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Edgewood Golf Course having water problems again

by Mike McFeely

Edgewood Golf Course in north Fargo is the gem of the public golf courses in Fargo-Moorhead and the Red River Valley region. The old-school, tree-lined track is a pleasure to play. It's particularly special because many of the courses in this region are flat, wide-open and "links-style" because, well, it's flat and wide open around here.

The one, big issue with Edgewood, of course, is it's location near the Red River. The dynamics of the river have changed in the last 10-15 years and spring floods are coming more frequently and at higher water levels. Summer flooding, too, is an issue.

Which brings us to today. With the deluge that hit the Valley earlier in the week, the Red is expected to crest at about 30 feet Saturday, which means several holes at Edgewood are going to be under water and suffer damage. 

Here are some photos I snapped of Edgewood this morning. Hopefully the water rises and recedes quickly, minimizing damage. With temperatures in the 80s, though, it's unlikely the turf under the water will survive and Edgewood will have to re-plant most of the affected holes.