Golf course ponds mean different things to different people. For the architecturally minded, these aquatic habitats augment not only the aesthetic beauty of the course, but also the strategic design and challenge of a golf hole. For example, a pond turns up the heat on an “easy par 3” or a “short par 5,” forcing a player to weigh risk and reward between laying up short of the water hazard or going for the green in two strokes. For the golf course superintendent, though, pond maintenance can represent a frustrating add-on to the already busy job of golf course management.
To really delve into the depths of aquatic and aesthetic sustainability for golf courses, we invite you to take the Deep Dive with golf course pond management professionals.
You cannot afford to take a short-term approach to golf course pond management. If you want long-term sustainability, you need to invest in sustainable solutions. If you don’t want the constant cycle of recurring algae blooms, aquatic weeds and other water quality issues, you can’t brush off the job to summer seasonal help or other teams who do not have the scientific know-how to handle the intricacies of golf course pond management.
SOLitude Lake Management has the Depth Of Expertise to provide those sustainable solutions you need.
As important as water and water features are to your course, they can cause serious damage through the natural phenomenon of shoreline erosion. We are proud to offer a variety of unique shoreline erosion control solutions that halt sedimentation and restore damaged banks. One of these innovative technologies is ShoreSOX®, a patented photodegradable knitted mesh system that can be utilized to create a long-lasting sediment containment barrier around lakes and ponds.
Once in place, grass, native vegetation and buffer plants can be installed directly in to the biodegradable woven mesh, creating a beautiful and living wall of plants. One benefit of the SOX mesh technology is that it will not rip or lose its integrity over time, but rather, continue to hold the earth in place.
From high quality and sustainable management programs to ecologically balanced and aesthetically pleasing enhancements like pond fountains, your golf course members and players deserve a natural environment that captivates their eyes and challenges their games.
But, it’s not just about the beauty. Sound regulatory compliance is also necessary for a truly sustainable golf course lake or pond management program. Professional lake and pond management takes care of it all for you: from aeration, water quality testing and monitoring, nuisance algae and aquatic weed prevention and control, nutrient management, water quality restoration, fisheries management, compliance with federal/state/municipal regulations and even routine pond inspections and bathymetric studies that help you budget and allocate funds for potentially costly future expenses (i.e., structural repairs and dredging).
Recruit SOLitude’s team of biologists, ecologists, environmental scientists and aquatic resource specialists who fuse their mastery of the sciences with a passion for the outdoors and the beauty of our natural resources.
Capitalize on a steadfast lake and pond management program that nurses your golf course with a comprehensive suite of management solutions:
Secure the solutions you need to maintain a thriving, sustainable golf course with SOLitude.
In support of our belief that lakes and ponds are a precious natural resource requiring protection, SOLitude is committed to providing sustainable and renewable solutions that maintain ecological balance in the workplace and beyond.
When you partner with SOLitude, a dedicated field technician visits your lake or pond twice a month, leveraging extensive knowledge and training to carefully maintain ecological balance and preserve the appearance of your aquatic property.
Utilizing the latest GPS aquatic mapping technology and our own proprietary lake and pond management software, the experts at SOLitude collect all the data necessary to provide comprehensive analysis and in-depth solutions.