Goyer Golf & Country Club

GEO Certified® 02/2017
Telephone: +31 355393111

The Goyer Golf & Country Club has shown that financial and sustainable management can go hand in hand. Water management has been improved over the last years, and with the upcoming renovation of the clubhouse also energy use will be reduced. All necessary actions in and around the course are well documented and supervised by a highly skilled headgreenkeeper. The management is well aware of the presence of endangered and protected species and it is their intention to further improve biodiversity around the course.

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Facility details

Golf Courses
North Course (18 holes, 5908 metres, year opened 2003)
South Course (6 holes, 820 metres, year opened 2003)
1 Clubhouse(s)
1 Maintenance Facility/Facilities
1 Pro Shop
1 Practice Facility/Facilities
1 Other


The Goyer Golf & Country Club is situated between de urban centres of Laren in the province of Noord-Holland and Eemnes in the province of Utrecht. The golf course is located between the motorway A27 and the Postiljon (part of the Goois Nature reserve). The grounds are part of municipality Eemnes.
The golf course partly forms the western border of the province of Utrecht with the province of Noord-Holland.
The golf course has a unique location, on the transition between the high sand grounds of the Utrechtse ridge (moraine) to the low peat area of Zuidpolder te Veen (part of the nature area Arkhemheen-Eemland, including the Eemvalley).
In the past , the terrain was partly a turf nursery, but also an estate with majestic trees. Evidence of this former land use can still be found on the golf course.

De Goyer Golf & Country Club is gesitueerd tussen de woonkernen van Laren in de provincie Noord-Holland en Eemnes in de provincie Utrecht. De locatie van de baan ligt ingesloten tussen de A27 en het Postiljon (onderdeel van het Goois Natuurre-servaat). Het terrein valt onder de gemeente Eemnes.
De golfbaan vormt deels de westgrens van de provincie Utrecht met provincie Noord-Holland. De golfbaan heeft een unieke ligging, het ligt op de overgang van de hoge zandgronden van de Utrechtse Heuvelrug (stuwwal) naar het laagveengebied van de Zuidpolder te Veen (onderdeel van het natuurgebied Arkhemheen-Eemland, hier valt ook de Eemvallei onder).
Het terrein is in het verleden deels een graszoden kwekerij, maar ook een landgoed met bos geweest. Sporen hiervan zijn nog terug te vinden in de golfbaan.

Consultation & Surveys

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

  • NLadviseurs
  • H. Horzelenberg

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

Title Author Date View document
Baanbeheerplan Goyer Golf & Country Club NLadviseurs 2013/04/25
Bijlagenboekje Baanbeheerplan Goyer Golf & Country Club NLadviseurs 2013/04/25
Milieuzorgplan NLadviseurs 2013/04/25

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

  • NLadviseurs
  • R. van Barneveld, jager
  • P. Keunig en J. Harder, vogel deskundigen

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

Title Author Date View document
Birds Birdwatchingday 2016/05/01
Overzicht flora- en fauna inventarisatie Goyer Golf & Country Club 2016 Coen Knotters 2016/07/18
Flora en fauna werkprotocollen Goyer Golf & Country Club 2016 NLadviseurs 2016/09/19

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

Local name Scientific name
Rietorchis Dactylorhiza majalis subsp. Praetermissa
brede wespenorchis Epipactis helleborine
grote leeuwenklauw Aphanes arvensis
koningsvaren Osmunda regalis
moeraswolfsklauw Lycopodiella inundata
rode dophei Erica cinerea
slofhak Anthoxanthum aristatum
rosse vleermuis Nyctalus noctula
gewone dwergvleermuis Pipistrellus pipistrellus
meerkikker Pelophylax ridibundus
kleine watersalamander Lissotriton vulgaris
vuurlibel Crocothemis erythraea
metaalglanslibel Somatochlora metallica
Rode bosmier Formica rufa
Rode eekhoorn Sciurus vulgaris

This golf facility regularly monitors the following species as indicators of environmental quality:

