Golf Fever Loses Grip to Mother Nature
Golf fever gripped the northwest suburbs just a couple days ago when temperatures soared into the 60s. Edinburgh USA golf course opened its course just last Friday. But now, golf fanatics eager hit the links will have to pump the brakes.
Edinburgh USA was empty Wednesday as the thermometer dropped into the mid-30s and snow fell from the sky.
The forecast calls for anywhere from 4 to 8 inches to fall in the northwest suburbs. That means Edinburgh could be closed for an undetermined amount of time.
Par for the Course
Whatever happens, Edinburgh officials will roll with it. They have dealt with April snow before and know it is par for the course when it comes to spring golf in Minnesota.
“This is nothing unusual at all,” said Don Berry, golf manager at Edinburgh USA. “I would say well over half the times that we open we get snow after we open. We’re used to it. Hopefully it’s five to seven inches and it will take two days to melt. If it’s 15 or 16 it might take up to a week. We’ll be open when it melts and ready to play again.”
In 2018 a blizzard battered the northwest suburbs with a 22 inches of snow recorded in Maple Grove. As a result, Edinburgh USA did not open until April 27.