Don Herfort

As an engineer at the 3M Company in 1965, Don Herfort found himself in charge of the construction of the Tartan Park Golf Course, the company’s recreational facility near Lake Elmo. The project launched Herfort’s 40-plus year career as a golf course architect, where he helped design and renovate 40 golf courses in Minnesota, the Dakotas and Wisconsin. A few of his original designs include Brackett’s Crossing CC, Bent Creek GC, Dellwood CC and Pebble Creek GC. In 1990, Herfort collaborated with fellow architect Kevin Norby on Superior National, Greystone GC and Little Crow CC, among others. In 1970, he was elected membership to the American Society of Golf Course Architects, the first Minnesota-based designer to be so honored. His final work was a collaboration with Norby on the renovation of Green Haven GC in 2003. Herfort passed away in 2011. 

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