Ponds and lakes

5. Ponds and lakes

Ponds and lakes are the water features commonly found within golf courses and this Resource Section focuses on these water features only, though much of the advice may also apply to other types of water feature.

Ponds and lakes add to the diversity of habitats on the golf course and can also be functional, perhaps used to store water for irrigation of to slow water flow and reduce flooding or used to cleanse and purify polluted water before it is released into the wider water environment. 

5.1 Types of pond
5.2 Pond characteristics
5.3 Pond maintenance
5.4 Pond design and construction