The photograph below shows the cause of the recent flooding problem in the valley section of the golf course.
The recent high tides, high winds, rain and storm conditions have resulted in the double manhole situated on the beach against the sea wall becoming blocked with beach shingle. The tidal surges lifted the two manholes and deposited beach stone into the manhole and the adjacent section of promenade.
The drainage problem was first noticed on the 24th December following heavy rain (40mm) the previous day. Further storm conditions over the Christmas period exaggerated the problem.
The local council are responsible for managing and maintaining the main drain once it exits the golf course. They have assured the club the problem will have their immediate attention now they are all back at work following the Christmas break (6th January).