Lots of golfers are attached to the east nine at Elmwood Golf Course.
For the next year, they’ll have to play other holes while it is being dug up and redesigned so that the airport can extend its safety zone. It’s a pretty good compromise when you think about it. But that doesn’t mean that golfers won’t miss their friendly course and the large shade trees.
Mike Crane, president of the Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation board, was among the last people to play the ninth hole, where city officials had a press conference Monday to dig holes in the green, which is now brown because they cut water to it earlier. The ground was so hard that the holes were tough to dig, according to participants. But those are divots that nobody has to fill in, for once.
“Three years from now when we get done we will have a new Elmwood,” Crane said.