NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Gaylord has been working hard to rebuild their facilities in the weeks after the May flood, and Tuesday morning were able to celebrate the reopening of their golf course.
"It's really a great day, you know, we've been working very hard since the flood to get the hotel open but also to get our attractions open," Pete Weien, Senior VP at the Gaylord Opryland Convention Center said.
Weien also noted that officials at Gaylord are particularly excited about opening the golf course because the summer golf season is at its peak.
Gaylord Springs Golf Links was submerged in five to six feet of water after May's flood.
Gaylord officials said that it is now in pristine condition.
"I think you'd be hard pressed to find a divot out here on the golf course right now and it's really been just a manicure to perfection," Weien added.
Gaylord Springs had several festivities planned for Tuesday's reopening.
They held a "Best Media Golfer in Nashville" contest which featured personalities from local TV, print, and radio businesses who took part in three competitions: ‘closest to the hole', ‘longest drive', and ‘longest putt'.
After the contest, media personalities were invited to play golf with Gaylord Spring's golf professionals James Paschal and Harry Taylor.
There was also a question-and-answer session with Weien for participators and visitors to gain more information regarding Gaylord's efforts to rebuild.
Gaylord Springs is also renovating their clubhouse and held a tour of the construction site for Tuesday's festivities. The clubhouse will be reopened mid-August.
The golf course is set on the banks of the Cumberland River and created in the Scottish links-style.
The par-72 layout offers 18 challenging holes bordered by limestone bluffs and federally protected wetlands.
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