Coöperatie "De Peelse Golf" U.A.

GEO Certified® 02/2014 GEO Re-Certified 06/2018
Evertsoord Sevenum,
Netherlands
Telephone: +3177-4678030
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The course of Golfclub De Peelse is situated in the Peel area, on the border of the provinces of Limburg and Noord-Brabant. The Peel area used to be a large peat area with swamps, fens and small sand dunes. In the 19th century people started to win the peat on a large scale for the production of turf. Large parts were drained and after the winning for turf the lands were being used for agriculture or forestry. The period of the winning of peat officially lasted until 1984. The remaining peat areas were designated as nature reserves. The golfcou…

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Facility details

Golf Courses
Oefenbaan (6 holes)
De Peelse Golf (18 holes)
1 Clubhouse(s)
1 Maintenance Facility/Facilities
1 Practice Facility/Facilities
1 Other
1 Other

Nature

De Peelse Golf grenst aan een recreatie- en landbouwgebied en ligt in de nabijheid van het Natura-2000 gebied De Peel. de afwisselende ecotopen bieden diverse plant-en diersoorten leefruimte.De volgende ecotopen zijn op het terrein vertegenwoordigd: bosgebied ca 3 ha, open water ca 4,3 ha, heideterrein met enkele struiken en bomen ca 0,15 ha en 22, 55 ha ruigte. Een groot deel van de oevers bestaat uit riet- en ruigtevegetatie. Beheer en onderhoud is gericht op verschraling en gebiedseigen vegetatie.
In de periode 2016-2017 is in samenwerking met het Waterschap de Grote Moolenbeek opnieuw ingericht ten behoeve van een betere doorstroming en ecologie.
De golfclub maakt gebruik van een online beheerplan waarmee zij het (winter)werk aan de natuurlijke elementen bepalen en inplannen.

The Peelse Golf is located next to a recreation park and agricultural field and in the vicinity of the Natura-2000 national park de Peel.The diverse ecotopes offer various plant- and animal species a great biotope and habitat. The following ecotopes are represented on the site: approx.3 ha of forest area, approx.4.3 ha of open water, heath land with some shrubs and trees around 0.15 ha and approx. 22.55 ha rough. Much of the shore consists of reed and bush vegetation. Management and maintenance focuses on depleting nutrients in the soil and thus gaining native vegetation.
During 2016 and 2017, the brook that is situated on the golf course, was reconstructed in coperation with the water regulation authority, to improve ecology and the waterflow. The golf club uses and online maintenance plan to schedule and execute the (winter) maintenance for the natural elements on the golf course.

Consultation & Surveys

This golf facility consults the following organizations regarding landscape heritage conservation:

  • Alan Rijks
  • NLadviseurs
  • Plattelandscooperatie U.A

The following landscape assessments and surveys have been undertaken at this golf facility:

Title Author Date View document
Milieu Effect Rapportage Gemeente Sevenum 1993/11/18
Waterhuishouding “Peelse Golf” en Groote Molenbeek E. Raaijmakers, WPM 2014/07/01

This golf facility consults the following organizations regarding ecosystem protection and enhancement:

  • IVN afdeling De Maasdorpen
  • Groei en Bloei N.Limburg
  • NLadviseurs
  • Waterschap Limburg

The following ecological surveys have been undertaken at this golf facility:

Title Author Date View document
Birdwatching Fred Hilhorst en Harry van Dijk 2012/02/01 Download
Natuurtoets deel A: Rapport Groote Molenbeek Grashoek Antea Group J.W.C Melis 2015/01/05
Veslag inventarisatie planten 2015 IVN De Maasdorpen 2015/07/01
Natuurtoest Groote Molenbeek Antea groep 2015/01/05 Download
Birdwatching Fred Hilhorst en Vogelgroep IVN 2016/05/21 Download
Zoogdieren - mammals intern 2009/05/01
Vleermuizen - bats intern 2012/05/01
Vlinders en libellen - butterflies and dragonflies intern 2012/05/01
Paddenstoelen - mushrooms and fungi intern 2017/05/01

Rare, protected and notable species occurring at this golf facility:

Local name Scientific name
Boerenzwaluw Hirundo rustica ssp.Rustica
Graspieper Anthus pratensis ssp.Pratensis
Groene specht Picus Viridis
Grote zilverreiger Casmerodius albus
Grutto Limosa limosa
Huismus Passer domesticus
Kneu Carduelis cannabina
Koekoek Cuculus canorus
Nachtegaal Luscinia megarhynchos
Oeverloper Tringa hypoleucos
Ringmus Passer montanus
Tureluur Tringa totanus
Veldleeuwerik Alauda arvensis
Wielewaal Oriolus oriolus
Zomertortel Stretopelia turtur
moerashertshooi Hypericum elodes
dwergviltkruid Filago minima
schapengras Festuca Ovina
zwarte kraai Corvus corone
buizerd Buteo buteo
grote bonte specht Dendrocopos major
kleine modderkruiper Cobitis taenia
bermpje Barbatula barbatula
riviergrondel Gobio gobio
grote gele kwikstaart Motacilla cinerea
matkop Poecile montanus
gekraagde roodstaart Phoenicurus phoenicurus
ijsvogel Alcedo atthis
Moeraswolfsklauw Lycopodiella inundata
Grote wolfsklauw Lycopodium clavatum
Brede wespenorchis Epipactis helleborine
Koningsvaren Osmunda regalis

This golf facility does not monitor any species as indicators of environmental quality.

Habitats & Designations

This golf facility does not feature any landscape designations.

Area of habitats / vegetation types, and associated designations at this golf facility:

Title Estimated Area (Hectares) Designation
Open Water Features 5,8 None
Heather and other dwarf shrub communities 0,15 None
Scrub Vegetation 0.1 None
Wetlands 0,3 None
Native Woodland 8.9 None
Overige vegetatie 19.6 Self Appointed

Turfgrass

Size and estimated species composition of amenity turfgrass maintained at this golf facility.

