How to build a tree for golf
The best way to build an oak for golf is to do it yourself.
That’s what Woodland Golf Course in Texas did when it made the decision to give away a tree that was going to be cut down for lumber.
The tree was a gift from the local timber company and the owner had the idea of donating it to the Texas Forestry Commission.
The timber company was happy to let the owner give it to him, said Brian Smith, the general manager of the facility.
“It’s just one of those things that, you know, you can do,” Smith said.
The trees have been used for golf courses in other states, but Woodland had never done it in Texas before.
They said it was a little bit of a gamble.
“We knew that they were going to want to use the trees,” Smith explained.
“But it was like, if we could get the trees to be in a location that they wanted, we could use them for golf course construction.”
Woodland started out with about 30 trees, including a handful of big-horn oak.
Now it has about 40 trees.
The project will cost about $400,000.
Woodland has two projects in the works, including one that will be in the same area where the golf course is located.
That project is expected to cost about the same amount.
“The trees are really just the icing on the cake,” Smith told ABC News.
“You know, we were just looking for something that was unique to the golf facility, and that’s what we did.”
The plan is to have a couple of them in the facility and one or two in the course, so they can play in different areas of the course.
The trees will help fill a void in the trees that they’ve lost in the past.