Medicine Hole Golf Course opens today

Tommy Smith has been keeping a close eye on the weather forecasts, hoping for warm temperatures.

The Halliday resident doesn’t have anything against Mother Nature or her talents to turn the area into a Winter Wonderland.

But he got a new set of golf clubs for his birthday, and, he’s anxious to try them out.

“Putting in my living room gets a little old after a while,” Smith chuckled, who moved from Arizona. “My brother lives in Phoenix and has been playing for a month now. I can’t wait for the golf course to open.”

He won’t have to wait much longer.

The Medicine Hole Golf Course is scheduled to open at noon today. Officials have been working on the course for weeks eager golfers like Smith through the evening said Medicine Hole Club House Manager James Delaurier.

The regular hours will be from 8 a.m. to dark on Monday-Thursday, and 7 a.m. to dark on Friday-Sunday, Delaurier said.

Although reserving tee times are not required, doing so is strongly suggested to ensure a spot. The number at the club house is 764-4653.

The green fee for nine holes during the week (Monday-Thursday) is $17.50 and cart rental is $10. A round of 18 holes is $25 with the cart rental at $15.

On weekends, green fee for nine holes is $20, and $30 for 18 holes. Cart rental is the same as during the week.

There is also an “All-Day” special offered on Monday and Wednesdays. For a flat fee of $25, which includes a cart rental, you can play as many rounds as you want, Delaurier said.

Men’s Night will be held on Tuesdays and will start on May 16. Women’s Night will be on Wednesdays and start on May 17.

The course will also be offering a “League” golf play, made up of teams from the area. League play will start on June 1.

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