The City of Omaha is facing a rare situation. The mild, dry winter has created a unique problem at the Johnny Goodman Golf Course. Bob Baber is Omaha’s Golf Manager and says there has been so much play and traffic on the course the dormant grass can’t rejuvenate itself. To prevent further damage to the green Baber says they are closing the course on Monday.
Baber says he can’t remember when the weather has been this mild and dry for such a long time. He says usually there are a few days in the winter when the greens are dry and the temperature is just right for a round of golf but this is basically unheard of.
He says they will be keeping a close eye on the conditions and hopefully will be able to reopen the course soon.
Two other city owned golf courses, Elmwood and Benson, will remain open.