Golfbaan Landgoed Bleijenbeek

GEO Certified™ 11/2011
Afferden,
Netherlands
Telephone: +31(0)485530084
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Golf course Bleijenbeek has demonstrated that an environmentally friendly management can be combined with economic activities, and can strengthen each other. The golf course is part of an extensive network of ecosystems and thus functions as a corridor promoting species migration. The clubhouse is self sufficient for its drinking water and all the waste water is purified via a constructed wetlands system. The modern clubhouse is sustainably designed with special attention to energy saving systems. The management also strongly encourages members…

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Facility details

Golf Courses
Pitch and putt course (9 holes)
Par 3/4 course (9 holes)
Championship course (18 holes)
1 Clubhouse(s)
1 Maintenance Facility/Facilities
1 Pro Shop
1 Practice Facility/Facilities

Nature

Golf course Bleijenbeek is a part of Estate Bleijenbeek in Afferden, located in the province of Limburg. Designed by Jol Golf Design, the golf course has a natural, park-like character that distinguishes itself from its surroundings by its openness and its water elements with rich shoreline vegetation. Each hole is distinctively designed and they are interwoven with the landscape. The park-like character is shaped by large solitary elements, surprisingly open views and the presence of beautifully accented water elements. The park-like character and the choice of tree types, not typical to the area, are located in the immediate surroundings of the clubhouse. The golf course borders on National Park Maasduinen, a nature area of high value. Its unique location from both a landscape and geomorphological perspective is of great value to the golf terrain in terms of the nature and landscape present there. The flora and fauna have been inventoried since the course’s inception and especially noteworthy is the richness in variety of species found on the terrain. These include the beaver observed in the brook valley and a large amount of forest edge birds.

Golfbaan Bleijenbeek maakt deel uit van Landgoed Bleijenbeek in Afferden, Noordelijk Limburg. De door Jol Golf Design ontworpen baan heeft een parkachtig, natuurlijk karakter en onderscheidt zich ten opzichte van de nabije omgeving door openheid en de waterpartijen met waardevolle oevers. De holes zijn afwisselend van karakter en liggen verweven in het landschap. Het parkachtige karakter krijgt vorm door grote solitairen, verrassende doorzichten en de aanwezigheid van mooie geaccentueerde waterpartijen. Het parkachtige karakter en de gebruikmaking van boomsoorten die niet gebiedseigen zijn is rond het clubhuis het sterkst aanwezig. De golfbaan grenst aan het waardevolle Nationaal Park Maasduinen. Door de unieke ligging zowel landschappelijk als geomorfologisch is er een grote waarde voor natuur en landschap op het terrein aanwezig. Er is vanaf de start informatie vergaard over flora en fauna waarbij opvallend is hoe soortenrijk het gebied is. Bijzonder is bijvoorbeeld de bever in het beekdal en de grote hoeveelheid randvogels.

Consultation & Surveys

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

The following landscape assessments and surveys have been undertaken at this golf facility:

Title Author Date View document
Rapport CTG Bleijenbeek NLadviseurs 2010/02/22

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

  • IVN
  • NLadviseurs

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

Title Author Date View document
Bleijenbeek IVN 2006/06/01

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

Local name Scientific name
moerasbasterdwederik Epilobium palustre
grote biesvaren Isoetes lacustris
bosaardbei Fragaria vesca
stomp fonteinkruid Potamogeton obtusifolius
valse kamille Anthemis arvensis
muurbloem Erysimum cheiri
wilde narcis Narcissus pseudonarcissus subsp. pseudonarcissus
brede orchis Dactylorhiza majalis subsp. Majalis
kleine ratelaar Rhinanthus minor
selderij Apium graveolens
duits viltkruid Filago vulgaris
Boerenzwaluw Hirundo rustica
Huiszwaluw Delichon urbicum
Wielewaal Oriolus oriolus
Zomertortel Streptopelia turtur
Graspieper Anthus pratensis
Grauwe vliegenvanger Muscicapa striata
Kneu Carduelis cannabina
groene specht Picus viridis
Boomvalk Falco subbuteo
Kerkuil Tyto alba
Steenuil Athene noctua
Rugstreeppad Bufo calamita
Bever Castor fiber
boommarter Martes martes
Groene glibberzwam Leotia lubrica

This golf facility does not monitor any species as indicators of environmental quality.

