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Golfers Play Around Flooded Courses

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CARROLLTON (CBSDFW.COM) - The Army Corps of Engineers says homes surrounding Lake Lewisville should be safe from flooding this weekend, but the same isn't true for other properties.

Lake Lewisville already high, and this weekend's weather is not expected to help overflow into the Trinity River. That means even though people nearby are not in immediate danger, the damage is adding up downstream.

Sandtraps are the least of the worries for golfers at Coyote Ridge. The golf club is several miles south of Lake Lewisville, but it's right next to the Trinity River, and as engineers release water from the lake to make room for more rain, Coyote Ridge's back nine is getting flooded.

"I have personally never seen the water that high on this golf course," golfer J.D. Garza said.

The conditions didn't stop golfers from playing through, even though it meant having to play the front nine twice.

Coyote Ridge isn't the only one suffering. Controlled releases from Lake Lewisville have properties downstream along the Trinity River bracing for more water this weekend. At Indian Creek Golf Club, managers shut down an entire 18 holes when the course closest to the river turned into a water park.

Back at Coyote Ridge golfers were left to make the most of when and where they could get to a fairway.

"When they told us it didn't really hit me until we actually saw it because we were just disappointed that we were going to have to play the front nine twice, but yeah, once we saw it, we were like okay, we can't play the back. There's no way," Garza said.

Indian Creek actually has two separate courses, and for now one remains open, but the general manager tells us he could have to close both this weekend if the rain is as bad as expected.

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