Developers eye potential at former Hillcrest, Mississippi Dunes golf courses – Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal

Golf season will resume soon across Minnesota, but it’s the end of the line for two east-metro courses that closed last fall.

The Pioneer Press has updates on the prospects for the Hillcrest Golf Course and Mississippi Dunes, which both shut down last year and are being marketed for redevelopment.

The Business Journal reported on both shutdowns when they happened, so the new stories are useful as a refresher and update on market interest so far. Hillcrest’s owners decided last summer to close the site after the season ended. The 110-acre site could become hundreds of homes, though some neighbors are also holding out hope for some sort of commercial development to boost jobs in the area.

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Housing is also the likely future at Mississippi Dunes, which closed in October and put up for sale after its owner was sued by former employees for sexual harassment. The 185-acre course has 1,900 feet of Mississippi River shoreline in Cottage Grove.

The course was listed by Edina Realty for $10 million and could hold more than 350 homes. Several developers have reportedly expressed interest.

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