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Landscapes Management to Nurture Project at Fox Hills Golf Course
The Board of Directors at Fox Hills Golf Course has retained Lincoln, Nebraska-based Landscapes Management Co. on a 5-year contract to operate the city-owned 9-hole track, now in the midst of a transformation. Forty years ago, Fox Hills debuted as a 9-hole course with sand greens, serving a population of 1,200 residents. In 2010, hefty oil deposits were identified nearby, and the local population swelled to more than 15,000. Many of those people were temporary oil-industry hires, but the permanent population of Watford City has now stabilized at approximately 7,000 and continues to grow at a much slower pace. Landscape Management Co.’s parent firm, the course construction experts at Landscapes Unlimited (www.landscapesunlimited.com), has since fully shaped and will soon seed 12 brand new, championship golf holes set beside the original nine. These new holes, designed by Kevin Norby of Chaska, Minnesota-based Herfort Norby Golf Course Architects, will open for play in the spring of 2018.