Estimated Area (Hectares) Turfgrass Species Sward Composition (%)
Greens 1.1 Hectares Agrostis stolonifera / palustris 30%
Festuca rubra 30%
Tees 1.0 Hectares Poa pratensis 30%
Agrostis stolonifera / palustris 30%
Fairways 12.5 Hectares Poa pratensis 30%
Agrostis stolonifera / palustris 30%
Semi Rough 3.6 Hectares Poa pratensis 30%
Agrostis stolonifera / palustris 30%

These turfgrasses are optimal for the circumstances at this club because:
Aangezien het terrein overwegend uit magere peelgrond bestaat blijft het corrigeren van waterdoorlatendheid een constant punt van aandacht. Hiertoe is de beregening verbeterd en geautomatiseerd waardoor groeiomstandigheden in hand gehouden kunnen worden.

Since the terrain mostly exists from lean ground (characteristic of the Peel), correcting the water-permeability remains a constant point of attention.To this end, the irrigation is improved and automated, so that growing-conditions can be held in the hand.

This golf facility assesses mowing patterns every: twee keer per ; two times years

This golf facility consults the following individuals / organizations regarding its grassing plan:

  • NibScanPro - Casper Paulussen
  • Pro Grass inz. Bodemanalyses

This golf facility is making the following efforts to manage the playing quality expectations of customers:

Activity Description
Establishing clear internal policies for irrigation, fertilization, colour, cutting heights, overseeding etc Beleidslijnen aangaande deze aspecten zijn vastgelegd in het in samenwerking opgestelde Beheerplan Online. Dit dient tevens als basis voor het onderhoudscontract met groenaannemer SBA afgesloten in 2010 en doorlopend tot december 2019.
Twee keer per jaar vindt er monitoring en advisering plaats op de spelelementen door Caspar Paulussen.

Policies concerning these aspects are set out in the by the council of members established Management- and Maintenance plan (2010-2019). Twice a year there is contact with an agronomist.
Promoting the playing quality values of more naturalized turf, particularly fairways and semi-rough Verbetering bodemstructuur opgenomen in beleidsplan . Dit gerealiseerd middels diepbeluchting en het aanbrengen van zandbanden in de fairways en voorgreens.

Improving the soil structure is included in Maintenanceplan . To achieve this, we use deep aeration and sand-tires in fairways and greens.
Promoting the financial benefits of presenting sustainable surfaces Moet nog gebeuren;

it has to be done
Improving customer understanding around greens maintenance Periodieke publicatie over onderhoud, kwaliteit en greensnelheid op website en in clubblad.

Frequent publication concerning maintenance, quality and green speed is published on our website and clubmagazine
Demonstrating the direct relationship between environmental best practice and year round high quality playing surfaces moet nog vorm gegeven worden

has to be done

Conservation & Enhancement

This golf facility is undertaking the following activities to conserve landscape character:

Activity Description
Allowing seasonal variation of course coloration and texture Daar waar de baan bestemd is voor golf: teebox,fairway voorgreen en green wordt d.m.v. beregening gezorgd voor een zo fraai mogelijke grasmat. Streven is gericht op optimale spelkwaliteit. Buiten dit deel wordt zo veel mogelijk natuurlijke verkleuring toegelaten.

Where the course is intended for the game of golf: tee, fairway and green, the turfgrass is kept as green and fair as possible through sprinkling. Here the aim is focused on optimal game-quality.Outside this area as much natural discoloration as possible is permitted.
Appropriately matching mowing lines to contours de maailijnen zijn passend binnen de contouren van het landschap;

the mowing-lines are in line within the contours of the landscape.
Protection and restoration of historic features Aanplant van eikenlanen om de oude landschappelijke structuur te visualiseren. Deze lanen zijn in winter 2012 door deskundige gesnoeid om beoogde structuur te waarborgen. De laan zal komende jaren worden gedund om meer ruimte voor de bomen te creëren. In 2015 is de Groote Molenbeek opnieuw gemeanderd.

Planting of oak lanes to visualize the old landscape structure.These lanes are pruned in the winter of 2012 by expert to intended structure. The lane will be thinned during the next years, to give the trees more room to grow. In 2015 the Groote Molenbeek has been reconstructed naturally.
Discreet on-course signage and furniture Borden en baanmeubilair zijn passend binnen het karakter van de baan.
Signs and course-furniture fit within the character of the course.
Conservation of specimen trees In samenwerking met de boomchirurg zijn lanen en solitaire bomen en heesters gesnoeid op vorm en hoogte.
Nagestreefd wordt behoud van oudere bomen en hakhoudbos i.v.m. landschappelijke en ecologische waarde.

In collaboration with the "tree-surgeon" the lanes, solitaire trees and shrubs are pruned to shape and height.We strive to maintain older trees and coppice because of the scenic and ecological value.
Screening and softening unsightly man-made features De stuwen in de Groote Molenbeek zijn vervangen door vistrappen voor een natuurlijke vismigratie.

The dams in the Groote Molenbeek have been replaced by fish steps to promote natural migration for fish species.

This golf facility is undertaking the following activities to improve the landscape ecology of the golf course:

Activity Description
Minimizing the amount of amenity grass Oppervlakte intensief gemaaid gras wordt in seizoen beperkt tot minimum.

Surface intensively mown grass in season is kept to a minimum.
Increasing the size of habitat patches Op het talud van hole 15 is 160 m1 beplanting aangebracht als brede groenblijvende haag, bestaande uit taxus, laurier en hulst. Besdragend tbv vogels

On the slope of hole 15 is made a wide planting of evergreen hedges ,consisting of yew,laurel, and holly, producing berries for the birds.
Connection of internal habitat patches In het terrein worden zoveel mogelijk leefgebieden aan elkaar geschakeld. Nieuwe aanplant aangebracht bij hole 14/15. Langs hole 1 en 10 zijn proefveldjes aangelegd met kruidenrijk grasland en wilde peen.

