So I wrote a post a day or so ago asking about sustainable golf courses. No responses SO I thought maybe I would repost. I was thinking in a climate like Nevada if I were to swale and develope a food forest slash golf course if would actually work Obviously the work on the course would be more then the forest. I think its possible I am just wondering if kentucky bluegrass will work or if I have to use something else. Also what about the putting green will this grass grow in a hot climate like Nevada with no sprinklers. Will swales be enough. Any advice you have would be helpful if telling me that it is not possible wouldn't hurt my feelings. Maybe this is a new concept not using the old techniques to upkeep your course.
Location: Currently in Lake Stevens, WA. Home in Spokane
posted 8 years ago
There are not a lot of golfers, nor grass growers here, so help might be limited. Golf course grasses are a specialty subject, with greenskeepers studying and experimenting constantly. Keeping a lawn green in your climate requires a lot of water. You will probably need to massage the soil to perfection to minimize the amount of water needed, especially during the summer months. Most golf courses are also infamous for the quantities of herbicides they consume.