It was Friday afternoon when the rain began and finally ended Tuesday morning. After it was all said and done the perfect storm dumped 37″ of rain on the course. The course experienced flooding that was not even imaginable. The majority of the front nine of the Member’s Course was under water, an extension of Greens Bayou and its flow. The Tournament Course fared better with holes 1 & 18 under along with parts of holes running along Greens Bayou. Tuesday afternoon, five staff members were able to arrive on the property and begin to clear paths in order to access the damage and to view other sections of the course. On Wednesday, we had a crew of 20 along with some clubhouse outside service teammates begin the massive cleanup of the property. From that day forward our crew size grew as many were able to leave their flooded neighborhoods. On Thursday we continued with cleanup and we were able to begin mowing short grass areas on both courses. Huge support from The University of Houston Men’s golf team as they also showed up and helped with the cleanup around the Dave Williams Academy and The First Tee facilities. It was a great team effort by club departments staff members, U of H, and Members that helped get the courses back in shape and open timely. Thank you very much!
The second week after the Harvey floods consisted of some more detail cleanup and mowing out of both courses.
Once again I’d like to thank everyone that helped get our course back in shape and open timely.