Edgewood golf course to change routing of front nine holes

With hole changes planned for the front nine at Fargo's Edgewood golf course, hole No. 8 will become hole No. 7.    Forum file photo
With hole changes planned for the front nine at Fargo's Edgewood golf course, hole No. 8 will become hole No. 7. Forum file photo

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.”