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Springfield golf courses set to reopen; some holes closed for bunker repairs

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SPRINGFIELD — The two municipal golf courses in Springfield are slated to reopen for the season on Friday, but with some holes closed for bunker repairs.

Both the Franconia Golf Course and the Veterans Municipal Golf Course open at 7:30 a.m., as announced by Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and parks director Patrick J. Sullivan.

Golfers are reminded that they need to continue to adhere to all COVID-19 guidelines set by the city and state, including wearing masks and keeping at least six feet apart from other golfers.

Work on the bunkers is underway and expected to be complete in June, city officials said. Until then, play will be limited to nine holes at each course.

Golfers will be charged a new nine-hole rate that was approved by the Park Commission through the bunker construction project.

The rates for the 2021 season are as follows:

Weekday — $25

Weekend — $26

Senior — $17

Twilight weekday — $19

Junior — $16

Disabled veteran — $17

Twilight weekend — $22

9 hole weekday — $19

9 hole weekend — $22

Cart 18 hole — $15

Cart 9 hole twilight — $8

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