There’s an important role and opportunity for everyone who wants to see golf embrace sustainability – for the good of the game, society and our planet.
Individual leadership is uniting with collective action bringing a growing bank of strong commitments, actions and results.
Whether you get started by doing one thing or take on bigger projects, it's an important time to step forward and accelerate sustainability in and through golf - helping to contribute positively to some of the defining issues of current and future generations.
There are many different areas and actions you can take. A change in mindset such as switching to bamboo golf tees. Looking for more proactive ways to engage with the local community. Innovative new approaches to turf management or irrigation. Renewable energy to power a professional tournament. Carbon offsetting for an event, facility or player.
A greenkeeper at a 9-hole course in Scotland, a golf course architect working in the US, a course owner in Australia, and a professional golfer in France, the national golf association in the Netherlands ... meet the growing sustainable golf community!
We must make sure that non-golfers and our local communities around golf courses are included in the conversation and shown that golf is doing its bit to ensure that our environment and our courses are as sustainable as possible.
The design vision was first and foremost driven by the desire to create a course that felt uniquely Brazilian and embraced its surrounds.
Gil Hanse ASGCA
Rio Olympic Golf Course
The exchange of ideas through the OnCourse platform is priceless.
Golf Business Development Executive
WM and the Thunderbirds are proud to become the first tournament to maintain its GEO Certified® status for four years.
Chief of the Thunderbirds
WM Phoenix Open
The R&A's commitment to only host The Open at GEO Certified venues has been very well received.
Former Director of Sustainability
GEO Certification provides us with international recognition and credibility.
Foshan Golf Club
We laid the course into the natural landscape, leaving so much of what was already there untouched.
Cynthia Dye ASGCA
If you are a national or international golf association on the professional or amateur side of the game, please get in touch. The GEO Foundation team can help you get your sustainability strategy up and running, or take your efforts to the next level including tailored programmes for your members.
If you provide products or services into the sport that help drive change, there are many ways to connect.
Or, if you're an NGO or foundation looking to help make more happen in golf and related areas of sport, tourism, land management, GEO Foundation thrives on good alliances.
Always proud to represent you as a leader, innovator, promoter or partner of sustainable golf!