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Club staff works diligently to get course ready for women’s amateur championships after historic flood

River flowing through Ashburn Golf Club had swollen three metres above normal

July 31, 2023  By Turf & Rec

Staff at the Ashburn Golf Club near Halifax have been working around the clock to ensure the golf course is ready to host the 109th Canadian Women’s Amateur Championship this week.

Recent torrential downpours in Nova Scotia left its mark on the golf course. The water level of the river that runs through the course had swollen to more than three metres higher than normal, the irrigation pumphouse was flooded, and other infrastructure damage was reported.

The tournament had been in the planning stages the past seven years, but the historic weather event slipped in under the radar.

Course staff and organizing committee members have worked long hours to clean up the course and ensure it’s ready for play, which starts tomorrow.


The tournament will feature more than 150 of the top female amateur golfers from around the world.


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