Hilversumsche Golf Club, Netherlands
A regular stop on the European Tour, Hilversumsche sits outside Amsterdam in a Natura 2000 designated heathland. The course hosts a great diversity of valuable ecosystems, with approximately 80 bird species inventoried.
Ljunghusens Golf Club, Sweden
Ljunghusens decided to compress all their cardboard waste and have since reduced recycling collections from once a week to just 4 times a year. This comes with cost savings and reduces transport needs and their carbon footprint.
Machrihanish Dunes, Scotland
Machrihanish Dunes enhances and improves the ecological value of its SSSI designated site. No irrigation or chemicals are used on the fairways and sheep are brought on in the off-season to help keep fescue grasses in check.
Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort, Mexico
In the Mexican Caribbean golfers coexist with crocodiles, jaguars, and many tropical birds. Moon Palace employs experts to monitor these populations and its highly trained course management team use 25% biological products in their turf programme.
Royal Haagsche, Netherlands
Royal Hague Golf & Country Club lies in a protected network of reserves. The club has made it their responsibility to improve and optimize the open duneland, as well as caring for the parabolic dunes and slacks found on its own terrain.
Belas Clube de Campo, Portugal
The design of Belas Clube de Campo ensures that all course run-off is collected into lakes before being re-used for irrigation, rendering any negative impacts on water quality virtually impossible. The club also collects rainwater for building roofs.
Broken Sound Club, USA
To alleviate the quantity of treated waste water being dumped onto the reefs off the coast of Boca Raton, Broken Sound Club now takes reclaimed water from the city (via a new 13.2 million dollar line) and filters it through the golf courses.
Centro Nacional de Golf, Spain
Thanks to the investment of the Real Federación Española de Golf, this former landfill on the outskirts of Madrid has been transformed into an ecologically rich space that provides healthy recreation and employment to local people.
Golfclub Zwolle, Netherlands
Zwolle has a mostly closed water system, independent of district waterways. Drainage water flows into am attenuation area and exits the site via a one-way valve that prevents nutrient rich agricultural runoff from entering the golf course’s water sources.
Golfpark Nuolen, Switzerland
Nuolen has an initiative in place to give young people from the local community an accessible and free introduction to golf, with the hope that they will become future members. Any child under the age of 16 can receive lessons and equipment for free.