In the course as much habitat as possible is linked together. New planting is to be expected at hole 14/15. Next to hole 1 and 10 some areas are sowed with herbaceous grass and wild carrot as an experiment.
Connection of patches with external habitats Noordzijde t.h.v hole 13 verbinding middels broekbos met naastgelegen recreatiecentrum en aan zuidzijde middels aangelegde wal met beplanting en struweel naar braakliggend landbouwperceel.

The north side of hole 13 has connections through coppice with adjacent camping site and on the south side through an embankment with planting and a fallow agricultural parcel.
Creation of habitat corridors niet van toepassing

not applicable
Avoidance of habitat fragmentation oorspronkelijke opzet van in baan gecreerde kamers (bos,water,heide, moeras en ruigte) wordt zoveel mogelijk in tact gelaten en waar mogelijk door ontwikkeld. Dit is onderdeel van het online beheerplan.

Original design of the created landscape "rooms" on the course (forest, water, heathland, bog and undergrowth) is left in tact as much as possible and where possible developed further. This is a part of the online maintenance plan.
Improving and diversifying habitat edges zie hierboven
see the above noted

This golf facility is undertaking the following activities to improve the quality of habitats on the golf course:

Activity Description
Creation of botanically rich rough grassland Zuid-westzijde van baan is deel kruidenrijk grasland ingezaaid. Langs hole 1 en 10 zijn proefveldjes aangelegd met kruidenrijk grasland en wilde peen.

On the south-west side of the course is a part of grassland sown with herbs. Next to hole 1 and 10 some areas are sowed with herbaceous grass and wild carrot as an experiment
Promoting species and structurally diverse woodlands Middels een boombeheerplan worden handreikingen gedaan het beheer en onderhoud van de plantvakken en overige bomen uit te voeren.

Through a plan for the woodlands the management and maintenance for trees is defined
Establishment of littoral shelves and marginal vegetation in wetland areas aanwezige plas-dras gebied t.h.v hole12/4 wordt in stand gehouden middels stuwbeheer

Marshland at present hole 12/4 is maintained by small dams.
Maintenance of an appropriate balance of open water and aquatic vegetation Jaarlijks worden vijvers en oevers waar nodig opgeschoond en of uitgediept om evenwicht tussen water en vegetatie te behouden en verslibbing en vergroeing te voorkomen. Tevens mogelijkheid om d.m.v aangebrachte stuwen waterpeil te
beinvloeden.

Every year ponds and banks are cleaned up and deepened where necessary in order to preserve balance between water and vegetation and to prevent the ponds from growing thick with vegetation.
It is also possible to influence the waterlevel through the dams.

This golf facility is undertaking the following activities to conserve and enhance biodiversity on the golf course:

Activity Description
Provision of nesting and nectar for pollinators In 2016 is een insectenhotel geplaatst.

An insect shelter was placed in 2016
Installation of nest boxes Er zijn op de baan 24 nestkasten opgehangen om vogels broedgelegenheid te geven. Er zijn 7 soorten die hiervan gebruik maken. Monitoring vindt jaarlijks plaats. In 2017 zijn 30 aanvullende spreeuwenkasten geplaatst.

24 nestboxesare used by 7 bird species. Monitoring takes place annualy. In 2017, 30 starling nestboxes were installed.
Provision of feeding tables nog niet van toepassing
not yet applicable
Control / management of alien species Overlast van ganzen wordt bestreden met Agrilaser. Een over-populatie is hiermee verdreven.

Nuisance of gooses is prevented with a Agrilaser. An over-population is driven out.
Provision of hibernation areas In ruime mate aanwezige waterpartijen met bijbehorende oevervegetatie bieden overwinteraars ruime mogelijkheden

Abundant water features with associated riparian vegetation offer in winter months ample opportunities.
Creation of micro-habitats (eg log and stone piles) Op daarvoor in aanmerking komende plaatsen worden takkenrillen aangelegd.

On eligible places are branches stocked in piles.

Water

Voor het beregenen van de greens, tees en fairways wordt sinds 2007 grondwater gebruikt dat op een diepte van 130 tot 170 meter wordt gewonnen. Het water is van goede kwaliteit en de effecten op de 2e watervoerende laag die dient als bron zijn minimaal (ca -1 cm op 25m rond de bron).Er is een toegestane afname van 60.000 m3 per jaar. Het verbruik wordt jaarlijks door de overheid geverifieerd. Het waterverbruik op de golfbaan is de afgelopen jaren iets afgenomen.
Inlaat van relatief voedselrijk gebiedsvreemd water in de vijvers wordt geminimaliseerd door zoveel mogelijk water vast te houden met stuwen en niet op de Groote Molenbeek af te wateren. Er is slechts 1 watermeter aanwezig waar zowel het clubhuis als de loods op zijn aangesloten. Verbruikscijfers staan onder het kopje 'overig'.

Groundwater is used to irrigate the greens,tees and fairways since 2007.The water comes from a depth of 130 to 170 meters and is of high quality. Impact on the aquifer that serves as the source is minimal (about 1 cm to 25 m around the well.)The permit is for a maximum of 60.000 m3 per year. The consumption is verified annualy. The past three years, the irrigation use has slightly decreased. Intake of relatively nutrient-rich water from upstream the river Maas is minimized by optimizing the water level in the ponds and restrict the overflow into the Groote Molenbeek. There is only water meter installed that keeps track of both the club house and the greenkeeper facility.

Sources & Consumption

No water audits have been undertaken at this golf facility.

