Sanford International starts taking shape

Aug. 24, 2018

Construction at Minnehaha Country Club for the upcoming Sanford International is ahead of schedule.

Work on public grandstands, hospitality areas, concession stands and other areas throughout the course began Aug. 6 and should be completed the first week of September, according to a statement from Sanford on Friday afternoon. The PGA Tour Champions event is Sept. 17-23.

“It has been incredible to watch the transformation take place at Minnehaha Country Club,” said Kelby Krabbenhoft, Sanford Health president and CEO. “This is another example of all of us coming together to bring great events to Sioux Falls and the region.”

To accommodate crews unloading equipment, 22nd Street from just west of the entrance to upper Sherman Park to just east of the exit from the park will be closed between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. through Sept. 9.

“The golf course is in terrific shape, and the additions the staff at Minnehaha Country Club have made are impressive,” said Andy North, the Sanford International host and a member of the Sanford Health board of trustees. “Without the leadership at Sanford Health and the support of all our partners, this tournament would not be possible. We can’t wait for September.”

More than 80,000 people are expected to attend the tournament during the week.

“We are blown away by the number of community members who are supporting the tournament,” Sanford International tournament director Greg Conrad said. “We are building a small city at Minnehaha Country Club and will have all the necessary amenities to ensure people have a memorable experience.”

Tickets to the inaugural Sanford International Presented by Cambria are on sale. Patrons may purchase tickets at or by phone at 877-748-3376. Tickets start at $10. The prices listed on the Sanford International website are what you pay during checkout because facility and processing fees are included.

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Sanford International starts taking shape

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