Lonely Planet Writer

Golf courses face up to drought in California

Golf hole.
Golf courses face water restrictions in California. Image by Esteban Maringolo / CC BY 2.0

It’s a popular activity for visitors and locals alike, but soon golfers in California might be seeing their greens turning a different colour. In the face of the severe drought affecting the whole state, owners of golf courses are looking at ways of saving water, including digging up grass and using drought-resistant plants. New restrictions will limit the amount of water companies can use and owners are aiming to do their part to avoid a potential backlash. Read more: nytimes.com