As with previous offers, clubs and courses in the Palm Springs, Calif. region are being offered a new round of $15,000 rebates for each acre of irrigated turf that is removed, with a cap of seven acres. “It is not about being in an emergency or reacting to the emergency,” said a water-district official in explaining the program’s continuation.
Through a state grant, the water district will offer cash rebates of up to $15,000 per acre (up to a maximum of seven acres per golf property) to encourage the area’s 123 golf courses to remove grass and replace it with desert landscaping.
The Palm Springs Desert Sun’s request for information was denied, with the agencies citing “a constitutional right to privacy and an obligation to protect individual customer data.” Meanwhile, low groundwater levels forced wells to be shut at Maderas Golf Club.
Ironwood Country Club (Omaha, Neb.) will close at the end of December because of an overdue bank loan reports The Omaha World-Herald and it is scheduled to be sold at a trustee’s auction on Jan. 22. First National Bank of Omaha is foreclosing on the club’s $10.7 million loan. The club took out the loan…