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Local Golf Report: Water is the talk of the early season

From Tee to Green


April 23, 2018

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

A view of the No. 8 bridge at Prairie Farms Golf Course last Thursday. After a brutal winter, Prairie Farms suffered significant Milk River flooding last week. However, in recent days, the water has pulled back, and the course is getting ready for play, while Beaver Creek Golf Course and Chinook Golf Club have avoided major flooding and are finally open for the golf season.

For the months of February and March, all anyone could talk about is snow. And that includes local golfers and golf course owners. Now, after one of the harshest winters on record around the Hi-Line, the golf talk is turning from snow to water.

While spring temperatures have finally ended what was a long delay to the local golf season, the wait and see to golfing in Havre and around the Hi-Line isn't quite over yet. That's because lowland flooding is occuring all over the region, and our golf courses aren't immune.

As it relates to our local courses, Prairie Farms Golf Course has taken on...

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