Shady Canyon Golf Club Announces Turf Conversion

September 23, 2010

IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ — As golf courses and superintendents around the nation not only struggle to meet golfer’s high expectations of pristine fairways and speedy greens they also struggle to meet the demanding expectations of our society to be environmentally friendly – a difficult feat!

Shady Canyon Golf Club has taken another step in conquering the two challenges. The Golf Club that is already recognized by Audubon International as a Certified Cooperative Sanctuary recently closed their Tom Fazio designed course for four months during prime season so the fairways could be converted to a more drought tolerant and salt resistant strain of Bermuda grass, Princess 77.

Moving forward the course will be watered with reclaimed water year round. The Princess 77 Hybrid Bermuda grass not only prospers with the high salt content in reclaimed water, it also requires 20% to 25% less water and provides an excellent playing surface. All things considered a four month closure was well worth it to the Members, given the long term benefits the new turf provides. The course reopened on August 28th and the Members are enjoying the new playing surface.

Shady Canyon Golf Club is a private club located in Irvine, CA, nestled in the San Joaquin Hills; it is built on 300 acres of rugged terrain. Both Social and Golf Memberships are available at this time.

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