Sallandsche Golf Club

GEO Certified® 08/2018
Diepenveen,
Netherlands
Telephone: 0570593269
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Sallandsche Golf Club De Hoek is a golf club and course in Diepenveen, a small village part of the municipality of Deventer. The landscape in this region is formed by the river IJssel. Setllements arose in the middle ages on the higher grounds alongside the river. These settlements grew into cities, such as Deventer. The small village of Diepenveen was founded around a monestry near Deventer. The rural village grew in the 19th and 20th century with the realisation of roads and railroads and the appearance of industry. Around Diepenveen exclus…

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Facility details

Golf Courses
Clubhouse(s)
Maintenance Facility/Facilities
Pro Shop
Practice Facility/Facilities
1 Other

Nature

The landscape

Landschapselementen.

Algemeen:
De Sallandse golfclub kent een tweedeling in het gebied. Aan de ene kant de parkachtige holes 1 t/m 10, 14, 17 en 18 met hun afwisseling van golfdelen met bos en heide. Aan de andere kant de holes 11, 12, 13, 15 en 16 die veel opener zijn, die in een uitstulping van het weide gebied liggen en zich aan drie kanten omringd weten door een bebost gebied.
De karakters van de twee soorten holes zouden in stand gehouden moeten worden.
Landschapselementen:
- Solitaire eik tussen de holes 1 en 6
- Twee vijvers tussen de holes 1 en 6 en tussen 15 en 16
- Een vogelbosje tussen de holes 11, 12 en 13
- Laanbeplanting langs de Golfweg
- Knotwilgen tussen tee van 13 en green van 15
- Twee nieuwe sterrenlanen vanaf de herentee van 18 richting hole 10 (dubbel) en richting green van 17 (enkel)

Consultation & Surveys

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

  • Bosgroep Oost Nederland
  • Stadler Golfarchitects

No landscape assessments or surveys have been undertaken at this golf facility.

This golf facility does not consult any organizations regarding ecosystem protection and enhancement.

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

Title Author Date View document
Birdwatching Sallandsche Golfclub 2016/04/06 Download
Flora K.Wesenhagen 2017/07/30 Download
Fauna H. Otten & E.J. Weyers Download
amphibian R. van Pesch 2017/06/30 Download
Butterflies S. Faber 2017/09/30 Download

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

Local name Scientific name
Brede wespenorchis Epipactis helleborine
Meerkikker of grote groene kikker Pelophylax (vroeger Rana) ridibundus
Bastaardkikker of middelste groene kikker Pelophylax (before Rana) esculentus
Bruine kikker Rana temporaria
Gewone pad Buffo buffo
Kleine watersalamander Lisotriton vulgaris
Kamsalamander Triturus cristatus

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
Heather and other dwarf shrub communities 0,5 Self Appointed
Rough 'ecological' grassland 1,5 Self Appointed
Native Woodland 3 Self Appointed
Open Water Features 0,2 Self Appointed

Turfgrass

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

Estimated Area (Hectares) Turfgrass Species Sward Composition (%)
Greens 1.0 Hectares Agrostis tenuis / capillaris 65%
Poa annua 35%
Tees 0.5 Hectares Festuca rubra 50%
Poa pratensis 20%
Fairways 30.0 Hectares Festuca rubra 70%
Poa annua 20%
Semi Rough 3.0 Hectares Festuca rubra 50%
Poa annua 30%

These turfgrasses are optimal for the circumstances at this club because:
These grasspecies grow well on our soil. We try to decrease the percentage of Poa Annua.

