of the club. “This transition is a win-win for our club and for ClubCorp, and most certainly for our membership. As an already thriving club, we look forward to the significant benefits, services, and investments ClubCorp will provide us to further strengthen and enrich our club and the membership experience at Medina.”
Located 20 miles west of downtown Minneapolis, Medina Golf & Country Club offers a championship 18-hole golf course, which has been host to numerous amateur golf tournaments sponsored by the Minnesota Golf Association, including the 2013 MGA State Amateur, plus a nine-hole executive par-3 course ideal for junior golfers and beginners. Amenities also include a 45,000-square-foot clubhouse with casual and upscale dining and a Grand Ballroom overlooking the golf course, four Har-Tru clay tennis courts and large pool with a diving board, slide and zero-depth entry kids’ section with water spouts. During the snowy season, Medina offers two powder trails for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.
“We are excited to welcome the Medina members to our family,” added Burnett. “Thank you to the club’s board and members for their excitement and support of ClubCorp, as we celebrate our 60th year anniversary. We look forward to great things happening at the club.”