274 entries: sustainability

Sand scrapes at St Andrews Links Trust

How did St Andrews Links Trust win the Best Sustainability Project title?

By: 2024. 03. 25.

St Andrews Links Trust won the prestigious Best Sustainability Project at the Scottish Golf Tourism Awards in association with Luxe Scot in recognition of its outstanding work in driving sustainability and climate action.  Sustainable golf featured prominently at…

Wycombe Heights Golf Centre Electric-mower

What are the 7 sustainability commitments of the Wycombe Heights Golf Centre?

By: 2024. 01. 19.

In 2024, the discourse surrounding sustainability is witnessing an upsurge in the recognition of the significance of biodiversity and nature-positivity. Consequently, golf clubs are expected to establish nature-related targets and publicly disclose the progress made in this area.…

Jumeirah Golf Estates DP World Tour Championship - Day One

What lessons can we derive from Jumeirah Golf Estates’ investments in sustainability?

By: 2023. 11. 17.

It is gratifying to observe that the golf industry has seen an increase in sustainability success stories as of late. Such instances of environmental stewardship are a testament to the industry's growing consciousness of its impact on the…

Le Golf National green in permaculture2

What are Le Golf National’s recent innovative sustainability projects?

By: 2023. 05. 30.

As you know, Le Golf National is the French Golf Federation's facility and the host venue of several international golf tournaments (e.g., 2018 Ryder Cup, 2024 Olympic Games, French Open, etc.). That's why I was very curious about,…

La Cala Resort sunset

What are La Cala Resort’s latest remarkable sustainability investments?

By: 2023. 04. 24.

Last year, several trends (e.g. travel recovery, working from anywhere, bleisure, wellness tourism, etc.) favored La Cala Resort. On the other hand, we also need to see that their previous correct investments have brought results. Such an achievement,…

Carnoustie Golf Links Well-Being and Recruitment Day

See how Carnoustie Golf Links fulfills a sustainability objective!

By: 2023. 03. 02.

You have may have heard of the importance of promoting your golf club's community open day(s) as a sustainability objective (GEO Foundation: CC4l). A good example of this is Carnoustie Golf Links' Well-Being and Recruitment Day. On Tuesday…

Farleigh Golf Club Operation Pollinator program 2021 Syngenta

Farleigh Golf Club won England Golf’s ‘Sustainability Project of The Year’ award

By: 2022. 04. 25.

The Royal Horticultural Society says the main problem affecting most pollinators is thought to be the loss of suitable habitat. Including forage, nesting, breeding sites, climate change, and pesticides.  Those golf clubs who are already paying attention to the above-mentioned phenomenon…

Redbourn Golf Club by BGL

Redbourn Golf Club invests £1 million in sustainability

By: 2021. 07. 28.

Redbourn Golf Club (part of BGL Golf) became GEO Certified in 2013. In the very same year, Hoebridge Golf Centre (part of BGL Golf) earned the same title. To achieve the certification Redbourn Golf Club had to fulfill…

Greater Flamingo at Saadiyat Beach Golf Club-final

Are you impressed by Saadiyat Beach Golf Club’s sustainability efforts?

By: 2021. 06. 08.

It is good to see businesses among them golf clubs like Saadiyat Beach Golf Club are prioritizing sustainability and ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance). A recent Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week study found 87% of executives said improving ESG…

John Deere golf course mower in action

How John Deere is helping golf clubs’ sustainability efforts?

By: 2021. 05. 10.

Probably you have already noticed that I truly care about golf clubs' sustainability efforts. So far, I showed golf clubs' sustainability initiatives. I thought it would be interesting to know what do golf turf equipment manufacturers, like John…

PGA National Czech Republic - Sustainability.infographic

What are the achievements of the PGA National Czech Republic in sustainability?

By: 2021. 04. 29.

It has been almost a year since I was able to participate in the official launch of the PGA National Czech Republic. I had already heard then about the participation of the PGA National Czech Republic in the OnCourse…

New Course at Les Bordes Golf Club at the edge of a bunker

Has Les Bordes Golf Club done everything for sustainability?

By: 2021. 03. 29.

The new Gil Hanse-designed New Course at Les Bordes Golf Club (France) is likely to open on July 1. Before I introduce you to the new golf course, let’s talk about what are the business risks in NOT…

Sentosa Golf Club announces partnership with GEO Foundation

Sentosa Golf Club sets an example, in sustainability for Singapore

By: 2020. 07. 28.

I just read the Climate Action Tracker report on Singapore. There was nothing bright in it on Singapore. It says Singapore’s Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) emissions target is very weak compared to currently implemented policies. We rate Singapore’s NDC 2030…

Buzzard on a Bench at St Enodoc Golf Club

How did sustainability cause win at St Enodoc Golf Club?

By: 2020. 06. 22.

The St Enodoc Golf Club in north Cornwall, England has just embarked on a 5-year ecological management plan to return both its championship Church Course and Holywell Course back to a biodiverse landscape. Their intention was to find the…

Al Mouj Golf Expands Its International Certifications for Environmental Excellence

Al Mouj Golf sets a new level of commitment to sustainability…

By: 2020. 06. 02.

How many golf clubs can claim to be both GEO & Audubon International certified? Al Mouj Golf is one of the less than 20 golf clubs worldwide who can be proud of this high-level of achievement. This is…

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…

New branded water bottles at Abu Dhabi Golf Club, Saadiyat Beach Golf Club and Yas Links

Abu Dhabi’s trio of golf clubs are all for one: sustainability

By: 2020. 02. 06.

I know it is not a totally new idea to replace plastic bottles with aluminium bottles. However, I welcome every effort that serves to improve the sustainability of the game and the golf club itself. In November, I…

Sustainability champions by GEO in 2020

Who are the sustainability champions in 2020?

By: 2020. 01. 21.

In employee experience development, we highlight the importance of recognizing employees' achievements and performance. Recognition can be meaningful if we do it in a timely and genuine way. My concern with recognition is that it is not about…

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…

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…