Deep Creek is normally a slow-moving water hazard for golfers to negotiate at the Spallumcheen Golf and Country Club.
The creek comes into play early on the 18-hole championship course, sitting precariously in front of the green on the 345-yard par-4 second hole. It has been known to swallow up lots of Titleist and Top Flite balls throughout the 18 holes where it comes into play.
Deep Creek swallowed up more than golf balls earlier in May. It swamped a large part of the course.
For the first time in course history, the club had to close eight of its holes on the championship course as Deep Creek overflowed its banks due to heavy rains.
“It affected our business quite a bit,” said Spallumcheen head golf pro Myles Johnson. “Business was probably down 60 or 70 per cent from last year.”
The holes were closed for nearly two weeks.
But, speaking of going down, Deep Creek’s waters have been receding, allowing the course to resume full operations of its championship course.
“It’s in awesome shape,” said Johnson of his course.
“The creek has been coming down nearly an inch every night.”