Not everyone loves the game of golf but everyone does love the look of a golf course. Even the most adamant haters never deny the beauty of the fairways and prefer the flapping flags to the alternative – another strip mall with the same old franchise sandwich shops.
Golf courses help keep our country green but way too many are potential environmental hazards. Between the chemicals used on the grass and the gas used in the tractors, whatever good the trees do for the environment is quickly outweighed by technology.
Using alternative and natural fertilizers as well as alternative fuels or even hand cutting not only helps the environment but can be an amazing marketing tool. Imagine if you can promote your golf course as truly environmentally friendly. Golfers would come to your course to see what you do differently and then would demand other courses to follow suit.
In the short term you might have to spend a little more but in the long term the returns to your bottom line and the earth could be immeasurable.