Edmond’s premier public golf course is preparing to close for more than a year.
KickingBird Golf Club will close at the end of the day Wednesday for the largest renovation project in the course’s 50-year history.
Golfers will have to tee off elsewhere for the next 14 to 16 months.
The renovation project near Danforth and Bryant has a budget of $17 million. The project is being financed through the city’s Capital Improvement funds.
When KickingBird reopens, patrons will find a more than 13,000-square foot clubhouse in place of the old, an underground cart barn and a brand new banquet hall.
The project also includes the expansion of the driving range tee area, the addition of a short game practice facility and the rebuilding of all 18 greens.
There will be improvements to the tee boxes and bunkers.
The fourth and ninth holes will be redesigned and a new irrigation system will be installed.
The director of golf at KickingBird said the renovations are beginning during the club’s 50th anniversary year in order to set itself up for success through the next 50 years.