Energy use spans across all areas of a golf club’s activities: in club house lighting and heating, for equipment in offices, bar, restaurant, kitchens, locker rooms and pro-shop, and on the golf course with fuel for greenkeeping machinery, pumping of irrigation water and operations in the maintenance facility.

As energy costs rise, energy efficiency and use of alternative and renewable sources can lead to significant cost savings for your club.

Scottish Golf is a member of the 2020 Scotland’s Climate subgroup for Sports, Events and Tourism.

Best Practice Guidance

> Producing an Energy Policy and Plan

> Efficient Course Management Machinery and Vehicles

> Renewable Energy and Heat Technologies

> Resource Efficient Scotland – How to save money and energy on space heating and lighting

> Energy Savings Trust – Business energy grants and loans

Energy Case Studies

> Solar and Biomass – Crail Golfing Society

> Biomass – Glencorse Golf Club

> Ground Source Heat and Energy – Swanston Golf Club

> Solar and Biomass – Cathkin Braes Golf Club

> Solar and Biomass – Kemnay Golf Club

Key Organisations

> Resource Efficient Scotland

> Energy Savings Trust Scotland

> Home Energy Scotland

> Renewable Energy Association


For more guidance contact our Environment Manager, Carolyn Hedley


T: 07921 606560