Soon to be four golf courses open in Bay County

BAY COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - The number of open golf courses in bay county decreased drastically after Hurricane Michael.

The golf courses that are currently open are Signal hill, Shark's tooth, and Holiday.

These courses have said they have seen a major increase in business in recent months.

Chip Vickers, the manager of Signal Hill golf course said, "It has been very busy every day, we're just having to fit people in as much as we can, it's overloaded every day just about, having to get as many people as we can and trying to accommodate those that don't have tee times."
For the golf courses, extra business is always welcome, but for dedicated golfers, having more people on the course is not necessarily a good thing.

Mike Pinfold, a golfer said, "I would say the average golfer is impacted because the fewer number of golf courses we have out here, the greater number of golfers we have on the courses that are open, so there's a bit of a problem sometimes with the wait, but by and large i think we're all grateful that we're down here and playing on the courses that are open."

Bay Point suffered major damage to its two courses from Hurricane Michael, but plans on reopening its Nicklaus course March 1st.

Ryan Mulvey, the general manager, Bay Point golf course said, "We are probably more anxious than anybody out there about getting back open and being able to get people back on the golf course which we love to do, and now we have such a phenomenal product, which we think is one of the best courses in the Florida panhandle."

As to whether another course opening will even out the number of players on each one, only time will tell.