Golf courses will open for parking - and tailgating - before UM-EMU football game
Both the Ann Arbor Golf and Outing Club and University of Michigan Golf Course expect to be open for parking during Saturday’s game against Eastern Michigan University.
The 2 golf courses were closed last week for the Notre Dame game after a massive rain storm swept through the area.
Melanie Maxwell | AnnArbor.com
Phil Anderson, a U-M Golf Course Pro Shop employee, said that unless a similar storm comes through Saturday morning, tailgaters will be able to use the course once again.
Anderson said he worked from 1:30-6:30 p.m. last Saturday and was getting phone calls about every 2 minutes with people who were unhappy the golf course closed down without more notice.
However, he said, it’s a decision that is always made the morning of a game.
“It’s a morning of decision and we’ll open the gates at 7 a.m., so it’s a decision that’s going to be made prior to 7 a.m.,” he said.
Anderson couldn’t speak to how the amount of calls received before the Notre Dame game compared to a typical football Saturday, simply because of the unique circumstances — a night game preceded by a torrential rain storm doesn’t happen every week, he said.
As of midday Friday, he weather forecast for Saturday’s game looks ideal for a mid-September contest on the gridiron — partly cloudy, the temperature reaching 62 degrees by game time and a high temperature for the day of 67 degrees.
The U-M football team will take on the EMU football team at noon Saturday at Michigan Stadium.
The Ann Arbor Golf and Outing Club will open at 7:30 a.m. Saturday and close 2 hours after the game is over. Parking there costs $40 per vehicle. The U-M Golf Course will open at 7 a.m. and costs $30 per vehicle.