The water used at this golf facility is drawn from the following sources:

2017 Source(s) % of supply Total Consumption
Golf Course Groundwater 100% 41,260,000 Litres
Other Public / Potable 100% 1,055,000 Litres
2016 Source(s) % of supply Total Consumption
Golf Course Groundwater 100% 27,913,000 Litres
Other Public / Potable 100% 931,000 Litres
2015 Source(s) % of supply Total Consumption
Golf Course Groundwater 100% 36,724,000 Litres
Other Public / Potable 100% 966,000 Litres

Irrigation & Efficiency

The following areas receive irrigation at this golf facility:

Greens Daily in season
Tees Daily in season
Fairways 2-3 days per week
Semi-Rough Never
Rough Never

The irrigation system at this golf facility is:
Fully computer controlled

The irrigation system at this golf facility is:

Serviced every 12 months

Upgraded every 10 years

Re-calibrated and checked for efficient application every 12 months

This golf facility is undertaking the following activities to maximize irrigation efficiency:

Activity Description
Selection of grass species Poa pratensis, Agrostis stolonifera, Festuca rubra, Poa annoa as best growing grass species
Soil decompaction and thatch management Veel aandacht gegeven middels diepbeluchting en aanbrengen van zandbanden in fairways en voorgreens

A lot of attention is given by means of deep aeration and sandtires in fairways and near greens.
Timing and dose of water application Ligging Golfcourse op erg moeilijke ondergrond in de vroegere Peel vraagt om constante aandacht m.b.t. waterdoorlatendheid, watersuppletie en sturing van peil in vijvers.

Location of golf course in region De Peel asks for constant attention to water-permeability, water- supplementation, and control of levels in ponds.
Analysis of soil moisture De kwaliteit van het grondwater uit de bron wordt wel bemonsterd.

Quality of ground water from source is sampled
Incorporation of evapotranspiration rates and weather data Beregening geschiedt op basis van Visie op de beregening, - onttrekking en - drainage van het Baanbeheerplan.

Sprinkling and the complete irrigation management is done on the basis of "Vision on sprinkling, abstraction and drainage" as contained in Course Management Plan
Use of wetting agents Dit wordt gebruikt, SBA is hier verantwoordelijk voor

This is used, SBA holds the responsibility
Targeting of sprinkler heads zie voorgaand

see previous
Optimizing system pressure zie voorgaand

see previous
Adoption of cutting edge nozzle technology Vervanging van spuitmonden indien nodig bij jaarlijks onderhoud.

Replacement of nozzles if necessary during anual maintenance

This golf facility is undertaking the following activities to conserve / reduce / minimize water consumption:

Activity Description
Low-flow urinals and toilets In de toiletruimte zijn waterbesparende urinoirs aangebracht.

We have water-saving urinals in our toilets
Use of water efficient appliances Ballenwasser van Oxland die water dat gebruikt wordt voor schoonmaken van de golfballen continu recycled waardoor waterverbruik laag is.

Water used by Oxland machine is continuously recycled through which waterconsumption is low
Use of efficient shower technology In de kleedruimtes zijn waterbesparende douchekoppen aangebracht.

In changing rooms we have water-saving showerheads
Repairing leaks In voorkomend geval is reparatie in handen van een erkend installatiebedrijf

If necessary repairs made by qualified installation company
Water awareness signage nog niet aangebracht

not yet installed

Energy

Voor het clubhuis, driving- range ,handicart-stalling en werkplaats is energie noodzakelijk. Naast stroom wordt gebruik gemaakt van propaangas, diesel en benzine. T.a.v. stroom zijn energiebesparende maatregelen genomen in de vorm van spaarlampen en bewegingsmelders. Maar ook tijdschakelaars op de parkeerplaats. Daarnaast zijn er zonnepanelen op de werkplaats geïnstalleerd. Gegevens van de zonnepanelen zijn per 2016 beschikbaar.

For the clubhouse ,driving range and workshop energy is reguired. Besides elctricity,we use gas (propane), diesel and gasoline. In particular,the power is an issue, partly because the connection to the grid has a limited capacity. Energy saving is maximized for example by installing low energy light bulbs and motion sensors, but also timers in the parking lot. Also, solar panels have been installed on the maintenance facility.

Sources & Consumption

The following energy surveys have been undertaken at this golf facility:

Title Author Date View document
Energy Audit Karel Hermans 2009/01/03

Consumption of renewable energy and resources at this golf facility:

2017 2016 2015
On-site Solar (kWh) 6000 8286 0
Renewable Grid Electricity (kWh) 114241 106855 124741

Consumption of non-renewable energy and resources at this golf facility:

2017 2016 2015
Diesel (Litres) 12519 15606 13878
Petrol (Litres) 670 814 759
Propane / Butane (Litres) 24043 20542 23770

Energy Efficiency

This golf facility is undertaking the following activities to diversify energy and fuel supply:

Activity Description
Adoption of green tariff grid supply In 2011 is overgestapt naar groene energie van Greenchoice.

Since 2011 we are using green energy from Greenchoice
Installation of small scale wind turbine n.v.t.
Installation of photovoltaic and / or solar panels Er zijn in september 2015 maar liefst 112 zonnepanelen geïnstalleerd op de greenkeepersloods.

In september 2015, 112 solar panes were installed on the roof of the greenkeeper facility.
Use of geothermal and / or ground sources n.v.t.
Use of Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) n.v.t.
Use of biodiesel and /or ethanol n.v.t.
Use of electric hybrid vehicles Buggy's / handicarts zijn voorzien van elektrisch aangedreven.

Buggy's / handicarts are supplied with electric engines
Use of recycled oils n.v.t

This golf facility is undertaking the following activities to reduce energy consumption:

Activity Description
Investment in low-energy heating and air conditioning systems Bij vervanging wordt steeds moderne, energiezuinige apparatuur aangeschaft;

In case of replacement, we choose for energy efficient equipment to be purchased
Optimizing thermostat levels for heating and refrigeration De gebouwen zijn voorzien moderne thermostaten.

