DURHAM, N.C. — Deerfield golf courses in southern North Carolina are being shut down as floodwaters rise to the point that the lakes are becoming dangerous for golfers.
The Duke-Monroe Golf Course near Florence and the Deerfield Country Club in Piedmont are both expected to be closed.
Duke-Monroeville Golf Course, which is the third most popular course in the state, is expected to have to close on Sunday.
The Deerfield National Golf Course on the outskirts of Charlotte has closed for the day due to water, officials said.
“The Duke-MONROEVILLE golf course has experienced extensive flooding in the past few days,” Duke-monroe Golf Director Dan Crain said.
“The water is so high that we are planning on closing the course tomorrow.”
The National Golf Club of Charlotte will also be closed this weekend, according to the NGC.
At the Deerwood Golf Club in Greenville, floodwaters are expected to cause golfers to use a temporary water park, according the Duke-Sunshine Country Club, the third-most popular golf course in North Carolina.
The lake level is rising and golfers are being advised to use alternative sources of water.
Golf courses in South Carolina have also been closed, the state Department of Natural Resources said.
In North Carolina, several golf courses have shut down.
Cottonwood Golf Course at Deerfield is expected open Sunday, said Duke-Fayetteville Golf Course Manager Jeff Lees.
The Deerwood Country Club closed Sunday because of the floodwater, Lees said.
He added that the Lakeland Golf Club will be open Sunday.