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The Nieuwegeinse Golf Club was founded in 1986 and has been playing on the current course since 2002. This 9-hole championship course is hemmed by the exits of the A27 motorway, the Amsterdam-Rhine Canal, and the Heemstede castle estate. The driving range and 9-holes pars 3 are situated on a separate strip of land on the other side of the castle. This unique set-up means that the club deals with two different municipalities: Houten and Nieuwegein. The golf club’s influence sphere does not contain any Natura 2000 reserves or areas that are part…
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- Golf Courses
- Wedstrijdbaan (9 holes, 5490 metres, year opened 2002)
- Oefenbaan (9 holes, 725 metres, year opened 2002)
- 1 Clubhouse(s)
- 1 Maintenance Facility/Facilities
- 1 Pro Shop
- 1 Practice Facility/Facilities
- 1 Other
The Nieuwegeinse Golf Club was founded in 1986 and has been established since 2002 to the Heemsteedseweg in Houten. The area of 31.23 hectares is divided into two lots, although physically next to each other, but cadastral located in two municipalities. In the municipality Houten is the nine holes championship course and the clubhouse located. On the property located in the municipality of Nieuwegein is the 9-hole par 3 course and extensive practice facility.
The Nieuwegeinse consists of a variety of landscape. Each hole has given its own identity. There are botanical and ecologically valuable grasslands present. Solitary standing trees and planting areas with native tree species and fruit trees alternate. Beside that there are several ponds on site, partly with natural banks, some with a wooden pilin.
Consultation & Surveys
This golf facility does not consult any organizations regarding landscape heritage conservation.
The following landscape assessments and surveys have been undertaken at this golf facility:
|Aanvraag tot erkenning Committed to Green||NLadviseurs||2007/10/01|
|Bird survey||Golf club / Milieu Werkgroep Houten||2013/05/01|
|Swan survey||Golf club / Mrs. Y. Witteveen|
|Mammal survey||Golf club|
|Amphibian and reptilian survey||Golf club / IVN|
|Butterfly survey||Golf club / Mr. G.J. Roebers|
|pond damselfly and dragonfly survey||Golf club / IVN|
|Fish survey||Golf club|
|Mushroom survey||Golf club / IVN|
This golf facility consults the following organizations regarding ecosystem protection and enhancement:
- IVN Nieuwegein IJsselstein
- Milieu Werkgroep Houten
The following ecological surveys have been undertaken at this golf facility:
|Plant survey||NLadviseurs and goflclub||2015/07/01|
Rare, protected and notable species occurring at this golf facility:
|Local name||Scientific name|
|Bruine winterjuffer||Sympecma fusca|
|Bruine korenbout||Libellula fulva|
|Bruinrode wespenorchis||Epipactis atrorubens|
|Driekantig Bies||Schoenoplectus triqueter|
|Gevlekte orchis||Dactylorhiza maculata|
|Grauwe gors||Miliaria calandra|
|Grote Vos||Nymphalis polychloros|
|Groene Specht||Picus viridis|
|Grote Stern||Sterna sandvicensis|
|Gevlekte Orchis||Dactylorhiza maculata|
|Grauwe vliegenvanger||Muscicapa striata|
|Kleine Pimpernel||Sanguisorba minor|
|Kleine Plevier||Charadrius dubius|
|Kartuizer anjer||Dianthus carthusianorum|
|Kleine watersalamander||Lissotriton vulgaris|
|Levendbarende Hagedis||Zootoca vivipara|
|Rietorchis||Dactylorhiza majalis ssp. praetermissa|
|Witte Krodde||Thlaspi arvense|
|Wilde Marjolein||Origanum vulgare|
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|
|Rough 'ecological' grassland||3,59||Self Appointed|
|Native Woodland||1,82||Self Appointed|
|Open Water Features||4,09||Self Appointed|
|other, including all game ellements||20,29||Self Appointed|
Size and estimated species composition of amenity turfgrass maintained at this golf facility.
