Golfers at Windance Country Club in Gulfport, Miss can see Katrina`s aftermath
Released on = April 21, 2007, 11:49 am
Press Release Author = GolfPublisher Syndications
Industry = Media
Press Release Summary = Tim McDonald reviews Windance C.C. in Gulfport. Mississippi golf course reviews at GulfCoastGolf.com
Press Release Body = By Tim McDonald, National Golf Editor, Golf Publisher Syndications
GULFPORT, Miss. (April 20, 2007) - The Windance Country Club - an eerily appropriate name in the wake of Hurricane Katrina - cuts through thick, forested wetlands a few miles from the Gulf of Mexico.
Cart paths and wood bridges take you through the woods and wetlands that border the golf course, and you can see firsthand the kind of destruction the September storm wrought as it rolled over coastal Mississippi in 2005.
Stumps, broken and splintered trees, whole swatches of forest gone. The course itself lost 1,000 trees, which, when compared to some other Biloxi-area golf courses, wasn\'t all that bad.
Luckily, the debris from the course was cleaned up quickly, and the course has been back in business after closing for only a month after the storm.
\"September\'s not a real good month here anyway,\" Windance Head Professional David Lee said.
The hardest hit portion of the course was its clubhouse, which suffered wind and roof damage. That has all been repaired.
The club is in a \"covenant-controlled community\" with a private lake, and it winds through the neighborhood, but with a good stretch of holes without any homes along the fairways.
Opened in 1986, the semi-private course is a Mark McCumber design that has some length and enough bite to it to keep it interesting. Windance is 6,660 yards from the back tees, with a slope rating of 129
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April 20, 2007 Any opinions expressed above are those of the writer and do not necessarily represent the views of the management.