A massive clean-up is underway at Luddenham’s Twin Creeks Golf and Country Club after Sunday’s storm left a wave of destruction.
The golf course is currently closed after experiencing extensive damage from the downpour of rain.
CEO Brendon Kop said the club expected some impacts with the severe weather but did not anticipate the level of damage they sustained.
“We did anticipate some minor damage to the golf course with some rising water, such as washed out bunkers and some general debris,” he told the Weekender.
“However, every hole on the golf course has been impacted whether it be a washed-out bunker, debris or minor flooding, and a few holes particularly near South Creek and Marsden Creek have been significantly affected.”
With the clean-up well underway, Mr Kop said it will take quite some time to get all the bunkers back in play.
“Most of the damage will be repaired by our hard working and dedicated course maintenance staff but the bunkers require pumping storm water out, filling with sand and rebuilding the faces,” he said.
“All of this is an enormous and time-consuming task and then of course there is the cost involved with the club needing to purchase bunker sand.”
Mr Kop said despite the task at hand, the club is hopeful of opening the golf course as soon as possible.
“Our priority will be maintaining the playing surfaces of our Top 100 ranked golf course and our members may be happy that the bunkers will be Ground Under Repair (GUR) for a little while,” he said.
“The golf course has gone from very dry with limited irrigation to flooded, however we are back at full water storage capacity.”
The clubhouse and restaurant remains open while the repairs are underway.
A graduate of Western Sydney University, Emily covers community news and entertainment for the Western Weekender.