Buildings are equipped with modern thermostats
Enhancement of natural ventilation opportunities Het clubgebouw is voorzien van openslaande raampartijen aan zowel kopse- als zijkant.

The building is equipped with opening windows on both front and side.
Upgrading of building insulation De isolatie van het gebouw voldoet aan de eisen van deze tijd (bouwjaar 1996, verbouw 2008 en verbouw 2013)

Insulation of the building fits with every modern convenience ( year of construction 1996, renovation 2008 and 2013)
Use of natural light (e.g. sunlight pipes) Vanwege de dakconstructie (riet) wordt daglicht zoveel als mogelijk binnengelaten via de raampartijen

Because of roof construction (reed) natural light is let in through the windows as much as possible.
Installation of low-energy lighting Tijdens de verbouwingen in het clubhuis is de TL verlichting in de lockerruimte, toiletten en kleedkamers vervangen voor LED. Ook de driving range lampen zijn nu voorzien van LED lampen.

During the renovation of the club house, LED lights were installed in the lockerroom, toilets and changing rooms. The lamps on the driving range are also LED.
Use of motion sensor lighting De verlichting van het parkeerterrein maakt gebruik van vier 91 watt lagedruknatriumlampen met hoog rendement en dezelfde lichtopbrengst als een normale 135 watt lamp.

The lighting of the parking uses four 91 watt low pressure sodium lamps with high efficiency and a light intensity as a normal 135 watt bulb.
Transition to energy efficient appliances De parkeerplaatsverlichting werkt op een schemerschakelaar en klok .In de nachtelijke uren wordt verlichting uitgeschakeld.

The parking lights are working on a twilight switch and a timer. At night the lights are off.
Use of timers with appliances, heating and lighting Verwarming wordt tijdgeregeld d.m.v. thermostaat.

Heating is regulated by timers
Educating staff and customers Marshalls zien ook toe op ordentelijk gebruik van clubgebouw en lockerruimte, inclusief het bewust gebruik van energie.

Marshalls ensure orderly use of clubhouse and lockerspace, including the conscious use of energy.

Vehicles & Transport

The maintenance fleet at this golf facility uses the following fuel sources:

Ride-on Mowers Walking Mowers Utility Vehicles
Petrol 100% 33%
Diesel 100% 67%

Additional vehicles operated by this golf facility use the following fuel sources:

Golf Carts Cars Buses
Grid Electric 100%

This golf facility has established the following schemes to encourage reductions in staff and customer transport emissions:

Activity Description
Car sharing incentives Personeel en ledenbestand wonen grotendeels in de directe omgeving van de golfbaan. Bij wedstrijd- en competitievervoer naar elders wordt doorgaans gecarpoold.

Staff and members live largely in the immediate vicinity. When going outside for competition carpooling is used often

Group transportation (e.g. buses) Jeugdwedstrijden worden door de jeugdcommissie georganiseerd met gecombineerd vervoer

Competitions for youth are visited by combined transport.
Secure cycle parking Fietsen en bromfietsen kunnen in de overkapping van de lockerruimte gestald worden.

Parking accomodation for bicycles is under the canopy of locker space.
Promoting public transport routes and timetables Dit is gelet op de ligging in De Peel niet aan de orde.

This is, having regard to location in De Peel, out of order
Increasing equipment storage (e.g. lockers) De lockerruimte is recent uitgebreid met extra kastjes.

Locker space has been recently extended with additional cabinets.
Staff showers In de onderhoudsloods is een douche voor het personeel aanwezig.

In maintenanceroom there is a shower for personnel.
Tax breaking incentives for cycling Er is geen regeling voor de 3 partime medewerkers.

There is no arrangement for the 3 employees

Supply Chain

Geleverd worden producten ten behoeve van onderhoud en beheer van golfbaan. Er is voor zand en ander materiaal een opslagbunker aangelegd. Groenafval wordt afgevoerd naar composteerder. Houtsnippers naar een nabijgelegen camping t.b.v paden etc. Grond die vrijkomt wordt aangewend op eigen terrein.

Products are supplied for management and maintenance of the golf course. In 2009 a storage bunker was build for sand and other materials. We decided to outsource the composting of green waste from green clippings. Wood chips are used by a nearby camping resort for paths and similar applications. Sand and other material that is produced from the site is reused for other parts of the course to reshape and add interesting features.

Purchasing Policies

This golf facility undertakes the following ethical / environmental purchasing activities:

Activity Description
Measures to avoid waste at source Minimaliseren van inkoop van verpakkingsmateriaal. Inkoop van brandstof en kunstmest in bulk (aanvoer 1x per seizoen)

We minimize the purchase of packing materials. Purchase of fuel and fertilizer is done in bulk (supply 1x per season)
Use of local suppliers Leveranciers t.b.v. horeca komen uit regio van max 20 km ;
Technisch onderhoud en reparaties aan gebouwen en installaties wordt uitgevoerd door lokale /regionale ondernemers.

Suppliers of catering come from region of up to 20 km.
Technical maintenance and repairs to buildings and installations are carried out by local entrepreneurs.
Use of local products Drank en spijs t.b.v horeca worden geleverd door regionale leveranciers.
zand en kunstmest idem dito.

Food and drinks for catering are provided by regional suppliers, sand and fertilizer also;
Selection of certified products waar mogelijk en van toepassing wordt hier op ingekocht.

wherever possible and applicable certified products are purchased.
Use of recycled and recyclable products Verbruikssmeermiddelen (o.a. kettingzaagolie dient biologisch afbreekbaar te zijn;
reinigingsproducten idem dito

Lubricants (chainsaw oil) as well as cleaning products are preferably biodegradable .
Selection of products that feature minimal packaging Waar mogelijk worden goederen en materialen in bulk aangeleverd;

wherever possible goods and materials are delivered in bulk;
Use of accredited suppliers (e.g. ISO 14001) leveranties van grond- en hulpstoffen worden volgens vereisten onder certificaat geleverd.