|Estimated Area (Hectares)||Turfgrass Species||Sward Composition (%)|
|Greens||0.9 Hectares||Agrostis tenuis / capillaris||20%|
|Tees||0.38 Hectares||Festuca rubra||10%|
|Fairways||4.1 Hectares||Festuca rubra||30%|
|Agrostis tenuis / capillaris||40%|
These turfgrasses are optimal for the circumstances at this club because:
These grasses are an optimal combination of playing quality and environment quality; they have little need of water and fertilizers
De gebruikte grassoorten zijn voor de Nieuwegeinse een optimale combinatie van spelkwaliteit en milieukwaliteit; deze grassen vereisen weinig water en bemesting.
This golf facility assesses mowing patterns every: 1 years
This golf facility consults the following individuals / organizations regarding its grassing plan:
- J De Ridder BV
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||The course committee adheres to a course management plan that includes all daily operations, frequencies and goals. The manner of maintenance has been established in a contract. The contractor discusses further planning of details during regular meetings. A management plan on line was written by the club with cooperation of the green keeping. Relevant issues are addressed by several news items by the course committee to inform the club members.|
|Improving customer understanding around greens maintenance||Member support is sought by communicating about both the maintenance issues and the reasoning behind the choices being made. Members also seek direct contact with green-keeping or the commission if concerned about a specific situation like dry areas on the course.|
|Demonstrating the direct relationship between environmental best practice and year round high quality playing surfaces||The choices for the design and maintenance of various elements are transparent and accessible to members. Regular publication via the website addresses issues that have given rise to concern. A request for intensified maintenance is often parried with the financial consequences.|
Conservation & Enhancement
This golf facility is undertaking the following activities to conserve landscape character:
|Allowing seasonal variation of course coloration and texture||Discolouration resulting from drought (to a certain extent) and other factors are seen as an addition to the natural quality of the landscape and the quality of the game.
|Appropriately matching mowing lines to contours||The mowing lines of the fairways and semi-rough are well tuned in to the undulations and different elements of the terrain.
|Protection and restoration of historic features||Present historical elements are restored where possible.
|Discreet on-course signage and furniture||The terrain furniture has been selected with care and is maintained accordingly.
|Conservation of specimen trees||The older, monumental trees on the golf course have been inventoried and are being caringly managed and maintained.
This golf facility is undertaking the following activities to improve the landscape ecology of the golf course:
|Minimizing the amount of amenity grass||The surface intensively mowed grass is kept to a minimum. By determining which elements fall outside the game and which are of importance to the character of the natural landscape, only some elements need to be extensively mowed.
|Increasing the size of habitat patches||Where possible, management is expanded or natural elements are constructed.
|Connection of patches with external habitats||A keen inventory of natural elements both on the course and in its neighbouring landscape allows for improved management and maintenance. For instance, equal goal setting of natural elements on and outside the course can take place.
|Avoidance of habitat fragmentation||We work on creating dynamic borders of the habitats.
Er wordt gewerkt aan het creëren van dynamische leefmilieus aan de rand van habitats
|Improving and diversifying habitat edges||The banks of many water elements have been designed in an ecological manner. This means that their gentle banks allow for flora and fauna. The mowing policy has also been adjusted to this.
|EMS||In the EMS we insert our anual data about flora and fauna on the golfcourse|
This golf facility is undertaking the following activities to improve the quality of habitats on the golf course:
|Creation of botanically rich rough grassland||The natural diversity of vegetation is increased by mowing and removal of clippings.
|Ecologically informed management of scrub vegetation||There is multiannual management plan in place carried out on the basis of a cycle.
|Promoting species and structurally diverse woodlands||The management plan provides guidelines to an ecologically valuable and durable situation.
|Establishment of littoral shelves and marginal vegetation in wetland areas||Natural and gentle banks have been realised in different locations in order to stimulate the flora and fauna in water and its banks.
|Maintenance of an appropriate balance of open water and aquatic vegetation||The management of the banks and the cleaning of the ditches and water elements are carried out in phases. This allows for continuity of both thin and thick vegetation.
