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Old 11-20-2012, 11:38 AM
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We have a course in Humboldt Co. Ca (College of the Redwoods) that has a very steep section on the back nine. They pulled the pins on about 8 holes a few weeks ago due to the amount of winter rain we get. The area gets sloppy and also erosion control is a main factor.
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Old 11-20-2012, 11:40 AM
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Also, for the same reasons the Redwood Curtain used to be shut down in the wintertime. We found it to be futile there though because people would go and put up their own targets and play anyways. We just leave the course in now...
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Old 11-20-2012, 12:22 PM
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In north of Sweden some clubs take their baskets in during winter and some don´t.
It sure helps protecting both the ground on the course and the basket itself.
Here the baskets are almost buried under snow during winter.
You only se the top and a little of the chains.

For example in Skellefteċ where the Lat64 people live.
Course is closed and no baskets during winter. Late October - May.

That helps them providing a world class course during spring and summer.
If people would play during late fall and early spring. That would be really bad for the course.
All the grass would turn into mud.
And there is a lot of grass.
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Old 11-23-2012, 04:00 PM
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We have 2 courses locally (Tower Ridge #1 & #2 in Eau Claire, WI)that pull baskets Nov. 1st for the winter. The land that the courses are on is open for deer hunting, and once it snows, there are cross-country skiing trails that open. It's too bad because they would be amazing courses in the winter.
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Old 11-23-2012, 09:49 PM
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For some reason a bunch of courses pull their baskets here and we don't even get much snow. It makes more sense to pull them for the few wet weeks in spring. We do have a ball golf course put in a DG course from late fall to early spring though, which is nice.
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Old 11-23-2012, 11:25 PM
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Not totally relavent but I just converted my 18 holer into a 9 hole for the winter. This could be a nice design idea for working within certain constraints. In my case it is a big snowy hill, of which the winter 9 is designed to diminish.
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