Course Care: Birdies, Bogeys And Mallards? March 20, 2012 By USGA Green Section

Golf courses have long been urban wildlife sanctuaries providing habitat for a wide variety of birds and other animals. The water features on golf courses are particularly well suited to ducks, which will make the course their seasonal home as long as they have a place to nest safely. The golf course maintenance staff at the Bear Trace Golf Course in Harrison Bay, Tenn., has developed a simple and low-cost form of housing for mallard ducks that is easy to build and install on any lake or pond. This is a project that is fun for all ages.

To see how it is done, watch this six-minute video in which golf course superintendent Paul Carter, and staff members Bill Greene and Mitch Silvey take you step-by-step through the process.