Drought-resistant grass now at some Salt Lake City golf courses
Aug 30, 2023, 6:00 PM
(Salt Lake City Department of Public Utilities)
SALT LAKE CITY — Golfers at Bonneville, Rose Park, and Glendale courses may have noticed new drought-resistant grass if they hit out of bounds.
According to the Salt Lake City Department of Public Utilities, these three courses are participating in a test of sorts. Each of the courses now features drought-tolerant grasses in the out-of-bounds areas along holes.
These new grasses require less maintenance and irrigation — thereby reducing water usage. The Public Utilities Department said this could change the golf world without negatively affecting players.
Drought-resistant grass, historic moisture notwithstanding
The move to replace certain types of grass continues across Utah even though the amount of snowfall during the 2022-2023 winter season was record-setting. Utah Governor Spencer Cox noted the historic snowfall even as he asked Utahns to, again, pray for precipitation this year.
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