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Published May 15, 2013, 06:40 PM

Creel Bay Golf Course expected to be finished this summer

The Creel Bay Golf Course in Devils Lake went through a redesign after the city embankment destroyed four holes in 2011. Golfers are only able to tee up on half of the course. But the new holes are expected to be ready this summer.

By: Adam Ladwig, WDAZ

The Creel Bay Golf Course in Devils Lake went through a redesign after the city embankment destroyed four holes in 2011. Golfers are only able to tee up on half of the course. But the new holes are expected to be ready this summer.

You could say the wait for the new holes is as tedious as watching grass grow, because that's exactly what golfers are waiting for before they can hit the links.

The Creel Bay Golf Course finally opened last weekend. Even if the weather hasn't been perfect, it's still a cause to celebrate.

Dick Olson: "I didn't mind the conditions at all because I was out golfing."

But golfers can't play a full 18 just yet.

Lance Riggin, Creel Bay Golf Course: "We have nine open holes. There's four brand new holes that are in their growing phase right now. They're coming in pretty good."

The four new holes replace ones destroyed by the Devils Lake embankment. Creating new holes is a long process.

Mike Klemetsrud, Creel Bay Golf Course: "There's four brand new holes that are in their growing phase right now. They're coming in pretty good."

Adam Ladwig: I'm standing on the 12th green, a hole that's been closed for more than a year and a half. The redesigned course is expected to open later this summer and golfers tell me they couldn't be more excited to finally be able to play through.

Dick: "I'm really excited. I hope they open up this summer."

Lance: "We're keeping our fingers crossed and we're trying to project the end of June, beginning of July. Something like that."

Course managers say they hope the new bring out new golfers once they're open for business.

Mike: "A lot of anticipation. Everybody knows what they look like. Everybody can't wait to play them."

Lance: "I hope that we're gonna have a lot of word of mouth get around that what type of shape we're in."

This is just the latest in a series of flood-related upgrades at the course. A brand new clubhouse opened last summer, which course managers say has been extremely popular, even with non-golfers.

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