Recognition of Sustainability
Golf Du Rhin received press coverage worth an estimated €100,000 following the announcement of their GEO Certified award! This included golf industry press, television coverage, and even an article in Swiss Airlines Magazine.
OnCourse to Cost and Water Saving at The Home of Golf
At the Home of Golf, the St Andrews Links courses evaluated their irrigation as part of the OnCourse programme, and found simple ways to cut 25% of their water use on the course - saving water, energy...and money!
Turning Waste into Savings
Broken Sound's new composting facility that turns all biodegradable waste into an organic mulch, which is then spread on the courses turfgrass, saved the club $12,000 on fertilisers in year one alone. The money invested will be recouped within 4-5 years.
Cost-savings No Rough Task
With a more efficient rough management plan Hill Side Golf & Country Club achieved significant cost savings of €3,500 in 2012. 392 fewer hours were spent mowing rough so efforts could be focused on making further improvements across the facility.
Environmental Enhancement Supported by National Funding
Auchterarder G.C converted a biodiversity-poor drainage problem with funding secured through Landfill Tax Credits and Scottish Natural Heritage. The pond has been a great success story, removing maintenance headaches and improving golfer satisfaction.
Investing Now to Ensure a Prosperous Future
Golfpark Nuolen is growing golf in their community by providing free golf to any child under the age of 16. This includes free lessons and equipment. The €20,000 spent each year on this initiative will secure an estimated €23m over the next 20 years.
Looking to Locals for Supplies Cuts Costs and Footprint
Highlands Country Club moved to purchasing all 'in house' products from local suppliers who opened the door to negotiate a better deal for the club; boosting the local economy and pride at the club, while benefiting the balance sheet and the environment.
New Eco-Conscious Clubhouse Pays Off for Ljunghusen
Passive design was at the core of Ljunghusens clubhouse renovation. Although doubling in size they have cut electricity and fuel bills by €40,000 due to the installment of a large-scale ground source heat pump. Pay back on investment is only four years.
Protecting Native Species Lowers Costs and Improves Course
Removing the invasive and troublesome Brazilian Pepper plant at Venice G&CC allowed for the re-establishment of the native flora and fauna, creating the feeling of a more open golf course – and saving annual maintenance fees of approximately $5,000!
Sustainability Focus Invokes Pride in the Staff, Members and Beyond
A strong focus on sustainability has helped to connect club staff, members and the wider community for Broken Sound Club. Sustainability initiatives regularly feature in local papers and magazines and invoke a great sense of pride for all involved.