Local name Scientific name
rietorchis Dactylorhiza majalis subsp. Praetermissa
brede wespenorchis Epipactis helleborine
grote leeuwenklauw Aphanes arvensis
koningsvaren Osmunda regalis
moeraswolfsklauw Lycopodiella inundata
rode dophei Erica cinerea
slofhak Anthoxanthum aristatum
rosse vleermuis Nyctalus noctula
gewone dwergvleermuis Pipistrellus pipistrellus
meerkikker Pelophylax ridibundus
kleine watersalamander Lissotriton vulgaris
vuurlibel Crocothemis erythraea
metaalglanslibel Somatochlora metallica
tiendoornige stekelbaars Pungitius pungitius
snoek Esox lucius
baars Perca fluviatilis
Rode bosmier Formica rufa
Rode eekhoorn Sciurus vulgaris

Habitats & Designations

This golf facility features the following landscape designations:

Description Designating Authority
Historic Landscapes / Parklands self-appointed

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

Title Estimated Area (Hectares) Designation
Rough 'ecological' grassland 19.9 Self Appointed
Native Woodland 9.2 Self Appointed
Open Water Features 3.2 Self Appointed


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

Estimated Area (Hectares) Turfgrass Species Sward Composition (%)
Greens 1.3 Hectares Agrostis stolonifera / palustris 99%
Agrostis canina 1%
Tees 1.1 Hectares Festuca rubra 70%
Lolium perenne 30%
Fairways 10.0 Hectares Festuca rubra 70%
Poa pratensis 30%
Semi Rough 2.2 Hectares Festuca rubra 70%
Poa pratensis 30%

These turfgrasses are optimal for the circumstances at this club because:
These turfgrasses grow well on the golf course and need a minimum of fertilisers and pesticides.

Deze grasoorten groeien goed en hebben het minimale aan mest- en gewasbeschermingsmiddelen nodig

This golf facility assesses mowing patterns every: 1 years

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

  • David Stansfield

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 An established management plan which is amended regularly.

Vast beheerplan dat regalmatig wordt bijgewerkt
Promoting the financial benefits of presenting sustainable surfaces A sustainably-managed grass surface costs less to maintain.

Een duurzaam beheerde grasmat kost minder in onderhoud
Improving customer understanding around greens maintenance Players are kept informed of maintenance.

De spelers worden op de hoogte gehouden van onderhoud
Demonstrating the direct relationship between environmental best practice and year round high quality playing surfaces Through careful and sustainable management, the course is becoming more attractive.

Door zorgvuldig en duurzaam beheer wordt de baan steeds mooier
Renovations During the past three years, several bunkers haven been renovated and two new tees have been constructed to offer the desired quality of golf.
Soil improvement In 2014, the club has installed a new drainage system on holes 3, 4, 6, 7, 13, 15, 16, 17. With these constructions, the top soil has been improved which will allow improved playability of the holes during the year.

Conservation & Enhancement

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

Activity Description
Allowing seasonal variation of course coloration and texture Solely the playing areas are irrigated

Alleen de spelvlakken worden beregend
Appropriately matching mowing lines to contours David Stansfield assesses the quality of the playing elements and therefore the mowing patterns.

David Stansfield beoordeeld de kwaliteit van de spelelementen, en dus de maaipatronen.
Protection and restoration of historic features Much maintenance to old trees

Veel onderhoud aan oude bomen
Discreet on-course signage and furniture Furniture is used as sparingly as possible. Whatever there is fits with the course’s atmosphere.

Er wordt zo min mogelijk gebruik gemaakt van meubilair. Wat aanwezig is, past in de sfeer van de baan.
Conservation of specimen trees Currant bushy areas are very old and a special element on the course.

Krentenstruweel is erg oud en een bijzonder element op de baan.
Screening and softening unsightly man-made features Through the transitions from fairway to semi-rough to rough to high rough.

Middels de overgangen van fairway naar semi-rough naar rough naar hoge rough.

