News : These greens really are: Sagamore golf course embraces environmental management

Aug 30, 2010

Published in Foster's Daily Democrat

By Jim Cavan

Ever since the environmental movement started to gain recognizable steam in the 1970s, a few select industries have enjoyed their fair share of the greater green scorn. Some of them you can probably name without much thought: oil companies, logging outfits, factory farms, auto manufacturers. And golf courses.

Environmentalists have long seen golf courses as antithetical to their core values. They're big, expansive, chemical-dependent, require copious amounts of water to properly maintain, and change the nature and course of the ecosystems in and around them.

While much of that criticism remains palpable and relevant, one course in particular is changing the way some think about the links. Sagamore Golf Club, located on North Road in North Hampton, has long been known ... 

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