More and more public courses and facilities seem to be realizing they need to be more club- and resort-like to attract new business.
As a result of drought conditions, the San Luis Obispo, Calif., property will soon transform holes 10-18 into a separate nine-hole course, and will construct a facility in which visitors can hit range balls and have table service that will be complete by September 1. Within the next 12 months, the property also plans to…
Three months ago, the San Luis Obispo, Calif., property received its final allocation of reclaimed water from the California Men’s Colony prison until December. The county is planning to convert it to a nine-hole course, using the front nine to expand the driving range and potentially add a three- or five-hole practice facility. The water…
The Santa Cruz, Calif., property has been working on the proposal for 30 years, and will build a 500,000-gallon storage tank with pumping and filtration station that is scheduled to be complete by May 2017. In San Luis Obispo, Calif., Dairy Creek Golf Course is in danger of closing, due partly to the decreased inmate population at California Men’s Colony treatment plant, which provides the golf facility with recycled water.
In honor of Earth Day, the website presented a list of 10 golf courses that are not only protecting the environment, but contributing to its health, including Carmel Valley (Calif.) Ranch, Northport Creek Golf Course in Northport, Mich., and Rockland Country Club in Sparkill, N.Y.
Mark Condos, Superintendent of the Livermore, Calif., course, has been named the Overall and National Public recipient of the 2015 Environmental Leaders in Golf Awards. Dave Davies of TPC Stonebrae in Hayward, Calif., is the National Private winner. Fourteen regional winners and one merit winner were also named.
Dairy Creek GC’s zero-waste maintenance facility offers compost capabilities, guided tours of the property, and community outreach to spread eco-friendly practices.