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Courses are under water!!

Discussion in 'General Golf Talk' started by Wi-Golfer, Jun 9, 2008.

  1. Wi-Golfer

    Wi-Golfer Golfer on hiatus. Supporting Member

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    Lake Windsor is truly a lake, the entire front 9 except for the 5th hole are completely gone. The back 9 all I can see from the road are the 10th-11th & 18th & they too are under a minimum of 3' of water.

    Sun Prairie didn't look too bad, nothing major from what I could see, might be a few days before they open. Also Baraboo CC is closed, no damage other than high water but they think they will be open on wednesday. I am sure Kestrel Ridge has at least 7-8 holes flooded since they do everytime we have a good rain.

    Supposedly the Dells got hit even harder but I have no idea right now how the courses are. Lawsonia should be fine by saturday, usually they don;t have issues. Sssmokin, whats the prognosis on Waushara for friday?
     
  2. SiberianDVM

    SiberianDVM I love Hooters Moderator

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    What is this "water" of which you speak?
     
  3. Calhoun

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    Box some up and send it my way. My course is about to dry up.
     
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    Trappers Turn is always wet so after this rain it must be plugged ball time. Same with Castle Rock. Will be going to Lake Arrowhead or Northern Bay today but will call first. Thalackers in Westfield will be too wet too.

    Lawsonia has good drainage and sand base so should be OK. Muscoutin Blue nine has got to be under water. I'm going to guess the majority of Waushara CC is OK as sand based course with lots of drainage. There may be a few areas on the Westwood 9 that have problems including green #1 and #2 tee box.

    Yeah Lake Windsor is low and will be really wet--as in brand new water hazards.
     
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    sssmokin Retired and loving it Supporting Member

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    Waushara CC is fine, but they only allowed walkers out today, just to give the course a break. Two Oaks is fine too...................had a big outing today and power carts were out there. Razor and I are playing 9 holes out there at 5:30 today when the outing is done. Neither one of us walks.
     
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    Most of Wisconsin had flash flooding due to 3 days of heavy rain and bad storms.
     
  7. Wi-Golfer

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    The entire course is a water hazard. You can see the tee box on #8 everything is completely under water. There is a bridge between the 8th & 7th holes with railings about 4' high. You can see less than 1' of the very top of the bridge. This course really got screwed last year with the rain but that was nothing compared top what they currently have. Only good thing is once they reopen they will divide the holes up like last year & manage to come up with only 9 to play & the cost is right around $7-8 with a cart just to get people to come out.
     
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    rubber314chicken Thats what she said

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    the question is if they turned off the irrigation system or not.
     
  9. David Hillman

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    How long does it take a course to fully recover? A course down here in Illinois that I played a lot last year flooded in August or so, for a few days. I played there once afterwards, not knowing about the flood, and the fairways ( and a couple greens ) were all dirt and dead grass. It was awful, worse than the dog tracks I played as a kid. I haven't been back since.
     
  10. Wi-Golfer

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    Last year this same course flooded but not as bad as this time. They were closed for a few weeks & when re-opened it was a modifed course, had to skip several holes due the fairways being pretty much nothing but mud. That was early summer & the course never did fully recover last year even though eventually it did completely re-open. It did look halfway decent when I played there last week & was coming around. Now all that work is gone again.
     
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    Sandpiper3 Golf Course Designer

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    Hasn't stopped raining here in the past 2 weeks, I'll send it down to you Calhoun!
     
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    wirehair Life's too short to drink cheap wine.

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    Mine was under water for a week or so the beginning of last summer. The course was pretty crappy for several months. On the bright side, when it came back, it came back very nice.
     
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    I have been watching it on the news. A lot of lake property
    has been ruined.
     
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    Lake Delton (man-made lake) by Wisconsin Dells breached an area not near the dam and the whole lake drained (400,000,000 gallons of water) in two hours (into the Wisconsin River)!! Like WG said, it no longer exists. :(
     
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    The good news is that a lot of new lake front property is being created ;)
     
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    Lake Delton got 9 to 11 inches of rain n two days. I'm 20 miles north and we got 5 inches which the ground accepted very well.. With the Dam gone the Tommy Bartlet water show which has been operating continuously for 30+ years is now a lake bottom walk. It will be devastating to some of the Wisconsin Dells businesses. The Duck rides will have to find alternate routes. Water related recreation businesses are out of luck. The Wisconsin river dam is fine so the boat tours will pick up the extra traffic. The Ho Chunk Casino will probably benefit too with bored tourists with too much cash. Nearby, Reedsburg is under water and has only one functional road in the area.

    I have relatives in the Southwestern part of Wisconsin, Crawford and Vernon County, and they are under water with dams bursting roads washed out and villages evacuated. This happens about every other year, last year included, so the emergency services are in place. A very hilly area with clay based soils. I often wonder why people insist on building in the valleys. But they do.

    Golfed at Lake Arrowhead yesterday (50 miles north of the Dells) and all is fine. Also Northern Bay is unaffected.
     
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    Yup. No new lakefront property though since there is now no lake... :)
     
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    I don't think you understand; the lake is *gone*.

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    awww.chicagotribune.com_media_photo_2008_06_39824677.

    It's a pretty impressive thing for a 267 acre to disappear.

    The only thing getting created is an occasional island green...

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  19. mont86

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    That is tough on the people there. Sorry to hear about it.
     

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