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Golfers sidestep temporary water hazards on Palmer Golf Course’s opening day

Derek O'Neill hits the ball onto the green at the Palmer Golf Course on Friday, March 29, 2019. The course opened Friday with 12 of 18 holes, and golfers are not allowed to use carts until the course dries out. (Loren Holmes / ADN)

The Palmer Golf Course, with its stunning views of nearby Pioneer and Matanuska peaks, is open for the 2019 season. The course is still drying out from the winter’s snow, but for now $10 buys 12 holes of golf, provided you can walk the course.

Josh Ellis plays golf at the Palmer Golf Course on Friday. Friday was opening day for the course, which had 12 holes open. (Loren Holmes / ADN)

Manager George Collum says this is the fourth-earliest opening ever for the course. The earliest opening was in 2016, on March 6.

Wes Masters, left, and Josh Ellis play the number 4 hole at the Palmer Golf Course on Friday. (Loren Holmes / ADN)

Collum plans to open more holes as they dry out, and increase prices accordingly.

Derek O'Neill plays golf at the Palmer Golf Course on Friday. (Loren Holmes / ADN)

No golf carts are currently allowed because of the wet conditions, but Collum expects that to change within a few weeks.

Wes Masters, left, and Derek O'Neill walk down hole number 3 at the Palmer Golf Course on Friday. The course wraps around the nearby Warren ’Bud ’ Woods Palmer Municipal Airport. (Loren Holmes / ADN)

For more information and to find out which holes are open, call the pro shop at 907-745-4653.

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