Golf Course Water Conservation – Top Tier Techniques
Golf Courses are part of the community and economic base of the state. The public perception is that golf courses are water abusers and not good stewards of their water resources. As users of water, it is important to utilize the best management practices for water conservation. These practices not only help conserve water but also can improve the success of the facility through power savings, cart revenue, and overall reduced maintenance. Techniques include utilizing drought tolerant grasses, raised mowing heights, irrigation system technologies, irrigation system review, irrigation system audits, staff scouting, utilizing weather station data and wetting agent technology. Of course the process begins with understanding the current state of the course - site assessment. Finally, an educational component can be added to conservation by informing clientele of the water conservation techniques applied at the course and how they may be applied at home.