Communication and raising awareness of a club’s environmental programme is vital so that staff, members and visitors have an understanding of what it is the club are trying to achieve and will keep golfers aware of where, when and why certain course management operations are occurring.

Good relations out with the club with local communities, specialist interest groups and neighbouring landowners will encourage social inclusion, integrating the club within the local area, perhaps encouraging new members and giving the club positive publicity.

The history and cultural heritage of your club is an important part of the golf club community whether you have historical listed buildings, archaeological sites, ruins, monuments and other heritage features. It is important that we protect and preserve, enhance and appreciate these features for the variety and character they give to each course and to make sure we preserve our piece of our nation’s heritage.

Best Practice Guidance

> Ideas for Environmental Communication & Awareness Raising

> Scottish Outdoor Access Code

> Access Officer Contacts

> Biological hazards on the golf course

> SNH – Wildlife Crime

> Reporting a wildlife crime

> Cultural Heritage useful links and search tools

> Scotland’s Listed Buildings 2016 (Historic Environment Scotland)

> Energy Efficiency in Traditional Buildings (Historic Environment Scotland)

> Planning Advice Note PAN42 Archaeology

Community Case Studies

To follow

Key Organisations

> National Access Forum

> Historic Environment Scotland

> National Trust for Scotland (NTS)

> Institute of Field Archaeologists


For more guidance contact our Environment Manager, Carolyn Hedley


T: 07921 606560