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Review all relevant documents to the easement. It could just be a single easement agreement. Usually, such an agreement, if done properly, specifies responsibilities of both parties. An attorney's job would have been to ensure that the agreement clearly identified which party would be responsible for this type of maintenance or if it were a shared responsibility (50/50).

If the agreement requires that the property owner maintain the land included in the easement, then you're responsible. If that's the case, then you can always approach the golf course to ammend this agreement, but it's their prerogative whether they wish to do so. If you got resistance, you could always get a petition together and present to the course to encourage them to ammend the agreement rather than to carry on with unfriendly, unpleasant neighbors.

Keep in mind, the easement covers only that certain piece of property listed in the easement agreement. So while you may be thinking in terms of "my back yard," it's important to look at the site plan in the agreement to see exactly what portion of your land is effected by the easement.
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