California: golf course named eco-friendly

San lose recently hit a hole in one when its Los Lagos Golf Course was named by Golf Digest magazine to be the most eco-friendly in the nation. Golf Course Superintendents Association of America, who was co-sponsor of the award, said that the course protected the delicate ecosystem and native wildlife, while still providing users with a terrific game of golf.

Los Lagos was designed to diver storm waters by spilling into three lakes located on the course. The water than flows underground and is filtered before reaching Coyote Creek. More than 85 percent of the course is irrigated by recycled water, and native plants were germinated near the creek bank to promote preservation of the area.

The course opened in April 2002, and is one of three public courses in the San Jose area. There are more than 11,000 public golf courses throughout the nation.

For more information about Los Lagos, visit www.playloslagos.com.

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