32 entries: "Golf Environment Organization"

Tom Mackenzie MEIGCA, EIGCA Past President, Sustainable Design Leader-2

Tom Mackenzie became a Sustainable Design Leader

By: 2019. 08. 08.

How many of you have heard of EIGCA's Raising the Standard of Sustainable Golf Course Development program (RSSGCD)? The golf architect who completes this program will gain the honor of the title Sustainable Design Leader. The latest person who completed…

Vidago Palace eco-friendly

Where are the eco-friendly Portuguese golf clubs?

By: 2019. 08. 01.

I would like to believe that we golfers recognize the efforts of golf clubs who are trying to manage an eco-friendly golf club operations. Sustainable golf tourism is not another popular trend, but it must be a top-top…

Costa Navarino Bay Course clubhouse at sunset

Can Costa Navarino keep its sustainability principles?

By: 2019. 07. 09.

Sustainability and environment committed golf club management is not just an option, but a fundamental, mandatory principle. Today it is not enough to achieve the Golf Environment Organization's OnCourse Certificate. When you are renovating your clubhouse or building…

Faldo Signature Design Laguna Golf Lăng Cô plays host to the Faldo Series Asia Grand Final

What is the value of Faldo Signature Design Status?

By: 2019. 05. 16.

This morning I had to realize that Faldo Design provides two design brand options: Faldo Design,Sir Nick Faldo Signature. What I liked in the Sir Nick Faldo Signature offer is that it provides a Golf Environment Organization (GEO)…

The 2019 Solheim Cup & Earth Day & Gleneagles

The 2019 Solheim Cup in the lure of sustainability

By: 2019. 04. 23.

The Gleneagles Resort the host of the 2019 Solheim Cup has been dealing with sustainability for a long time. They understood very soon that landscape is key to the 'Gleneagles experience'. The Golf Environment Organization released approximately two…

OCDev-Public Golf Facilities-kids

How to make public golf facilities sustainable?

By: 2019. 03. 26.

When I read recently the Golf Environment Organization's (GEO) ‘Sustainable Golf Development – Public Facilities Guidelines’ Olivier Denis-Massé's (Chief Marketing Officer, French Golf Federation) guest article came to my mind. In regarding hosting the 2018 Ryder Cup, he…

Education City Golf Club John Deere sustainability solution for golf clubs

What can John Deere provide to golf course sustainability?

By: 2018. 10. 08.

The brand new Education City Golf Club (the soft opening will be in this month) is showing another example that they keep their promise regarding the sustainability of its golf courses. Just before the soft opening of the…

plastic pollution_World environment day logos

Sustainability: How can golf clubs beat plastic pollution?

By: 2018. 06. 05.

I am sure that you have heard of how serious is the plastic pollution worldwide. If not, then let me give you some insights: 91% of plastic waste isn’t recycled. And since most plastics don’t biodegrade in any meaningful…

Royal Mougins Golf Resort

Improved playing experience at the Royal Mougins Golf Resort

By: 2018. 06. 04.

The French Riviera's only golf resort, the Royal Mougins Golf Resort (since 1993; member of IMG Prestige) has just completed a comprehensive upgrade of the bunkers and irrigation system. This is part of the significant six-figure upgrade. Royal Mougins Golf Resort's 18-hole championship…

Mountain Gazelle in their Natural Habitat at Saadiyat Beach Golf Club

Is Saadiyat Beach Golf Club a safe heaven for wildlife?

By: 2018. 03. 08.

The Saadiyat Beach Golf Club, managed by Troon Golf, has received recognition in Environmental Planning from the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses (ACSP). Administered by Audubon International, the program is designed to help landowners preserve and…

Finca Cortesin Hotel Golf & Spa 6-5-3rd greens

How is Finca Cortesin ensuring resource efficiency?

By: 2017. 12. 18.

Last week I mentioned tangentially the latest recognition of Finca Cortesin Hotel, Golf & Spa. The Spanish high-end resort won the IAGTO Sustainability Award for Resource Efficiency. Thanks to Miguel Girbés, director of golf at Finca Cortesin Hotel, Golf & Spa,…

Sentosa Golf Club 2017 Volunteer of the Year Khun Minachi

Should Sentosa Golf Club convey its agronomy secrets?

By: 2017. 12. 14.

We can agree that it is not so simple for a superintendent to gain practical experience how to create sustainable high-end golf tournament turf quality. The Singaporean Sentosa Golf Club in cooperation with The R&A and the Golf…

IAGTO Sustainability Awards Golf della Montecchia Italy

The winners of the 2018 IAGTO Sustainability Awards are…

By: 2017. 12. 12.

I assume when you first hear IAGTO, sustainability does not come to your mind. Although this is the second year when IAGTO recognizes golf clubs and resorts for their sustainability efforts with the IAGTO Sustainability Awards. They claim…

Waste Management Phoenix Open 2017 bins_v2

Waste Management Phoenix Open’s approach to sustainability

By: 2017. 11. 30.

Early this year, I have already shared with you that the 2017 Waste Management Phoenix Open (held February 2-5th, 2017) will be an official pilot of the new sustainability standard for golf tournaments of the Golf Environment Organization. Now, I can…

OnCourse app

The new OnCourse application comes with improved features

By: 2017. 10. 27.

As we are entering the Early Order Program period of the year, it is also great to get equipped with an upgraded, improved decision support application the OnCourse. For some of you, it might remind you Toro's "The…

Portugal golf industry and trends

Success story of golf in Portugal and future trends

By: Jose Villa Cardoso 2017. 08. 31.

Portugal is one of the top golf destinations in the world. Most of the golf courses are located in Algarve, in Southern Portugal, but there is a significant number of amazing golf courses in all continental areas, including…

Prince's Golf Club renovation works in 2017

How should Prince’s Golf Club’s Himalayas course be renewed?

By: 2017. 08. 18.

The Prince's Golf Club is continuing to invest in its golf courses. In 2009, the European Golf Design was requested to help remodel and introduce some new bunkers. This time, the Prince's Golf Club has announced an extensive and ambitious plan…

Howard Craft Burhill Golf & Leisure

Learn 7 ideas from Burhill Golf & Leisure about sustainability!

By: 2017. 07. 13.

Last month, I had the chance to report about 5 Burhill Golf & Leisure venues who were recertified by the Golf Environment Organization (GEO). Recently, I made an interview with Howard Craft, the general manager of  Wycombe Heights Golf…

Burhill Golf GEO Certified golf courses

What can Burhill Golf gain from sustainable golf courses?

By: 2017. 06. 20.

Burhill Golf and Leisure Ltd (BGL) has recently had five venues recertified by the Golf Environment Organisation (GEO) with the remaining five to follow as a result of continued, progressive works carried out across the operator’s 22 golf…

Gleneagles - innovative drainage technology

What will the back to the future at Gleneagles be like?

By: 2017. 06. 14.

It is great to hear that a prestigious golf course like the Gleneagles is returning to its original golf course design. In Gleneagles case, to James Braid's design who originally designed the Queen's Course (a heathland course). Here…