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    Why are the courses closing?

    With the late start this year, why would they close before the snow begins to fly?
    I cannot figure it out. Shut down the food service, keep the washrooms open, done!

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    Umm, because there's a lot of prep to do before the snow arrives?

    If they don't get it done in time the conditions next spring will be terrible and take a long time to recover.
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    Our course covers the greens, which must be done before the first snow. Lots of work to do to get a course ready for the winter.

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    in the past we played at clublink deep into Nov ... with the waiting list for new members they do not need to stay open so they closed today ...course was full ...sad

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    Clubs (mostly private) that cover their greens IME have temporary greens in front.
    Also, with the “extra work” that needs to be done, how can some courses continue to be open until it snows?
    Run a skeleton crew and keep the green fees coming. It was a short season…why not make up for lost revenue?

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    Go play Vieux Moulins or Champlain, they do not have the same standards as some clubs so usually stay open until the snow arrives
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    There are options.....Canadian is staying open for the foreseeable future...Greensmere, Arnprior...I am sure there are more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Owentdc View Post
    Clubs (mostly private) that cover their greens IME have temporary greens in front.
    Also, with the “extra work” that needs to be done, how can some courses continue to be open until it snows?
    Run a skeleton crew and keep the green fees coming. It was a short season…why not make up for lost revenue?
    Not sure private clubs would generate much revenue in November with guest fees.

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    There is indoor golf available.

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    Quote Originally Posted by em69 View Post
    Not sure private clubs would generate much revenue in November with guest fees.
    I’m pretty sure they wouldn’t. The point was made that the courses who choose to cover their greens need to close before it snows.
    My experience was that they don’t close…they create temporary greens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leftylucas View Post
    Go play Vieux Moulins or Champlain, they do not have the same standards as some clubs so usually stay open until the snow arrives
    LVM has closed..even though the website said open they were not..living 5 minute walk I checked,all flags removed..and the afternoon turned out perfect,cool but zero wind,am sure the few members they have were not impressed

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    Economics. Why would a course stay open when incoming income is very low and you still have to maintain it?
    Labour in the pro shop and on the course.
    Mowing fairway and greens. Washing and disinfecting carts.
    Blowing leaves.
    Equipment using gas
    Emptying garbage cans.
    No marshall on site- What if someone has a an accident or a health condition.
    Course is wetter and people not following golf cart pathways.
    Liability insurance?

    And possibly a lot more...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Owentdc View Post
    With the late start this year, why would they close before the snow begins to fly?
    I cannot figure it out. Shut down the food service, keep the washrooms open, done!
    Even though there was a late start in Ontario I am willing to bet that most courses made more money in a short few months than they did pre-covid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1800Duffers View Post
    There is indoor golf available.
    Any recommendation? Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chieflongtee View Post
    Economics. Why would a course stay open when incoming income is very low and you still have to maintain it?
    Labour in the pro shop and on the course.
    Mowing fairway and greens. Washing and disinfecting carts.
    Blowing leaves.
    Equipment using gas
    Emptying garbage cans.
    No marshall on site- What if someone has a an accident or a health condition.
    Course is wetter and people not following golf cart pathways.
    Liability insurance?

    And possibly a lot more...
    Ding,ding,ding…we have a winner. Best thought out answer so far.
    And, since demand outweighs supply, they can do whatever the hell they want.
    I’ll be patient and wait a few years when there’s another downturn.

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    On the Gatineau side there are a few. Le Terminus has 5 screens, a full restaurant, pool tables, about 20 of them, dart boards. The same owner also has a second place in Aylmer in the shopping mall. I think its called Putters, pool tables etc.. but only has 2 screens. They are well runned safe clean enviroments i highly recommend. In Ottawa, Pineview, Rockland Golf and suspect Golfomax is still in business.

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    I'm with the Chief on this one---apparently common sense was used
    Does the 2nd hole-n-one come easier ?

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    Message from Metcalfe:


    Weather permitting, the course will be open until at least Sunday November 7th. We will continue to take bookings 7 days in advance but based on weather may announce closing with only a couple of days notice.

    Pretty normal for them. Always open for a week or two past Halloween, then close to do their season-ending work before the snow comes.


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    I got email that Nation is open till 14th

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    Quote Originally Posted by McConkeys View Post
    Any recommendation? Thanks!
    I have tried Pineview, Golfomax, and Mulligans. Parking is a pain at Mulligans.

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    Message from clublink today ...

    "Given the weather forecast for the upcoming weekend we have decided to reopen GreyHawk Eagle Creek and Kanata."

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