Will Portmarnock Golf Club be able to become carbon neutral?

By: November 29, 2021

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 for golf clubs.

When we think about greenhouse gas emissions, we should consider:

  • Electricity,
  • Heating,
  • Fuels,
  • Fertilizers and herbicides,
  • Oils and lubricants,
  • Buildings,
  • Equipment,
  • Course construction,
  • Balls, clubs, and accessories,
  • Office papers & scorecards,
  • Sewage and waste,
  • Travelling.
Portmarnock Golf Club 18th hole Blue

I found 2 carbon calculators: metric / USA.

Portmarnock Golf Club & GreenClub – carbon neutrality cooperation

After carrying out a detailed top-to-toe review of all existing infrastructure and energy provision, GreenClub will produce a detailed roadmap and work alongside Portmarnock Golf Club‘s management team to develop environmental strategies so that the club can address its current and future club requirements in a sustainable and environmentally responsible way.

In addition, the plan that GreenClub will put in place will create an opportunity for the club to generate its own renewable energy on-site using the most appropriate power sources – which will have an additional benefit of reducing overheads.

Noel O’Flaherty, captain of Portmarnock Golf Club, said:

“There are a few things that the club has done in recent years to help conserve the environment, such as drawing up ecology plans for wildlife and protecting certain areas of land, but there is a lot more that we can be doing which is why we turned to GreenClub.

We are looking at a number of areas, both in the short and long-term, including electric car charging points, improved recycling of plastic and glass, a substantial investment in greenkeeping equipment and renewable energy.”

Portmarnock Golf Club air view