Heavy rains in mid June forced the Souris-Glenwood golf course to close for several days and while repairs continue the course reopened for play June 19th.
The excess water damaged two bridges that allow players to cross the creek to the play the nine hole course.
Club President Walter Finlay was pleased to have the course back in play so quickly but said a combination of Father’s Day and the warm weather limited the number of people coming out to play the golf course. “Thanks to our hard working volunteers we’re back up and running. We knew where the one bridge was and the volunteers got that bridge back in place. It has restricted thing a little bit on the course because we have to use that one bridge for two way traffic.”
For safety reasons the club moved the tees forward on the first hole so golfers teeing off can see the traffic on the bridge and golfers can hit away when it’s safe to do so.
Up next is to get the second bridge back in use at the course.
“We found the second bridge but we won’t know the condition until we get it out.. It’s located where the creek joins the river. We’ll try to get it out sometime and we’ve got more volunteers lined up because it will take some equipment and lots of lifting” said Walter Finlay.
The cost of repairing the Souris-Glenwood golf course is unknown but the club has applied for disaster financial assistance.
“The clubhouse is open and league play resumed this week. We hope we’re back to normal.”