Volunteers at New Golf Course
Tuesday, 05 May 2015 09:13
Work is beginning to pick up on the new community golf course for Valentine. A reminder that any volunteers that work on the project need to a signed waiver form on file at city hall. The waivers are available at city hall or at the studios of KVSH Radio. Volunteers might be asked to do everything from manual labor to operating some equipment.
There will most likely be some organized work days at the new course and some volunteers might be called on an 'as needed' basis. Please make sure that you have the signed waiver at the city before working on the site. All volunteer labor is appreciated.
Ground Broken for New Golf Course
Thursday, 30 April 2015 06:09
Ground was officially broken on a new community golf course on April 29th on property northeast of Valentine owned by the city. Over a year of effort has gone into the research and planning of the new course which will be designed by Tom Lehman with Chris Brands.
City Council member Kyle Arganbright welcomed those present to the event and thanked all those who have helped make this project possible. According to golf board chairman Tim Colvin, board member and Director of Club Operations at The Prairie Club, Ross Buckendahl, has been invaluable in planning the layout and construction of the unique 10 hole course. Mr. Buckendahl previously stated that this course will be something the entire community will be very proud of, and one of the best in the state. The facility will also include a driving range, practice putting green, clubhouse and maintenance facility. There will also be a 1.7 acre pond for irrigation of up to 50 acres of the property. The main source of irrigation water will be the discharge from the Valentine waste water treatment plant located nearby.
Financing for the project will be a $1.75 million bond, backed by sales tax revenue, and private donations. Total project budget will be right at $2 million. Contributions to the project can still be made and are tax deductible. Donations can be left at the city offices or with the Sandhills Area Foundation.
Major construction will be completed this fall and grass will be planted in August or September. Tentative opening of the course will be July of 2016. Volunteers have been removing some trees, removing interior fence lines, and removing concrete debris from the site.
There will be additional opportunities for community volunteers to help with the new course over the next several months. Volunteers must fill out a release form at the city office before working on the site.