Golfclub Holthuizen

GEO Certified® 04/2016
Telephone: 050-5015103

Golf course Holthuizen was established in 1985. The course consist of a 9 holes championships course and a 4 holes PAR 3 course and measures in total approx. 28 ha. The course is situated next to a an old estate dating back to the 14th century. Part of the old landscape on the course is now being restored, i.e. vegetation around old oaks is now being removed. The course was built on an impermeable heavy clay soil, resulting in a soggy top layer during heavy rainfall. As a consequence large areas of the course are covered with Poa annua. They n…

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Facility details

Golf Courses
Golfclub Holthuizen (9 holes, 2990 metres, year opened 1985)
1 Clubhouse(s)
1 Maintenance Facility/Facilities
1 Practice Facility/Facilities
1 Other


Golfclub Holthuizen is situated in the Drenthe landscape and has the characteristics of an estate. The holes are separated from each other by hedgerows and trees that have been used as separating elements of the historical fields and pastures. The historical allotment is partially in tact, which can be seen by the ditch pattern that run across the golf course.
Because the alternation between bushes, grasslands, banks and water features, the golf course offers shelter, food and breeding locations to many insects, birds and mammals. Rows of old trees offer perfect spots for bats and birds that use hollowsin trees to breed and nest. The abundance of eco-rough allows herbaceous plants to thrive, resulting in a colorful and rich vegetation with species sich as marsh thistle, tormentil, bistort and erica heath.

Golfclub Holthuizen is gelegen in Drentse landschap, en heeft het karakter van een landgoed. De holes worden gescheiden door nog oorspronkelijke houtwallen en bomenrijen, die voor de aanleg van de golfbaan dienden als afscheiding van de akker/weilanden. Ook de oorspronkelijke verkaveling is nog (deels) in tact, wat terug te zien is in de sloten die nog steeds dwars over en langs de baan lopen.
Doordat er veel afwisseling is in beplanting, hoge grasvegetatie, oevers en waterpartijen bied dit voor veel insecten, vogels en zoogdieren foerageer– rust -en verblijfplaatsen. Oude bomenrijen bieden uitstekende nest- en schuilgelegeneheid voor holenbroeders en vleermuizen. Doordat er veel natuurrough in het gebied voorkomt kunnen ook ruigtekruiden zich ontwikkelen, wat leidt tot rijke, kleurrijke vegetaties met bijvoorbeeld kale jonker, tormentil, adderwortel en dopheide.

Consultation & Surveys

This golf facility does not consult any organizations regarding landscape heritage conservation.

No landscape assessments or surveys have been undertaken at this golf facility.

This golf facility consults the following organizations regarding ecosystem protection and enhancement:

  • NLadviseurs

The following ecological surveys have been undertaken at this golf facility:

Title Author Date View document
Golfclub Holthuizen GEO-rapport NLadviseurs 2015/12/16 Download

Rare, protected and notable species occurring at this golf facility:

Local name Scientific name
Rietorchis Dactylorhiza spec.
Zwanenbloem Butomus umbellatus
Huismus Passer domesticus
Ree Capriolus capriolus
Haas Lepus europaeus
Konijn Oryctolagus cuniculus
Mol Talpa europaea
Vos Vulpes vulpes
Hermelijn Mustela erminea
Wezel Mustela nivalis
Gewone pad Bufo bufa
Kleine watersalamander Lissotriton vulgaris
Bastaardkikker Rana klepton esculenta
Bruine kikker Rana temporaria

This golf facility regularly monitors the following species as indicators of environmental quality:

Local name Scientific name
Rietorchis Dactylorhiza spec.
Huismus Passer domesticus

Habitats & Designations

This golf facility does not feature any landscape designations.

Area of habitats / vegetation types, and associated designations at this golf facility:

Title Estimated Area (Hectares) Designation
Open Water Features 0.79 Self Appointed
Native Woodland 4 Self Appointed
Rough 'ecological' grassland 2.5 Self Appointed
Scrub Vegetation 2.5 N/A


Size and estimated species composition of amenity turfgrass maintained at this golf facility.

