WATER RESOURCE CENTER Why Water Matters March 17, 2015 Answers to five important and frequently asked questions about golf's use of water. How Much Water Does a Golf Course Need? The actual amount of water a golf course needs to sustain healthy turf growth depends on many variables including the species of turf, and the prevailing climate in a given area. These resources provide further details regarding water consumption by golf courses. How Can Golf Courses Can Use Less Water? There are several strategies and best management practices that golf courses can employ to use water as efficiently as possible and conserve precious water resources. I Don’t Play Golf. Why Should Golf Courses Get Any Water When Water Is Scarce? Whether water is plentiful or limited, it is an essential natural resource that must be managed efficiently by everyone, including golf courses. Where Can We Get Water For Our Golf Course? Golf courses use a variety of water sources for turfgrass irrigation including groundwater, surface water (lakes, rivers and reservoirs), recycled water, and municipal potable water supplies. These resources provide further information on the various sources of water used by golf courses. Are There Grasses That Can Be Used On Golf Courses That Use Less Water? Learn more about grasses that are sustainability friendly.