FORE! Area golf courses hit hard by the Souris River flood of 2011 are coming back to life, so to speak. The Minot Country Club and the Souris Valley Golf Course have both turned shades of green recently, after being re-seeded. It's good to see, for sure. Both courses were inundated with water last summer, with predictably devastating results. Buildings were ruined and greens, fairways and sprinkler systems were flooded. Both courses have plans to be back in operation next spring, if everything continues to according to plan in the recovery efforts. A smaller, shorter course was playable this summer at Souris Valley, but it will be great for area golf enthusiasts for both courses to be re-opened next spring.