Popular Stanislaus Co. golf course closing due to drought

STOCKTON - One of the two golf courses built at Diablo Grande in the hills above Patterson will be unplayable soon as the grass there gets dryer and eventually dies. Course managers say it's not possible to keep the course alive during the drought.

"We were given by the Department of Water Resources zero allocations this year for water," said course manager Mike Dunlop.

The two courses and homes at Diablo Grande have traditionally survived on a combination of surface water and water from the nearby California Aquaduct. But with no water coming from the State Water Project this year, community managers have made the choice to close The Legends course while keeping open The Ranch course, which has homes around it.


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