Habitats & Designations

This golf facility features the following landscape designations:

Description Designating Authority
Historic Landscapes / Parklands Local
Areas of Scenic Beauty self
National Park National
Geological Local

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

Title Estimated Area (Hectares) Designation
Rough 'ecological' grassland 46,2 Self Appointed
Native Woodland 51 National Government
Non Native Plantation Woodland 10 Self Appointed
Open Water Features 12 National Government
Heather and other dwarf shrub communities 5 Self Appointed

Turfgrass

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

Estimated Area (Hectares) Turfgrass Species Sward Composition (%)
Greens 17.0 Hectares Festuca rubra 50%
Agrostis tenuis / capillaris 50%
Tees 12.0 Hectares Poa pratensis 50%
Lolium perenne 50%
Fairways 215.0 Hectares Poa pratensis 50%
Lolium perenne 50%
Semi Rough 10.0 Hectares Lolium perenne 100%

This golf facility assesses mowing patterns every: 1 years

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

  • progras

No efforts to manage the playing quality expectations of customers have been undertaken at this golf facility.

Conservation & Enhancement

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

Activity Description
Allowing seasonal variation of course coloration and texture Discolouration resulting from drought (to a certain extent) and other factors are seen as an addition to the natural quality of the landscape and the quality of the game.
Appropriately matching mowing lines to contours The mowing lines of the fairways and semi-rough are well tuned in to the undulations and different elements of the terrain.
Protection and restoration of historic features Present historical elements are restored where possible.
Conservation of specimen trees The older, monumental trees on the golf course have been inventoried and are being caringly managed and maintained.

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 The surface intensively mowed grass is kept to a minimum. By determining which elements fall outside the game and which are of importance to the character of the natural landscape, only some elements need to be extensively mowed.
Increasing the size of habitat patches Where possible, management is expanded or natural elements are constructed.
Connection of internal habitat patches The nature management plan is aimed at optimising the biodiversity. A part of this includes connecting plant squares, brushwood and water elements.
Connection of patches with external habitats A keen inventory of natural elements both on the course and in its neighbouring landscape allows for improved management and maintenance. For instance, equal goal setting of natural elements on and outside the course can take place.
Creation of habitat corridors The golf course is not located in a national natural ecological corridor. However, connection to and continuity with bordering terrain is actively sought after.
Avoidance of habitat fragmentation Those locations with a high nature value have been indicated in the nature management plan and are being duly protected and maintained.
Improving and diversifying habitat edges Edges of plant squares contain borders and casings.

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 The natural diversity of vegetation is increased by mowing and removal of clippings.
Ecologically informed management of scrub vegetation There is multiannual management plan in place carried out on the basis of a cycle.
Promoting species and structurally diverse woodlands The management plan provides guidelines to an ecologically valuable and durable situation.
Maintenance of an appropriate balance of open water and aquatic vegetation The management of the banks and the cleaning of the ditches and water elements are carried out in phases. This allows for continuity of both thin and thick vegetation.
Naturalization of linear habitats Er is een verdeling gemaakt in intensief en extensief groen om een goede balans tussen natuur en golf te creëren.

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 Brushwood, roughs, forest edges and ditches are present at various locations. Special attention has been given to the different types of fauna.
Control / management of alien species Non-native, exotic plants, are controlled as much as possible.
Provision of hibernation areas Various plant squares contain grooves of branches and piles of wood. This allows mammals and amphibians to forage and hibernate.
Creation of micro-habitats (eg log and stone piles) Microhabitats have been created at various locations on the course, such as breeding ground, grooves of branches and woodpiles.

Water

Originally this area was not marked by open water. During its construction, various small pools were dug that have an important function for water birds, amphibians and fish. The open water in the brook zone is given an extra dimension as a natural habitat for the beaver. The surface water used for irrigation is distributed very effectively due its application through a self-thinking system. This system analyses where and how much precipitation is needed, takes the millimetres of rainfall into account as well as the degree of evaporation. High water pressure allows for the application of large amounts of water in a short period of time which minimises the energy usage of the pump installation. The maximum amount of water usage allowed is 40.000 m3 per year. Yearly usage during the past three years has been around 20.000 m3. Especially noteworthy is the self sufficiency of the clubhouse. Water usage is based on the pumping up and filtering of groundwater. Waste water is filtered and purified before it infiltrates the soil.

Oorspronkelijk kende dit gebied weinig open water. Bij de aanleg zijn er echter diverse vennen gegraven die een belangrijke functie hebben voor watervogels, amfibieën en vissen. In de beekzone heeft het open water een extra dimensie omdat de bever hier zijn leefgebied heeft. Het voor irrigatie aangewende oppervlaktewater wordt goed benut door de inzet van een geavanceerd “zelfdenkend” systeem. Dit systeem bekijkt waar en hoeveel vocht er nodig is, door niet alleen rekening te houden met millimeters regenval, maar ook met de verdampingsgraad. Door een hoge waterdruk kan veel water in een korte tijd worden toegediend, wat het energieverbruik van de pompinstallatie tot het minimum beperkt. De toegestane hoeveelheid water is 40.000 m3, het jaarlijks verbruik van de afgelopen drie jaar ligt rond de 20.000 m3. Erg bijzonder is de zelfvoorzienendheid van het clubhuis. Voor de watervoorziening wordt grondwater opgepompt en gefilterd. Het afvalwater wordt gefilterd en gezuiverd en infiltreert in de bodem.

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:

2010 Source(s) % of supply Total Consumption
Clubhouse(s) Groundwater 100% 40,215,000 Litres
2009 Source(s) % of supply Total Consumption
Clubhouse(s) Groundwater 100% 38,542,000 Litres
2008 Source(s) % of supply Total Consumption
Clubhouse(s) Groundwater 100% 36,241,000 Litres

Irrigation & Efficiency

The following areas receive irrigation at this golf facility:

Greens Daily
Tees Daily
Fairways Weekly

The irrigation system at this golf facility is:
Fully computer controlled

The irrigation system at this golf facility is:

Serviced every 12 months

Re-calibrated and checked for efficient application every 12 months

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

Activity Description
Selection of grass species A specialist has determined the choice of grass types specific to the golf course.
Soil decompaction and thatch management Yearly actions are taken to prevent soil compation through aerating and slitting.
Timing and dose of water application The modern irrigation system is computer-driven and arranges the water level.
Targeting of sprinkler heads Sprinkler heads are targeted towards playing surfaces only.
Optimizing system pressure The irrigation system contains an automatic pressure regulator that optimises the mains pressure.
Adoption of cutting edge nozzle technology Innovations are analysed when adjustments and replacements are needed in order to determine their application and usefulness in the irrigation system.

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

Activity Description
Low-flow urinals and toilets Toilets are equipped with water-saving buttons.
Use of water efficient appliances Kitchen equipment contains modern water-saving elements.
Use of efficient shower technology The shower knobs are water-saving knobs.
Repairing leaks Leaks are immediately fixed.

Energy

There is a large difference between the newly constructed clubhouse and the old grain barn used as greenkeepers accommodation. Although the clubhouse was constructed and insulated by using modern means, its energy usage is high due to the use of many lamps, equipment and heating. During the renovation of the greenkeepers accommodation, good insulation and other energy-saving materials will be used. The lighting in the open areas of the clubhouse has been adjusted and now exists mainly of LED lamps. Other parts of the clubhouse will change to LED lamps in the next years. For the standard usage of lighting, etc., a transition will be made to energy-saving lamps and motion sensors instead of using conventional light switches. As a result of increasing producer awareness, it is now possible to purchase equipment with a favourable energy label.
Er is een groot verschil tussen de situatie van het nieuw gebouwde clubhuis en de oude graanschuur, waarin de greenkeepersaccommodatie is ingericht. Alhoewel het clubhuis volgens moderne maatstaven is gebouwd en geïsoleerd, is het verbruik van energie groot door de vele lampen, verwarming en apparatuur. Bij renovatie van de greenkeepersaccommodatie zal er gebruik worden gemaakt van goede isolatie en andere energiebesparende materialen. In het clubhuis is in de openbare ruimtes de verlichting aangepast, waardoor het overgrote deel bestaat uit led lampen. In de komende jaren zal het andere deel van de verlichting worden veranderd in led lampen. Voor het standaardverbruik als verlichting e.d. zal zoveel mogelijk overgegaan worden op energiezuinige lampen en bewegingsmelders in plaats van conventionele lichtschakelaars. Doordat er steeds meer aandacht voor is bij de producenten van verschillende apparaten, is het mogelijk bij de aankoop te kijken naar een apparaat met een gunstig energielabel.

