Columbus, Neb. is already reporting closing of its courses from levee breaches, and more such damage is expected as the Missouri River and other Midwestern waterways continue to swell. The Federal Emergency Management Association changed its policy six years ago to now allow funding of grass and sod replacement for golf courses, in addition to…
Environmental advocates sought to block construction of the $24.5 million complex that is being built to revive public golf in the city following the damage inflicted on municipal courses by Hurricane Katrina. Construction has continued throughout the litigation, a spokesman said.
Hiawatha Golf Course could reopen its front nine in May of this year, but Meadowbrook Golf Course is closed until 2017. Both golf courses suffered a combined $3.5 million in flood damage in July 2014.
Nearly a decade after Hurricane Katrina swamped much of the 1,300-acre park, work has begun to build a $13.2 million course as part of a $24.5 million project that seeks to bring championship golf back to the Crescent City.
Public golfers’ eight-year wait for a new course In the Crescent City may finally be nearing an end.
A week out from spring, golf courses in the Boulder, Colo. area were in varying degrees of health as they continued to try to recover from last fall’s devastating floodwaters. Flatirons Golf Course reported business as usual, but Coal Creek Golf Course is still not expected to reopen until next year.
After a 100-year flood threatened to wipe out its tennis program for good, Radley Run CC set a new strategic course for recreational excellence.
The Property Owner’s Association met September 12 to discuss the necessary repairs after flooding in August severely damaged the property. The Branchwood Golf Course alone sustained about $600,000 in damage and has been closed and deemed dangerous with the cart paths and irrigation system “washed out.”
FEMA has greenlighted the $24.5 million construction of a championship golf course at the park after requiring an archaeological analysis of the property in search of Native American artifacts. Rees Jones Inc., Torre Design Consortium and the PGA Tour course design team have mapped out the course, and the state hopes to begin construction in November following a two- to three-month bidding process.