Estimated Area (Hectares) Turfgrass Species Sward Composition (%)
Greens 0.5 Hectares Agrostis tenuis / capillaris 60%
Poa annua 30%
Tees 0.35 Hectares Lolium perenne 50%
Festuca rubra 30%
Fairways 4.5 Hectares Lolium perenne 70%
Poa pratensis 20%
Semi Rough 9.43 Hectares Lolium perenne 70%
Poa pratensis 20%

These turfgrasses are optimal for the circumstances at this club because:
Perennial rye-grass grows well on the heavy clay soils. A higher percentage of bent grass would be more ideal. We overseed bent grass to surpress meadow grass. When the new par-3 holes will be constructed, we will seed these with a large percentage of bent grass.

Engels raai is een soort die goed groeit op potklei. idealer zou zijn als de percentages struisgras groter zouden zijn. We zaaien met struisgrassen door, ook om straatgras te drukken. Wanneer de nieuwe Par 3 wordt aangelegd, wordt die grotendeels struisgras.

This golf facility assesses mowing patterns every: 4 months

This golf facility consults the following individuals / organizations regarding its grassing plan:

  • Olaf Bos, Prograss

This golf facility is making the following efforts to manage the playing quality expectations of customers:

Activity Description
Establishing clear internal policies for irrigation, fertilization, colour, cutting heights, overseeding etc We use a 4-year plan to improve the golf course in stages (for example the drainage). One of the greens will be moved and an extra tee will be constructed in order to get a total of 18 tees. These plans are known to the club members.

Er is nu een vierjarenplan voor verbeteringen in de baan (o.a. drainage). Een green wordt verplaatst, extra tees, om overal eigen afslagen te hebben 18 afslagen. Deze plannen zijn bij de clubleden bekend.
Promoting the financial benefits of presenting sustainable surfaces Maintenance and renovation of the golf course is communicated to the club members. We emphasize the importance of these activities for the playing quality.

Onderhoud en renovatie aan de golfbaan wordt gecommuniceerd naar de leden met daarbij duidelijk gemaakt dat we dit doen ten behoeve van de spelkwaliteit.
Improving customer understanding around greens maintenance Everything we do on the golf course is communicated to the club: what happens and why we do this.

Alles wat er in de baan wordt gedaan wordt gecommuniceerd naar de club: wat er gebeurt en waarom.
Demonstrating the direct relationship between environmental best practice and year round high quality playing surfaces Drainage is a large part of the maintenance acitvities: mostly improving the drainage and sanding the holes. We use a 4-year plan to improve the drainage system. When this is finished, the golf course can handle a more intensive use of golf carts, since many of our members are elder people.

We doen veel aan drainage, om de baan droog te houden: verbeteren drainage en bezanden. We hebben een vier jaren plan opgesteld om de drainage te verbeteren. Zodoende kunnen clubcars ook langer gebruikt worden doordat de baan droger is. We hebben veel oudere leden.

Conservation & Enhancement

This golf facility is undertaking the following activities to conserve landscape character:

Activity Description
Appropriately matching mowing lines to contours When the holes were constructed, we took the old landscape elements and contours in consideration, like ditches, rows of trees and remarkable trees. Each year we do a survey of the golf course with the architect to ensure the openness and sight lines on the golf course.

Bij aanleg van de holes is zo veel mogelijk rekening gehouden met bestaande landschapscontouren, zoals sloten, bomenrijen, bijzondere bomen. Elke 2 jaar gaan we met architect rond, om openheid en zichtlijnen te behouden.
Protection and restoration of historic features We wish to preserve the old line elements in the course, such as the rows of trees and ditches, since they also can be found in the surrounding landscape outside the golf course.

De lijnelementen in de baan (sloten, bomenrijen) die er nog van oorsprong zijn willen we ook zoveel mogelijk behouden, deze komen ook in de omgeving veel voor.
Conservation of specimen trees We wish to preserve remarkable and old trees on the golf course.

Ook bijzondere of oude bomen willen we zo veel mogelijk laten staan.

This golf facility is undertaking the following activities to improve the landscape ecology of the golf course:

Activity Description
Minimizing the amount of amenity grass Since some years, we allow the rough to grow more.

We laten sinds een aantal jaar stukken hoge rough staan.
Increasing the size of habitat patches We have an area that is used as a natural woodland, we do not enter this area

We hebben een natuurbosje, hier komen we bijna niet in.
Connection of patches with external habitats The natural features on the golf course connect well to the surroudings with indigenous species

De natuur sluit heel goed aan op de natuur in de omgeving, met inheemse, gebiedseigen soorten.
Creation of habitat corridors We preserve natural connections on the golf course such as ditches and rows of trees

We behouden verbindingen in de baan zoals sloten en rijen bomen.
Avoidance of habitat fragmentation Rows of trees and banks form natural connections

Bomenrijen en sloten met oevers vormen verbindingszones.
Improving and diversifying habitat edges The high rough forms the transition between the mowed grass on the holes and the vegetation of the banks and other planted areas.

