35 entries: GEO Certified

Nine Bridges GEO Certified for the 3rd time 2019

Nine Bridges has earned to be a GEO Certified golf club

By: 2019. 11. 06.

You might say that the achievement of Nine Bridges is nothing special. However, if I put in contact then you very likely to change your mind. Today there are 538 golf clubs in South Korea. Out of this…

How to save your GEO Certified status in Latin America?

By: 2016. 02. 16.

I assume when you hear Costa Rica then you don't think about it as a possible golf holiday destination. Even KPMG left out Costa Rica from their 2015 Caribbean Golf Overview study.  All this happens to a country…

What can make your golf club GEO Certified?

By: 2015. 09. 30.

PGA Catalunya Resort's team of greenkeepers led by course manager David Bataller (see picture below) was named as Champions of the Green for August 2015. This is not the first time that PGA Catalunya Resort attains such recognition. In 2013,…

BGL-Abbey Hill Golf Centre-photo by Andy Hiseman-2

Abbey Hill Golf Centre remains committed to sustainability

By: 2019. 12. 02.

Abbey Hill Golf Centre, a Burhill Golf and Leisure (BGL) venue in Milton Keynes has successfully achieved GEO Certified status for another 3 years. Tony Hanson, a GEO accredited Independent Verifier, commented in the report: The management at…

Himalayas 5th Hole Prince's Golf Club -1328

The Prince’s Golf Club is committed to sustainability

By: 2019. 08. 15.

I hope the stunning, new photos of Prince's Golf Club's Himalayas golf course will not distract your attention from to focus on a more important achievement of the club. Namely, Prince's Golf Club has recently retained its GEO…

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…

Ocean Tee Bamboo golf tee close look

Prince’s Golf Club: With the advantages of bamboo for sustainability

By: 2020. 02. 24.

Last year I talked about possible materials that could be used to replace plastic in our tees (e.g. liquid wood, bagasse, bioplastics, etc.). Now I discovered a new, suitable material for this purpose: the bamboo. Bamboo is probably…

'Birds at Al Mouj Golf' Book Launch 

Is Al Mouj Golf a safe haven for birds?

By: 2019. 12. 26.

Hanne & Jens Eriksen have already written 7 books about the birds of Oman. This is why I was curious about what can they add more. Al Mouj Golf and Al Mouj Muscat are home to 173 bird…

Okol Lake Park an overview

Does Okol Lake Park golf resort will be created in Bulgaria?

By: 2019. 12. 05.

I think we can all agree that Eastern European countries are not really considered as typical golf destinations like Spain and Portugal. Some of these countries made a great effort to get on the map of the global…

Ben Styles VP Golf at Hoiana Shores Golf Club Hoiana Integrated Resort

Here is how Hoiana Shores Golf Club preparing for the opening

By: 2019. 10. 02.

The story Hoiana Shores Golf Club (Quang Nam Province, Vietnam; cca. 40 kilometers from the Da Nang Airport) really arouse my curiosity. This is why I thought to ask Ben Styles (Vice President of Golf at Hoiana Shores…

New Zealand Golf OnCourse New Zealand

Massive focus on sustainability at New Zealand Golf

By: 2019. 09. 10.

I was very pleased to hear that New Zealand Golf in cooperation with New Zealand Golf Industry Council and the Golf Managers Association of New Zealand has launched a new national sustainability initiative. They want to drive their…

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…

Royal Portrush GEO Certified logo

How Royal Portrush makes its golf club sustainable?

By: 2019. 07. 18.

I know how much you are focusing on the 148th Open Championship at Royal Portrush, but let's recognize the golf club's sustainability efforts as well. The noble issue of sustainability is not new to Royal Portrush that situated…

Golf Della Montecchia golf course female golfers

Top golf destinations in Italy for female golfers

By: 2019. 06. 03.

‘Women multiplier effect’ Forbes says if the consumer economy had a sex, it would be female. Women drive 70-80% of all consumer purchasing, through a combination of their buying power and influence. In 2017, they estimated that the “female economy” was…

Greg Norman-designed course at Al Mouj Golf

Al Mouj Golf is making headlines again…but how?

By: 2019. 05. 21.

Two years ago I have already highlighted Al Mouj Golf when I wrote about the development of Jebel Sifah (designed by Peter Harradine). I told then that Al Mouj Golf is a more complex and compelling golf experience with its Greg Norman-designed, 18-hole, par…

Shore-Dunes 2-Prince’s Golf Club-FINAL

Nothing remains the same at the Prince’s Golf Club

By: 2019. 05. 14.

Early this year, it turned out that the redevelopment of the Himalayas golf course of the Prince's Golf Club paid off. Thus Prince's Golf Club has risen 10 places into the top 50 of the Golf World magazine’s…

portugal wine regions map

Where to play golf in Portugal’s famous wine regions?

By: 2019. 05. 01.

Recently, I had to realize that with my friends and family members, we talk quite a lot about the great Portuguese wines. These discussions usually start with mentioning the wine region of Porto or Madeira. Soon I understood…

Vidago Palace Portugal

40 tips where to play golf in the autumn in Portugal & Spain

By: 2018. 11. 07.

We can all agree on that 2018 was a great year for the Portuguese golf tourism industry: Just like in 2017 Portugal won the World's Best Golf Destination title at the World Golf Awards. I go even further, Portugal…

Carnoustie Golf Links - Scottish Golf Tourism Awards 2018 - team

Carnoustie Golf Links won the Best Golf Course over £100 category

By: 2018. 11. 06.

Not so far away from The 147th Open (was held at Carnoustie Golf Links; winner: Francesco Molinari), I thought to share with you the latest success of Carnoustie Golf Links. Carnoustie Golf Links won for the second time (first time…

Le Golf National has retained GEO (sustainability) certification

Commitment to sustainability at Le Golf National is not a whim

By: 2018. 08. 23.

By completing and the new and improved OnCourse® program, Le Golf National has expressed its commitment to sustainable business management. As a matter of fact, Le Golf National has retained its GEO certification. Recently, Ryder Cup Europe and The Ryder Cup Organising…