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story.lead_photo.caption Lynn Atkins/The Weekly Vista Adam Goldstein, Chris Weddige and James Webb were part of a group of eight friends who visit Bella Vista once a year to play golf. They didn't realize their favorite course had been closed, but they noticed the greens were in very good condition.

Lynn Atkins/The Weekly Vista

Adam Goldstein, Chris Weddige and James Webb were part of a group of eight friends who visit Bella Vista once a year to play golf. They didn't realize their favorite course had been closed, but they noticed the greens were in very good condition.

Lynn Atkins/The Weekly Vista Adam Goldstein, Chris Weddige and James Webb were part of a group of eight friends who visit Bella Vista once a year to play golf. They didn't realize their favorite course had been closed, but they noticed the greens were in very good condition.

Lynn Atkins/The Weekly Vista Adam Goldstein, Chris Weddige and James Webb were part of a group of eight friends who visit Bella Vista once a year to play golf. They didn't realize their favorite course had been closed, but they noticed the greens were in very good condition.

Lynn Atkins/The Weekly Vista

Susan DeBuse putts on the ninth green at Scotsdale. The course reopened a few days early after several greens were replanted over the summer. It closed in mid-May after a winter with unusually low temperatures. The closure also gave crews time to renovate the number 12 green which had a severe slope. Now balls that land on the green, don't roll off, facility supervisor Casey Lowham said.

Lynn Atkins/The Weekly Vista The view from the deck of the Scotsdale Clubhouse draws even non-golfers who stop in for a drink.

Lynn Atkins/The Weekly Vista Susan DeBuse puts on the ninth green at Scotsdale. The course reopened a few days early after several greens were replanted over the summer. It closed in mid-May after a winter with unusually low temperatures. The closure also gave crews time to renovate the number 12 green which had a severe slope. Now balls that land on the green, don't roll off, facility supervisor Casey Lowham said.

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Teresa Girardi putts toward Pat Norkunas at the ninth green at Scotsdale. Many of the golfers comment on the roughs on the course, pro shop supervisor Casey Lowham said. The roughs are mowed to their usual height, but plentiful rainfall in August made the grass much thicker than usual. The ball sinks down into the thick grass and is difficult to see. He tells golfers their best bet is to keep out of the roughs.

Lynn Atkins/The Weekly Vista Teresa Girardi putts toward Pat Norkunas at the ninth green at Scotsdale. Many of the golfers comment on the roughs on the course, pro shop supervisor Casey Lowham said. The roughs are mowed to their usual height, but plentiful rainfall in August made the grass much thicker than usual. The ball sinks down into the thick grass and it difficult to see. He tells golfers, their best bet is to keep out of the roughs.

Lynn Atkins/The Weekly Vista Teresa Girardi putts toward Pat Norkunas at the ninth green at Scotsdale. Many of the golfers comment on the roughs on the course, pro shop supervisor Casey Lowham said. The roughs are mowed to their usual height, but plentiful rainfall in August made the grass much thicker than usual. The ball sinks down into the thick grass and it difficult to see. He tells golfers, their best bet is to keep out of the roughs.

Lynn Atkins/The Weekly Vista The newly reopened Scotsdale Golf Course has three different types of Bermuda grass.The fairways (in front) are Common Bermuda like most of the other fairways in Bella Vista. Around the greens, the collar is Latitude Bermuda and the greens are Champion Bermuda, a hybrid. Only Scotsdale and the nine hole course, Brittany, have Bermuda greens. The other Bella Vista courses have bent grass greens. Bermuda grass is a warm weather grass and the greens must be covered during cold weather. The POA recently ordered a new set of covers that will prevent future winterkill.

Lynn Atkins/The Weekly Vista The newly reopened Scotsdale Golf Course has three different types of Bermuda grass.The fairways (in front) are Common Bermuda like most of the other fairways in Bella Vista. Around the greens, the collar is Latitude Bermuda and the greens are Champion Bermuda, a hybrid. Only Scotsdale and the nine hole course, Brittany, have Bermuda greens. The other Bella Vista courses have bent grass greens. Bermuda grass is a warm weather grass and the greens must be covered during cold weather. The POA recently ordered a new set of covers that will prevent future winterkill.

Lynn Atkins/The Weekly Vista

The view from the deck of the Scotsdale Clubhouse draws even nongolfers who stop in for a drink.

Lynn Atkins/The Weekly Vista The view from the deck of the Scotsdale Clubhouse draws even non-golfers who stop in for a drink.

Sports on 09/05/2018

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