This golf facility assesses mowing patterns every: Once a year by the architect, further controlled by GPS system years

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

  • C. Paulussen
  • Van Montfrans

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 While we try to increase the quality of the greens and course we are focussing very much on reducing, watersupply and the use of chemicals.
Promoting the playing quality values of more naturalized turf, particularly fairways and semi-rough We prepare annual plans with our course contractor
Promoting the financial benefits of presenting sustainable surfaces By increasing the grass quality we try to reduce future maintenance cost
Improving customer understanding around greens maintenance We present regular articles on our website on maintenance and quality improvements
Demonstrating the direct relationship between environmental best practice and year round high quality playing surfaces We present regular articles on our website on maintenance and quality improvements

Conservation & Enhancement

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

Activity Description
Allowing seasonal variation of course coloration and texture We have yearly maintenance plans for forests, heathland and ponds
Appropriately matching mowing lines to contours This is GPS controlled
Protection and restoration of historic features Our typical country elements (Sterrenlanen) are maintained carefully
Discreet on-course signage and furniture We have a house style for signs and course furnitue
Conservation of specimen trees Bi-annual reviews are carried out by external parties.

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 With sheep we will try to increase the quality of the heathland. This is however subject to budget availability
Increasing the size of habitat patches We seed wild specimen to increase the habitat for insects and we monitor the maintenance of these areas
Connection of internal habitat patches The natural areas are connected by rough and woods
Connection of patches with external habitats We have natural connections with the surrounding areas
Creation of habitat corridors See above
Improving and diversifying habitat edges Not applicable for our situation

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 By seeding wil plants appropriate to our soil
Ecologically informed management of scrub vegetation We try to balanse nature by planting specimen which help the insect world through the various seasons.
Promoting species and structurally diverse woodlands We try to balanse nature by planting specimen which help the insect world through the various seasons.
Maintenance of an appropriate balance of open water and aquatic vegetation Bi-yearly maintenance is carried out on the bottom and the borders of the open waters
Naturalization of linear habitats We carefully plan our activities for the conservation of our Sterrenlanen.

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 We seed nectar carrying wild specimen for this purpose.
Installation of nest boxes We have a special team to maintain the nest boxes (ca 65)
Provision of hibernation areas We leave parts rough and woodlands to provide shelter for small animals and insects during wintertime.
Creation of micro-habitats (eg log and stone piles) By collecting dead wood and putting it in specific areas we create micro habitat

Water

The use of public water is slightly diminished in the last tree years from 833 m3 in 2014 to 721 m3 in 2016. In comparison with most golfcourse we use a small amount of water.
For irrigation we use groundwater. Since begin 2017 we can registrate the amount of water we are pumping up (2017:14.208 m3) . Also is it possible to registrate the amount of irrigation on each part of the golfcourse (i.e. greens, tees, fairways). We try to use as less irrigation as possible.
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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
Clubhouse(s) Public / Potable 100% 625 Litres
Golf Course Groundwater 100% 14,208,000 Litres
Maintenance Facility/Facilities Public / Potable 100% 112 Litres
2016 Source(s) % of supply Total Consumption
Clubhouse(s) Public / Potable 100% 675 Litres
Maintenance Facility/Facilities Public / Potable 100% 93 Litres
2015 Source(s) % of supply Total Consumption
Clubhouse(s) Public / Potable 100% 723 Litres
Maintenance Facility/Facilities Public / Potable 100% 93 Litres

Irrigation & Efficiency

The following areas receive irrigation at this golf facility:

Greens Daily in season
Tees 2-3 days per week
Fairways Weekly

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

The irrigation system at this golf facility is:

Serviced every 2 years

Upgraded every 1 years

Re-calibrated and checked for efficient application every 1 years

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

Activity Description
Selection of grass species Only grass suiting our soil like Festuca and Agrostis. It is the kind of grass that grows on fairly dry soils. So we don't need te irrigate too often. Just enough to let the grass stay alive.
Soil decompaction and thatch management In the beginning of the year we make a yearround scheme based on the results of an external grass expert who visits our golfcourse once a year, in August. .
His advice is leading for the frequency of slitting, hollow tining , vertidraining, seading and sanding. In 2018 four times.hollow tining and three times vertidraining.
Timing and dose of water application Depending the weather (rain, temperature, sun, wind) the moisture in the greens is measured once or twice a day and accordingly water is applied. The fairways are irrigated only when they start getting brown. The tees follow more or less the greens. Each sprinkler on the green can function individually.
Very dry parts like the borders of bunkers are irrigated by hand.
Incorporation of evapotranspiration rates and weather data The headgreenkeeper checks the amount of rain by internet.and raincatcher.
Use of wetting agents This year (2018) it is done bij hand and by machine.
Overall reduction in irrigated area Semi-rough, rough and woodland are not irrigated, only new trees.
Targeting of sprinkler heads Suiting to our form and measure of greens.
Optimizing system pressure Regulated by the computer

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

Activity Description
Low-flow urinals and toilets Some years ago the toilets, showers are replaced with water saving systems.
Use of efficient shower technology optimizing of shower heads.
Repairing leaks As soon as they are discovered.

