First Frost Blankets Local Golf Courses

Greens at Enger Park Golf Course Turned White Tuesday Morning, Prompting Workers to Think Winter Preparation

DULUTH, Minn. – Greens around the Northland turned white Tuesday morning as much of the Northland experienced a first frost.

Staff with Duluth Golf tell FOX 21, fall is one of the busiest times to get out and enjoy a tee time.

By the end of October, General Manager Mike Bender says the course superintendent will be shutting down nine holes at a time, preparing the greens for winter.

Bender says as for an exact closing date, Mother Nature will once again determine the final day for golfers to get out and enjoy the sport.

“If hard frost and snow comes, and the superintendent doesn’t have time to do preparations, you’re kind of wondering all winter long, how are things going to turn out in the springtime,” said Bender. “Rounds were a little down compared to last year, revenues are a little up compared to last year but both facilities did really well, both golf courses were in fantastic condition this year.”

Fall specials are happening right now at Enger and Lester Park Golf Courses.

Click here for a list of specials offered right now.

Use the hashtag #FallForeGolf to share why you enjoy golfing in the fall.

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