Today's golf course developments are designed to be less dependent upon non-renewable resources - no matter where they are located. One such way is to reduce the amount of turf to be managed - simple enough right? Counter to the popular saying of "more is less", using less requires a lot more thought and effort. So how are today's architects meeting the needs of the environment while still providing a course that is player friendly?
For that we go to the Laguna Lang Co resort development in Vietnam. Paul Jansen, lead architect for Faldo Design, helps us understand how a reduction in playable turfgrass surfaces can lead to the sustainable use of resources while still providing a superior product that is appealing to a resort community.