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WATER HAZARD: Area golf courses still suffer effects from storms

April 23, 2013

The back nine holes at Eagle Glen Golf Course were still flooded Monday afternoon from Thursday night’s storms. Pictured above, center, is the tee station for hole No. 14. Post & Mail photo / Nicole Ott

COLUMBIA CITY — From U.S. 30, it may appear that Eagle Glen Golf Course had an extreme makeover, but in fact, Mother Nature decided to do its own remodeling, turning the back half of the course into a giant water hazard.

Storms from nearly one week ago dumped several inches of rain in the county, flooding yards, parks and roads.

Eagle Glen wasn’t the only course to go underwater.

The front nine of Eel River remains closed to flooding, and many other courses in the area are feeling the effects of the rain.

Columbia City High School’s and Indian Springs Middle School’s golf teams use Eagle Glen as their home course for matches, as well as their daily practice course.

“We only had 1.5 practices last week, and all of our matches were cancelled,” Columbia City Head Golf Coach Andrew Thompson said. “We haven’t been able to get much done with this weather.”

Eagle Glen Pro Bruce Wood said scheduling with school sports and league play will be difficult with half of the course closed.

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