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:

2010 2009 2008
Diesel (Litres) 16766 15892 16120
Non-renewable Grid (kWh) 10068 10987 10387
Petrol (Litres) 350 400 350
Propane / Butane (Litres) 39680 36598 36210

Energy Efficiency

This golf facility does not undertake activities to diversify energy and fuel supply.

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

Activity Description
Investment in low-energy heating and air conditioning systems A high-yield heating system has been installed.
Enhancement of natural ventilation opportunities Optimising ventilation was a matter of concern in designing and constructing the clubhouse.

Upgrading of building insulation The clubhouse has recently been extra insulated.
Use of natural light (e.g. sunlight pipes) Various skylights were constructed in the roof to make optimal use of natural light.
Installation of low-energy lighting Energy-saving lighting is attained through the use of as many energy-saving lamps and led-lamps as possible.
Use of motion sensor lighting Movement sensors are used for the lighting in the locker rooms and in the toilets.

Vehicles & Transport

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

Ride-on Mowers Walking Mowers Utility Vehicles
Petrol 100% 10%
Diesel 100% 90%

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
Increasing equipment storage (e.g. lockers) The locker room has been expanded to allow for the storage of not only the bags but also of the trolleys.
Staff showers Showers are available in the green-keepers shed.

Supply Chain

There is an increasing awareness in purchasing and in the efficient functioning of the supply chains. Course maintenance is carried out through the use of as many certified products as possible. There is a lot of contact with local suppliers and, when available, products are purchased locally.

De aandacht voor producten en ketenbeheer wordt steeds groter. Voor het baanonderhoud worden zoveel mogelijk gecertificeerde producten gebruikt. Er is veel contact met lokale ondernemers en er wordt indien mogelijk dan ook gebruik gemaakt van producten die lokaal leverbaar zijn.

Purchasing Policies

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

Activity Description
Use of local products Local suppliers are used for the purchasing of various products.
Selection of certified products Purchasing places special attention to the certification of products.
Selection of products that feature minimal packaging In order to minimise packaging waste, purchasing is done in bulk and containers as much as possible.

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 5 1 4
Catering Supplies 2 2
Retail 2 2
Trade & Contractors 3 1 2
Maintenance Equipment 6 2 4
Course Supplies 2 2

Turfgrass Inputs

This golf facility undertakes the following IPM activities:

Activity Description
Encouraging drought and disease tolerant grasses Used grasses are optimal for these climatic conditions. This minimizes the water usage and chance for disease.
Managing stress and wear Damage and wear and tear are avoided as much as possible by means of a good maintenance plan.
Enhancement of soil structure Soil structure is improved by means of aerating and through the measurement of results.
Optimization of the growing environment An optimal growth environment is cultivated through a good and actual maintenance plan and through expert advice.
Managing thatch levels Yearly measurements are made by external advisors who also advise on the amount of thatch and the policy to reduce this.
Establishing thresholds for pests and disease Ramps have been designed to optimise growth.
Scouting for pests and diseases Contact with the surrounding golf courses and registration of damage provides information about the risks of damage.
Monitoring / improvement of plant health The head of green-keeping keeps a keen eye on the quality of the grass.

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

2010 2009 2008
Fairways - K - Inorganic 20 28 16
Fairways - N - Inorganic 66 76 61
Fairways - P - Inorganic 10 14 8
Greens - K - Inorganic 241 241 254
Greens - N - Inorganic 139 139 152
Greens - P - Inorganic 20 20 23
Tees - K - Inorganic 80 80 119
Tees - N - Inorganic 141 139 147
Tees - P - Inorganic 40 40 38

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

2011 2010 2009
Fairways - Fungicide - Active Ingredient 0 0 0
Fairways - Herbicide - Active Ingredient 77 0 0
Fairways - Insecticide - Active Ingredient 0 0 0
Greens - Fungicide - Active Ingredient 0 0 0
Greens - Herbicide - Active Ingredient 0 0 0
Greens - Insecticide - Active Ingredient 0 0 0
Rough - Fungicide - Active Ingredient 0 0 0
Rough - Herbicide - Active Ingredient 0 0 0
Rough - Insecticide - Active Ingredient 0 0 0
Semi-Rough - Fungicide - Active Ingredient 0 0 0
Semi-Rough - Herbicide - Active Ingredient 0 0 0
Semi-Rough - Insecticide - Active Ingredient 0 0 0
Tees - Fungicide - Active Ingredient 0 0 0
Tees - Herbicide - Active Ingredient 0 0 0
Tees - Insecticide - Active Ingredient 0 0 0

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

Activity Description
Selection of appropriate products for specific pests and diseases The correct substances are chosen as a result of the expertise present on diseases and plagues, and the use of pesticides.
Spot-treatment with handheld sprayers and wipers All diseases and plagues are treated locally, besides the greens and foregreens.
Calibration and testing of sprayers The ideal measurement is chosen depending on the substances used and the type of weather, thereby realising usage- and dispersion optimisation.
Use of shrouded sprayer and anti-drip nozzles Spraying is done with anti-drip nozzles.

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 true false false
Aluminium false false true false
Metal false false true false
Paper & Cardboard false true false false
Grass Clippings true false false false
Cores & Turf false false true false
Sand false false true false
Wood / Timber true false false false

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

Activity Description
Separation of recyclable materials Various materials are recycled.
Returning clipping to fairways and walkways Fairway grass is not removed but remains on the fairway.

Pollution Control

Pesticides and fertilisers are applied as needed to the greens, tees and fairways on a yearly basis. The main standpoint in their application is to use them as a rescue measure. The most important objectives in their application are: to obtain a good playable golf course; to minimise their usage; to safely store all chemical substances in an especially designated area.

De greens, tees en fairways worden jaarlijks voorzien van de nodige bemestings- en gewasbeschermingsmiddelen. Uitgangspunt voor het gebruik is alleen het gebruik van het hoogst noodzakelijke aan toevoegingen. Belangrijkste doelstellingen ten aanzien van de bemesting- en gewasbeschermingsmiddelen zijn een goed bespeelbare baan; verbruik van meststoffen en gewasbeschermingsmiddelen minimaliseren; middelen bij opslag bewaren in een daarvoor goedgekeurde ruimte.

Water Analysis

This golf facility monitors water quality with the following frequency:

Chemical Biological Visual
Inflow Three Yearly Yearly
On-Site Yearly
Outflow

Waste Water

Waste water from this golf facility is managed as follows:

Discharges to Formal Discharge Agreement
Golf Course Detention Pond N/A
Clubhouse Reed Bed Yes
Maintenance Facility Mains Sewer Yes
Wash Pad Via Oil Separator Yes

Hazardous Materials

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

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

Pollution Prevention

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

Activity Description
Storage of equipment and hazardous products on covered, sealed impervious areas Dangerous substances are stored in a certified cabinet.
Mixing of pesticides and fertilizers over impervious surfaces Fertilisers are mixed on a fluid-sealed floor.
Installation of above-ground fuel tanks x
Installation of sufficient secondary containment for fuel The drip container of the fuel tank meets all legislative criteria and is large enough.
Provision of containment booms and absorbent materials Absoption matarial is availible

