So the same storm that knocked out my Internet connection (leaving me on painfully slow dial-up. So 1996!), flooded a great number of golf courses in the Toronto area. Apparently Donalda is expecting to be shut for several weeks, and perhaps longer, Bayview, Thornhill, Scarboro and Credit Valley also got more water than they could deal with. Interesting to see the impact of the storm on area courses — especially since a lot of private and public golf was already struggling. Compounding this, there’s a rumour in circulation that a very large, new public course in the Toronto area is about to go bust, with mounting debts and little revenue. It’ll be interesting to see how this plays out. Can you say, ‘an opportunity for Clublink,’ anyone?
Played Eagles Nest today and the course was in terrific shape, despite all the rain. If you haven’t seen this one yet (it is in North Toronto), run, don’t walk. Apparently there will be some special green fees on the upcoming long weekend.