The snow, what little the area had, has all melted and with it comes the green grass and spring temperatures that start to draw people outdoors.
By Pam Kukla
For the DC Herald
One area they are drawn to is Killdeer’s Medicine Hole Golf Course. According to James DeLaurier, the course’s new club house manager, the course officially opened on April 10 and hours are based on the finicky ND spring weather. “Once it gets to be summer we will have consistent hours,” DeLaurier commented.
DeLaurier started at Medicine Hole this March and graduated from the Professional Golf Careers College in California. He has quite a few plans for the upcoming season, like starting a junior golf association. “I would like to get kids interested in the sport early,” he added. Adding more golf tournaments is also in his plan for the season. “I want to get out a newsletter and calendar mailed out so everyone knows when to come out and play,” he said. The course will continue to host Men’s and Ladies nights as well as Friday scrambles. “These events are a social event and a great way to have fun,” he said. Another area DeLaurier is building is the golfing merchandise sold in the club house.
DeLaurier said the Medicine Hole Golf Course is rated #5 in the state according to Golf Week magazine. Golf course maintenance is headed by Terry Simons. “He is the reason the golf course looks so good,” said DeLaurier. “I am excited to get the operation up and running and giving the customers the best experience they can get,” he concluded.