Early Start of Golf Season

The warm temperatures we’re experiencing are making some of us grab our golf bags and head out to the range early this year.

Several golf courses in the southern part of the U.P. are already open because that area had the earliest thaw.

Gentz’s Homestead in Chocolay Township plans to open next week.

Charlie Gentz is the course superintendent.

He says that’s about 2 weeks sooner than usual.

The driving range opened yesterday.

Gentz says the phone is ringing off the hook because golfers want to get a head start on their season.

Even Copper Country courses are planning their open dates.

The Portage Lake Golf Course in Portage Township will open next Tuesday.

That’s the earliest start date the ownership has on record.