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Rivercut Golf Course now reopened for Mothers Day on Sunday

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Under lazy, not at all hazy skies, Rivercut Municipal Golf Course is reopened after flooding just a few days ago.

Rivercut Municipal Golf Course has reopened and is fully operational following April flooding of the James River that closed the course. All 18 holes and the driving range have been drained, cleaned and are ready for golf.

Celebrating the reopening, Rivercut is offering the Mother’s Day Mulligan event May 13-14, with $10 off greens fees (including Golf Patron Plan members) and free golf for moms all weekend. Combo meals are just $4 all weekend.

The James River flooded into Rivercut Golf Course April 28-30, covering the front nine holes and much of the parking lot, surrounding the Connie Morris Golf Learning Center and entering the maintenance building.

The course was closed for a week as  staff cleaned mud and silt from the greens and made repairs. Two tournaments were relocated to the Bill & Payne Stewart Golf Course. The back nine holes reopened Sunday, May 7. By Friday, May 12, the entire course was open, just in time for Mothers Day weekend,

Repairs continue in the Connie Morris Golf Learning Center, including removal of damaged drywall and baseboard. The maintenance building had minimal damage.

Rivercut is an 18-hole championship course planned by master designer Ken Dye. At 7,066 yards, with a par of 72, the course is both unique and spectacular. Rivercut is located at 2850 W. Farm Road 190, just southwest of Springfield, along the James River.

To book at tee time, visit Parkboard.org/Golf or call Rivercut Municipal Golf Course at 417-891-1645.

George Freeman is a veteran journalist and photographer. An award-winning writer, editor and columnist in Springfield, Mo., with more than 50 years experience. His preference is for positive and uplifting stories about people, places, traditions and trends that make the Ozarks one of the most livable regions anywhere. A member of the Garden Writers Association of America, he is a past-president of the Society of Professional Journalists of Southwest Missouri, the Kansas and Ohio AP societies; a board member of Friends of the Garden and a member of the Rotary Club of Springfield. In 1976, he traveled to India as a member of a Rotary Foundation Group Study Exchange Team.

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