Elmwood Golf Course Moving Forward Following Cart Barn Fire

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Many people saw a large black could of smoke from the fire at Elmwood Golf Course on Wednesday. The fire didn’t leave behind any usable equipment. Now, the focus is getting ready for golfers again this spring.

The golf cart shed, just after the noon hour Wednesday engulfed in flames, and now, a total loss. So the question is, where does Elmwood Golf Course go from here?

“We’ll have a temporary fleet of gas golf cars, and not have a shed for cleaning and what not, so, we’ll modify our procedures and how we go about things, but, we don’t expect any delays,” says Sioux Falls Golf General Manager Justin Arlt.

In total, 56 carts and 12 pull carts were lost in the fire. Arlt says that both the building and the carts were all insured. He says that he expects insurance to cover most but not all of the damage expanses.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

“We’ll just be patient, and wait to hear, in the meantime work with insurance, and move forward,”  says Arlt.

Alrt says that it will all be a process and not all is lost. Although you never like to see a fire like this, he says it happened at an okay time.

“We’re just thankful nobody was hurt, and obviously if something like this were to happen, to have it happen in the dead of winter when the golf courses are shut down, you know, we’re thankful for that too,” says Arlt.

Arlt says the city of Sioux Falls, who owns Elmwood, will be very involved with the course’s management company, Landscapes Unlimited.

Meetings are already scheduled to start laying out timetables on when both groups want things accomplished.

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