Delivery of materials takes place by accredited suppliers, as much as possible

Supply Chain

An overview of the supplier network at this golf facility:

Total number of suppliers Total number of suppliers within 10 Kilometres Total number of suppliers within 100 Kilometres
Food & Beverage 6 2 4
Catering Supplies 1 1
Trade & Contractors 8 4 4
Maintenance Equipment 2 2
Course Supplies 2 2

Turfgrass Inputs

This golf facility undertakes the following IPM activities:

Activity Description
Encouraging drought and disease tolerant grasses Sinds begin 2016 worden kwaliteitsmetingen aan het gras uitgevoerd door Caspar Paulussen van NibscnaPro. De richtlijnen uit deze onderzoeken vormen de basis voor het beheer.

Since 2016, we use the guidelines that come from the quality surveys of NibscanPro as a base for our maintenance.
Managing stress and wear zie hierboven
see notes in the previous question
Enhancement of soil structure zie hierboven
see notes in the previous question
Optimization of the growing environment zie hierboven
see notes in the previous question
Managing thatch levels zie hierboven
see notes in the previous question
Managing surface moisture Sinds 2017 worden de EC-waarden, bodemvocht en bodem temperaturen gemeten met een draagbare sensor (Pogo). Op basis hiervan wordt de beregening, gewasbescherming en mestgift afgestemd.

Since 2017 the greenkeepers use a portable sensor to measure soil moisture, temperature and EC-values. Based on this, the irrigation, plant protection and fertilizers are adjusted.
Establishing thresholds for pests and disease zie gewasbeschermingsplan; daar waar bestrijding met gewasbeschermingsmiddelen noodzakelijk is wordt hier minimaal gebruik van gemaakt.

See pesticide plan
Where pesticides are necessary, usage is minimized.
Scouting for pests and diseases zie gewasbeschermingsplan
See pesticide plan.
Monitoring / improvement of plant health zie gewasbeschermingsplan
See pesticide plan
Gewasbescherminsplan Sportvelden/golfterreinen 2013 Preventieve maatregelen zonder gewasbescherming

Preventive measures withouth pesticide

Fertilizer use at this golf facility in the last three years (kg):

2017 2016 2015
Fairways - K - Inorganic 498.4 319 232
Fairways - N - Inorganic 381.8 404 813
Fairways - P - Inorganic 248.7 210 193
Greens - K - Inorganic 50.4 118.5 216
Greens - N - Inorganic 50.4 414.75 216
Greens - P - Inorganic 16.8 98.75 72

Pesticide use at this golf facility in the last three years (kg):

2017 2016 2015
Fairways - Herbicide - Total Weight 33 76 0
Fairways - Insecticide - Total Weight 25 0 0
Greens - Fungicide - Total Weight 10 11 63

This golf facility undertakes the following actions to optimize pesticide use:

Activity Description
Selection on the least toxic and lest persistent products zie Gewasbeschermingsplan 2013: preventieve maatregelen zonder gewasbescherming.
Tevens is hoofdgreenkeeper in bezit van Spuitlicentie Gewasbescherming, die jaarlijks ge-update wordt.

See Pesticide plan 2013 nr 17
Head greenkeeper has a licence for using pesticide which is annualy updated.
Selection of appropriate products for specific pests and diseases zie hierboven

see above
Spot-treatment with handheld sprayers and wipers er zijn douches aanwezig in loods

there are showers in shed
Calibration and testing of sprayers geschiedt 1x per 2 jaar

1x per 2 years
Use of shrouded sprayer and anti-drip nozzles worden toegepast;

are installed
Non-chemical weed control zie gewasbeschermingsplan 2013

see Pesticide plan 2013
Use of organic and biological products to improve plant health and resistance. waar mogelijk wordt compost toegepast

where possible compost is used to fertilize the golf course

Waste Management

No waste audits have been undertaken at this golf facility.

This golf facility manages key waste streams as follows:

Re-use Recycle Landfill Incinerate
Glass false true false false
Plastic false true false false
Aluminium false true false false
Metal false true false false
Paper & Cardboard false true false false
Grass Clippings true true false false
Cores & Turf true true false false
Sand true true false false
Wood / Timber false true false false

This golf facility undertakes the following activities to continue the lifecycle of materials and resources:

Activity Description
Separation of recyclable materials geschiedt op locaties die daarvoor ingericht zijn (achter loods)

shall be made in suitable locations (behind shed)
Establishment of recycling centers er is een opslagbunker aangelegd.

A storage bunker is constructed
Returning clipping to fairways and walkways wordt verstrooid op braakliggend terrein achter driving-range en zonodig ondergefraisd ; op faiways blijft liggen.

It is scattered on fallow land behind driving range and if necessary milled;
clippings on the fairways are left there.
Education of staff and customer education Voldoende afvalbakken in baan, teemarkers met opvang broken-tees, worden regelmatig geleegd. Marshals vragen aandacht voor onderwerp afval in baan, via website en door persoonlijke benadering.

There are plenty of waste bins in the course, teemarkers with collectioned broken-tees are regulary empted. Marshalls ask this of the guests via the website and by getting in contact with players.
Waste awareness campaigns Scheiding conform gemeentelijke voorstellen ,personeel is hiermee bekend.

Separation in accordance with municipal proposals. Our staff here knows how to do this

Pollution Control

De warmwatervoorziening is zodanig aangepast dat het risico van legionella-besmetting uitgesloten wordt. Van de periodieke controles wordt een logboek bijgehouden.
Bedrijfsafvalwater wordt afgevoerd naar de slibvangput en de olieafscheider.
Het waterpeil in de baan en de aanwezige vijvers kan gestuurd worden door stuwen, daardoor beïnvloeding van waterkwaliteit o.a. voorkomen algvorming. De waterkwaliteit bij de invoer en uitstroom van de golfbaan wordt gemeten door het Waterschap.

