Some minor changes are happening at the Glendora Country Club as the establishment will take advantage of the Metropolitan Water District’s turf reduction rebate program.
Approximately 25 acres of the country club’s 113-acre golf course will be removed over a 180-day period and be replaced with more drought resistant landscaping. The turf removal rebates offered by the MWD could net the country club a $2.2 million rebate, according to officials in a written statement.
The plan is to blend the new native landscaping with existing turf and blend the two for aesthetic appeal and also to install drip irrigation equipment.
The turf removal project could save up to 20 to 25 percent on irrigation annually, which is extremely critical to the club, said Jack Stoughton, president of the Glendora Country Club, in a written statement.
The turf removal project is scheduled to be completed February 15, 2015, to abide by the 180-day requirement set by the MWD.
The MWD offers up to a $2 rebate per square foot of turf removed.
The Glendora Country Club opened in 1954 and offers a variety of events in addition to golfing, including aquatic and social events for members and their guests. The venue is host to the Northern Trust qualifier, U.S. Amateur qualifiers, S.C.G.A. tournaments and is home to the club’s Gators swim and dive team, which makes use of the 25-yard pool.
The country club anticipates minimal disruption in services.
Image courtesy of the Glendora Country Club