Energy

Electriciteit wordt geleverd door Sportstroom (groene energie) sinds 2016. Dit is ook de leverancier van aardgas voor verwarming van het clubhuis. Daarnaast wordt in de werkplaats en de woning ernaast gebruik gemaakt van propaangas voor verwarming.
Greene electricity is used in the clubhouse, the workshop and for pumping water (irrigation, pumping-engine). Natural gas (same supplier) is used for heating and cooking in the clubhouse while the workshop is heated by propaangas.

Sources & Consumption

No energy surveys have been undertaken at this golf facility.

Consumption of renewable energy and resources at this golf facility:

2017 2016 2015
Renewable Grid Electricity (kWh) 117227 128118

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

2017 2016 2015
Diesel (Litres) 10000 10000 11000
Natural Gas (Litres) 12825000 10490000 10313000
Petrol (Litres) 493 541 803
Propane / Butane (Litres) 4712000 4037000 2803000

Energy Efficiency

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

Activity Description
Adoption of green tariff grid supply Since 2016 the Sallandsche Golfcourse has a green tariff.
Installation of photovoltaic and / or solar panels an extensive study was carried out for the installation of solar panels. Due to the low energy costs (for industrial use) is installation of solar pannels economecally not attractive.
Use of electric hybrid vehicles our contractor has purchased two hybrid fairway and green mowers.

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

Activity Description
Upgrading of building insulation Double glass windows have been installed 3 years ago in the whole building.
Use of natural light (e.g. sunlight pipes) In the hall roof lighting has been installed.
Installation of low-energy lighting All lighting in the clubhouse was replaced by hallogeen (2015)
Use of motion sensor lighting yes, outdoor at the lockers, inside the toilets and showerplaces.ehen in
Transition to energy efficient appliances When installing new equipment, the use of energy is always taken into consideration
Use of timers with appliances, heating and lighting Heating of the outside terrace is limited by timers.

Vehicles & Transport

This golf facility does not operate a maintenance fleet (ride-on mowers, walking mowers, or utility vehicles).

This golf facility does not operate any additional vehicles.

This golf facility has not established any schemes designed to encourage reductions in staff and customer transport.

Supply Chain

Our course maintenance contractors absorbes about 90% of the club budget. Remaining cost are mostly for the maintenance of the facilities and the software supply. The second major area of spending is related to the horeca activities which are also contracted out.

Purchasing Policies

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

Activity Description
Measures to avoid waste at source Our contracts and purchases are handled via guide lines and procedures with regards to ethics and commerciality. A transparent process is followed.
Most of our waste is recycled, on the land of a farmer close by (biomass), at our one premisses (dead wood), or at the refuse collection (glass, plastic, paper)
Products for the course maintenance are purchased by the centrale procurement department of the Enk Groen & Golf.
Use of local suppliers Most of our purchases are handled by our Catering and Course Maintenance contractors. At this moment we are not in a position to change the contracts for this purpose. It is however to be noted that we are situated in a rural area where many purchases can be handled by local suppliers which are located nearby the club
Use of local products See above.
Selection of certified products Our course contractor maintains central procedures for this purpose.
Use of recycled and recyclable products Glass, plastic, paper, cardboard, biomass, wood are alle collected seperately.
Use of accredited suppliers (e.g. ISO 14001) De Enk Groen & Golf (Diesel, dressing, pesticides, herbicides)

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
Catering Supplies 7 1 6
Maintenance Equipment 1 1

Turfgrass Inputs

This golf facility undertakes the following IPM activities:

