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SugarTree Golf Club has been a customer of the Brazos River Authority since 1998. The 18-hole championship course has about 2,850 feet of frontage along the Brazos River near Dennis, 9 miles south of Interstate 20 on State highway 1189, just southwest of Weatherford.

The course was the site of a 2003 Senior Men’s U.S. Open Championship qualifying round and also played host to an Adams Pro Golf Tournament event in 2009. In addition, SugarTree has received a number of golf magazine awards, such as Golf Digest’s Four Star Rating. The Texas PGA Professionals also ranked the course 18th in Texas.

Yet in these times of drought, SugarTree officials have been mindful of the need to conserve water and have made that a priority. In 2013, as it became clear the drought was going to continue at least another year, the club created a conservation plan to do their part to stretch this limited resource.

Among the improvements SugarTree made:

  • Reduced watering times in areas considered rough
  • Reduced mowing in areas considered rough
  • Decreased watering of fairways and greens to promote deeper roots
  • Discontinued watering of native or nature areas
  • Ended planting of seasonal flowers

Officials with the club, which contracts with the BRA for 500 acre-feet of water per year, say the goal of their conservation efforts is to exceed water conservation recommendations for Stage 2 Drought Warning under the BRA’s Drought Contingency Plan. As of June, the BRA system as a whole was at Stage 1 Drought Watch.

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