This morning I visited a golf course with a great view of Mt. Fuji. This view will be really stunning in a few days when the cherry trees are blooming.
There are 72 holes (4 courses, each of 18 holes) run out of 1 maintenance facility here, and I was reminded of just how much work is involved in the maintenance of these facilities. Of the 72 holes, 54 of them (3 courses) use the two green system. Only 1 of the courses uses the one green system. And these are not summer and winter greens, they are all creeping bentgrass.
So for 72 holes, there are 126 greens to maintain, plus the practice greens. And this is all done with a maintenance crew of less than 50 people. I'm often impressed at the conditions produced by turfgrass managers the world over, and today I was impressed again.
For more about course maintenance in Japan and the two green system, see: