The only golf courses I might like are natural and even St. Andrews, so positioned and so developing, has galloped decades from that. I was livid re golf courses in so cal, no matter what low level irrigation was employed. I've a colleague who worked out some kind of solution that I now forget, something about a retention basin, filtration blah, as I didn't believe it, but to be fair, I should ask him again. I might not mind golf courses with no water at all, but I'm not sure of that.
I separate this in that I learned about golf including about St. Andrews around thirteen and I've a bit of spit of interest.
My viewpoint is talk from a person from a semi arid desert, or, and actual desert.
What they might play at St. Andrew's, I'm not so neg.
The whole combing and wetting of the land drives me nuts.