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Golf Courses

Golf Courses

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The problems

Concern about the environmental impact of golf courses is not new. Throughout the 1980s and early 1990s, environmentalists and developers were at loggerheads, the former highlighting a raft of problems caused by traditional course development and operation.

These included:

  • Destruction or degradation of local wildlife habitat.
  • Ground and surface water pollution caused by pesticides, fertilizers and other contaminants.
  • Poor stream water quality due to eroding shorelines.
  • Consumption of large quantities of water for irrigation.
  • Unsound turf management driven by increasing and unrealistic golfer expectations and demands.
  • Conflict with local communities over loss of local amenities and access

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