Tournament Players Club of Minnesota, Inc. is requesting a conditional use permit to authorize the transfer and placement of soil through a Land Reclamation Permit. The TPC is requesting approval to move and place approximately 50,000 cubic yards of sand and other fill as part of the modifications to various holes within the TPC Golf Course. The course will be undergoing updates and changes to meet the PGA requirements as part of hosting the 3M Open starting in 2019. While some of the work will be phased, the majority of the soil work and excavating will occur this fall. A majority of the fill will be generated on site.
The project includes modifications to a majority of the holes by adding an additional pro level tee box, narrowing fairways by removing fairway sod and immediately replacing it with alternate sod to establish ‘rough’ areas, installation of approximately 100 mature trees, wetland restoration at two ponds, excavation and expansion of the pond at hole #18, regrading of the driving range, realignment of cart paths in several areas, and expansion of two gravel parking areas.
The applicant estimates that they will be able utilize on site soils for all of the work. Import would only be required for sod, trees, and associated landscape materials. Transport of materials will only be on public roads to cross Tournament Players Parkway between hole #18 and the driving range area.