|Naturalization of linear habitats||A division has been made of intensive and extensive green in order to create a good balance between nature and the game of golf.
|Herbaceous vegetation||On several locations in the course, we sowed flower mixes to speed up the creation of a herbaceous vegetation. For butterflies and bees this is an important addition to the golfcourse.|
This golf facility is undertaking the following activities to conserve and enhance biodiversity on the golf course:
|Provision of nesting and nectar for pollinators||Brushwood, roughs, forest edges and ditches are present at various locations. Special attention has been given to the different types of fauna.
|Installation of nest boxes||Birdboxes have been placed at different locations on the course for different types of birds, such as falcons, owls and humming birds.
|Control / management of alien species||Non-native, exotic, are controlled as much as possible.
|Provision of hibernation areas||Various plant squares contain grooves of branches and piles of wood. This allows mammals and amphibians to forage and hibernate.
|Creation of micro-habitats (eg log and stone piles)||Microhabitats have been created at various locations on the course, such as breeding ground, grooves of branches and woodpiles.
|Nesting location for the sand martin||A special location for nests has been created in the steep banks of a water area to provide nestinglocation for the sand martin|
Water in this area can be divided into two sources: groundwater and surface water. These two sources are connected to each other and exchange between them takes place. Next follows a description of the present situation. The terrain is well-drained so that precipitation can stream into the groundwater or surface water. The water system of the surface water consists of one main waterway along the eastern edge with a summer level of 0.1 metre + NAP and a winter level of 0.1 metre – NAP. The ponds along the eastern edge of the golf course have the same levels. The central and western part of the golf course and driving range have a surface water level of 0.6 metre + NAP in the summer and 0.45 metre + NAP in the winter. Surface water is used for irrigation of the golf course.
During the renovation of hole 8, we have installed new pipelines of Thyleen. With this we can further adjust the range and reach of sprinklers, allowing to irrigate more efficiently and not wasting water.
Sources & Consumption
The following water audits have been undertaken at this golf facility:
The water used at this golf facility is drawn from the following sources:
|2015||Source(s)||% of supply||Total Consumption|
|Clubhouse(s)||Public / Potable||965,000 Litres|
|Golf Course||Surface||8,017,000 Litres|
|2014||Source(s)||% of supply||Total Consumption|
|Clubhouse(s)||Public / Potable||917,000 Litres|
|Golf Course||Surface||5,105,000 Litres|
|2013||Source(s)||% of supply||Total Consumption|
|Clubhouse(s)||Public / Potable||927,000 Litres|
|Golf Course||Surface||9,581,000 Litres|
Irrigation & Efficiency
The following areas receive irrigation at this golf facility:
|Greens||2-3 days per week|
|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 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||A specialist has determined the choice of grass types specific to the golf course.
|Soil decompaction and thatch management||Yearly actions are taken to prevent soil compation through aerating and slitting.
|Timing and dose of water application||The irrigation system is computer-driven so that the different elements can receive specific amounts of water, separate from each other.
|Analysis of soil moisture||A weather station is situated on the course which is closely watched.
|Incorporation of evapotranspiration rates and weather data||The waterusage for irrigation is determined by analysing wheather conditions, soil moisture and evaporation statistics.|
|Targeting of sprinkler heads||The irrigation system is build up of sector sprinklers.
|Optimizing system pressure||The irrigation system contains an automatic pressure regulator that optimises the mains pressure.
|Adoption of cutting edge nozzle technology||Innovations are analysed when adjustments and replacements are needed in order to determine their application and usefulness in the irrigation system.
|Pipe lines of Thyleen||We use new pipe lines of Thyleen, which allows us to optimise the area of irrigation
Nieuwe leidingen voor het verder optimaliseren van de beregeningsoppervlakte
This golf facility is undertaking the following activities to conserve / reduce / minimize water consumption:
|Low-flow urinals and toilets||Toilets are equipped with water-saving buttons.
|Use of water efficient appliances||Kitchen equipment contains modern water-saving elements.
|Use of efficient shower technology||The showerheads are water-saving showerheads.|
|Repairing leaks||Leaks are immediately fixed.
