I Don't Play Golf. Why Should Golf Courses Get Any Water When Water Is Scarce?
Whether water is plentiful or limited, it is an essential
natural resource that must be managed efficiently by everyone, including golf
courses. There are three main issues related water use and conservation that
affects golf courses in every part of the country, even those in high rainfall
transportation, transfer and pumping of water is linked to energy consumption.
Even if the water is free, there is a cost associated with every gallon of
water that is pumped. As a result, efficient water use makes good economic
quality protection is another key issues associated with golf’s use of water.
Fertilizers and pest control materials that are not properly applied to turf
have the potential to contaminate surface water and negatively impact the
use has a major influence on the playability of a golf course. Judicious water
use that emphasizes firm, fast conditions is more enjoyable for all skill
levels of golfers and is a goal that the USGA strongly supports.
The following resources provide details on research and projects
related to water quality protection on golf courses as well as the impact of
water on playability.