De hoge rough vormt de overgang tussen gemaaid gras en beplanting en oevers.

This golf facility is undertaking the following activities to improve the quality of habitats on the golf course:

Activity Description
Creation of botanically rich rough grassland Since some years, we leave parts of the co-rough to grow by mowing less often. Now, several grass species and herbs can be found here

Sinds de laatste jaren laten we gedeelten natuurrough staan, doordat hier minder wordt gemaaid kunnen meer bloeiende kruiden en grassen voorkomen.
Promoting species and structurally diverse woodlands The natural woodland is not entered by people and maintained extensively

Het natuurbosje wordt extensief beheerd en niet betreden.
Establishment of littoral shelves and marginal vegetation in wetland areas We have sloped banks that are maintained extensively and in stages

Er zijn flauwe oevers aanwezig, deze worden waar mogelijk gefaseerd of extensiever beheerd.
Naturalization of linear habitats The eco-rough is the transition between the mowed grass of the holes and the natural features

De natuurrough vormt de overgang tussen gemaaid gras en de natuurlijke elementen.

This golf facility is undertaking the following activities to conserve and enhance biodiversity on the golf course:

Activity Description
Provision of nesting and nectar for pollinators Since some years, we leave parts of the co-rough to grow more naturally, this being beneficial for herbs and orchids such as the borad leaved helleborine and several insect species

Sinds de laatste jaren laten we gedeelten natuurrough staan, dit is gunstig voor diverse kruiden en orchideeën (wespenorchis), maar ook allerlei insecten.
Installation of nest boxes Several different types of nestboxes are present on the golf course. Some time ago, we added 25 nest boxes for starlings.

Er zijn verschillende nestkasten op de golfbaan. Laatst zijn 25 spreeuwenkasten opgehangen.
Control / management of alien species Thistles and other invasive species are being controlled.

Distels en andere woekersoorten worden tegengegaan.


The pond near hole 8 is used as a buffer for irrigation water. When needed, we pump extra ground water to this pond to use it for the irrigation.
We tend to iirigate as less as possible. Only greens, foregreens and tees are irrigated when the soil gets too dry. This causes the amount of irrigation water that is used to be low. The irrigation system is reviewed and maintained frequently and can be targetted to certain areas on the golf course.
The golf club wishes to improve the playability of the course during the entire year. Therefore, areas that are too moist will be renovated and the drainage system will be improved.
The Water Regulatory Authority manages the water surface levels, the levels of the ponds are in our own management. We mow the ditches, in order to improve the flow of water.

De vijver bij hole 8 wordt gebruikt als buffer voor beregeningswater. Wanneer nodig wordt grondwater opgepompt naar de vijver. Vervolgens wordt het water uit de vijver gebruikt voor beregening.
Er wordt zo min mogelijk beregend. Alleen greens, voorgreens en tees worden als het nodig is beregend. Hierdoor is het verbruik van water voor de beregening laag. Het beregeningsysteem wordt goed onderhouden en kan gericht worden ingezet.
De golfclub wil de baan jaarrond bespeelbaar houden, natte plekken in de baan worden dan ook waar nodig verbeterd en van drainage voorzien.
Waterschap heeft het beheer over oppervlaktewater, de vijvers beheren we zelf. We maaien de sloten wel zelf, omdat we de doorstroom goed willen houden.

Sources & Consumption

No water audits have been undertaken at this golf facility.

The water used at this golf facility is drawn from the following sources:

2014 Source(s) % of supply Total Consumption
Clubhouse(s) Public / Potable 100% 746,000 Litres
Maintenance Facility/Facilities Public / Potable 100% 33,000 Litres
2013 Source(s) % of supply Total Consumption
Clubhouse(s) Public / Potable 100% 623,000 Litres
Maintenance Facility/Facilities Public / Potable 100% 20,000 Litres
2012 Source(s) % of supply Total Consumption
Clubhouse(s) Public / Potable 100% 566,000 Litres
Maintenance Facility/Facilities Public / Potable 100% 39,000 Litres

Irrigation & Efficiency

The following areas receive irrigation at this golf facility:

Greens Daily in season
Tees 2-3 days per week

The irrigation system at this golf facility is:

The irrigation system at this golf facility is:

Re-calibrated and checked for efficient application every 1 years

This golf facility is undertaking the following activities to maximize irrigation efficiency:

Activity Description
Soil decompaction and thatch management By using Integrated Turf Management the turf grass is kept at good health, and thatch levels en soil sealing is prevented.