The hot -water installation is constructed in such a way that the risk of legionella contamination is excluded. This is monitored frequently and logged.
Waste water is drained to the sludge-collector and the oil separator.
Water levels in the ponds can be influenced by dams, as a result that water quality can be influenced (for example, to avoid algae). The water quality at the in flow and outflow of the golf course is suveyed by the water regulation authority.

Water Analysis

This golf facility monitors water quality with the following frequency:

Chemical Biological Visual
Inflow Yearly
On-Site Yearly
Outflow Yearly

Waste Water

Waste water from this golf facility is managed as follows:

Discharges to Formal Discharge Agreement
Golf Course Ditch N/A
Clubhouse Mains Sewer Yes
Maintenance Facility Mains Sewer Yes
Wash Pad Via Oil Separator Yes

Hazardous Materials

Hazardous materials at this golf facility are handled and disposed of as follows:

Secure Storage Registered Uplift
Detergents false true
Cooking Oils false true
Lubricants false true
Pesticide Containers true false
Fertiliser Bags true false
Oil Filters false true
Batteries false true

Pollution Prevention

This golf facility undertakes the following activities to prevent pollution from its maintenance facility and clubhouse:

Activity Description
Storage of equipment and hazardous products on covered, sealed impervious areas Een afgesloten kast met ventilatie, wordt gebruikt voor de opslag van gevaarlijke stoffen.

A locked cabinet is used to store hazardous materials.
Maintenance of equipment on covered, sealed impervious areas Onderhoud van machines op vloeistofdichte vloer, aanwezig in hal en wasplaats

Maintenance of machinery is done on an impervious floor, which present in shed and washing pads.
Mixing of pesticides and fertilizers in covered areas halvloer is vloeistofdicht

floor in shed is impervious
Mixing of pesticides and fertilizers over impervious surfaces zie boven

see above
Installation of above-ground fuel tanks De dieseltank is een dubbelwandige container met afgesloten deksel om vandalisme en calamiteiten te voorkomen. Bijbehorend tankcertificaat reg nr WO7234ST-28 dd.22-8-2007

The fuel tank is a double walled container with sealed lid, to prevent vandalism and calamities. License nr WO7234ST-28 dd.22-8-2007
Installation of sufficient secondary containment for fuel niet van toepassing

not applicable
Provision of containment booms and absorbent materials in voldoende mate aanwezig en binnen handbereik

in stock and within easy reach

This golf facility undertakes the following activities to prevent pollution on its golf course:

Activity Description
Eliminating leachate and run-off through careful timing of turf inputs gebruik opgenomen in bemestingsprogramma dat jaarlijks wordt gemaakt door groenaannemer.

Use is included in the fertilizing program, which is updated every year.
Establishment of vegetative buffer strips around water bodies worden toegepast

are applied
Controlling erosion and sediment discharge geschiedt

takes place
Establishment of pesticide-free zones worden ingericht met name in oeveromgeving.

are present, nearby shores.
Use of swales and bio-filters to slow and treat surface run-off worden waar mogelijk toegepast

are applied where possible

Community

An enthusiastic core group have been working on the application reports for certification. By working with external groups such as the IVN, organize collective activities and also publishing in the club magazine about nature and environment they try to raise more awareness.
Golfcourse and clubhouse have the wish to be part of the local and regional economic community and not a separate enclave in De Peel.

Employment & Education

Typical staffing levels at this golf facility are:

Full Time Part Time Seasonal
Club Management 6
Course Management 1
Food & Beverage 3 3
Golf Coaching 2
Other 3

The sustainability working group at this golf facility is comprised of:

  • Course Manager
  • Committee Members
  • Technical Specialist
  • Local Environment NGO

Employees at this golf facility receive the following formal and informal environmental education:

Activity Description
Storage, application and disposal of pesticides Opleidingen in deze en onderstaande sfeer worden door Groenaannemer aangeboden aan hun medewerkers.Vanuit Golfvereninging worden hier (nog) geen opleidingen verzorgd of aangeboden.

Trainings in this domain are offered by contracter Mourik Golf en Groen to their emloyees. From Golfassociation De Peelse Golf are no trainigs offered yet.
Efficient water management Ook dit vind plaats door hoofdgreenkeper met support van groenaannemer en Waterschap Peel en Maasvallei. ,door wie stuwtjes geplaatst zijn en drie peilschalen waarmee actuele waterstanden kunnen worden afgelezen

This also take place by head greenkeeper with support of Waterschap Peel en Maasvallei, by whom the dams and three levelscales are placed so that the current water levels can be read off.
Management of accidents and emergencies Dit is binnen de golfclub belegd in de Lifesupportcommissie,die tot taak hebben om een protocol op te stellen, te implementeren en evalueren voor medische noodgevallen,. Zij begeleiden reanimatiecursussen en demonstraties van het gebruik van defibrillator

This is in Golfassociation De Peelse Golf managed through the Lifesupportcommissie whose task is to draw up a protocol, implement and evaluate for medical emergencies. They accompany CPR courses and demonstrations on the use of defibrillator.
Management of habitats and vegetation Zie hiervoor

see above
Waste minimization, separation and recycling Zie hiervoor

see above
Health & Safety Zie beschrijving onder Lifesupportcommissie;
De aannnemer SBA is VCA en ISO 9002 gecertificeerd. Onderdeel hiervan is risico-inventarisatie en evaluatie met Plan van Aanpak.

see description at Lifesupportcommisie
The contractor SBA is VCA and ISO 9002 certified. Part of this is the risk and response plan.
Energy Saving Zie hiervoor

see above
Understanding of landscape and cultural heritage Zie hiervoor

see above
Environmental management planning De greenkeepers beschikken over een certificaat voor het werken met gewasbeschermingsmiddelen.

