I Just Gotta Tell Ya
- There are more than 16,000 golf course in the US of which only about 1,000 use reclaimed water.
- An average of 110 courses are built annually consuming approximately 150 acres. or 1.5 Million acres nationally
- One study found that 70 percent of home buyers next to a course didn’t even play golf; they just liked the view
- In San Antonio, each time a golfer plays a round of golf it takes between 2200 and 3500 gallons of water to support his game based on golf course average water use.
- Audubon International estimates that the average American course uses 312,000 gallons per day
- In a place like Palm Springs, where 57, each course eats up a million gallons a day. That is, each course each day in Palm Springs consumes as much water as an American family of four uses in four years.
What’s wrong with this?
1.) Depletion of wildlife habitats
2.) Flying balls, electric carts kill and maim wildlife
3.) Huge amount of water usage
4.) Chemical turf care such as pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers that runoff into waterways and pollution.
What Can You Do?
- Walk instead of Ride
- Carry Trash out
- Reuse golf balls and tees
- Be willing to play on brown grass
- Support eco friendly golf couses
- Listing of Eco Friendly Golf Courses Greenopia
- Golf and the Environment Golf & the Environment is a partnership of the United States Golf Association, The PGA of America, and Audubon International dedicated to the game of golf and the protection and enhancement of our natural environment. Your involvement can make our partnership a winning foursome. Together with the help of other golf organizations, we are striving to foster environmental awareness, action, and positive results throughout the game