Officials at Sedgefield will now hold an inspection at 2pm after opting to delay their planned check by three hours.
Clerk of the course Charlie Moore was due to walk the course at 11am ahead of their St Stephen's Day card but is keen to leave it a little longer as the temperature has risen slightly today.
“The inspection that was scheduled for 11am will now be held at 2pm to see if there is a more significant improvement given that it’s demonstrably warmer in the south of England,” he said.
“We went down to minus six last night and had a further two inches of snow which means we have still got six inches to get rid of.
“We’re hoping that if we go past midday and 1pm, which is the best of the day, we may see some improvement but if not, we will know where we are.”