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I live in East Midlands and yeah we get the odd rain but not terrible non stop rain.

 

Anyway it's been rainy on and off for past 2 weeks. Every time I ring both my courses are closed because its "unplayable". 

 

I called the other day and it was blazing sunshine and pretty dry. We had a drizzle in the night but nothing major yet it was still closed but the week before they let me play in pissing down rain.

 

So my question is who's decision is it to close the course and why don't I get a say? I pay green fee's but i'm not allowed on the course. A bit of mud don't bother me. I can only play in the week and it's been nearly 3 weeks the course has been closed. I pay half price green fee's in the winter but if I can never play whats the point? Surely I should get some kind of compensation like free to play at weekends or vouchers for the shop.

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I have no idea how it really is on golf courses in England, but here in Florida we get a good bit of rain, mostly in the summer though.  The courses I play often close when they are really wet, and when just soggy they ask everyone to stay on the cart paths only.  You can do a lot of damage to a course when it is really wet, especially with electric carts, but I expect that on many courses even walking on the greens could leave foot prints that would linger long after the soil dried out.

 

I'm afraid that I don't see that the course "owes" you anything for choosing to remain closed on some particular day.  I presume they are in business to make a profit, and if golfers aren't golfing they aren't making it.  But if the golfers bung up the course and the greens are all lumpy or the fairways rutted and people choose never to go back to that course the profits are dinged even harder.  The local pub doesn't owe you a beer because they were closed when you came by either.

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I have no idea how it really is on golf courses in England, but here in Florida we get a good bit of rain, mostly in the summer though.  The courses I play often close when they are really wet, and when just soggy they ask everyone to stay on the cart paths only.  You can do a lot of damage to a course when it is really wet, especially with electric carts, but I expect that on many courses even walking on the greens could leave foot prints that would linger long after the soil dried out.

 

I'm afraid that I don't see that the course "owes" you anything for choosing to remain closed on some particular day.  I presume they are in business to make a profit, and if golfers aren't golfing they aren't making it.  But if the golfers bung up the course and the greens are all lumpy or the fairways rutted and people choose never to go back to that course the profits are dinged even harder.  The local pub doesn't owe you a beer because they were closed when you came by either.

 

 

That's the thing...its been closed EVERY day for nearly 3 weeks. We have the "no trolleys" rule applied in the winter but like I said we haven't had flooding rain and i've played the same courses in worse conditions. Also if this were the case there would be no point in places like Scotland having course if they closed every time it rained.

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