Golf Courses Innovate during California’s Drought


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El Niguel

Former Iyer Health Shield CEO Krishen Iyer is now involved in buying and selling real estate throughout California with his company Iyer CRSI. In his spare time, Krishen Iyer enjoys golfing weekly.

California faced an extreme and a long-lasting drought over the past several years, facing its driest times within the last 500 years. Golf courses use a lot of water to keep their greens green – about as much in a day as a four-person household might use in a year.

California golf courses have been working on strategies to save water and improve sustainability when climate change is making things like the availability of water more unpredictable. Pelican Hill, near Los Angeles, set up a complex water management system that can store, recycle, and reclaim water. Other courses, like El Niguel in Laguna Niguel, switched to drought-resistant grass and planted local floras that don’t need as much water as grass. Some courses simply let their greens turn brown under the water restrictions.

The drought has officially ended, and California is seeing record rainfall, but sustainable practices in California’s golf courses may help them face unstable weather patterns more effectively in the future.


A Handful of Must-See Places for Travelers in Jaipur, India


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The former CEO of Iyer Health Shield, Krishen Iyer owns and operates Iyer Real Estate Group LLC in Fresno, California. When not attending to his professional duties, Krishen Iyer enjoys traveling and lists Costa Rica and India among his favorite destinations. India is a large and diverse country with a number of great cities to explore, such as Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan.

One of the most iconic things to see in Jaipur is the Wind Palace, which contributes to the nickname “pink city.” The fascinating pink structure is really a beautifully constructed latticed screen wall that would protect the modesty of female royals as they looked out on the street below.

Visitors should also spend some time in the Amer Fort, especially the Hall of Mirrors, which creates a sort of indoor kaleidoscope. Interested individuals can even ride an elephant up to the fort.

To see the modern side of the city, individuals can head to the World Trade Park – a stunning blue glass building that is actually a shopping mall, complete with food court and various brand stores. More traditional shopping can be found at Saurashtra Impex, which boasts great antiques, tribal textiles, and embroidered fabrics.