One would have to inspect every single registered and accredited golf course in the country to confirm or deny whether or not sustainable development has reached its apex as far as golf course agronomy is concerned. But it could be argued in the meantime that golf course agronomy should be sustainable at all times. It is a given fact that, conventionally speaking, golf course agronomy would be one of those industries that drain a huge quantity of the country’s already scarce water resources, not yet discounting what heavy industries are already using, and wet climate areas notwithstanding.
But golf course agronomy can be sustainable. That it will take time to develop, if not there yet, is now a matter of patience, particularly for the tree-huggers lurking on the outskirts of the golf course. For the time being, they would like nothing better than to see it shut down altogether and perhaps see the vast land, land with acreage enough to encompass all eighteen holes, as well as a clubhouse and parking lot, perhaps even a few townhouses to fill out the scenic landscape, converted into a natural reserve. Sadly, those golf course that do eventually go under are raised to the ground and converted into the proverbial parking lot.
But worse has already happened. What should have been retained as a natural reservoir for all to enjoy, may have been converted into an office complex. So before the hammer falls on the golfing enterprise, get your environmental act together and arrange for your club to become fully integrated into the natural environment. Of course, this is a mountain heap of work to do but not to worry, professional golf course consultancies could help save the day for you and yours.