28 entries: wildlife

wildlife conservation Lapwing at Avro Golf Club

How BIGGA is supporting wildlife conservation on golf courses?

By: 2020. 11. 11.

In the last four years, I wrote almost 20 articles about the importance of wildlife conservation on golf courses. Little or much? It is never enough to talk and take action on this area of sustainability (e.g. Syngenta’s Operation…

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…

Chervo Autmn Winter Collection 2022-2023 white sweatshirt

Would you change your wardrobe to the Chervo Autumn-Winter 2022-2023 Collection?

By: 2022. 09. 14.

I have to say, Chervo Autumn-Winter 2022-2023 Collection reflects nature really well. You will find in the new collection - among the others - the varied flora of the Amazon Rainforest to the resilient wildlife of the Himalayan…

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…

North Berwick Golf Club GM Elaine McBride

How does North Berwick Golf Club live up to its guests’ & members’ expectations?

By: 2022. 01. 10.

The North Berwick Golf Club honored double-winning European Solheim Cup captain Catriona Matthew by reopening a clubhouse lounge in her name last December. That’s why I thought I’d ask a few questions from Elaine McBride, the general manager…

Portmarnock Golf Club 18th hole Blue

Will Portmarnock Golf Club be able to become carbon neutral?

By: 2021. 11. 29.

I am very happy to share with you that another golf club, the Portmarnock Golf Club is investing in cleaner, energy-efficient technology, and equipment to become carbon natural. To tackle climate change, carbon neutrality is a proven strategy…

Farleigh Golf Club Operation Pollinator program 2021 Syngenta

How did Farleigh Golf Club commit to the Operation Pollinator program?

By: 2021. 09. 27.

I am so excited that another golf club has committed to sustainability and environmental protection by joining the Operation Pollinator program. So kudos to Farleigh Golf Club. Back in January, I have already written about Farleigh Golf Club…

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…

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…

Chris Duffy Modry Las Golf Resort new general manager

What concerns Modry Las Golf Resort’s management the most?

By: 2021. 02. 07.

Last time I asked Chris Duffy CMDip about the challenges of golf club committees & boards. His article was so popular among golf club managers that I thought to interview him this time. Since his article, Chris Duffy…

BIGGA online conference

What should the BIGGA online conference be about?

By: 2020. 10. 14.

It seems like more and more events are moving online. The coming BIGGA online conference (10 November 2020) is not an exception. For a long time, I thought that online conferences are killing one of the biggest benefits/advantages…

Troon Abu Dhabi Gazelle at Saadiyat

5 best practices to consider for golf club leaders

By: Francisco de Lancastre David - Cluster GM, Troon Abu Dhabi 2020. 10. 12.

A year ago, I asked Francisco de Lancastre David as the new cluster general manager of Troon Abu Dhabi (=Yas Links Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi Golf Club, and Saadiyat Beach Golf Club) about his future plans in the new position.…

Ile aux Cerf Golf Club, Mauritius.

How will the COVID-19 transform the Mauritius golf industry’s future?

By: Priscilla Guranna, Sales & Marketing manager, Ile aux Cerfs Golf Club 2020. 04. 21.

Has there ever been any universal concern that has monopolized the attention of the whole planet? Definitely, not! This is a first of its kind, an incomparable and historical situation that, has brought the world to a halt.…

Hambantoto, Sri Lanka edible golf courses

Is it time to think about edible golf courses?

By: Paul Jansen - Jansen Golf Design 2020. 01. 14.

Golf courses - big and small - cover a substantial amount of land. In fact, most of our modern 18 hole golf courses are routed over as much as 75ha / 185acres of land and often much more.…

'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…

Entrada at Snow Canyon Country Club by Brian Oar

Will you recognize Entrada at Snow Canyon Country Club in 2021?

By: 2019. 11. 18.

Don't worry the Entrada at Snow Canyon Country Club (founded in 1996) will not be plowed up. The golf course of the country club will undergo a $7 million dollar renovation project led by golf course designer David…

Reserva Conchal Golf Club and Beach Club Costa Rica

Reserva Conchal Golf Club and Beach Club picks Troon

By: 2019. 09. 30.

Many things come to our mind when we hear Costa Rica except golf. It is not a big surprise since there are only 8 golf clubs in this country. One of them is Reserva Conchal Golf club and…

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…

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…

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…