Golf CourseThe key asset of any golf club is the golf course itself, so it is vital that course conditions are optimised to assist golf clubs to retain and attract both members and visitors. In addition to quality playing conditions and sustainable turf management, other key issues should also be considered:
• nature conservation and enhancement
Clubhouses, maintenance facilities and professional shops are all potential areas where significant cost savings can be achieved, particularly through water and waste management and energy efficiency.
The Scottish Golf Environment Group (SGEG) is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Scottish Golf Union Limited and offers advice to affiliated clubs on a wide range of environmental issues, both on and off the course. Whether clubs need advice on a specific environmental issue or wish to pursue our Scottish Golf Environment Certificates, help is always at hand. More information»
In this section you will find case studies and fact sheets relevant to the sustainable management of your golf course. We are grateful to the support of The R&A in the production of these case studies which will be continuously monitored over time to promote the ‘good’ practices adopted by many affiliated golf clubs. This section provides practical reference resources for golf clubs considering undertaking significant sustainable course management projects, along with contact details at clubs that have also experienced such changes. This will allow clubs to talk through the benefits, costs and consider any potential pitfalls before committing expenditure and initiating a particular course of action.
For further advice please contact Kevin Weir SGU (Golf Services Manager) or Carolyn Hedley / Lynn Jopling (Scottish Golf Environment Group) on 01334 466477 or visit www.sgeg.org.uk