Persistent drought conditions are forcing the closure of a prestigious Central Valley golf course.
The Associated Press reports that Diablo Grande will close its “Legends” golf course, an 18-hole course designed by Jack Nicklaus and Gene Sarazen.
Restrictions on water use have been imposed 437 homes in the resort, and residents are already facing the possibility of more expensive water bills.
Farmers south of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta are expecting no irrigation water to be provided this year by state or federal water systems, the same system that feeds Diablo Grande's public utility.
Resident Bill Lindley says he'd rather see the golf course cut off water so that it can be given to a farmer.