Quake-hit clubs in
By David Newbery
For New Zealand’s Christchurch golf clubs
severely affected by the devastating earthquakes, there is still a long way to go before
they are 100 per cent operational.
Canterbury Golf CEO Grant Lewis said the
February earthquake would have a long-term
impact and contribute to the loss of income
Christchurch Golf Club was one of the worst
affected with major damage to its historic
clubhouse and significant damage to the golf
Waimairi Beach Golf Club had its clubhouse
condemned and demolished while nine holes
Some of the other severely affected clubs include Hagley, Avondale and Rawhiti golf clubs.
“Weedons and Greendale golf clubs, and to a
lesser extent Clearwater and Hororata, were
damaged in the first earthquake,” Lewis said.
“All these clubs have felt an immediate impact
through loss of membership, corporate and
group bookings and tournaments, which are a
vital source of income.
“Avondale and Waimairi Beach are in the
process of replacing their clubhouses, but
Christchurch is stuck in a debate with the
earthquake commission and insurance companies. The building will have to be replaced
“Most courses are back in play except for Waimairi Beach, which has opened nine holes.
it was the most exciting
thing to happen to the
club in 50 years and
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