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 The area of intensive maintained grass is minimized.

De oppervlakte intensief beheer grasland wordt geminimaliseerd.
Increasing the size of habitat patches The area heather and biodiverse grassland is being increased.

Heide en schaalgrasland worden in oppervlakte uitgebreid.
Connection of internal habitat patches Through extensively managed areas, the eco areas are inter-connected.

Door extensief beheerde delen zijn de eco-gebieden met elkaar verbonden.
Avoidance of habitat fragmentation Through extensively managed areas, the eco areas are inter-connected.

Door extensief beheerde delen zijn de eco-gebieden met elkaar verbonden.
Improving and diversifying habitat edges The club aims for as natural transitions as possible.

Er wordt gestreefd naar een zo natuurlijk mogelijke overgang.

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 Some locations on the course are sowed with a buckweat- and flowermix. The club wants to create more locations for botanical grassland.

Enkele hoeken van het terrein zijn ingezaaid met een boekweit en bloemenmengsel. De golfclub zoekt naar meer locaties voor bloemrijk grasland.
Ecologically informed management of scrub vegetation In the managementplan, shrubs are seen as a separate element with a special way of managing. Management is meant to keep the shrubs healthy and living. Especially the Amelanchier-shrubs.

In het baanbeheerplan wordt struweel als een apart te beheren element onderscheiden. Het beheer richt zich op het vitaal houden van de aanwezige struiken. Met name de aanwezige krenten.
Promoting species and structurally diverse woodlands Managing the woodlands is meant to promote the indigenous tree species and different ages in the present trees. This to maintain the quality and vitality of the woodlands. In 2016, a five year maintenance plan for the trees and woodlands has been written.

Beheer in de plantvakken is gericht op het bereiken van een inheemse soortsamenstelling en leeftijdsspreiding. Dit om de plantvakken vitaal te houden.
Establishment of littoral shelves and marginal vegetation in wetland areas During the renovations of the water feature at hole 16 and 17, the banks and heath was spared.

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 There are flower borders and the surface heather is being extended.

Er zijn bloemborders aanwezig en de oppervlakte heide wordt uitgebreid.
Installation of nest boxes Nesting boxes have been installed and these are being monitored every year. In 2016, the nesting boxes have been replaced and fixed. An additional 35 next boxes for starlings have been installed.

Nestkasten zijn opgehangen en worden jaarlijks gemonitord.
Provision of hibernation areas The golf club has installed bee hives in 2016.
Creation of micro-habitats (eg log and stone piles) Takken-rillen ter bevordering insecten en dekking klein wild. Rechts naast hole 1 en links naast green 7.
Working protocols The golf club has started using working protocols for the protection of flora and fauna since 2016.


Various water parties are spread over the golf course totalling in surface area approximately 3 hectare. Most of these water parties are linked together.
The golf course is part of the water level regulations of the water authority Eem and Vallei within the part area Zuidpolder in Veen of the water authority Eem en Vallei. The water level has been established at +0.7 m NAP (Dutch standard level) in the northern part of the course and at +1.1 m NAP in the southern part.
Surface water is used for irrigation of the course and, if this is insufficient in a drought, by pumping up ground water. An agreement was reached with a the provinces. The irrigation system is maintained annually.
In het club house, tap water is used by the catering, in the dressing rooms and sanitary facilities and other taps.

Verspreid over de golfbaan zijn diverse waterpartijen gesitueerd met een totale oppervlakte van ca. 3 hectare. Deze waterpartijen zijn, op een enkele na, onderling op elkaar aangesloten.
De golfbaan valt onder het peilbesluit van deelgebied Zuidpolder te Veen van het Waterschap Eem en Val-lei. Het peilbesluit is vastgelegd op +0,7 m NAP in het noordelijke deel van de golfbaan en +1,1 m NAP in het zuidelijke deel
De beregening van de baan gebeurt met oppervlaktewater en, wanneer dit niet voldoende blijkt voor een droog jaar, het oppompen van grondwater. Hiervoor is een overeenkomst met de Provincies gesloten. Het beregeningssysteem wordt jaarlijks onderhouden.
In het clubhuis wordt leidingwater gebruikt voor horeca, kleedkamers met bijhorende sanitair en andere verbruikspunten.

