The putting green of the golf course that is part of the Vitalia at Tradition gated community in Port St. Lucie in the US has been recognised as the world’s largest synthetic turf putting green by the World Record Academy. It measures 13,000 sqm.
The putting green is almost the size of an American football field and features 2 metres of elevation change.
Golf.com quoted Tony Lorio, Vice-President of land development for AV Homes that owns the facility, saying: “We were thinking of using real grass, but you start looking at irrigation, pesticides, the nearly full-time person you need to hire to oversee it all, and you are looking at another USD50,000 to USD100,000 a year.”
The course was designed by architect George Clifton.
“That cost us USD300,000. That’s no chicken feed, but it was a small price to pay compared to the expense of seeding and maintaining natural grass.”