The golf course is largely dependent on the demands placed by government legislation with regard to its environmental-technological developments. The golf club, however, is proactive in researching and applying environmentally-friendly renovations to its accommodations. This concerns, for instance, energy-saving facilities, the use of FSC wood, recycling and carrying out sustainable management. The energy usage of the Nieuwegein Golf Club is monitored closely and data is inputted monthly in the registration system (EMS). The clubhouse is relatively new and energy-saving methods, such as light sensors and energy-saving bulbs, have been applied. The kitchen was recently completely renovated and refitted with new equipment.
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)||159641||154972||161927|
Consumption of non-renewable energy and resources at this golf facility:
|Natural Gas (Litres)||21444||20570||23774|
This golf facility is undertaking the following activities to diversify energy and fuel supply:
|Adoption of green tariff grid supply||Since 2012, we use green electricity. Since September 1, 2015 Nieuwegeinse Golf Club has an energy adviser: Energy Services. This advisor will ensure that green energy is delivered at the lowest price. This meant that we said goodbye to Green Choice. The new supplier is E.ON for both electricity and gas.
Energy Services has looked at the following issues through an energy scan:
• if we did not pay more than we actually consume
• Ensure that the correct gas and electricity meter is used
• Check that the contracted capacities are adjusted correctly
• Check for accuracy by the calculated energy
|Use of biodiesel and /or ethanol||Fossil fuel is used for the smaller machinery, motorised saws and brush cutter.|
|Use of electric hybrid vehicles||Golfcarts are electric grid powerd|
|* Petrol||* Fuel consumption is not available due to filling at De Ridder Soesterberg. From 2016 it will be registered.|
This golf facility is undertaking the following activities to reduce energy consumption:
|Optimizing thermostat levels for heating and refrigeration||We only use gas in order to use the central heating with a cascade control system and the cooking units.
|Upgrading of building insulation||Modern insulation techniques were used during construction.
|Installation of low-energy lighting||Energy-saving lighting is attained through the use of as many energy-saving lamps and led-lamps as possible. We further want to research the possibilities to install LED fittings for the parking lot.|
|Use of motion sensor lighting||Movement sensors are used for the lighting in the locker rooms and in the toilets.
|Transition to energy efficient appliances||Energy labels are highly considered in the purchasing of new equipment.
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 established the following schemes to encourage reductions in staff and customer transport emissions:
|Staff showers||Showers are available in the green-keepers shed.
The basic principle driving policy at the Nieuwegein Golf Club is the sustainable maintenance and purchasing of materials. Green-keeping ensures structural maintenance of the machines in order to avoid unnecessary abrasion. When making large purchases and in carrying out reparations, products and materials are selected based on durability and origin. For example, the wooden parts of an engineered sheet and bridge are made of FSC-certified material and the contractor is ISO certified. Close attention is paid to the analysis of the quality of soil and grass in order to reduce the use of additives and to lessen the environmental impact of maintenance. Due to this structural management and maintenance approach, improvements are being worked on continuously.
A recently completed renovation project can be used as an example. The construction of a dam wall, timbering, furniture and bridges was carried out using certified materials. A long-term approach formed the point of departure for these renovations, namely, creating coherence within the landscape and taking cultural historical perspectives into account.
This golf facility undertakes the following ethical / environmental purchasing activities:
|Measures to avoid waste at source||By reducing the amount of packaging, buying local products and buying recycled products.|
|Use of local suppliers||Local suppliers are used for the purchasing of various products.
|Use of local products||The restaurant uses as much local products as possible|
|Selection of certified products||Purchasing places special attention to the certification of products.
|Use of recycled and recyclable products||The packaging of the products is recycled or can be recycled|
|Selection of products that feature minimal packaging||Almost all products are bought in volume packages|
|NGC and suppliers||The restaurant, maintenance of the golfcourse etc. are all outsourced, so NGC has no suppliers of its own, except for office items.|
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||7||1||6|
|Trade & Contractors||1||1|
This golf facility undertakes the following IPM activities:
|Encouraging drought and disease tolerant grasses||Used grasses are optimal for these climatic conditions. This minimizes the water usage and chance for disease.
