Posted: Apr 29, 2013 7:35 AM by AP/CS
ZACHARY, La. (AP) - Golfers at Beaver Creek Golf Course in Zachary are dealing with more holes than the 18 they are playing. Officials say at least 10 sinkholes have appeared on the course over the last several months.
Some of the holes are small, just a foot or so wide and less than a foot deep. Haze Brignac, the course manager at Beaver Creek, tells The Advocate others are larger, tens of feet wide and as much as 5 or 6 feet deep.
Brignac says a vertical drainage pipe can be seen in the middle of the hole. The sinkholes tend to form around "T-joints" in the pipes, where a vertical pipe intersects a horizontal one.
Officials say work to fix the problem should be complete this summer.