A well planned, designed, constructed and managed golf facility can improve air, water and soil quality through sustained, consistent land and resource management.
Some of the key positive contributions golf can make to the quality and health of the environment include:
- The protection of urban and semi urban greenspaces; acting as 'green-lungs' and cooling systems to counter urban heat island effects in towns and cities.
- Bringing investment opportunities for brownfield and contaminated land regeneration; creating access to green space for local people - golfing and other forms of passive recreation.
- Functioning as watersheds and providing attenuation, natural filtering and treatment of water; contributing to flood alleviation and carbon sequestration.
- Managing run-off, erosion and conserving soil structure and biodiversity, providing wind breaks and creating microclimates.