Fox Hollow unveils opening of newly renovated holes

The I-94 West Chamber of Commerce cuts the ribbon, officially opening the newly remodeled hole 16 at Fox Hollow Golf Club in St. Michael. Holes 16 and 17 were redesigned to better protect the holes from Crow River flooding. (Photo by Aaron Brom)

By Aaron Brom

aaron.brom@ecm-inc.com

Fox Hollow Golf Club of St. Michael is celebrating a course renovation project that promises to better protect two holes from Crow River flooding.

After a three-year process, the club renovated holes 16 and 17, with a grand opening Wednesday, July 19, as hosted by I-94 West Chamber of Commerce dignitaries.

“It’s a long story about Crow River flooding, fighting through some lean years because of the flooding, and now a much more flood-proof golf course that is drawing rave reviews,” Fox Hollow GM/Head Golf Professional Eric Larson said.

To celebrate the occasion, the course hosted Fox Hollow charter members from the late 1980s who played the inaugural round, along with area golf architect Paul Kangas who redesigned the holes and oversaw the renovation.

“We’re so excited about this redesign and grand opening!” Larson said.

The Fox Hollow Golf Club five-some of, left to right, golf designer Paul Kangas, superintendent Corey Heasley, head pro/general manager Eric Larson, original pro Cyndy Meyer and food and beverage manager Matt Raymond have the honors of being the first group to tee off on the newly redesigned hole 16. (Photo by Aaron Brom) Fox Hollow head pro/general manager Eric Larson and superintendent Corey Heasley play the new hole 16 for the first time, as the Crow River meanders in the background. Proximity to the river caused flooding that required redesigning holes 16 and 17. (Photo by Aaron Brom)
Fox Hollow golf architect Paul Kangas takes one of the first ever swings on the newly renovated hole 16. (Photo by Aaron Brom)
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The Fox Hollow Golf Club five-some of, left to right, golf designer Paul Kangas, superintendent Corey Heasley, head pro/general manager Eric Larson, original pro Cyndy Meyer and food and beverage manager Matt Raymond have the honors of being the first group to tee off on the newly redesigned hole 16. (Photo by Aaron Brom)