Golf Courses

Water Protection Policy for Your Golf Course

The Water Protection Policy demonstrates a golf course’s commitment to the protection of water resources. Practices identified within this policy support management of golf courses that are protective of surface water, ground water and habitat. These practices also help to prevent pollution, soil erosion and sedimentation in applicable watersheds.

Practices such as proper permitting, establishment of buffer areas, awareness of local water bodies, pesticide and fertilizer application, and water quality monitoring are options in the attached form.

The attached document was produced by Debra Swartz (MI) and Stuart Cohen for their recent seminar, "Watershed Resource Management: Requirement and Benefits for Your Golf Course." This is a fill-in-the-blank watershed resource protection policy for golf courses. One of the key goals of this seminar was to give students the information they need to customize this policy for their particular golf course.