5 of the greenest golf courses in the world
Fri, Jun 17 2011 at 12:57 PM
A handful of golf courses around the world were built with the environment just as much in mind as the placement of the sand traps and water holes. Golf course owners are using local vegetation to landscape their courses, reducing or eliminating the use of chemical fertilizers, and taking the existing landscape into consideration during design and construction. Greener golf courses can have large buffer zones alongside their fairways — ideal habitat for bugs, animals and plants. These owners keep a careful watch on use of water and chemicals and utilize greener building techniques in the construction of their clubhouses and other facilities.