Getting natural and native species planted in the roughs and out-of-play areas is not the biggest challenge. Getting them established and ahead of unwanted species in the second through fifth year is far more of a management issue.
Taking advantage of existing topography, and enhancing its ability to drain water to a low spot and retain it for irrigation use, has resulted in saving between seven and eight million gallons of water each year since renovation, as well as lower energy costs for pumping.
Sustainable golf is the future of golf and an unintended perk to this movement just might be that superintendents will find their golf courses user-friendly.
Mark Mungeam, ASGCA member and owner of Mungeam Cornish Golf Design in Douglas, Massachusetts, likes a challenge. That’s a good thing, because he faced a …
How an Alister Mackenzie golf course was saved along with habitat for two threatened species and a valuable public amenity.
Environmental sustainability is as crucial to superintendents as playability or greens speed.