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Extremely wet summer has taken its toll on Halifax-area golf courses

Numerous closures, expensive repairs the consequences of wetter-than-normal July

August 21, 2023  By Turf & Rec

Nova Scotia’s wetter-than-normal summer has taken its toll on some golf courses. In the Halifax area, more than 250 millimetres of rain fell last month in a span of only hours, causing significant flooding. This was followed by several more rain events.

Courses including the Granite Springs Golf Club in Bayside and Indian Lake Golf Course in Hatchet Lake are still dealing with the effects of July’s rains.

Granite Springs was forced to close several times last month as a result of the excessive rain. The closures significantly affected its revenue stream.

Indian Lake spent tens of thousands of dollars on post-flooding repairs, including cart paths and an irrigation system that required washing out.


The Nova Scotia government has predicted the amount of rain the province will experience will increase by about 10 per cent by the end of the century which could potentially overload its wastewater systems.


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