Why golf and the environment?
Golf has a unique role to play in caring for our
environment. By their very nature, golf courses
provide significant natural areas that benefit
people and wildlife in increasingly urbanized
communities across North America. At the same
time, golf’s use of chemicals, water, and other
resources to maintain pristine golfing
conditions is often criticized for threatening
the quality of our environment.
Now, more than ever before, golfers and
non-golfers alike are taking a second look at
the nature of the game. Golf courses
offer numerous opportunities to not only provide
pleasant places to play, but also to protect
drinking water, improve the water quality of our
lakes, streams, and rivers, support a variety of
plants and wildlife, and protect our environment
for future generations.