In France, an 18-hole golf course covers an average of about 50 hectares, and rarely more than 100 hectares. Of this area, about 1 hectare is taken up by the 18 greens, another hectare by the teeing ground, about 14 hectares by the fairways and 11 hectares by the rough.
La Mer golf course restoration, 18 holes
A few key figures from ffgolf
- 90% of French golf clubs use non-potable water (surface water, groundwater, rainwater, treated wastewater, agricultural water, etc.) to water their land.
- Golf club average water use decreased by 14% between 2006 and 2010. A 9-hole golf course in France uses about 25,000 m3 water per year on average. This varies depending on the region and its climate. In the north, the figure is around 8,000 m3 per year.
- 70% of golf clubs use less water than the average.