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Publication Type:
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Report
Author(s):Rosser, W.
Title:Naturalistic Construction of a Golf Course in Switzerland 2000 m Above Sea Level
Source:Zeitschrift für Vegetationstechnik. Vol. 10, No. 1, 1987, p. 15-19.
Publishing Information:Hannover, W. Germany: Patzer Verlag GmbH and Co. KG, Alter Flughafen
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Construction; Golf courses; Seeding
Abstract/Contents:SUMMARY: "Switzerland's hightest golf course was built on the Riederalp, in the Oberwallis, at about 2000 m above sea level. The nine-hole course (standard scratch score 30) covers about 10 ha and is situated in the middle of the village. There were immense difficulties to overcome during its construction, because of the extraordinary high altitude and the fact that the site can only be reached by a cable lift. The initiators wanted to prove that golf is a possibility, in spite of limited financial means, in "expensive" Switzerland. The author feels obliged to comment that quality is no more expensive in Switzerland than elsewhere. Within a two-year construction period, nine greens, a putting green and a pitching green were built, and playable fairways were made from areas which in places were covered with tussocks of Nardus stricta. Planting and sowing methods were used which are not customary in European golf course construction. By using compost made from the organic topsoil on the site, ecologically appropriate sowings were attempted. Expenses during the first two years (including construction, maintenance equipment and planting) were approx. SFR. 600,000."
Language:Unknown
References:Unknown
Note:Brief summary appears in The Journal of the Sports Turf Research Institute, June 1988, vol. 64, p. 191-192. [SB 433 .A1 S63]
Geographic Terms:Switzerland
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Rosser, W. 1987. Naturalistic Construction of a Golf Course in Switzerland 2000 m Above Sea Level. (In Unknown) Zeitschrift für Vegetationstechnik. 10(1):p. 15-19.
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