Sallandsche Golf Club 'De Hoek'
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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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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.
- 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:
|Fauna||H. Otten & E.J. Weyers||Download|
|amphibian||R. van Pesch||2017/06/30||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|
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|
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%|
|Tees||0.5 Hectares||Festuca rubra||50%|
|Fairways||30.0 Hectares||Festuca rubra||70%|
|Semi Rough||3.0 Hectares||Festuca rubra||50%|
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:
|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:
|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:
|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:
|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:
|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|
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|
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:
|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:
|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.|
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:
|Renewable Grid Electricity (kWh)||117227||128118|
Consumption of non-renewable energy and resources at this golf facility:
|Natural Gas (Litres)||12825000||10490000||10313000|
|Propane / Butane (Litres)||4712000||4037000||2803000|
This golf facility is undertaking the following activities to diversify energy and fuel supply:
|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:
|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.
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.
This golf facility undertakes the following ethical / environmental purchasing activities:
|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)|
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|
This golf facility undertakes the following IPM activities:
|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):
|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):
|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:
|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|
No waste audits have been undertaken at this golf facility.
This golf facility manages key waste streams as follows:
|Paper & Cardboard||false||true||false||false|
|Cores & Turf||false||true||false||false|
|Wood / Timber||true||true||false||false|
This golf facility undertakes the following activities to continue the lifecycle of materials and resources:
|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.|
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.
This golf facility monitors water quality with the following frequency:
|Inflow||Three Yearly||Three Yearly||Weekly|
Waste water from this golf facility is managed as follows:
|Discharges to||Formal Discharge Agreement|
|Wash Pad||Mains Sewer||Yes|
Hazardous materials at this golf facility are handled and disposed of as follows:
|Secure Storage||Registered Uplift|
This golf facility undertakes the following activities to prevent pollution from its maintenance facility and clubhouse:
|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:
|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|
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|
|Food & Beverage||6|
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:
|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.|
This golf facility engages with local community groups in the following manner:
|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:
|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.
This golf facility undertakes the following internal environmental communications:
|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:
|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.|