The golf course driving range officially opens today! The clubhouse opened yesterday for the 2021 golf season. We had a decent amount of golfers stopping in to pay their fees with receipts totalling over $4400. We anticipate a very busy day with golfers stopping out to hit a few golf balls and pay their fees.
This past week I have toured the golf course on a daily basis to monitor the conditions and frost levels. At the start of the week I was very concerned with the puddling on greens and other low areas of the golf course. As the week progressed the greens are clear of snow and no standing water is present. The golf course is still very wet and snow is standing in quite a few areas.
Starting the 2021 golf season is not quite time yet for actual golf. As of Saturday afternoon, I probed the greens and hit frost between depths of one to three inches. The frost level needs to drop below 12 inches before I can even cut a cup in the greens. I will continue to monitor the course conditions and we will be open for play as soon as the course is ready for traffic.
The Golf Board has decided to conduct our membership drive from a virtual aspect. We encourage everyone to go to www.spencermunigolf.com to pay their fees online. Once you reach the webpage, go to the course schedule tab, the online payment option will be on the right side of the screen. You can pay any fees with a credit or debit card. We will also accept payments in the clubhouse. Any payment of a season pass of green fee punch card will enter you into the drawings on April 11th. The top prize will be a $100 gift certificate to SMGC.
Enjoy the beautiful weather and try to find some time to stop out and see us at The Muni. The driving range is always a great place to knock the rust off to start the season!
Brian C Mohr
Director of Golf Operations
City of Spencer
101 W 5th Street
Spencer Municipal Golf Course
Spencer, Iowa 51301