Middels Integrated Turf Management worden de grasplanten zo gezond mogelijk gehouden, en vilt en bodemverdichting tegen gegaan.
Analysis of soil moisture Soil moisture levels are monitored frequently

Bodemvocht wordt regelmatig gemeten
Incorporation of evapotranspiration rates and weather data We use weather forecasts to plan maintenance and irrigation

Er wordt rekening gehouden met de weersvoorspellingen.
Use of wetting agents We use these to improve the moisture absorption in order to decrease the amount of irrigation

Dit gebruiken we om de opneembaarheid van vocht te vergroten en minder te hoeven beregenen.
Overall reduction in irrigated area Only the greens, foregreens and tees are irrigated

Alleen de greens, voorgreens en tees worden beregend.
Targeting of sprinkler heads Part of the irrigation system has sector sprinklers in order to target the irrigation. Sometimes we use a watering hose to irrigate by hand.

Er zijn deels sectorsproeiers, zodat gericht water kan worden gegeven. Soms pakken we zelfs de tuinslang om enkel de droogste plekken te beregenen.

This golf facility is undertaking the following activities to conserve / reduce / minimize water consumption:

Activity Description
Low-flow urinals and toilets These are present in the club house

Deze zijn aanwezig in het clubhuis
Repairing leaks This is an important priority to us.

Dit is een belangrijke prioriteit.


Golfclub Holthuizen has a maintenance commission that keeps an eye on the use of energy on the golf course. They have conducted research to the installation of solar panels and have installed dimmers for the lighting and led-lamps. In rooms that are not used continuously during the day, motion sensors are used. Recently, a new high output boiler has been installed. Despite all these past actions, the golf club still wishes to further lower the use of energy. One of their ambitions is to extend the use of bikes and public transportation for their personnel. The golf carts are electric.

The golf club has a certain policy towards purchasing new machines. They look for an efficient use of fule, purchasing costs, best technology available and average lifetime.

Golfclub Holthuizen heeft een onderhoudscommissie die grip houdt op het energieverbruik. Zo is er onderzoek gedaan naar de aanleg van solarsystemen, zijn er overal dimmers voor de verlichting geïnstalleerd en is er ledverlichting. In ruimtes die niet de hele dag door worden gebruikt hangen bewegingssensors. Ook is er recent een nieuwe CV ketel geïnstalleerd. Ondanks al deze inzet is de golfclub van plan om het energieverbruik nog verder te verduurzamen. Zo willen ze het gebruik van fietsen en het openbaar vervoer stimuleren. De golfcarts zijn elektrisch.

De Golfclub heeft een beleid ten aanzien van de aanschaf van machines, waarbij waarbij gekeken wordt naar brandstofverbruik, aanschafkosten, best beschikbare technologie en levensduur.

Sources & Consumption

No energy surveys have been undertaken at this golf facility.

This golf facility does not consume any renewable energy or resources.

Consumption of non-renewable energy and resources at this golf facility:

2014 2013 2012
Diesel (Litres) 8511 7051 6229
Natural Gas (Litres) 5894000 8832000 7647000
Non-renewable Grid (kWh) 69849 73529 72156
Petrol (Litres) 307 334 284

Energy Efficiency

This golf facility is undertaking the following activities to diversify energy and fuel supply:

Activity Description
Use of electric hybrid vehicles We have four electric golf carts.

Er zijn vier elektrische golfcarts

This golf facility is undertaking the following activities to reduce energy consumption:

Activity Description
Investment in low-energy heating and air conditioning systems A new high output boiler has been installed recently.

We hebben recent een nieuwe CV ketel geïnstalleerd
Installation of low-energy lighting We use led-lamps

Er wordt gebruik gemaakt van LED verlichting
Use of motion sensor lighting Motion sensors are installed in parts of the club house that are not continuously used.

Er zijn bewegingsmelders aanwezig in het clubhuis op niet voortdurend in gebruik zijnde ruimtes.
Use of timers with appliances, heating and lighting The thermostat has a timer installed to it.

De verwarming is uitgerust met een timer.

Vehicles & Transport

The maintenance fleet at this golf facility uses the following fuel sources:

Ride-on Mowers Walking Mowers Utility Vehicles
Petrol 100% 25%
Diesel 100% 75%

Additional vehicles operated by this golf facility use the following fuel sources:

Golf Carts Cars Buses
Diesel 100%
Grid Electric 100%

This golf facility has established the following schemes to encourage reductions in staff and customer transport emissions:

Activity Description
Group transportation (e.g. buses) We have made agreements with a student union, they use the bus stop in front of the entrance. There is also a pedestrian crossing location for the bus stop.

We hebben met studentenvereniging contract afgesloten, voor hen is er een bushalte voor de deur, ook is er een plek om over te steken naar de bushalte
Secure cycle parking We have plans to look for a more prominent location for the bike park to stimulate people to use their bikes more often as a way for transport.

Er zijn plannen om de fietsenstalling een prominentere plek te geven om mensen te stimuleren meer met fiets te komen.
Increasing equipment storage (e.g. lockers) We have plans to expand the lockerroom

Er zijn plannen om de lockerruimte te vergroten.

Supply Chain

Golfclub Holthuizen has high ambitiotns to improve their purchasing policy and make it more sustainable. On short term the contract with the proprietor will end, which gives the oppurtunity to make new contract agreements on the purchasing policy. This way, the club can stimulate the purchase for certified and sustainable products.

Since the golf club has made a maintenance agreement with Vos Ruinerwold B.V. the use of chemical products has already decreased significantly. The golf club wishes to nullify the use of chemical products within a few years. Only biological products may be used by then. By adjusting the maintenance to the needs of the grass (irrigation, fertilization and maintenance activities) we try to strengthen the plant as best as we can. Vos Ruinerwold B.V. uses Integrated Turg Management on the golf course.

The golf club separates paper, glass, plastic, green wste and other waste. The greenkeepers re-use grass clippings.

Golfclub Holthuizen heeft hoge ambities als het gaat om het verduurzamen van het inkoopbeleid. Zo zal op korte termijn het contract van de uitbater verlopen, wat mogelijkheden geeft in het nieuwe contract voorwaarden te stellen aan het inkoopbeleid. Zo kan door de club gestimuleerd worden dat voor gecertificeerde, duurzame producten wordt gekozen.

Sinds de golfclub een contract heeft met Vos Ruinerwold Golf B.V. is het verbruik van chemische middelen tegen ziekten en plagen al flink verminderd. De golfclub wil echter over enkele jaren niets meer gebruiken behalve mechanische ingrepen of biologische middelen tegen ziekten en onkruiden.
De insteek is door de bemesting, beregening en onderhoud aan de grasmat zo goed mogelijk op de behoeften van het gras aan te passen en zo de grasmat sterker te maken. In de bijlage 5 staat beschreven hoe Vos Ruinerwold Golf B.V. Integrated Turf Management toepast op de golfbaan.

De golfclub scheidt papier, glas, plastic, tuinaval en overig restafval. Bij de greenkeeping wordt grasafval hergebruikt.

Purchasing Policies

This golf facility undertakes the following ethical / environmental purchasing activities:

Activity Description
Use of local suppliers We purchase many products at our sponsors, these are local suppliers.

Er wordt veel ingekocht bij sponsors, dat zijn vaak lokale leveranciers
Use of accredited suppliers (e.g. ISO 14001) The new proprietor will be certified.

De nieuwe uitbater is straks gecertificeerd.

Supply Chain

An overview of the supplier network at this golf facility:

Total number of suppliers Total number of suppliers within 10 Kilometres Total number of suppliers within 100 Kilometres
Food & Beverage 4 8
Trade & Contractors 3
Maintenance Equipment 2

Turfgrass Inputs

This golf facility undertakes the following IPM activities:

Activity Description
Encouraging drought and disease tolerant grasses By using Integrated Turf Management as a way of maintenance, Vos Ruinerwold B.V. uses fertilizers and plant protection products as efficient as possible to keep the grass strong and healthy against disseases, stress and drought.

