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A closer look at why winter golf isn’t necessarily good for golf courses

Courses need more time to recover from wear during winter play

March 12, 2024  By Turf & Rec

When there’s no snow covering the ground and temperatures are tolerable, many Canadian golf courses will open their doors to golfers much earlier than traditional opening dates. Course that jump the gun are willing to reap the revenue and are looking to appease golfers and members. But there’s a downside to early openings as golf courses can be subject to wear and tear at a time of year when turf recovery is is much slower.

Golf magazine takes an in-depth look at winter play.

This article is part of the Golf Course Readiness Week.

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