Greenkeepers have a certificate to work with plant protection products.

Community Relations

This golf facility engages with local community groups in the following manner:

Activity Description
Neighbours Periodiek overleg met Camping De Schatberg en Politieopleidingscentrum.

Periodical meetings with Camping De Schatberg and Police trainingcenter..
Local Government Periodiek overleg met gemeente en waterschap

Periodical meetings with the local government
Local Environmental Groups De lokale natuur en milieugroep IVN is betrokken bij het project en de monitoring van de natuur op de golfbaan. Een bestuurslid van IVN maakt deel uit van de CtG commissie.

The local nature and environment group IVN is involved with the project and monitoring of nature on the golfcourse. A board member of IVN is part of the CtG committee.
Local Community Groups Plattelandscooperatie inzake landschappelijke inpassingen

Plattelandscooperatie concerning landscape
Media Door Promotiecommissie wordt deelgenomen aan regionale televisie- en radiouitzendingen. Waar mogelijk wordt regionale pers benaderd.

The Promotion Commitee takes part in regional television and radio braodcasts.
Where possible regional press approached.
Local Businesses Onderhoud-en verbouwingswerkzaaamheden worden zoveel mogelijk uitgevoerd door regionale ondernemers uit de omliggende gemeenten.
Leveringen in horeca idem dito

Maintenance and renovation work will be carried out by regional entrepreneurs as much as possible from the surrounding communities
Supplies to catering also.
Schools & Colleges Ter promotie van golfsport en kennismaking met de Peelse Golf worden incidenteel scholen uitgenodigd door pro en leden.

To promote golf and introduction to De Peelse Golf, occasionally schools are invited by our golfpro and members.

Land Use & Cultural Heritage

This golf facility provides access and diversified land use for others through:

Activity Description
Maintenance of existing public paths De toegangsweg is opengesteld voor bezoekers van De Peelse Golf en wordt in eigen beheer onderhouden.

The acces road is open to visitors and is maintained in-house.
Creation of new paths and nature trails Zie hieronder onder "andere recreatie"

see text under "other recreation"
Installation of effective and welcoming signage Dit wordt ontwikkeld door een recent opgerichte promotiecie.

Is being developped by newly-established Promotion Committee.
Providing opportunities for other recreation (e.g. fishing) Het op de golfbaan aanwezige veegpad langs de Groote Molenbeek is opgenomen in het wandelnetwerk Knopen Lopen van de gemeente Sevenum. Wandelaars worden d.m.v borden attent gemaakt op de golfactiviteiten.

The present path along De Groote Moolenbeek is included in the hiking-network "Knopen Lopen" of the municipality Sevenum.Hikers are alerted by signs on golf activities.
Partnership conservation and access projects (e.g. community woodland) n.v.t.
Continuation of traditional agricultural activities n.v.t.

No archaeological or heritage surveys have been undertaken at this golf facility.

This golf facility does not consult any organizations regarding the conservation of cultural heritage.

This golf facility undertakes the following activities to conserve cultural heritage features:

Activity Description
Buildings (Listed Buildings / Ancient Monuments etc) Met de ontginning van de Sevenumse Peel werd begonnen in 1938. Het dorp Evertsoord werd in 1959 geopend. In de directe nabijheid zijn nauwelijks cultuurhistorische elementen of gebouwen aanwezig.

The exploitation of the Sevenumse Peel was started in 1938. The village of Evertsoord was opened in 1959. In the immediate vicinity are hardly cultural or historical elements or buidings
Archaeology (Settlements / Agricultural System etc) n.v.t.
Historic Features (Hedgerows / Dykes / Moats / Cairns etc) Broekbos onderhoud en eikenlanen in ontwikkeling.

Swamp woodlands and oak lanes in maintenanca and development.

Communications

This golf facility undertakes the following internal environmental communications:

Activity Description
Provision of newsletters, notice boards & poster display In elke uitgave van het clubblad wordt een artikel gepubliceerd over de voortgang van natuur en duurzaamheid op de Peelse Golf.

In every publication of the club magazine, an article is published about the progress of nature and sustainability in golf at the Peelse Golf.
Members evenings and course walks Duurzaamheid is een terugkerend thema op ledenvergaderingen.

Sustainability is a recurring theme on member meetings.
Course guides / brochures Informatie wordt meer en meer op de internetsite geplaatst. In het clubblad All in One is veel ruimte voor ecologie, natuur en duurzaamheid.

Information is more and more posted on our internetsite.
In clubmagazine 'All in One' is a lot of room for ecology, nature and sustainability.
Interpretation panels & course signage Er zijn infoborden geplaatst over de meandering van de Groote Molenbeek en het plaatsen van de vistrappen.

Info panels have been installed about the reconstruction of the Groote Molenbeek and the installation of the fish stairs.
Establishment of a nature trail Zie de eerdere opmerking Molenbeek.

see note about Groote Moolenbeek.

This golf facility undertakes the following social and environmental advocacy activities:

Activity Description
Website, press releases & brochures Op website is apart gedeelte ingericht rond het thema duurzaam Golf

On website is a separate section devoted to theme Sustainable Golf.
Course walks / open days Tijdens de jaarlijkse opendag is aandacht voor de bijzondere ligging en omgeving van de golfbaan

During the annual Open Day, we focus on the special location and surroundings of the golfcourse.
Attending community meetings Waar mogelijk wordt deelgenomen aan bijeenkomsten die de gemeenschap en de golfvereniging aangaan.

Where possible participated in meetings concernig community and golfassociation
Joint practical projects with community Waar mogelijk wordt deelgenomen aan projecten die de gemeenschap en golfvereniging aangaan. Hiertoe bestaan ook voornemens tussen de golfvereniging en een lokale projectgroep duurzaamheid.

Where possible we take part in projects that engage the community and Golfassociation.There are plans to participate in a local group on sustainability.