COON RAPIDS, Minn. (WCCO) — Bunker Hills Golf Course in Coon Rapids is about to debut its new clubhouse.
The new $9 million clubhouse is something golf course operators hope won’t just be for golfers.
Dick Tollette, who has been the director of golf at Bunker Hills for 43 years, said building a new clubhouse has always been a dream.
“We have a fantastic golf course that’s hosted national championships and many, many events, but our clubhouse although it was functional, wasn’t quite what the rest of the facility was,” Tollette said.
He said it took three years to plan and develop the new facility. He said the goal was to create several new revenue streams that make the golf course and clubhouse an exciting place to be.
Golf won’t be out of the equation in the winter months. Four new simulators were installed to allow for teaching.
They’ve also added a wood fire grill and a multi-purpose dining room that can be used as a dinner theater.
The new clubhouse replaces the current one at Bunker Hills that was built back in 1973.