Accordia Golf Trust says three courses closed for repair after typhoon strikes Japan

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Accordia Golf Trust said Wednesday three of its golf courses were closed for inspection and repair in the wake of Typhoon Hagibis, which caused heavy rain and flash flooding in the region.

“Despite minor damages at some of our golf courses in the region, most golf courses are operating as usual and no significant physical damages and casualties have been reported at this time,” with the exception of the three courses, Accordia Golf Trust said in a filing to SGX.

The three courses — Northern Country Club Nishikigahara Golf Course in Saitama, Chichibu Kokusai Country Club in Saitama, and Odawara Golf Club Matsuda Course in Kanagawa — will “hopefully” be ready to open with two weeks, the trust said.

Typhoon Hagibis, which struck eastern Japan on the evening of 12 October, has left at least 74 people dead and its heavy rain burst as many as 73 levees, with more than 13,000 houses submerged, NHK reported Wednesday.

“On behalf of the board of directors and management of AGT, I would like to express our sincere condolences to the families of the victims,” Yoshihiko Machida, CEO and executive director of the trust’s trustee-manager, said in the statement.

The trust’s initial portfolio had 89 golf courses, the filing said.

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