I have an issue like this on one of my properties. After a lot of thinking it turned out it was a very slight low spot (less than 1/2" dip) that made a basin with compacted clay.
I don't know what you're options are but I would check compaction and maybe aerate it. Also check to see if it's a real heavy clay or loam or sandy soil. A light topdressing might fix the problem if it is a slight low spot, keep it from collecting.