Middels het Integrated Turf Management van Vos Ruinerwold Golf B.V. wordt zo efficient mogelijk omgegaan met gewasbescherming en bemesting, en wordt er alles aan gedaan om de grasplanten zo sterk en gezond mogelijk te houden, zodat ze goed bestand zijn tegen ziekten, droogte etc.
Managing stress and wear See the text before

Zie vorige
Enhancement of soil structure See the text before

Zie vorige
Optimization of the growing environment See the text before

Zie vorige
Managing thatch levels See the text before

Zie vorige
Managing surface moisture Soil moisture is monitored frequently.

Bodemvocht wordt regelmatig gemeten
Monitoring / improvement of plant health All maintenance is focussed on keeping the turf grass strong and healthy.

Al het onderhoud wat wordt uitgevoerd aan de grasmat, wordt gedaan ten behoeve van een sterke, gezonde grasmat, zie ook eerste opmerking.

Fertilizer use at this golf facility in the last three years (kg):

2014 2013 2012
Fairways - K - Inorganic 36 0 54
Fairways - K - Organic 0 12 0
Fairways - N - Inorganic 24 0 36
Fairways - N - Organic 0 24 0
Fairways - P - Inorganic 20 0 30
Fairways - P - Organic 0 8 0
Greens - K - Inorganic 150 125 130
Greens - K - Organic 98 115 120
Greens - N - Inorganic 55 41 40
Greens - N - Organic 72 107 130
Greens - P - Inorganic 15 18 20
Greens - P - Organic 32 38 42
Tees - K - Inorganic 13 0 54
Tees - K - Organic 128 184 124
Tees - N - Inorganic 25 24 32
Tees - N - Organic 88 98 98
Tees - P - Inorganic 0 0 0
Tees - P - Organic 32 34 26

Pesticide use at this golf facility in the last three years (kg):

2014 2013 2012
Fairways - Herbicide - Active Ingredient 4.69 6.25 6.25
Greens - Fungicide - Active Ingredient 5.72 4.65 4.425
Greens - Insecticide - Active Ingredient 0.15 0.15 0.15
Semi-Rough - Herbicide - Active Ingredient 4.69 6.25 6.25
Tees - Herbicide - Active Ingredient 3.13 6.25 6.25

This golf facility undertakes the following actions to optimize pesticide use:

Activity Description
Selection on the least toxic and lest persistent products The least toxic and best degradable products are used.

Er wordt gebruik gemaakt de minst giftige/best afbreekbare producten.
Selection of appropriate products for specific pests and diseases Most of the products are purchased by Vos, who selects the correct products for treating diseases and plagues. Alternation of different products is important.

Het meeste wordt ingekocht via Vos, die selecteert de juiste, legale stoffen, voor de ziektes en plagen. Afwisseling van producten is hierin ook belangrijk.
Spot-treatment with handheld sprayers and wipers On the greens we use products only on spots, other areas are treated fully.

Op de green pleksgewijs, de rest gewoon vlakdekkend.
Calibration and testing of sprayers This is done by Vos.

Dit gebeurt door Vos

Waste Management

No waste audits have been undertaken at this golf facility.

This golf facility manages key waste streams as follows:

Re-use Recycle Landfill Incinerate
Glass false true false false
Plastic false false true false
Aluminium false false false false
Metal false false true false
Paper & Cardboard false true false false
Grass Clippings false true false false
Cores & Turf true true false false
Sand true false false false
Wood / Timber false true false false

This golf facility undertakes the following activities to continue the lifecycle of materials and resources:

Activity Description
Separation of recyclable materials Paper, glass and plastic are separated from the other waste. Waste that comes from gardening is separated aswell.

papier, glas en plastic wordt gescheiden van restafval. Ook tuinafval wordt standaard gescheiden.
Returning clipping to fairways and walkways Grass clippings are colected and used by local farmers as a fertilizer for their fields.

Grasafval wordt verzameld, en gebruikt door de boeren in de omgeving, die gebruiken dit als bemesting op hun land.

Pollution Control

In the maintenance facility, the greenkeepers preparet heir activities for course maintenance. This facility meets all the legal standards. The washing pad for machines is provided with an impervious floor to prevent damage to the environment. Hazardous products are stored in special cupboards that also meet the legal standards.
Around the water features, no chemical products are used, only from a marked distance this is allowed.

De werkloods waar de greenkeepers hun werkzaamheden op de golfbaan voorbereiden voldoet aan de geldende regels vanuit de milieuwetgeving. Zo is er een afspuitplaats voor machines aanwezig en heeft de loods een vloeistofdichte vloer om verontreiniging te voorkomen. Gevaarlijke stoffen staan degelijk en volgens de regels opgeslagen.
Rondom waterpartijen worden nooit chemische middelen verbruikt binnen de daarvoor toegewezen afstand.

Water Analysis

This golf facility monitors water quality with the following frequency:

Chemical Biological Visual
On-Site Yearly

Waste Water

Waste water from this golf facility is managed as follows:

Discharges to Formal Discharge Agreement
Golf Course Ditch
Clubhouse Mains Sewer
Maintenance Facility Septic Tank
Wash Pad Via Oil Separator

Hazardous Materials

Hazardous materials at this golf facility are handled and disposed of as follows:

Secure Storage Registered Uplift
Detergents true false
Cooking Oils false true
Lubricants false false
Pesticide Containers true false
Fertiliser Bags true false
Oil Filters false false
Batteries true false

Pollution Prevention

This golf facility undertakes the following activities to prevent pollution from its maintenance facility and clubhouse:

Activity Description
Maintenance of equipment on covered, sealed impervious areas The maintenance facility has an impervious floor. There is also an oil collector and an impervious floor outside.

In de loods is een vloeistofdichte vloer. Ook is er een afspuitplaats met olie-vet afscheider en vloeistofdichte vloer buiten.
Mixing of pesticides and fertilizers in covered areas This happens inside the maintenance facility

Dit gebeurt binnen in de loods.
Mixing of pesticides and fertilizers over impervious surfaces This happens in the maintenance facility with the impervious floor.

Dit gebeurt in de loods boven een vloeistofdichte vloer.
Installation of above-ground fuel tanks The diesel fuel tank is checked and meets the legal standards.

De dieseltank is goedgekeurd volgens de heersende wetgeving
Installation of sufficient secondary containment for fuel The fuel tank sits in a large leak collector.

De dieseltank staat in een grote opvangbak.
Provision of containment booms and absorbent materials There is a sufficient amount of absorption material present.

Er is voldoende absorptie materiaal aanwezig.

This golf facility undertakes the following activities to prevent pollution on its golf course:

Activity Description
Establishment of vegetative buffer strips around water bodies Directly around the water features it is prohibited to use chemical products.

Direct rondom waterpartijen worden geen chemische middelen gebruikt.
Establishment of pesticide-free zones Only the greens, tees, fairways and incidently the semi-rough, are trated spot-wise with chemical products.

Alleen de greens, tees, fairways en incidenteel de semi-rough worden pleksgewijs behandeld met chemische middelen.


The contact with neighbours, local suppliers and other parties from the surroudings is good. The goal is to maintain these contacts, by having companies as club members, having sponsors that are also suppliers, members and volunteers that have connections with neighbours and other local parties.

The golf club has a number of active club members. Part of them are also volunteers for the club. The volunteers execute several activities, such as a mashall, mentor and in several commissions in the club management.
The internal communication is well organized. There is a frequent club magazine where activities for course maintenance are explained to the golfers.
Vos Ruinerwold B.V. has a risk survey and evaluation as a part of the daily management on the golf course. The golf club is writing a safety plan to be a new part of the daily maintenance on the golf course.

Het contact met de buren, lokale leveranciers en andere partijen uit de omgeving is goed. De doelstelling is ook dat deze onderhouden blijft, doordat er bijvoorbeeld bedrijfsleden zijn, sponsors die producten leveren aan de golfbaan, leden en vrijwilligers die connecties hebben met buren, en andere partijen uit de omgeving.

De goflclub heeft veel actieve clubleden. Een deel daarvan helpt als vrijwilliger. De vrijwilligers worden ingezet voor verschillende taken (als marshall, mentor, in verschillende commissies en het bestuur).
De interne communicatie is goed geregeld. Zo verschijnt er regelmatig een nieuwsbrief waarin baanonderhoud wordt toegelicht.
Vos Ruinerwold Golf B.V. beschikt over een RI&E als vast onderdeel van de dagelijkse gang van zaken.
Daarnaast is de golfclub bezig met het opstellen van een veiligheidsplan als integraal onderdeel van de bedrijfsvoering.

Employment & Education

Typical staffing levels at this golf facility are:

Full Time Part Time Seasonal
Course Management 2

The sustainability working group at this golf facility is comprised of:

  • Committee Members

Employees at this golf facility receive the following formal and informal environmental education:

Activity Description
Storage, application and disposal of pesticides This is a standard part of the greenkeeper training.

Dit is een standaard onderdeel van de opleiding tot greenkeeper.
Efficient water management During the daily activities, saving water is one of the standard focusses.

Er wordt tijdens de werkzaamheden gelet op het zoveel mogelijk besparen van water.
Management of accidents and emergencies The personnel has taken part in trainings for in-house safety and first aid.

Personeel heeft BVH en EHBO opleiding gehad.
Health & Safety Only personnel proficient with a spraying license may use and work with hazardous products.

Alleen personeel met een certificaat, bijvoorbeeld spuitlicentie, mag werken met gevaarlijke stoffen.

Community Relations

This golf facility engages with local community groups in the following manner:

Activity Description
Neighbours Many of these are agricultural companies, we have good contact with them. Next to the golf course is the ‘Thomashuis’. Here, six people with a disability live, who have become members of the club. They get special golf lessons and they help around the golf course as volunteers.

Dit zijn vooral agrarische bedrijven, het contact hiermee is goed. Naast de golfbaan ligt het Thomashuis. Hier wonen 6 mensen met een beperking, die zijn G-lid geworden van de golfclub. Ze krijgen golfles, ze kunnen de baan in en ze helpen als vrijwilliger.
Local Government We have a steady contact with the municipality. The chairman is involved with many activities.

Goed contact met gemeente, Voorzitter is betrokken bij veel andere activiteiten.
Local Businesses There is a business club for sponsors. We wish to double the number of business club members during the next years.

Er is een businessclub voor de sponsors. In de komende jaren willen we het aantal business clubleden verdubbelen
Schools & Colleges Primary schools have school trips on an annual base. Some children may choose to joint he golf club. Last year, some 680 children joined our club, they are taking part in a clinic by two of our golf professionals. We also invite high school students and college students from the region.

Basisscholen komen hier jaarlijks een keer kennismaken. Een aantal kinderen worden dan lid. 680 kinderen in het afgelopen jaar. Die krijgen een clinic. We hebben twee pro's hiervoor lopen. We nodigen ook de middelbare scholen uit, en studenten die in de omgeving wonen.

Land Use & Cultural Heritage

This golf facility provides access and diversified land use for others through:

Activity Description
Exchanging / Uitwisseling Within the framework of interchanging sport, the golf course has been used for both soccer and hockey.

In het kader van uitwisseling van sporten is de golfbaan een keer in gebruik geweest voor voetbal en hockey.

No archaeological or heritage surveys have been undertaken at this golf facility.

This golf facility does not consult any organizations regarding the conservation of cultural heritage.

This golf facility undertakes the following activities to conserve cultural heritage features:

Activity Description
Historic Features (Hedgerows / Dykes / Moats / Cairns etc) We have several old trees present on the golf course.

Er zijn oude bomen en lijnelementen aanwezig op de golfbaan.


This golf facility undertakes the following internal environmental communications:

Activity Description
Provision of newsletters, notice boards & poster display We have an informative website. In the newsletter we publish articles about nature. We also publish a glossy twice a year.

We hebben een informerende website, in de nieuwsbrief worden wel eens stukken gepubliceerd over natuur. Ook wordt 2x per jaar een glossy gemaakt.
Members evenings and course walks There are several meetings and club activities for club members. We participate with the annual Birdwatching Day by the Dutch Golf Federation.

Er zijn diverse bijeenkomsten voor leden. Ook wordt meegedaan aan de Birdwatchingday.
Course guides / brochures The scorecards have small notices on safety. When an accident occurs on the golf course, golfers need to be able to tell on which location of the course they are.

De scorekaarten zijn voorzien van delen in het kader van zorg/calamiteiten. Indien er iets gebeurt in de baan, dan weten ze gelijk welk gedeelte ze moeten zijn.

This golf facility undertakes the following social and environmental advocacy activities:

Activity Description
Website, press releases & brochures The website can be visited by golfers and non-golfers. We wish to raise more attention on this.

De website is ook toegankelijk voor niet leden. We willen hier meer bekendheid aan geven.
Course walks / open days We take part in the annual Open Golf Days, organized by the Dutch Golf Federation. This is communicated through all media available.

We nemen deel aan de open dag van de NGF, dit wordt breed gecommuniceerd.