FARGO — Regular players of Edgewood golf course in north Fargo will see a different configuration of the front nine holes this spring. The Fargo Park District gave the approval to changes for holes 6 through 9.
Specifically, the current ninth hole will be No. 6, the current eighth hole will be No. 7, the current sixth hole will be No. 8 and the current seventh hole will be No. 9. The moves, which first went through a golf course greens committee and then the Park District, are the result mainly of safety concerns, said Edgewood head professional Greg McCullough.
Golfers walking from the current No. 7 green to the eighth tee box at times went either in front or behind the ninth green.
“We were trying to come up with a more efficient way to do this,” McCullough said. “And also answer the needs of the public.”
A new cart path will be installed on the other side of the current No. 9 green.
“That was one of the big reasons, the left of No. 9 green with all the traffic became worse and this is a way to get rid of that,” McCullough said.
Moreover, the result will put the new No. 9 green immediately adjacent to the No. 10 tee box. It’s farther away from the clubhouse, but restroom facilities in the old chalet are still not far away.
“And I don’t think that 10 or 15 yards will make a difference,” McCullough said.
The changes are expected to be completed by the time the course opens. Other than the cart path, McCullough calls the adjustments “pretty seamless.”