Activity Description
Encouraging drought and disease tolerant grasses We sow only grass suiting our soil like Festuca and Agrostis, the kind of grass that grows on fairly dry soils. So we don't need to irrigate too often. Just enough to let the grass stay alive (See also chapter 2: Irrigation & Efficiency) .
Managing stress and wear Sanding, resowing, slitting, hollow tining. Depending the weather the greens are closed from Christmas to the end of February. If necessary the are closed for a longer period. During that periode we use winter greens on the foregreen.
Enhancement of soil structure Sanding, slitting, hollow tining, vertidraining, continualy sowing with the grass we want to have.
Managing thatch levels By vertidraining and hollow tining
Managing surface moisture Depending the weater the moisture level is checked once or twice a day on the greens.
Establishing thresholds for pests and disease Reducing the amount of Poa and establishing the stronger, wanted grasses (Festuca, Agrostis)
Scouting for pests and diseases Depending the period of the year the greens are checked daily
Monitoring / improvement of plant health An external agronomist takes samples once a year in August. Because we have three kinds of greens he monitores the three kinds. His report is the base for the maintenance program of the next saison.
The second external agronomist checks once a year the overall condition of the golfcourse.

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

2017 2016 2015
Fairways - K - Inorganic 7.5 7.5
Fairways - N - Inorganic 23 23
Fairways - P - Inorganic 7.5 7.5
Greens - K - Inorganic 16.8 171 178
Greens - N - Inorganic 104 80 114
Greens - P - Inorganic 17 28 28
Tees - K - Inorganic 30 45 22.5
Tees - N - Inorganic 45 68 68
Tees - P - Inorganic 30 45 23

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

2017 2016 2015
Fairways - Herbicide - Total Weight 6 15 24
Fairways - Insecticide - Total Weight 3 8 8
Greens - Fungicide - Total Weight 38.7 65.6 68.6
Tees - Herbicide - Total Weight 12 40

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

Activity Description
Selection on the least toxic and lest persistent products Our contractor has the knowledge to select the most appropriate products for its purpose and in line with the applicable laws
Selection of appropriate products for specific pests and diseases Our contractor has the knowledge to select the most appropriate products for its purpose and in line with the applicable laws
Calibration and testing of sprayers This is part of the maintenance on machines and other equipment
Use of shrouded sprayer and anti-drip nozzles Our contractor uses modern spraying devices
Use of organic and biological products to improve plant health and resistance. The contractor keeps the knowledge on new products up to date

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 false true false false
Sand true false true false
Wood / Timber true true false false

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

Activity Description
Separation of recyclable materials Most waste is separated in special bins. Waste collection is well organised in our area. Materials as glass, plastics, paper, metal are collected on a separate basis.
Establishment of recycling centers This is in our regions well organised by contractors working for the the local counsil authorities.
Education of staff and customer education Our course maintenace contractor has mandatory courses for all their staff to follow
Waste awareness campaigns By separate waste containers which have standard colours in the region, waste is separated by the clubmembers.

Pollution Control

Our maincontractor for the course maintenenance follows the guide lines and procedures set up by their central company. This company maintains above 20 golfcourses. Secondly our Coursecomittee steers the activity of this contractor by monthly meetings. Non routine activities are discussed beforehand.

Water Analysis

This golf facility monitors water quality with the following frequency:

Chemical Biological Visual
Inflow Three Yearly Three Yearly Weekly
On-Site
Outflow

Waste Water

Waste water from this golf facility is managed as follows:

Discharges to Formal Discharge Agreement
Golf Course No
Clubhouse Mains Sewer Yes
Maintenance Facility Ditch Yes
Wash Pad Mains Sewer Yes

Hazardous Materials

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

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

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 We have a small storage facilty which is clean and properly maintained. Hazardous products are properly labelled, stored and locked-up according to legal requirements
Maintenance of equipment on covered, sealed impervious areas Equipments for maintenance of the course is stored in covered areas and lock-up outside working hours.
Mixing of pesticides and fertilizers in covered areas This work is carried out in line with legal requirements in the maintenance areas. Contractor trains its staff for this type of work.
Mixing of pesticides and fertilizers over impervious surfaces Floors are concrete and impervious
Installation of above-ground fuel tanks The fuel tank is provided with a safety buffer to prevent collissions with machines.
Installation of sufficient secondary containment for fuel The fuel tank meets legal requirements
Provision of containment booms and absorbent materials The fuel tank meets legal requirements and is standing in a leak tray. The water used for cleaning machines is collected in a septic tank which is emptied on a regular basis by a specialised company.

