Since 2001, Las Vegas area golf courses have converted more than 18.5 million square feet of grass -- about 425 acres -- to water-smart landscaped, target-style courses resulting in a 1 billion gallon per year water savings.
Eleven courses in Southern Nevada currently are in the midst of landscape conversions. Among them, Red Rock Country Club has converted more than a million square feet this year alone at its Arroyo and Mountain courses.
Spanish Trail Golf and Country Club is undergoing a major overhaul of the entire course, including turf removal, reshaping and improving ponds and moving irrigation lines, said GCSAA Class A superintendent Jon Valentine.
The city of Henderson has launched major landscape conversions at its municipal Wild Horse Golf Course, while the Angel Park Golf Club is in the midst of a 70-acre conversion scheduled for completion in 2008, said GCSAA Class A superintendent Bill Rohret. So far, he said, players are giving the changes "rave reviews."
"We don't hear any more complaints about balls being lost in the rough," Rohret said. More...