Gypsum golf course may re-open next week |

Gypsum golf course may re-open next week

GYPSUM, Colorado – A few hearty duffers were playing the Gypsum Creek Golf Course a year ago. The course is closed right now, but may re-open by the end of next week.

Course general manager Susie Helmerich said the town recently decided to run the course in-house, after contracting out the job last season. After the switchover, the course will probably re-open, at least as long as there’s little to no snow on the ground.

“You can actually walk the course now,” Helmerich said, adding she’s seen a few people doing just that over the last month or so. Those people have generally been playing on the lower portion of the course, since there’s a pretty steep climb up to three holes on a mesa.

When the course does re-open for play, Helmerich said people will probably still have to walk the course, since running carts right now would be bad for the grass.

When the course re-opens for play, it will probably cost about $25 to play, and the pro shop will be open, at least part of the time.

But all bets are off if it snows. Last year, Gypsum Creek was hosting golfers into February – the lower valley didn’t get nearly the snow the ski resorts did last season – before a big snowfall closed course until spring.

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