Browsing Golf Industry NewsVIEW ALL

NZ: Hororata Golf Club overtaken by flood waters – closed for weeks

POSTED ON May 31, 2021 @ 6:35 pm

The course at Glentunnel, 35 minutes drive west of Christchurch, was overwhelmed by flooded Selwyn River as heavy rain drenched Canterbury on Sunday.

“It’s pretty devastating when you see it like that,” Bell, a greenkeeper at the course, said.

“The course will be closed for weeks.”

Bell said he and a number of volunteers had done a lot of work planting natives and putting bark chip down. All their work was now probably lost.

Hororata Golf Club

Getting clean-up assistance

“It’s Mother Nature doing what she does best,” he said.

“You just have to stand back and look at it and think, ‘that’s pretty impressive’.”

Bell has already been contacted by several fellow greenkeepers offering to help with the cleanup.

The Selwyn River breached its banks at the golf course about four years ago, he said, but this time the damage was worse.

Selwyn District Council and Environment Canterbury had done a lot of work in recent years to prevent the river crossing onto the course, but club president Nicky Muir said this time it breached at a different point.

“It’s gut-wrenching,” Muir said.

The club, which has 190 members, is due to celebrate its 100th anniversary next year.

Muir said Bell had put a lot of work into the club over the past five years, but they were all facing a big clean up now.

Source: Stuff

More NZ articles:

Comments are closed.

CLICK HERE TO Sign Up for the GIC Newsletter for all the latest Industry News.

Grow the Game Central Golf Recruitment Central Golf Marketing Central
Troon Management

TROON Agronomy: Offering More, For Less

  Interview with David Lunardelli Director of Agronomy...

shanx minigolf

MINI GOLF : Does it actually change your facility?

These words are always in there. FAMILY FRIENDLY,...

Australian Golf Foundation launches junior girls scholarships

The Australian Golf Foundation, in association with Golf Australia, is delighted to present the Australian Golf Foundation (AGF) Junior Girls Scholarship program...

JOB: Head Greenkeeper – Golf Central BNE

Golf Central BNE

About Golf Central 17ha golf entertainment facility located at the entry to Brisbane Airport. A key attribute of Golf Central is the...

Cemetery for Wallacia Golf Course gets green light

Wallencia golf course

An independent planning panel has followed in the footsteps of the Land & Environment Court (Court), approving a contentious cemetery for Wallacia...

'Significant' Indigenous sites where Greg Norman-designed shark-shaped golf course is planned

A golf course in the shape of a great white shark, to be designed by champion golfer Greg Norman, is planned on...

PGA TOUR eyes global growth in 2022 and beyond

The PGA TOUR’s 2020-21 season will go down as one of its most memorable yet. But if Commissioner Jay...

Korean clothing company F&F joins $1.8 billion deal for TaylorMade

South Korean clothing company F&F, founded and led by billionaire Kim Chang-soo, is joining in a $1.8 billion acquisition...

ASIA: Laguna Golf Lang Co Retains EarthCheck "Gold" Status

Laguna Golf Lang Co has restated its credentials as one of Vietnam’s greenest clubs by retaining its EarthCheck “Gold...

Laguna Golf Lăng Cô’s Asian Tour Target

Moves are afoot for Laguna Golf Lăng Cô to stage an Asian Tour event when professional golf in the...

PGA and adidas launch apparel recycling initiative

In partnership with adidas’ sustainability mission, the current apparel worn by the PGA of Australia staff will be recycled...

X-Golf plans 100 venues for Australia within five years

Leisure and sports business X-Golf plans to open 100 venues across Australia within five years. “Interest in virtual sports...