Idlewild Golf Course in Nasewaupee, and many other courses throughout the county, were covered with snow as recently as Monday.
Area golf-course operators admit they were spoiled last year by an early spring that allowed many of them to open for play in mid-March. But this year, they can't seem to catch a break from Mother Nature.
Snow and colder-than-normal temperatures have delayed the start of the golf season, and some Door County courses aren't expecting to open until later this month or early May.
"This spring has been a disaster," said Tom Schmelzer, owner of 27 Pines Golf Course south of Sturgeon Bay. "Last year at this time, we had more than 100 rounds played. It's not good. It's been a bugger." ...