Pasatiempo GC in Santa Cruz, site of a recent U.S. Open local qualifier, recently signed a 30-year water deal with the city of Scotts Valley. The club, designed by architect Alister MacKenzie, is also in the process of building a 500,000-gallon storage tank.
Northern California golf industry officials were at Poppy Hills, the home course of the NCGA, on Thursday to discuss water and sustainability. The ongoing drought in California has led to courses adapting to the challenge.
Saddle Creek Resort in Copperopolis has reduced irrigation 40% to help with water conservation in the Golden State. Among the changes have been less watering of the rough areas.
The Legends Course at Diablo Grande in Patterson will be closing due to the drought. The Ranch Course will remain open.
A golf industry water task force has been formed in the Sacramento area. Similar taskforces already exist in Southern California.
The formation of a potential golf industry water conservation task force will be discussed Friday at Empire Ranch GC in Folsom. Such task forces already exist in Southern California.