The Sour Lake, Texas property will make the back nine holes of its golf course available to play on the weekend of March 17-18, after spending months repairing damage caused by Tropical Storm Harvey last fall. Some holes of the front nine, however, remain inaccessible because of mangled bridges. Nearly $350,000 in recent clubhouse and course improvements was also eradicated by Harvey. “After all that’s happened here, we’re excited and ready for some golfers,” said co-owner Ronnie Pleider.
Hiawatha Golf Course could reopen its front nine in May of this year, but Meadowbrook Golf Course is closed until 2017. Both golf courses suffered a combined $3.5 million in flood damage in July 2014.
Irrigation work at Forest Park GC in Valparaiso, Ind., will cost at least $100,000 while rebuilding three holes at nearby Creekside GC will also be required after being under water for a week.
In preparation for the Greater Hickory Kia Classic in October, the Conover, N.C., resort is deciding whether all 18 holes on its Robert Trent Jones Jr. Course are playable, or if holes from the adjacent Jackson Course will need to be blended in. Flooding on July 27 did heavy damage to the property’s greens, and temporary greens are currently in place on holes three and five.