|Managing stress and wear||Damage and wear and tear are avoided as much as possible by means of a good maintenance plan.
|Enhancement of soil structure||Soil structure is improved by means of aerating and through the measurement of results.
|Optimization of the growing environment||An optimal growth environment is cultivated through a good and actual maintenance plan and through expert advice.
|Managing thatch levels||Yearly measurements are made by the quality manager who also advises on the amount of thatch and the policy to reduce this.
|Managing surface moisture||Soil moisture is regularly measured.
|Scouting for pests and diseases||Contact with the surrounding golf courses and registration of damage provides information about the risks of damage.
|Monitoring / improvement of plant health||The head of green-keeping keeps a keen eye on the quality of the grass.
Fertilizer use at this golf facility in the last three years (kg):
|Fairways - K - Organic||45||24||26|
|Fairways - N - Organic||96||51||101|
|Fairways - P - Organic||21||11||12|
|Greens - K - Organic||194||188||169|
|Greens - N - Organic||128||112||123|
|Greens - P - Organic||11||11||22|
|Tees - K - Organic||163||109||149|
|Tees - N - Organic||152||131||152|
|Tees - P - Organic||27||50||27|
Pesticide has not been used at this golf facility in the last three years.
This golf facility undertakes the following actions to optimize pesticide use:
|Selection on the least toxic and lest persistent products||Least toxic products are selected for use|
|Selection of appropriate products for specific pests and diseases||The correct substances are chosen as a result of the expertise present on diseases and plagues, and the use of pesticides.
|Spot-treatment with handheld sprayers and wipers||All diseases and plagues are treated locally, besides the greens and foregreens.
|Calibration and testing of sprayers||The ideal measurement is chosen depending on the substances used and the type of weather, thereby realising usage- and dispersion optimisation.
|Use of shrouded sprayer and anti-drip nozzles||Spraying is done with anti-drip nozzles.
|Non-chemical weed control||Spot treatment is done by removing unwanted plants on greens, tees and fairways by hand.|
|Used pesticides||The following pesticides are the practice facilities, par 3 course and use the main course:
2013 2014 2015
Roundup 5,0 liter 4,0 liter 1,5 liter
AA-mix 24 liter 25 liter 12 liter
Signum 3,0 kg 3,0 kg 0 kg
Chipco Green 15 liter 0 liter 20 liter
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||false||true||false||false|
This golf facility undertakes the following activities to continue the lifecycle of materials and resources:
|Separation of recyclable materials||Various materials are recycled.
|Returning clipping to fairways and walkways||Fairway grass is not removed but remains on the fairway.
|Education of staff and customer education||Both staff and members are informed of how to proceed with waste removal.
The required storage cabinets and leak collector fullfill the conditions repuired by the environmental la wand are in a good state. They are yearly checked. Grease left-overs, empty barrels and motor-oil are stored in a special container and removed from the terrain by a special trashcollector.
To protect the soil and groudnwater, the greenkeeper shed has a liquid proof floor, which is checked yearly. To prevent oil and lubricants to flow with the waste water into the main sewers, the wash pads have a oil-seperator. All these objects are checked regularly and repaired when needed.
Yearly monitoring of the quality of surface water and soil is carried out. A planning has been made of the usage of pesticides and fertilisers, and is duly registered. Furthermore, hazardous materials are registered and stored safely.
