An Urban Land Magazine report details how the golf industry is adapting to more frequent droughts, falling water supply levels, and government restrictions on water use. “Everyone understands water is the greatest challenge we face going into the future,” said Rhett Evans, CEO of the GCSAA.
The Director of Golf Course Operations from Rancho La Quinta CC and the Golf Course Superintendent of Toscana CC will be panelists at a community meeting, co-sponsored by the city of Indio, Calif. and The Desert Sun newspaper of Palm Springs, Calif., that is being held to encourage dialogue about water problems in the Coachella Valley and explore potential solutions.
The price for a pound of clean, high-end perennial ryegrass seed has gone from around 80 cents a pound last year to approximately $1.05 to $1.10 a pound this year. Woodhaven CC in Palm Desert, Calif., is scaling back on overseeding to make up for the $20,000 increase in seed costs.