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

Activity Description
Eliminating leachate and run-off through careful timing of turf inputs Weather statistics are narrowly watched to determine the ideal timing for the application of pesticides and fertilisers.
Establishment of vegetative buffer strips around water bodies No substances are used in the bank zone of water elements (at least 3m from the water line).
Controlling erosion and sediment discharge A good mowing policy prevents erosion from taking place.
Establishment of pesticide-free zones No-spray zones have been determined across the entire terrain.
Use of swales and bio-filters to slow and treat surface run-off Reed bed is uses for filtering run off water

Community

It is important to maintain and improve the level of knowledge of the employees. A capable and knowledgeable team determines the succes of this golf course. This is why continuous investment is made in the training of employees. Furthermore, it is important that the machinery is operated by qualified personnel. Therefore the level of knowledge on e.g. spraying licenses, chainsaw operations, etc. is closely monitored and improved where needed. During an annual performance review, attention is given to possible additional education and training needs the greenkeepers may require.
Objective: Qualified and knowledgeable staff and proper fringe benefits for the personnel.

Belangrijk is de scholing van de mensen. Alleen kwalitatief sterke mensen kunnen het succes bepalen van deze golfbaan. Vandaar dat er continue geïnvesteerd wordt in het opleiden van de medewerkers. Naast de persoonlijke groei, is het van belang dat de machines alleen worden bediend door deskundig personeel. Er wordt daarom goed gekeken naar het tijdig bijscholen voor spuitlicenties, zaagcursussen e.d. Voor de greenkeepers wordt tijdens het functioneringsgesprek aandacht gegeven aan opleiding en bijscholing.
Doelstelling: gekwalificeerd en deskundig personeel; goede secundaire arbeidsvoorwaarden voor personeel.

Employment & Education

Typical staffing levels at this golf facility are:

Full Time Part Time Seasonal
Club Management 9.0 15.0 4.0
Course Management 9
Food & Beverage 6 3 24
Golf Coaching 2 2 1
Retail & Leisure 1.0 4.0
Caddies 2 2

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

  • General Manager
  • Course Manager
  • Committee Members
  • Technical Specialist

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

Activity Description
Storage, application and disposal of pesticides Staff is trained on several issues. Much is done to prevent accidents and emergencies, when they do happen, date and time are recorded in a log.
Efficient water management Staff is trained on several issues. Much is done to prevent accidents and emergencies, when they do happen, date and time are recorded in a log.
Management of accidents and emergencies Staff is trained on several issues. Much is done to prevent accidents and emergencies, when they do happen, date and time are recorded in a log.
Management of habitats and vegetation The management plan, paid attention to the value and maintenace of habitats. Nature friendly maintanence is part of the greenkeeper course.
Health & Safety Staff is trained on several issues. Much is done to prevent accidents and emergencies, when they do happen, date and time are recorded in a log.
Understanding of landscape and cultural heritage Information about longterm planning and the history of the golf course is presented to the greenkeeping.
Environmental management planning Staff is trained on several issues.

Community Relations

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

Activity Description
Neighbours The golf club is in contact with the neighbours.
Local Government The golf club is in contact with the local government.
Local Community Groups There is contact with local pgo's an cultural herritage organization
Local Businesses Several local businesses are involved by the club through a business membership.

Land Use & Cultural Heritage

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

Activity Description
Maintenance of existing public paths The terrain is crossed by paved paths which are accessible to the public.
Installation of effective and welcoming signage Information- and warning signs are placed at the entrance of the terrain.
Partnership conservation and access projects (e.g. community woodland) Willows are pruned in collaboration with an organisation dedicated to the landscape.

The following archaeological and heritage surveys have been carried out at this golf facility:

Title Author Date View document
vestiga 2010/06/01

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

This golf facility does not undertake any activities to conserve cultural heritage features.

Communications

This golf facility undertakes the following internal environmental communications:

Activity Description
Provision of newsletters, notice boards & poster display There is an seperate page on the website that shows information about the comitted to green/GEO certificate, and other related issues.

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

Activity Description
Website, press releases & brochures There is an seperate page on the website that shows information about the comitted to green/GEO certificate, and other related issues.
Course walks / open days Members evenings and course walks are held, for example the national birdwaching day.
Attending community meetings Relevant community meetings are being visited.