Presented by the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America
Have you ever looked at golf courses and wondered how much water and how many chemicals were used to make them look so beautiful? You say to yourself, “Golf courses can’t possibly be good for the environment, right?”
Well, take another look. You’ll see that golf courses are a lot friendlier to Mother Nature than most people realize. A well-managed golf course provides substantial ecological and community benefits.
• Healthy turfgrass is an excellent filter that traps pollutants, preventing them from reaching groundwater supplies.
• Golf courses can serve as catch basins for residential and industrial runoff. In fact, golf courses are effective disposal sites for effluent wastewater.
• The trees and turfgrass on a golf course produce vast amounts of oxygen while cleansing the air of pollution and cooling the atmosphere.
• Golf courses provide community green spaces that offer not just recreational opportunities for people, but key sanctuaries and habitat for wildlife.
• Creating a golf course also is a good way to reclaim and restore an environmentally damaged site, like a landfill.
Learn more, here.