Canterbury flooding: Hororata Golf Club devastated as course substantially damaged by chaotic weather

A rural Canterbury golf club is reeling after its course was substantially damaged by days of chaotic weather in the region, with one green "completely destroyed".

Receding water levels are starting to expose unrecognisable land and road networks, making the magnitude of the storm's devastation apparent.

One area of land largely unrecognisable is the Hororata Golf Club course - a rural course west of Christchurch.

Due to celebrate its 100th anniversary next year, the club says it's a "huge blow" - but the community is already rallying to help. A crowdfunding campaign towards the repairs has already raised more than $2000.

"The Golf Course has sustained substantial damage. One green has been completely destroyed, there has been considerable damage to the fairways which have felt the full force of the river flow, and a number of fences and four bridges will need to be replaced," the club said in a statement. 

"This is devastating for our rural club who maintains its course mainly through volunteers. The course will be closed for weeks." 

In an update on Tuesday, the club said it's received plenty of kind comments and offers of support.

"This has been a stressful time for many people across Canterbury. Our thoughts are with those who have had their farms and homes affected," a post on the club's Facebook page said. 

"The water is subsiding off our course and revealing the full extent of the damage, it is considerable.

"We have set up a Boostedsport campaign to provide a way for people to donate to help get our beautiful golf course repaired."

The Canterbury region was battered by wet and wild weather at the weekend, with areas of the Selwyn, Ashburton, Timaru and Waimakariri Districts badly hit by flooding - forcing all of Canterbury into a state of emergency. 

Recovery workers are gearing up for a day of wading through waterlogged and flooded homes on Wednesday, and Civil Defence has transported supplies to Lees Valley in north Canterbury - which is still cut off by collapsed roadways.