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:

2015 Source(s) % of supply Total Consumption
Clubhouse(s) Public / Potable 100% 1,750,000 Litres
Golf Course Groundwater 80% 25,000,000 Litres
Surface 20%
Maintenance Facility/Facilities Groundwater 80% 500,000 Litres
Surface 20%
2014 Source(s) % of supply Total Consumption
Clubhouse(s) Public / Potable 100% 1,750,000 Litres
Golf Course Groundwater 80% 27,000,000 Litres
Surface 20%
Maintenance Facility/Facilities Groundwater 80% 500,000 Litres
Surface 20%
2013 Source(s) % of supply Total Consumption
Clubhouse(s) Public / Potable 100% 1,750,000 Litres
Golf Course Groundwater 80% 23,000,000 Litres
Surface 20%
Maintenance Facility/Facilities Groundwater 80% 500,000 Litres
Surface 20%

Irrigation & Efficiency

The following areas receive irrigation at this golf facility:

Greens Weekly
Tees Weekly
Fairways Weekly
Semi-Rough Weekly
Rough Never
Other Weekly

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:

Activity Description
Selection of grass species Used grasspecies give a balance between playing quality and need of irrigation and fertiliser
Soil decompaction and thatch management The greens are vertidrained and vertically mowed to keep an open soil with a minimum of thatch.

De greens worden geverticuteerd en gevertidrained om the bodemstructuur open te houden en vilt te voorkomen.
Timing and dose of water application The quantity of water application is adjusted to what the grass needs. When applying water, the greenkeeping looks for the most optimal moment to do so.

De hoeveelheid beregening wordt afgestemd op de behoefte van de plant. De greenkeeping zoekt het meest optimale moment uit om te beregenen.
Analysis of soil moisture The greenkeeping analyses the soil moisture on a regular base and adjusts the quantity of irrigation to this information.

De greenkeeping monitord regelmatig de vochttoestand van de bodem en past hier de beregening op aan.
Incorporation of evapotranspiration rates and weather data The club looks into the possibilities of installing a weatherstation for aditional information on irrigation.

De club onderzoekt de mogelijkheden voor de installatie van een weerstation.
Use of wetting agents The greenkeeping uses Revolution as a wetting agent when needed.

De greenkeeping past Revolution toe wanneer dit nodig is.
Targeting of sprinkler heads The irrigation system uses pop-up sprinklers to irrigate the course. The sprinklers are managed and targeted yearly.

Er wordt gebruik gemaakt van pop-up sproeiers voor de irrigatie van de baan. Het systeem wordt jaarlijks onderhouden en opnieuw afgesteld.
Installing watermeter The surface water is beeing refilled when necessarry by groundwater. A watermeter will be placed in the coming year to have more detailled measurement.

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

Activity Description
Low-flow urinals and toilets In order to save water when flushing the toilets, the golf club placed bricks inside of the water resevoirs to reduce the amount of water per flush.
Use of water efficient appliances tghe past three years several new pieces of equipment have been installed that are water saving: a new dish washer and new water taps outside of the club house.
Repairing leaks Leakages are dealt with as soon as possible.

Een lekkage wordt zo snel mogelijk verholpen


Regular energy sources are used at the Goyer Golf & Country Club. The club house is the main user of energy. As often as possible electric carts are used on the course.
In order to reduce energy costs, LED lights were installed in some areas in the club house, coming years the club house will be improved, and all lights will be changed into LED. Installing energy-saving lights is also being considered for the driving range. At night, the airco, kitchen equipment and all lights in the clubhouse are switched off. In the work shed, the roof has light-penetrating plates which help to reduce the use of energy.

