February 16, 2016 8:46 am
Updated: February 16, 2016 8:51 pm

Rare February tee times available at Calgary’s Fox Hollow Golf Course

WATCH: It's been so nice in Calgary recently some residents are breaking out the irons, but that warm weather also brings an early warning from the province. Gary Bobrovitz reports.

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CALGARY – Calgary golfers were swinging at Fox Hollow Golf Course on Tuesday.

Mild winter weather allowed for an 11 a.m. open.

The 6500 yard course will use temporary greens for their tee times.

A round of nine holes will cost $17 and 18 holes will be $25.

“This is the second earliest opening day in our history,” head golf pro Greg Griffths said. “We have booked 60 players for the day.”

“We’ll stay open as long as the frost is off the grass and there’s no snow and ice on the golf course,” Griffith said.

Golf Pro Greg Griffith joins Doug Vaessen to discuss the course’s early opening due to mild winter weather in Calgary

Fox Hollow also gave eager golfers a chance to swing their drivers in February 2015.

READ MORE: Golfing in February? What the warm temperatures mean for Calgary

Putting the city’s unseasonable warm weather in perspective

During the first 46 days of the year, Calgary had 25 days where weather was above seasonal, according to Global Calgary Meteorologist Jordan Witzel.

As of Tuesday, Calgarians have seen above seasonal weather since Jan. 18.

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Calgarians will celebrate the first day of spring, also known as the Vernal Equinox, on March 19 at 10:30 p.m. MST.

With files from Gary Bobrovitz

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