Sustainable Golf Guidelines

This series of publications provides insights and ideas from real examples on how to start the journey of integrating sustainability into the heart of your golf project. The series looks at approaches to public, municipal golf and initiatives as well as new golf courses, resorts and destinations development.

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Public/municipal courses

This publication sets out examples of the challenges that face public bodies and local communities, where golf facilities can contribute to the solutions for problems such as flooding, biodiversity loss, and air quality.

New developments

The good work that is being done now often goes unnoticed. This publication highlights the growing number of credible examples where great golf developments are taking place and golf continues to be more than a game.


We want to get as much as we can out of what we have - This publication is aimed at those courses embarking on a project of any kind and shares examples that have had a demonstrable positive impact on the course itself.


This User Handbook discusses why the Voluntary Sustainability Standards have been adopted and details how they can be embedded into future sustainable development projects

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