Op de Goyer Golf & Country Club wordt gebruik gemaakt van reguliere energiebronnen. Het clubhuis is grootverbruiker van energie, er wordt ook zoveel mogelijk gebruik gemaakt van elektrische buggy's op de golfbaan.
Om de energiekosten te reduceren, zijn op enkele plekken in het clubhuis LED-lampen geïnstalleerd, er zijn plannen om het clubhuis te renoveren, waarbij alle verlichting zal worden vervangen voor LED. 's Avonds worden de airco, keukenapparatuur en alle verlichting in het clubhuis uitgeschakeld. In de werkloods zijn lichtdoorlatende platen in het dak aanwezig, waardoor energieverbruik hier niet erg hoog is.

Sources & Consumption

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

Title Author Date View document
Energie audit Golf club 2015/12/01

This golf facility does not consume any renewable energy or resources.

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

2016 2015 2014
Diesel (Litres) 8861 9413
Hydraulic Oil (Litres) 440 550
Natural Gas (Litres) 24750000 24750000
Non-renewable Grid (kWh) 395000 395000
Petrol (Litres) 2200 2175

Energy Efficiency

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

Activity Description
Installation of photovoltaic and / or solar panels The installation of solar panes has been researched. With a pay-out time of 8-10 years, the golf club has decided not to install these yet.
Use of electric hybrid vehicles There are electric carts. A hybird mower was purchased.

De buggies zijn electrisch, er is een hybride maaier gekocht.

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

Activity Description
Investment in low-energy heating and air conditioning systems The airco is set with the use of a thermostat.

De airco is afgesteld door middel van de thermostaat
Optimizing thermostat levels for heating and refrigeration The thermostat has been set as efficiently as possible. The boiler in the on site toilet has been removed, so that only cold water can be aquired here.

De thermostaatis zo optimaal mogelijk afgesteld
Enhancement of natural ventilation opportunities Many french doors and windows allow for maximum ventilation.

Maximaal ventileren door veel openslaande deuren/ramen
Installation of low-energy lighting Broken lights are replaced by LED. Course lighting by energy-saving lights.

Kapotte lampen worden vervangen door LED. Terreinverlichting door spaarlampen
Use of motion sensor lighting On the parking lot, day and night sensors have been installed so that the lighting will only switch on once it's getting dark.
Transition to energy efficient appliances Various fridges have been replaced by energy-efficient models.

Diverse koelingen zijn vervangen door groenere exemplaren.
Educating staff and customers During the round before closing, the aircos and lights are switched off by staff, as is the kitchen equipment.

Tijdens de sluitronde worden de airco's en lampen uitgezet door het personeel, evenals de keukenapparatuur

Vehicles & Transport

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

Ride-on Mowers Walking Mowers Utility Vehicles
Petrol 100% 31%
Diesel 89% 38%
Grid Electric 31%
Hybrid 11%

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

Golf Carts Cars Buses
Petrol 7%
Diesel 100%
Grid Electric 93%

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

Activity Description
Staff showers Are present, but are used infrequently.

Zijn aanwezig, maar worden beperkt gebruikt

Supply Chain

At the Goyer Golf & Country Club, attention is paid to the origin of purchased products. The club tries to reduce packaging. The purchases for the kitchens are delivered in returnable crates. Empty cardboard boxes are removed in a special container. Where possible, local suppliers and local products are used.
In addition, attention is paid to the purchase of pesticides. The Goyer Golf & Country Club uses certified products, but as few as possible.
By preventing diseases and plagues and, where possible, combatting weeds mechanically. The greenkeepers take preventive measures such as dew sweeping, a balanced fertilising programme, timely aeration, and reduced irrigation in order to prevent the occurrence of fungi and diseases. Spot treatment is used for pesticides.

Soil and sand, necessary for dressing, filling, bunker sand, etc. always has the necessary (soil) certificates which show that the purchase concerns a responsible product which will not cause any environmental damage.

