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A number of golf courses in Portland, Maine, have closed as a result of Hurricane Matthew, including the popular Denali Golf Course. 

The closure was announced Tuesday by the City of Portland, and comes after the National Weather Service issued a red warning for the area. 

“The closure of Portland’s Denali golf course is not an effective and timely response to the potential for severe weather and heavy rainfall.

We encourage all golfers to return to their course locations to avoid additional impacts,” said Mayor Charlie Hales. 

On Thursday, a group of about 10 people gathered on the outskirts of Portland to show support for the golf course. 

According to the Portland Press Herald, the club is still open, but there is a $50 surcharge for people who wish to play.

The club has been hosting a round of golf on Sunday, where players can pay for a round by taking part in the $2,000 “Grand Prize.”

The Portland Golf Club said in a statement that they were “saddened” by the closure.

“The City of the City’s golf course and its members are saddened to hear about the closure of our course due to the severe weather forecast,” they said.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with all affected golfers and their families.

The Portland Golf Course is a family-owned and operated, non-profit institution and we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender, disability, sexual orientation, age, national origin, physical appearance, ethnicity, ancestry, ancestry or physical condition.”

The golf course reopened Monday afternoon, with the weather forecast to be mild, according to the city.

A number of other Portland courses are also in the process of closing.

The city’s second-largest golf course, Golf Club at North Point, will be closed by April 16 after the storm, and the third-largest, the PGA at The Woodlands, will close in the first week of May.