Environmental issues concerning construction will have been addressed during the design phase. Detailed plans, such as the erosion and sediment control plan and the stormwater management plan, will be used by a qualified course builder to construct the facility. Environmentally sound construction methods and management that follow the construction plans and specifications prevent environmental impacts to the site. For more information, see An Environmental Approach to Golf Course Development. 2008. American Society of Golf Course Architects.
Best Management Practices
- Use a qualified golf course builder, such as a member of the Golf Course Builders Association of America.
- Conduct a pre-construction conference with stakeholders.
- Construction should be scheduled to maximize turfgrass establishment and site drainage.
- Use soil stabilization techniques to minimize soil erosion and maximize sediment containment.
- Maintain a construction progress report and communicate the report to the proper permitting agencies.
- Temporary construction compounds should be sited and built in a way that minimizes environmental impacts.