Bij het doen van inkopen wordt door de Goyer Golf & Country Club aandacht besteed aan de herkomst van de ingekochte producten. Er wordt op de Goyer getracht zo min mogelijk met verpakkingen te werken. De inkoop voor de keukens wordt afgeleverd in kratten die weer retour gaan wanneer deze leeg zijn. Lege kartonnen dozen worden in een speciale container afgevoerd. Er wordt waar mogelijk gebruik gemaakt van lokale leveranciers en lokale producten.
Ook voor het gebruiken van gewasbeschermingsmiddelen is er aandacht voor de inkoop. De Goyer Golf & Country Club maakt gebruik van gecertificeerde producten. Er wordt zo min mogelijk gebruik gemaakt van gewasbeschermingsmiddelen
door ziekten en plagen te voorkomen en waar mogelijk machinaal onkruid te bestrijden. De greenkeepers nemen preventieve maatregelen als dauw vegen, uitgebalanceerd kunstmestprogramma, tijdig beluchten, en niet de veel beregenen om schimmel- en ziektevorming zo veel mogelijk te voorkomen. Bij het toepassen van bestrijdingsmiddelen gebeurt dit pleksgewijs.
Grond en zand, benodigd voor dressen, aanvullen, bunkerzand e.d. wordt alleen aangekocht wanneer er de nodige (grond)-certificaten erbij worden geleverd waarmee aangetoond kan worden dat het een verantwoord product is waarmee geen milieuschade gepaard zal gaan.

Purchasing Policies

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

Activity Description
Use of local suppliers when possible local suppliers are used.

Er wordt zo veel mogelijk ingekocht bij lokale leveranciers
Use of local products Not a requirement, but is carried out regularly.

Geen eis, maar wordt wel regelmatig gedaan.
Selection of certified products There are no requirements, but this is taken into account. With the exception of products for the greenkeeping.

Er worden hier geen eisen voor gesteld, maar er wordt wel altijd rekening mee gehouden. Uitgezonderd voor producten voor de greenkeeping
Selection of products that feature minimal packaging Purchases for the catering arrive in crates, cardboard boxes are removed separately.

Inkopen voor de keuken gebeurt in kratten, kartonnen dozen worden apart gescheiden

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 10 2 8
Catering Supplies 2 2
Retail 3 3
Trade & Contractors 14 2 12
Maintenance Equipment 6 2 4
Course Supplies 4 4

Turfgrass Inputs

This golf facility undertakes the following IPM activities:

Activity Description
Encouraging drought and disease tolerant grasses The grass sorts chosen are drought-resilient and grow well on the Goyer.

De grassoorten die zijn gekozen kunnen tegen droogte en groeien goed op de Goyer.
Enhancement of soil structure The playing elements are aerated and sanded.

De spelelementen worden belucht en bezand
Optimization of the growing environment Fertilisers are used sparingly in accordance with the fertilisation plan.

Mest wordt beperkt toegediend en volgens bemestingsplan
Managing thatch levels Aeration and vertical mowing is carried out.

Er wordt belucht en verticaal gemaaid
Establishing thresholds for pests and disease Dew is swept to prevent fungi.

Dauw wordt gesleept om schimmel te voorkomen
Scouting for pests and diseases The head greenkeeper monitors this.

De hoofdgreenkeeper houdt dit in de gaten
Monitoring / improvement of plant health Samples are taken regularly.

Er worden regelmatig monsters genomen

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

2015 2014 2013
Fairways - K - Inorganic 48 20 20
Fairways - N - Inorganic 83 54 50
Fairways - P - Inorganic 20 10 10
Greens - K - Inorganic 101 79 162
Greens - N - Inorganic 189 161 122
Greens - P - Inorganic 46 36 53
Tees - K - Inorganic 104 171 130
Tees - N - Inorganic 93 91 96
Tees - P - Inorganic 29 5 48

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

2015 2014 2013
Fairways - Herbicide - Total Weight 0.27 0.12 0.36
Greens - Fungicide - Total Weight 9.29 9.31 11.91
Greens - Insecticide - Total Weight 7.69 12.96 22.69

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

Activity Description
Selection on the least toxic and lest persistent products Is taken into account in purchasing.

