The Wilshire Country Club is currently reinventing itself as a drought tolerant golf course. This is a growing trend among California golf courses. 25% of the 98 acre course will be replaced with native California plants. The new plants will surround the perimeter of the course leaving the grass and same design throughout the actual course.
This is SilverRock Resort golf course in La Quinta, California, another course that redesigned for drought tolerance. Below is PGA West 's Greg Norman Golf Course also in La Quinta California which conserves water through landscaping and irrigation techniques.
e should all thank Wilshire Country Club and all other big water users in Los Angeles for doing their part. The state has loosened it's water restrictions on Los Angeles because of the efforts Angelenos have made, other counties were not so lucky. I for one am excited to see what the finished design will look like. You can read the Larchmont Chronicles full article on the Wilshire Country Club green switch here.