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Heavy July rainfall forced the Niagara-on-the-Lake Golf Club to shut down golf four times in one week

Superintendent said closing the course four times in a year used to be a lot

August 4, 2023  By Turf & Rec

The superintendent at the Niagara-on-the-Lake Golf Club said he’s never had to close his golf course for any more than four times in a season, but he was forced to shut operations down four times in one week as a result of heavy rain in July.

Excessive rain led to flooding which made golf impossible. Even when reopening, course conditions were less than stellar, superintendent Mike Magwood told local media.

Prior to the rain events, the golf course was experiencing drought conditions, and an improperly working water pump wasn’t helping.

The course closures resulted in the cancellation of more than 200 tee times. The Niagara-on-the-Lake Golf Club is the oldest golf club in North America to still be operating at its original location.


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