Golf course opts for artificial grass to save water June 24 2014

GURGAON: The water shortage in the city has had yet another outcome, this time a city golf course which has turned to artificial grass. The ground water table at the golfing range in Sector 23A has gone under 160 feet, compelling the Hamoni Golf Camp to preserve natural resources and save on maintenance.

"If you lay artificial grass, you are done for next 10 years. There is literally zero maintenance," said Abhishek Ahlawat, director of golf at Hamoni Golf Camp.

Other golf courses in Gurgaon like DLF Golf Course, Air Force Golf Course, Karma Lakelands, TERI Golf Course and Golden Greens Golf Course still use natural grass.