Low Maintenance Roughs and Natural Areas of Golf Courses

Tuesday, February 2
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

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 session 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 forbs for wildlife

• Improve aesthetics, pace of play and overall course quality with natural areas

• Become familiar with resources for selecting and establishing the best plants for low maintenance roughs


Maggie Reiter

James McCurdy, Ph.D.

Jared A Hoyle, Ph.D.