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Watch: Winter storm brings snow, ice to southern courses

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A winter storm battered the East Coast of the U.S. on Wednesday, bringing frigid temperatures, rain, sleet and snow to parts of states from Maine all the way down to Florida.

Those parts included the area's golf courses.

People living in the North may expect their courses to be covered in snow around this time of the year, but for those in the South, it was quite a shock to see their courses looking more like a frozen tundra than the lush, green conditions they become accustomed to year-round.

SCETV's Holly Bounds Jackson tweeted out this video of snow pounding Rose Hill Golf Club in Bluffton, S.C.:

And East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, home of the FedExCup's Tour Championship, had frozen water hazards, according to the club's assistant golf professional, Cameron Lilly:

Guess there's a method to the madness of starting the PGA Tour year off in Hawaii after all.