The origin of golf courses
The origins of the golf courses are inextricably linked to nature: it was shepherds in Scotland who were the first to use 'bunkers'. In the Highlands the 'bunkers' were the places where the sheep grazed and rested because they were out of the wind. Because of this the grass disappeared and the ground became sandy. The shepherds, who then struck a stone with a limited number of blows, actually played golf with naturally shaped bunkers.
The maintenance of the golf course
A golfer needs space! For the construction of an 18-hole golf course you need an average of 60 hectares! The playing field is actually divided into 3 equal parts: 1/3 is landscape, 1/3 is playing field and 1/3 is transition zone. So, an average of 40 hectares is available for nature!