News

Golf course turns into lake and leaves debris behind

John Brinsmead cleans up on the 18th hole at Chinderah Golf Course.
John Brinsmead cleans up on the 18th hole at Chinderah Golf Course.

CHINDERAH Golf Course became a water world on Tuesday when tinnies and jet skis took to the course.

The course was flooded, so while golf was out of the question, there was other fun to be had.

"Flooding is part and parcel of running a golf course in a flood-prone area," said owner John Brinsmead.

Mr Brinsmead said there was no sign of flooding first thing on Tuesday morning.

"We were thinking of opening," he said.

Flood waters rose fast.

He was busy this morning clearing debris from the course.

"We really copped," he said.

"This one was pretty high.

"The water comes through the back of Melaleuca Station."

The cows that reside next to the course stood in water for half the day yesterday.

"Back in 1974 the road was so widely covered with water that you could come up the road in a tinnie," Mr Brinsmead said.

"But 1954's flood was bigger according to the locals.

"We've been brought up with the floods.

"New people to the area tend to get a bit scared.

"We tend to know where will get hit most.

"If you get caught out it's your own fault.

"Rumour has it that there is more to come."

Topics:  tweed floods 2013



Hare Krishna founder still celebrating life

Makunda Goswami is one of the original devotees of the Hare Krishna movement.

Meet the man who took the movement around the world

Organisers postpone new country music festival

Australian music megastar Kasey Chambers will be playing at the Sawtell RSL on Friday.

Mur'bah's Country Roots Festival cancelled

Council's $200k woes: what cops are doing about it

NSW police at coffs harbour boat ramp, arrest , gun, shots, handcuffs

Photo: Trevor Veale / The Coffs Coast Advocate

Thieves consider Tweed Council to be a "soft target"

Latest deals and offers

Amber Heard claims Johnny Depp is stalling divorce

Amber Heard claims Johnny Depp is delaying their divorce

Organisers postpone new country music festival

Australian music megastar Kasey Chambers will be playing at the Sawtell RSL on Friday.

Mur'bah's Country Roots Festival cancelled

The Bachelor host: this year's season is a cracker

The Bachelor host Osher Gunsberg.

GUNSBERG says tonight will be "the best night of TV of the year".

McClymonts hit the road to mark special milestone

The McClymonts will play Twin Towns in August as part of their 10-date, 10-year celebration tour.

A decade of gold for Grafton sisters.

Kerri-Anne Kennerley to Sonia Kruger: "Stay brave"

She said her television peer should "stay brave"

You can own this Queensland town for just $1

Yelarbon

Unprecedented auction of town's business centre with no reserve

Work starts on $15M Caloundra apartment building

Turning the first sod at the Aqua View Apartments site in Kings Beach are (from left) husband-and-wife developers Alex Yuan and Stella Sun with construction company Tomkins director Mike Tomkins and Councillor Tim Dwyer.

Developers excited about addition to Kings Beach skyline

Plans revealed for 1500-lot 'master-planned community'

Precinct will be bounded by Boundary St and Shoesmith Rd

Ecco Ripley sales run sparks prime release

MOVING IN: Sekisui House has announced the release of more residential blocks at Ecco Ripley.

Sekisui House is preparing to unveil more land at Ecco Ripley

Massive residential 9-storey high-rise hit by delays

An artist’s impression of the eight-storey-high apartment complex that Bernoth Holdings wants to build in South Toowoomba, next to the City Golf Club.

Developer struggles to get approved high-rise development started