Tag: sustainability

Antognolla Golf GEO Certified

See how Antognolla Golf has successfully achieved GEO Certified status!

By: 2022. 01. 14.

If I count correctly, Antognolla Golf is the twelfth Italian GEO Certified golf club! Antognolla Golf has: Met the required certification criteria for sustainable golf operations.Successfully completed the official third-party verification process.Successfully passed the final evaluation by GEO…

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…

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How does Reflo make sustainable golf apparel?

By: 2022. 01. 03.

A couple of years ago, I asked (among others) Kristin Hinze, the Global Head of Merchandising at Puma Golf, when golf clothing will be environmentally friendly and sustainable. I just met Reflo sportswear manufacturer who manufactures sustainable &…

Real Club de Golf El Prat GM Ariana Martin Balet

How will Real Club de Golf El Prat consolidate its growth in 2022?

By: 2021. 12. 09.

Early this year, we heard the good news that Real Club de Golf El Prat will implement its sustainability plan and renovate its two Greg Norman-designed golf courses ("Yellow, "Pink"). I was curious how they the current golf…

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…

The Dom Pedro Laguna Course will become the first course in Portugal to use 100 Bermuda Grass

How does Dom Pedro Laguna Course make itself more sustainable?

By: 2021. 11. 10.

Water scarcity affects at least 11% of the European population and 17% of EU territory. The demand for water will continue to grow and will put a strain on golf clubs and resorts. Climate change is worsening the…

ATA signing, Golf Saudi CEO, Majed Al Sorour and Atlas Turf President, John Holmes

Atlas Turf & Golf Saudi to develop the region’s first turf farm in Saudi Arabia

By: 2021. 10. 26.

I have just learned - at the University of Georgia's Turfgrass management certificate program - the 7 turfgrass species that are good salt-tolerant: bermudagrass, zoysiagrass, St. Augustinegrass, tall fescue, creeping bentgrass, alkaligrass (Puccinellia distans), and seashore paspalum. One…

Verdura Resort golf course Kyle Phillips design

How did Kyle Phillips upgrade the golf courses at Verdura Resort?

By: 2021. 10. 20.

In 2009, Kyle Phillips has designed two 18-hole golf courses and a 9-hole course for the Verdura Resort. Verdura Resort was the host venue of the 2012 Sicilian Open. The resort is a member of the European Tour…

Michael Waack Ecco Golf in the office

What motivated ECCO 25 years ago to enter the golf shoe market?

By: 2021. 10. 04.

It’s no big secret that I play golf in ECCO golf shoes. I have always been curious about how Ecco is able to gain a foothold in the international golf shoe market. That’s why I thought I’d ask…

Abu Dhabi Golf Club clubhouse

How smart will be the enhanced clubhouse of the Abu Dhabi Golf Club?

By: 2021. 09. 28.

You must have heard that Aldar Properties sold the Abu Dhabi Golf Club Complex for $49 million in 2020. The new owner is a financial investor. Following new ownership at the start of 2021, the Club is now…

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…

GEO-Sustainable Golf Development Standard 2nd-resized

What are the new elements in GEO’s Sustainable Golf Development Standard 2.0?

By: 2021. 09. 22.

The first version/edition of GEO's Sustainable Golf Development Standard was created in 2016. The main focus was three areas: PreparationDesignConstruction Even then, I really missed the fourth element/phase, the "follow-up." To remain relevant and stay in business golf…

Quinta do Lago South Course - 1st hole

What did Quinta do Lago spend his € 7m investment on the South Course?

By: 2021. 09. 02.

In the last two years, golf course renovations remained the most coveted actions/plans according to ASGCA. Turf conditioning and golf course design are still among the TOP 3 aspects of golfers where to play golf. Slowly, sustainability will…

Roganstown Hotel & Country Club the main building

Who is helping Roganstown Hotel & Country Club become sustainable?

By: 2021. 08. 25.

Before I share with you GreenClub’s latest new business win (Roganstown Hotel & Country Club) let's see what are the top sustainability trends in 2021. I see the following 5 sustainability trends golf clubs should follow: Decarbonisation of…

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…

Les Bordes Golf Club New Course open

The Les Bordes Golf Club’s New Course is ready to impress you!

By: 2021. 07. 15.

I’m so glad we got to this big day when Les Bordes Golf Club's New Course (Gil Hanse design) is ready for playing. This is Gil Hanse's first golf course design project in continental Europe at the start…

Las Colinas Golf Country Club WOW Beach

What has Las Colinas Golf & Country Club achieved in 10 years?

By: 2021. 07. 13.

I had been to Las Colinas Golf & Country Club (managed by Troon) on a FAM trip in 2018. I can still remember the challenging, Cabell B. Robinson-designed golf course. Jon Brook (Director of Golf & Sports) gave…

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Rheingolf on the Green an Open-Air Golf Show in Germany: 20-22nd August

By: 2021. 07. 12.

It seems like we are over the hardest part of the COVID-19 pandemic. Of course, this does not necessarily mean that trade shows like Rheingolf will return to their original format or will not move towards holding them…

London Golf Club golf course bunker close look

When will the London Golf Club achieve carbon neutrality?

By: 2021. 06. 17.

Who will be the first carbon-neutral golf club: London Golf Club (UK) or Sentosa Golf Club (Singapore)? Regardless, who will be the winner, we have to look at sustainability as a matter of value creation, not value preservation.…

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…