Denver Drought Closes Courses

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Four of Denver's seven public golf courses have been closed due to drought-like conditions.
 
City officials ordered the closures to protect the fairways of the course from futher damage. Greens and tee boxes have continued to be watered, but fairways haven't been watered since the beginning of September.
 
John F. Kennedy, City Park, Willis Case and Overland are the courses that were chosen to close until March 1st, when officials will decide if the city has recieved sufficent rainfall.
 
Golf courses weren't the only recreation sport to suffer closures, as the parks department also closed all its soccer, football, rugby, lacrosse and volleyball fields until March because of the drought.
 
Denver city officials have to close indefinitely to protect the fairways from further drought-related damage, said Friday.