USGA website offers golf’s use of water resource center

By |  August 19, 2014 0 Comments

Information is the key to meeting the challenge of golf’s use of water. With this in mind, the USGA has created a new website focused entirely on the issue. The site was designed to be a clearinghouse of information and resources regarding golf course water use. We urge everyone to take the time to visit the site and contribute to the efforts to meet this challenge. The address is

The website contains a wide range of articles, videos, case studies and other resources that address many of the issues that pertain to golf’s use of water. The “Why Water Matters” section features the most frequently asked questions about golf course water use, such as: how much water a golf course needs, how golf courses can use less water and for non-golfers, why golf courses get water when water is scarce.

Another section of the website, “Resources for Communities,” provides information for water regulators, neighbors and community decision makers by explaining the different ways golf course water use impacts the community, economy and the environment.

Resources and information of a more technical nature can be found in the “Resources for Golf Facilities” section. This portion of the website is there to help golf course personnel manage water efficiently and responsibly.

The “Resources for Golfers” section provides information on how water affects playability and how golfers can support efforts to conserve water on the golf course.

In the “Interactive map of BMPs and case studies” section, visitors can click on any state to view information on state BMPs and case studies highlighting examples of water conservation measures and water quality protection in their area.

For more information and to contribute information to the website contact Pat Gross at

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