From concrete jungle to suburban oasis. Why Golf Courses are the better option for the environment than high rise
Impact Golf Course has on the environment
Australia boasts over 1500 golf courses, with the majority being in urban environments which occupy about 100,000 hectares of land. Much like a park, Golf courses provided much more than just recreation. Golf courses are part of a community’s green space and positively impact the environment and support the public space.
Golf courses support the ecosystem in a few ways and provide carbon sequestration, stormwater nutrient retention, and pollination services. Golf courses in Australia also protect the indigenous flora and fauna, which play an essential role in biodiversity. Golf Courses also play a role in conserving water through their efficient use of water waste and grey water which act as a natural stormwater filter. The course can also facilitate environmental rehabilitation providing sustainable land use. Through studies, they found that an average golf course sustains enough oxygen for around 85,000 people.