Attorney for Jones Creek Golf Club gives new information

Attorney for Jones Creek Golf Club gives new information

COLUMBIA COUNTY, GA (WFXG) - A litigation continues as the owners of Jones Creek Golf Club sues Columbia County. Harry Revell, the attorney for the club claims the county hasn't managed storm water properly through the storm water authority, leading to excessive water traveling upstream to the course 

In the past few years there have been three lawsuits filed, recently consolidated into one this year. According to Revell the county is denying any responsibility for the flooding. 

Because of the common flooding Revell claims the county has caused an uncertainty lingers of the days the course will be open after rainfall, which has caused the owners to lose money especially during big events like masters week.

Revell says the goal is to have the county use their resources to prevent the water from damaging the course. "In a rain event Jones Creek Golf Course floods, particularly at holes 11, 12, and 13. A sudden thunderstorm in the afternoon will cause the golf course to become knee deep or waist deep in water and that's water coming on to our property from upstream and our contention is the county has the authority, ability and resources to manage storm water so it doesn't flood our property."

The owners of the club are not currently looking for a buyer for the property, instead they are hoping to come to an agreement with Columbia County. The county says they cannot comment on pending litigation.

Revell says he hopes to get members answers on what will happen with their membership in the next few days.

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