There have been a couple of articles about the drought causing golf course closings. When I was a teenager in the 1950s, there was a golf course near Jamestown that had rocky fairways and sand greens. You could tee up every shot from the fairway. Once on the sand green, there was a packed path across the area and a string attached to flag in the hole to measure the distance to the hole, and then you moved your ball to the packed path that distance from the hole and then made your putt. I saw a similar golf course near the Mariposa airport while working in the area in the 1960s. Why not keep the present-day courses open and only water the greens? I bet dry fairways would play better than those old rocky ones.