Low Maintenance Roughs and Natural Areas for Golf Courses (1098-01)

January 27, 8 a.m.-Noon
Room: W304H – West Concourse
Half-Day Seminar: .35 edu pts Pricing: $140 member $210 non-member $70 student member

Golf’s modern focus on environmental and economic sustainability has led to increased interest in low maintenance roughs. Management of naturalized areas can influence water quality and use, temperature modification, reduced inputs, lower costs and improve wildlife spaces.

Attendees of this seminar will: 

  • Learn how to create and improve low maintenance roughs through selection of grasses (both native and non-native), incorporation of native forest components and pollinator spaces 
  • Improve aesthetics, pace of play and overall course quality with natural areas 
  • Learn the science behind selecting and establishing the best plants for low maintenance roughs 


Jared Hoyle, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Kansas State University, 

Jay McCurdy, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Mississippi State University  

Maggie Reiter, Extension Advisor, University of California 


Environmental Management