Green Golf

Golfers and Environmentalists Used to Tee Each Other Off, But Course Designers Are Showing a New Awareness

Golf course architect Dr. Mike Hurdzan of Columbus, Ohio tells this story: It was 1984. Hurdzan and his collegaues had created a course on Cape Cod, Massachusetts called Dennis Highlands. It was designed with the enviornment in mind – planted with native, low-maintenance grasses that required less watering and fewer pesticides than the average course.