"One issue may not have been discussed, at least not in the vain of increased environmental management concerns, since the 1980s. The source of this concern? The game’s fervent embrace of equipment technology, especially the golf ball. The ball is going so far now, golf architects – if they ever get a chance to design a new course again – must be making their courses 15-25% longer and wider. "
Golf Course Industry Magazine : Lean & Green: Golf’s future