Golf courses struggle with floods, loss of business

We’ve received nearly six inches of rain already this month. That puts us at number 3 on the list of wettest summers ever in Fort Wayne. With all of this rain, many outdoor summer activities have taken a hit. That includes local golf courses.

Lakeside and Donald Ross have closed their front nine holes to due to massive flooding. This has already cost Donald Ross about 65% of their projected earnings. Chestnut Hill drains better and is on higher ground, so it is not currently flooded. However, due to massive rainfall, carts are restricted to paths. This is a deterrent to golfers who don’t want to walk across the whole fairway and has already cost Chestnut Hill 25% of their projected earnings.

With sunshine in the forecast this week, owners are optimistic that courses will dry out soon.

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