This golf facility monitors water quality with the following frequency:
Waste water from this golf facility is managed as follows:
|Discharges to||Formal Discharge Agreement|
|Golf Course||Detention Pond||Yes|
|Maintenance Facility||Mains Sewer||Yes|
|Wash Pad||Via Oil Separator||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||Dangerous substances are stored in a certified cabinet.
|Maintenance of equipment on covered, sealed impervious areas||All machine maintenance is done by the contractor. Small maintenance is conducted on a fluid-sealed floor on the Golf Course. Large maintenance is centrally arranged by the contractor.
|Mixing of pesticides and fertilizers in covered areas||Pesticides are mixed in covered areas.|
|Mixing of pesticides and fertilizers over impervious surfaces||Fertilisers are mixed on a fluid-sealed floor.
|Installation of above-ground fuel tanks||The fuel tank meets all criteria and is periodically checked.
|Installation of sufficient secondary containment for fuel||The drip container of the fuel tank meets all legislative criteria and is large enough.
|Hazardous Materials||Detergents, lubricants, pesticide Containers, fertiliser bags and oilfilters are removed by De Ridder.|
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||Weather statistics are narrowly watched to determine the ideal timing for the application of pesticides and fertilisers.
|Establishment of vegetative buffer strips around water bodies||No substances are used in the bank zone of water elements (at least 3m from the water line).
|Establishment of pesticide-free zones||No-spray zones have been determined across the entire terrain.
The success of sustainable golf course management is partly dependent on the level of commitment by club members. Various media have been created to arouse member interest. Besides member commitment, extra efforts have been put into creating good relations with neighbouring property owners, the local municipality and the province. Especially in an area comprised of so many different functionalities, it is important that people view the golf course as an added value to the environment. Members and visitors are informed through the use of the different media, such as the club newsletter, website and digital information board, and signposting on the course.
Green-keeping places special attention to expanding knowledge by taking courses, networking with other golf courses in the area and asking for advice from external parties.
Employment & Education
Typical staffing levels at this golf facility are:
|Full Time||Part Time||Seasonal|
|Food & Beverage||3||2|
The sustainability working group at this golf facility is comprised of:
- Committee Members
Employees at this golf facility receive the following formal and informal environmental education:
|Storage, application and disposal of pesticides||Employees are informed about the use, the storage and disposal of chemicals and pesticedes.
|Management of accidents and emergencies||Staff is trained in health and safety issues|
|Management of habitats and vegetation||An enviromental plan is made, and is used a guide in the daily maintenace.|
|Waste minimization, separation and recycling||Staff is informed and in efficiency and waste management.|
|Health & Safety||Staff is trained in health and safety issues|
|Environmental management planning||An enviromental plan is made, and is used a guide in the daily maintenace.|
This golf facility engages with local community groups in the following manner:
|Local Government||Gemeente Houten, Provincie Utrecht, Recreatieschap and Waterschap|
|Local Environmental Groups||Some serveys are done by local enviromental groups.|
|Media||TVUtrecht, Radio M, local press|
|Schools & Colleges||Kampong Utrecht|
Land Use & Cultural Heritage
This golf facility provides access and diversified land use for others through:
|Maintenance of existing public paths||The terrain is crossed by paved paths which are accessible to the public.
|Installation of effective and welcoming signage||Information- and warning signs are placed at the entrance of the terrain.
No archaeological or heritage surveys have been undertaken at this golf facility.
This golf facility consults the following organizations regarding the conservation of cultural heritage:
This golf facility undertakes the following activities to conserve cultural heritage features:
|Archaeology (Settlements / Agricultural System etc)||Research on the old fruit trees at hole 8|
|Historic Features (Hedgerows / Dykes / Moats / Cairns etc)||Historic agricultural landscape, and elements.|
This golf facility undertakes the following internal environmental communications:
|Provision of newsletters, notice boards & poster display||There is an notice board in the clubhouse that provides information about flora and fauna.
|Members evenings and course walks||Members evenings and course walks are held, for example the national birdwaching day.
|Interpretation panels & course signage||Interpretation panels are present. In the clubhouse and on the golfcourse.
This golf facility undertakes the following social and environmental advocacy activities:
|Website, press releases & brochures||On the website there is a special section, that contains information about the enviroment on the golfcourse. There is a standart article in the club magazine about nature.|
|Course walks / open days||Members evenings and course walks are held, for example the national birdwaching day.
|Course walk||On the golfcourse there is a hiking trail that is used by many hikers to walk across the coutryside. Recently the route signs have been changed.|