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 The fairway and greenmowers are hybrids, thereby preventing leakage of hydraulic oils.
Establishment of vegetative buffer strips around water bodies We have natural reed around our water bodies
Establishment of emergency spillage response plan Contractor trains its staff on emergency spillage, provides instructions and carries out workspot inspections. New staff receive a short saftey course.
Controlling erosion and sediment discharge Not applicable
Establishment of pesticide-free zones All our semi-rough, rough and woods are pesticide-free zones
Use of swales and bio-filters to slow and treat surface run-off The course has some swales for drainage purposes

Community

De club has a structured organisation. Several committees take their responsibility into providing the golfer with hospitality and a welcoming golf course. The website of the gofl club provides guests will all information needed on the golf club and golf course. The golfclub has only 1 staff and three independent contractors mainly consisting of 6 greenkeeping staff, horeca staff and one golfprofessional. The club maintains a fair policy towards its staff and contractors.

Employment & Education

Typical staffing levels at this golf facility are:

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

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

  • Course Manager
  • Committee Members
  • Technical Specialist

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

Activity Description
Storage, application and disposal of pesticides Our course maintenance contractor has mandatory training exercises for its staff.
Efficient water management Via statistics and grass improvements the club tries to enforce the reducion of pumpingwater by the maintenance contractor.
Management of accidents and emergencies The club has established a disaster plan. All parties involved have been informed and the plan is visible in various key areas in the club and in the working area of the contractor staff.
Management of habitats and vegetation This is part of the training greenkeepers receive. When needed, we consult an expert on this subject.
Waste minimization, separation and recycling Cooking fat in the restaurant is collected for disposal as legally required
Course waste is collected for disposal as legally required
Health & Safety We have annual training for the use of the defibrilators and there is a plan for medical emergencies in the course.
Energy Saving Sun collectors are economically not attractive due to the low prices for electricity.
Understanding of landscape and cultural heritage We are carefully maintaining the elements of the original landscape such as the "sterrenlanes".
Environmental management planning The course architect, course manager and maintenance contractor prepare long-term plans. Within the club these plans are presented/communicated to allow clubmembers feedback.

Community Relations

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

Activity Description
Neighbours The club stays in contact with the neighbours (private landowners and IJssellandschap). Possible course changes are discussed with the neighbours where relevant to reduce the risk of accidents caused by flying golfballs. A public walk track runs throung the premises of the course. The course and the path are separated with fences, (trafic) signs and barriers.
Local Businesses Local enterprises and organisations use our golf course for events.
Schools & Colleges We invite children of schools and colleges in the region almost yearly.

Land Use & Cultural Heritage

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

Activity Description
Maintenance of existing public paths A public walk track runs throung the premises of the course. The course and the path are separated with fences, (trafic) signs and barriers. We don't have public paths owned bij the golfcourse.
Installation of effective and welcoming signage Along the mainroad the club has a signage to attract visitors and a welcoming signage.

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 does not undertake any activities to conserve cultural heritage features.

Communications

This golf facility undertakes the following internal environmental communications:

Activity Description
Provision of newsletters, notice boards & poster display The club has a weekly newsletter which is sent by e-mail for clubnews, games and pricewinners, and other typical club activitities.
There is also a bi-monthly magazine with detailed stories of club matters
Course guides / brochures There is a course guide for our guest players, which is updated every 2-3 years
Interpretation panels & course signage The club maintains a single style panels thoughout the premised such as roads, walk tracks and course.

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

Activity Description
Website, press releases & brochures Via the club website we inform our members on daily activities, golf games, on GEO activities and developments
Supporting campaigns We have every 5 years national golf events organised by the NGF.
Course walks / open days We have several open course days to attract new members for the golf.