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Cleanup continues at Sarnia Golf Club after major storm knocked down about 150 trees

Nine holes may reopen for play this Saturday

July 27, 2023  By Turf & Rec

Cleanup is continuing at the Sarnia (Ont.) Golf & Curling Club after a storm last week knocked down about 150 trees.

The course has temporarily been off limits to golfers since then. Heavy rain and winds up to 125 kilometres an hour caused extensive damage in Sarnia and Point Edward where several trees and power lines were downed.

The club’s grounds crew has been working to clean up the fallen trees and hope to have nine holes ready for play on Saturday. No time line has been given when all 18 holes will reopen.

Storm damage was contained to trees only. The clubhouse and other structures were spared. Tree care companies have been in high demand since the storm. The grounds crew’s efforts in cleanup have been bolstered by pro shop staff.


The club’s general manager said the lost trees have changed the look of the golf course.


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