MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — With warm weather in store for this weekend, golfers can finally get out on the greens.

Many golf courses tried opening earlier this season, only to close when April snow hit Minnesota. All the snow and ice took a last-minute toll on courses.

“They’ve kind of teased us one or two times, where the snow has almost completely gone from the golf course and we’ve had another storm come through,” Gross National Golf Course Facilities Coordinator Dave Bratland said.

Now they’re giving it another go, and this time for good. Grounds crews have been working around the clock picking up brush, blowing off the courses, and getting equipment ready.

That’s good news because the spring weather hasn’t gone unnoticed by golfers, either.

“When people saw the forecast for the nice weather in the weekend, it started ringing off the hook,” Columbia Golf Course Assistant Manager Marc Rymer said.

Golf pros say the biggest problem right now is that in some places, it’s too wet to allow for golf carts yet.

But perfect conditions or not, the sunshine and prep work should be enough to tee off.


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