The Daily Telegraph
Golf course to become flood plain to save homes
A golf course in Wales is set to be turned into a flood plain, amid concern that more clubs across the UK will be sacrificed to protect homes.
As part of the Welsh government’s sea defence plans, the Rhyl Golf Club, established in 1890, is earmarked to be flooded in around 18 months. Denbighshire council said it would protect 1,650 properties. A spokesman for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs did not deny the possibility that there were similar plans to designate other coastal land as a buffer to protect homes and businesses. The club said: “Rhyl Golf Club is currently in discussion with the council on its continued existence.”