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Golf mecca of St. George, Utah hammered by flooding

Written by: Tony Korologos | Date: Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010
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This is deja vu from back in 2005 when floods hit one of my favorite Red Rock Country golf towns, St. George, Utah.  We’ve been getting a lot of snow and some rain up here the last couple of days in Salt Lake, but down in southern Utah where it is warmer, rain and some snow in higher elevations is causing some massive flooding and damage.

Below are some photos courtesy of twitter user @beautifulsuzieq.  In this first photo you can see a bridge floating down stream.  That bridge is from Southgate Golf Course.  My buddy Randy from the local Fairways Magazine tells me on facebook that Southgate’s holes 1, 2, 4 and 9 are significantly damaged.

Bridge from Southgate Golf Course floats downstream - click image for more flood pictures

Southgate green surrounded by flood water - click for more images

I’ve also gotten word that one of my favorite courses down in St. George, Sunbrook, has had some major damage.  The bridge on #1 tee of the Blackrock course is gone and there is major damage to #9 green.

St. George Flood Videos

Below are some youtube videos of some of the flooding.  In the first video you can see a bridge lodged under another bigger bridge.  I know that a bridge was lost at Southgate Golf Course and also the bridge off of #1 tee on the Sunbrook Blackrock course.  I’m trying to figure out if this bridge is one of those two.

If you don’t see the videos below, click the read more link. I don’t like putting youtube videos on my home page because they slow down the load time.

Links to a couple more St. George / Bloomington area flood videos:

One response to “Golf mecca of St. George, Utah hammered by flooding”

  1. SimonM says:

    Wow, just last August I tubed down the Virgin River with my family and also hiked The Narrows which is the part of the Virgin River that flows through Zion National Park. We watched “warning” videos of what a flash flood can do…which was very sobering. The river on these vids is a very different animal than when we happily floated down it on our tubes.

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