Flooding Hits Colorado's Golf Courses, Too
By Torleif Sorenson on 9/20/13
Back in June, we informed you about flood damage to courses in southern Alberta. Now, heavy rain and massive flooding in Colorado is making national news. As of this morning, seven people are confirmed dead and three others are missing and presumed dead. And while the deaths, injuries, and personal property loss are paramount, numerous golf courses also have been heavily damaged by flooding.
Water has submerged the Tom Doak-designed CommonGround Golf Course in Aurora, so the Colorado High School Activities Association's Class 5A golf tournament had to be moved to nearby Murphy Creek GC. And when you see the damage done to CommonGround, you can understand why the course is closed until further notice.
Along the other courses damaged are Mariana Butte GC in Loveland...
...Evergreen Golf Course southwest of Denver...
...and Broadlands Golf Course in Broomfield:
Our best wishes and sympathetic thoughts are with every Coloradan who has suffered personal and/or property losses in this disaster. Thankfully, several organizations are pitching in to help, including the American Red Cross and Samaritan's Purse. Obviously, any financial contributions you make to either or both of these organizations will be greatly appreciated and used quickly.
You can find updates and official information about closures and other urgent notices on the web site of the Colorado Office of Emergency Management.
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"Hi, I'd like to play 18 holes with a canoe please"
Or use Bubba's Hovercraft cart.
This happens at least once or twice a year to a course near me and it always comes out looking better than it did before the flood for some odd reason.
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