King City, CA (January 12) – In November, we began operating the King City Golf Course. It was far more successful than we anticipated, but that came to an unexpected halt on Monday, January 9, due to the severe rain and wind. The intense weather that Monterey County has received this past week caused the San Lorenzo Creek, which runs through the golf course, to burst its banks and flood the entire golf course. Locals say this is the most severe flooding they have ever seen in King City.
“Our next step is cleanup, and we are not sure yet how long this will take, but we have begun to experience the true heart of the King City community,” says First Tee – Monterey County CEO Nick Nelson. “Many locals have already pitched in to help, from people bringing commercial hosepipes to help us pump standing water to one farmer dropping off his Gator.”
Ultimately, First Tee – Monterey County has closed the King City Golf Course and postponed any upcoming tournaments until further notice. Until the course is reopened, First Tee programming will be conducted at the schools.
“I think this one step back will help us spring three paces forward in this caring community,” adds General Manager Jeremy Sarina. “I am excited for the newfound opportunities that will come with this devastating news regarding programming and operations.”