Dickinson Co. Supervisors Approve Management Agreement For Brooks Golf Course

Tue 4-2-2019

(Spirit Lake)-- The Dickinson County Board of Supervisors this (Tues.) morning approved a management agreement for the Brooks Golf Course property for the upcoming season, now that ownership of the property has transitioned to the county's Conservation Board. Lee Sorenson, Executive Director of the Dickinson County Conservation Board, says the agreement ensures the property will continue to be used as a golf course through the upcoming season...Brooks Management Agreement01 

"So we have signed an agreement with Brooks Management, LLC who will manage the golf course for the operations until December of 2019 while the future of the golf course is still being decided by the Conservation Board, but you shouldn't see anything different in operations this year for the golf course."

After this season, the future use of the property remains uncertain. Sorenson says they hope to have an answer on that sooner rather than later...Brooks Management Agreement02 

"We are looking at actually moving forward by the end of the summer, in September, to see what the future will hold for that property."

During the meeting, Supervisor Kim Wermersen emphasized the importance of the public having as much say as possible into that...Brooks Management Agreement03 

"As much public open meetings as you can have the better, because I think that's the misunderstandings on where we go forward with this because there are a lot of folks who they enjoy and appreciate the parks, but there are also those who believe the golf course is a big draw for this area economically, so."

Sorenson says they still plan to get input through meetings with the public, as well as surveys.

He adds that there will be absolutely no cost to the county under the management agreement that was approved at today's (Tues.) meeting.

Crazy Bob's will continue to run the clubhouse restaurant and will serve lunch and dinner. Additional coffee and refreshments will also be available in the pro shop in the mornings.

The Dickinson County Conservation Board's purchase of Brooks Golf Course was made possible through an anonymous $3 million donation.