More than $2.6 million will be invested in renovating the irrigation system at the County’s Los Verdes Golf Course on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, Supervisor Don Knabe announced this week.
The existing irrigation system is more than 30 years old and has exhausted its useful life. The new system will include a weather station and computer system to fully automate irrigation of the golf course. In addition to gauging water needs, the new system will also be capable of injecting fertilizer into the turf. The funding will provide for a more efficient system that will be able to determine the optimal times for irrigation to be conducted.
The project budget is $2,627,000, which will be funded with $2.1 million in State Proposition 40 funds, $327,000 from the Los Verdes Golf Course Capital Improvement Project Fund, and $200,000 in net costs to the County.
"Los Verdes is a wonderful asset to affordable public golf in our region, said Supervisor Knabe. "This new irrigation system will help update and maintain the stunning grounds for golfers."
Los Verdes Golf Course will remain open during construction as there is no anticipated impact on play or anticipated closure of any part of the golf course.