Pasture golf is a return to Scottish links style courses. Technique over technology, it makes golf both fun and affordable to play. Pasture Golf Course Criteria

Tired of super manicured courses, ridiculously priced greens fees, spendy clubs and fancy clothes? You'll love the back to basics play of pasture golf!

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Pasture Golf Course Criteria

Some concern has been voiced as to what is a pasture golf course. Do we mean that pasture golf courses must be actively involved in providing fodder for ruminants? The answer is no (although it would be a definite plus).

1. Are pasture golf courses a throw back to the ancestors of the modern golf course? The answer is yes.

2. Pasture Golf belongs to the restoration or so-called "minimalist" movement.

3. Pasture Golf courses are rarely homogenized. In the month of August there might be brown spots and the rough might indeed be rough.

4. There are Pasture Golf courses that require golf shots that the manicured courses never will.

5. Pasture Golf courses may not be nice and pretty but they keep you coming back for more.

6. Pasture Golf courses do not insult the pocketbook of blue-collar players and their level of affordability makes them even more fun to play.

Riverside Park, Jackson, Mississippi built on a Sanitary Landfill. May 1972, Photographer: Bill and Kathy Shrout. (Still Pictures Branch, National Archives at College Park, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD)

7. Pasture Golf courses are not an outgrowth of Country Club culture.

8. Pasture Golf courses, on the other hand, are often civic or community enterprises in which everyone is welcome to contribute to the cause, no matter who they are.

9. Pasture Golf courses are indigenous.

10. Pasture Golf courses should not be like Disneyland™, a fantasy, a completely artificial, unreal place with no relationship to the essence or qualities of the land on which it exists.

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This Page Updated: June 27, 2005

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