Wordt bij inkoop altijd rekening mee gehouden
Selection of appropriate products for specific pests and diseases On advice from agronomists and suppliers.

Op adviezen van agromisten en levernaciers.
Spot-treatment with handheld sprayers and wipers Only the areas of the green to be treated.

Alleen te behandelen delen green.
Calibration and testing of sprayers Regular calibration and testing of spraying equipment.

Regelmatige afstelling en testen van veldspuiten
Use of shrouded sprayer and anti-drip nozzles A new spraying device has been purchased with high-tech distribution and better nozzles and caps to prevent drift.

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 true false
Aluminium false true false false
Metal false true false false
Paper & Cardboard false true false false
Grass Clippings false false true false
Cores & Turf true false false false
Sand true false 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 At the moment, the Goyer separates the following waste streams: cardboard, metal, glass, PET bottles, small chemical waste (batteries, etc.) and other waste.
Establishment of recycling centers A disposal centre is available for separating waste. In this centre the following waste is separated: paper, organic waste, kca (small chemical waste), glass and residual waste.

Er is een afvalcentrum aanwezig voor het te scheiden afval. Hier wordt het volgende afval gesorteerd: papier, gft (groente-, fruit- en tuinafval), kca (klein chemisch afval), glas en restafval.

Pollution Control

At the Goyer Golf & Country Club, the environment is taken into account in various ways. Certified pesticides are used as much as possible (certified pesticides are allowed by EU-standards). In purchasing machines, the possibilities and quality are strictly considered. In the past, tests have been carried out, taking account of the environment in this way as much use as possible is made of hybrid mowers.
In the work shed, hazardous materials are dealt with carefully. Fertilisers and pesticides are stored in the correct manner and the diesel tank fits the environmental legal requirements.

Op diverse manieren wordt er op de Goyer Golf & Country Club rekening gehouden met het milieu. Zo wordt er zoveel mogelijk gebruik gemaakt van gecertificeerde gewasbeschermingsmiddelen (gecertificeerde gewasbeschermingsmiddelen voldoen aan de EU-eisen). Er wordt bij de aanschaf van machines kritisch gekeken naar de mogelijkheden en de kwaliteit. Er zijn in het verleden testen geweest met hybride maai-machines.
In de werkloods wordt zorgvuldig omgesprongen met gevaarlijke stoffen. Meststoffen en gewasbeschermingsmiddelen staan op de juiste wijze opgeslagen en de dieseltank voldoet aan de milieuwetgeving.

Water Analysis

This golf facility monitors water quality with the following frequency:

Chemical Biological Visual
On-Site Three Yearly Monthly

Waste Water

Waste water from this golf facility is managed as follows:

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

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 true
Lubricants true true
Pesticide Containers false false
Fertiliser Bags false false
Oil Filters true true
Batteries false 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 Yes, in 2015 a new protected storage for hazardous substances has been installed outside of the workshed.

Ja, er is in 2015 buiten een nieuwe gecertificeerde opslag gekomen voor gevaarlijke stoffen.
Maintenance of equipment on covered, sealed impervious areas Major maintenance is carried out by external parties.

Groot onderhoud vindt plaats door externen.
Mixing of pesticides and fertilizers in covered areas On a liquid-tight floor.

Op vloeistofdichte vloer.
Installation of above-ground fuel tanks The old fuel tank was replaced by a new one, complete with meters to monitor fuel use and double walls.
Also, outside of the maintenance facility, a new storage for fules has been constructed.
Installation of sufficient secondary containment for fuel Spillage container is large enough and the new tank is double walled.

Lekbak is groot genoeg.
Provision of containment booms and absorbent materials Sufficiently and readily available

Voldoende aanwezig en binnen handbereik.

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 In accordance with the fertilisation plan and carefully applied.

Wordt afgestemd op mestplan en zorgvuldig opgebracht.
Establishment of vegetative buffer strips around water bodies Primarily around the reed borders.

