Heavy rains close B.C. golf club until further notice

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Prince Rupert Golf Course (PRGC) is closed until further notice due to heavy rain damaging features of the course, Ross McNish, treasurer of the club, said on Sept. 22.

Two bridges were damaged, with one needing to be fully replaced, due to inclement weather in the city on Sept. 20 and 21.

“What we know is that there was heavy-duty rainfall that raised the creek to a level never seen before, and it lifted one bridge completely off its foundation and raised another one about a foot,” McNish told The Northern View.

The bridge connecting the main walkway from the clubhouse to the first hole of the course was lifted, with the bridge connecting to hole 10 being washed away at one end several meters.

“We plan to get this open in the next day or two on a limited basis,” Iain Cullen, PRGC president, said.

“If they can get number one back on its feet, we’ll proceed with some golf. It’ll be limited because there’s just no access to the Tee-box,” Cullen said, adding golfers may play 17 holes or nine holes twice.

As for the bridge on hole 10, Cullen believes it will be out for the rest of the year because it needs to be replaced entirely.

Norman Galimski, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Prince Rupert Northern View

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