April 4, 2022
RE: Membership and Stakeholder Update
Pheasant Country Golf Course
South Heart, North DakotaDear Members:The board of Directors of the Pheasant Country Golf Course (PCGC) recently made the decision
to close the course for the 2022 season. This was a very difficult decision, but ultimately, we feel
this was the best decision for the future of the course.
PCGC has been the heart beat of the South Heart Community for nearly 30 years and we believe
this temporary reset will restore the strength of that heart beat for many years to come. The
Board of the PCGC has been working with some very reputable golf course consulting firms to
formalize a master plan to maximize the potential of the PCGC. Some of the action items that
we hope to achieve this year include the following:• Pump Station and Irrigation System Replacement.
o The existing system is original equipment and is at the very end of its useful life.
o The new irrigation system will be more efficient and will optimize growth of
o Pump Station will be fitted with water treatment equipment which is cutting
edge in the golf course business.
o Irrigation system will expand to include watering of rough areas.
• Soil Amendments.
o The soil which grows the turf has been extensively damaged by years of
application of less than favorable water. We have engaged with Mr. Dave Solga,
to lead these efforts. He is a highly educated in Turf Science and has years of
successful experience in the establishing and maintaining golf turf at some of the
best courses in the upper Midwest. We are very grateful for his input and he is
very excited about the challenge of restoring PCGC.
• Grading and Drainage Installation.
• Reseeding the entire course Tee to Green.
• Resurfacing and reroute of cart paths.
• Reconfiguration of hole 2.
• Reconstruction of the 18th green.
• Removal and installation of new bridges.
• Bunker renovation and adding additional bunkers.
• Expand water hazard on hole 11.
Although there will be major construction efforts ongoing during the 2022 season, some things
will remain the same. Below is list of items you can expect:
• Youth Clinics for the 2022 season.
• Pro Shop will open during business hours.
• Driving Range will remain open.
• Summer Golf Simulator Leagues.
• Tee Shots will remain open to the public.
The Board of Directors understands this process will impact your summer golf plans and we
apologize for the inconvenience. All members that have paid for a membership for the 2022
season have the option of getting a full refund. If you choose to request a refund, get in touch
with Kirby at the Pro Shop. Members will also have the option to donate their 2022 membership
payment towards the restoration effort. Any member that chooses to donate their 2022
membership dues will receive free range balls for the 2022 season. We would ask that members
make their intentions known on or before May 1, 2022. A member that does not specifically
request that their membership be donated towards the restoration effort will be refunded their
The Board of Directors looks forward to opening again for the 2023 season and hope to regain
your business once again. It is our full intention to provide to our past, future members as well
as area golfers a tremendous golf experience.
The Board of Directors will provide periodic updates as we progress through the major
restoration of PCGC. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Kirby at the Pro Shop.
Board of Directors
South Heart Golf Course Building Authority