Voornamelijk rondom de rietkragen.
Controlling erosion and sediment discharge Marram grass along the waste areas prevents erosion

Helmgras langs de waste areas gaat erosie tegen.
Establishment of pesticide-free zones Various areas are present.

Zijn meerdere gebieden aanwezig.
Magnet test A magnet was installed in the irrigation pipe system in order to filter heavy elements from the water. This has already improved the quality of the irrigation water.


The Goyer uses various ways to inform staff and external parties of their activities concerning sustainability. A communication plan has been drawn up and walks around the course are being organised.
The golf club considers training important, staff annually participate in a company health and safety (repeat) training and the greenkeepers are kept up to date on the correct handling of hazardous materials and the protection of the environment.
There are regular fire drills organised by the fire department.
During the past three years about 950.000 euro has been collected for charity through actions on and around the golf course.
In addition, the course management plan and environmental plan are used as guides for daily management and as a vision documents.
In order to prevent ad-hoc decisions on the maintenance, the head greenkeeper, manager and board use anual action plans based on the maintenance plan, the environmental care plan and working protocols.

De Goyer gebruikt meerdere manieren om personeel en externe partijen op de hoogte te houden van hun activiteiten omtrent duurzaamheid. Zo is er een communicatieplan opgesteld en worden er wandelingen over de baan georganiseerd.
De golfclub vindt scholing belangrijk, personeel krijgt jaarlijks een BHV herhaling en de greenkeepers worden op de hoogte gehouden van de juiste omgang met gevaarlijke stoffen en bescherming van het milieu. Er worden regelmatig brandoefeningen gehouden door de brandweer.
Afgelopen drie jaar is ca 950.000 euro opgehaald voor goede doelen, door acties op en rond de golfbaan
Verder worden het baanbeheerplan en milieuzorgplan gehanteerd als documentatie voor het dagelijkse beheer en visiedocument.

Employment & Education

Typical staffing levels at this golf facility are:

Full Time Part Time Seasonal
Club Management 1 3
Course Management 7 1
Food & Beverage 12 18
Golf Coaching 4

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

  • General 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 Staff receives informal training by the head greenkeeper.

Personeel krijgt informeel training door de hoofdgreenkeeper.
Management of accidents and emergencies All staff have received a company health and safety training. This is repeated annually.

Al het personeel is BHV getraind en wordt jaarlijks herhaald.
Environmental management planning Informally through the head greenkeepers and NGA meetings.

Informeel via hoofd greenkeeper en NGA bijeenkomsten.

Community Relations

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

Activity Description
Neighbours There is a good relationship with the various neighbours.

Met de diverse buren is een goede verstandhouding.
Local Community Groups The golf club has a youngster at the greenkeepers team that is suffering from long-term incapacity for work, but is employed in order to get more work experience (wajong).
Local Businesses In particular the local caterers.

Met name de lokale horeca.
Schools & Colleges The golf club provides internships to schools in order to get young people aqcuinted with golf and golf course maintenance.

Land Use & Cultural Heritage

This golf facility does not provide access and diversified land use for others.

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:

Activity Description
Provision of newsletters, notice boards & poster display All available information goes to the department greenkeeping and management. The club magazine is published three times a year.

Alle info die beschikbaar komt naar afdeling greenkeeping en management.
Members evenings and course walks A course walk for members is being organised approximately 2-3 x per year. One of the walks is during the Birdwatching day. Another one is to inform new members and tell them about the maintenance of the golf course.
Wordt ongeveer 2-3 x per jaar georganiseerd
Course guides / brochures Is available

Is aanwezig
Customer satisfaction survey A customer satisfaction survey was conducted. One of the results was that the club members are satisfied with the investments the club has made over the years.

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

Activity Description
Website, press releases & brochures The website introduces the golf course to people, there is also a members’ page which has news about the golf club.

De website laat mensen kennis maken met de golfbaan, er is ook een ledenpagina. Hier komt nieuws over de golfclub op te staan.