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Old 09-23-2017, 08:24 AM
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Does anyone else find it absurd that all of the golf courses are still closed almost two weeks after the hurricane?

I've driven by several of the executive courses and many look completely playable to me. Why is it that golf courses all around The Villages are open and playable? Is it because they won't open any if all are not ready?

I'd really love to know what's going on.
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Old 09-23-2017, 08:26 AM
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Does anyone else find it absurd that all of the golf courses are still closed almost two weeks after the hurricane?

I've driven by several of the executive courses and many look completely playable to me. Why is it that golf courses all around The Villages are open and playable? Is it because they won't open any if all are not ready?

I'd really love to know what's going on.
Here you are, Kiddo.
Many, not all, Golf Courses soon to reopen.

ONE of my guesses is that they didn't want any unexpected sinkhole's to harm us.
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Old 09-23-2017, 08:36 AM
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Friday, September 22, 2017 - 12:00 PM

Over the past 2 weeks, the main focus has been to lower the levels of the water storage basins on the golf courses and throughout the community for your overall safety. This has been primarily accomplished by irrigating the golf courses and roadways. The good news is the golf courses performed exactly as designed and engineered by protecting the community from the large volumes of water received from Hurricane Irma.

We are pleased to announce that as of next Wednesday, September 27th we will be opening the following golf courses. As of noon today, you will be able to make a request for these courses in the tee time system for next Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday.

Executive courses: Pimlico, Churchill Greens, Belmont, Bogart, Bacall, Redfish Run, Tarpon Boil, Yankee Clipper, Southern Star, Walnut Grove, Briarwood, De La Vista, Chula Vista, Saddlebrook and Hawkes Bay.

Championship courses: Palmer Legends all 27 holes, Cane Garden all 27 holes, Lopez Legacy 18 holes (Torri Pines and Erinn Glenn), Havana 18 holes (Kenya and Hemingway), Tierra De Sol, Glenview Champions 13 holes (Stirrup Cup and Talley Ho 1-3 & 9) and Mallory Hill 18 holes (Amelia and Virginia).

While we are able to open these courses Wednesday, many areas of the community still have very high water levels and the courses will be needed to continue to lower the basin levels. We will open them as soon as the water levels have returned to normal and the courses are both safe and playable.

Keep in mind, upon re-opening, the courses will be safe and playable. However, in some cases they have sustained significant damage in some areas and are very wet from not only the storm, but the large amount of irrigation they have received in lowering the basins. Please be patient as we continue to work on returning our community’s golf courses to their normal condition.

Please check daily the Daily Sun, GolftheVillages.com, Districtgov.org , VNN or listen to WVLG for updates on reopening of more golf courses.
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Old 09-23-2017, 09:00 AM
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Does anyone else find it absurd that all of the golf courses are still closed almost two weeks after the hurricane?

I've driven by several of the executive courses and many look completely playable to me. Why is it that golf courses all around The Villages are open and playable? Is it because they won't open any if all are not ready?

I'd really love to know what's going on.
Why don't you know what is going on? No, seriously, the information is out there. Some of us have posted repeatedly about where to find out things. I can only imagine what it must be like to not know anything. I could not live that way. The District Government has a web site that you help pay for with all the info.many ask about. Why wouldn't you read it?
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And how many complaints will be posted on Wednesday re the conditions of the courses that are opened????????
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And how many complaints will be posted on Wednesday re the conditions of the courses that are opened????????
I would like to know what the over/under is on that!
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Old 09-23-2017, 09:47 AM
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Does anyone else find it absurd that all of the golf courses are still closed almost two weeks after the hurricane?

I've driven by several of the executive courses and many look completely playable to me. Why is it that golf courses all around The Villages are open and playable? Is it because they won't open any if all are not ready?

I'd really love to know what's going on.
Sorry what I find absurd is people wondering why the courses are still closed. Does anyone really think that they don't want to open them? There are numerous issues on courses they you do not know about or you can see from the road. One MAJOR difference here compared to outside the villages, is that the courses here are designed to act as flood plains. They did their jobs, I have not heard of any homes being flooded here. And if you are really wondering why some are still closed, drive by Turtle Mound, Evans, Bonifay!
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Sorry what I find absurd is people wondering why the courses are still closed. Does anyone really think that they don't want to open them? There are numerous issues on courses they you do not know about or you can see from the road. One MAJOR difference here compared to outside the villages, is that the courses here are designed to act as flood plains. They did their jobs, I have not heard of any homes being flooded here. And if you are really wondering why some are still closed, drive by Turtle Mound, Evans, Bonifay!
Guess you don't count the historical side, imo the main reason there not open is some has to drive within 3 feet of they're golf ball and their safety is at risk cause they can't comprehend STAY WAY from the FLOODED AREA!
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Does anyone else find it absurd that all of the golf courses are still closed almost two weeks after the hurricane?

I've driven by several of the executive courses and many look completely playable to me. Why is it that golf courses all around The Villages are open and playable? Is it because they won't open any if all are not ready?

I'd really love to know what's going on.
IMO big difference, outside they have to get the course ready cause there livelyhood depends on it. I sure the championship courses will be first to open? I also think getting approved FEMA monies have delayed the start of the cleanup off and on the courses. IMO overall they doing good job especially if you seen the size of the tree that split across road on the golf course from palmers. That tree was Hugh!
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It will be interesting to see how many courses/holes are 'cart path/rough only'...and how much complaining about it will occur.
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