Flooded Fairways Force Golf Course to shut down back 9 holes

By Camaron Abundes
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND- Soggy greens out on the fairways made Nueva Vista Golf Club look more like a marsh than a course. Last week's storms caused flooding at the club that forced management to shut down the back side.
"We have had a tremendous amount of rainfall here. We've had some course damage due to the high waters. We've had to shut down our back side. We've only had 9 holes open," said Joey Allen,"They're limited to nine holes, but they're enjoying it."

According to Allen the six hole is almost an Island green but watching the rain gauge read well above par, this summer is a nice change from years past.

"It's a small downfall but we'll take the rain anytime we can get it," he said.

At Ranchlandhills in Midland, the rain has been aces for business.

"We have had a lot of courses send their players over here to us, which has been great for our business. It's been just enough to green it up some more," said Taylor Chidlers, golf shop assistant,"This rain has really helped our greens out."