Golfclub Grevelingenhout

GEO Certified® 01/2018
Schouwen Duiveland,
Telephone: +31 (0)111 - 48 26 50

Golf club Grevelingenhout, established in 1988, is located in the eastern part of the isle of Schouwen-Duiveland in the province of Zeeland. Surrounded by vast areas of agricultural land in the west and south, a holiday camp in the east and the Grevelingenmeer (the largest created inland salt lake in Europe) in the north, the course is rather isolated from terrestrial natural ecosystems. During the audit on the 9th of January 2018, the sustainability committee, accompanied by the club manager and chair of the club, clearly demonstrated knowledg…

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Facility details

Golf Courses
Wedstrijdbaan (18 holes, 6151 metres, year opened 1988)
Par-3 holes (9 holes, 130 metres, year opened 2009)
1 Clubhouse(s)
1 Maintenance Facility/Facilities
1 Practice Facility/Facilities


Land ontworsteld aan het water

De golfbaan Grevelingenhout is gelegen op het Zeeuwse eiland Schouwen-Duiveland
omringd door de Noordzee , de Oosterschelde en het unieke zoutwatermeer de Grevelingen. Het landschap was ooit een krekengebied met een open verbindingen naar zee dat in de loop der eeuwen geleidelijk is ingepolderd en drooggelegd.

Schouwen-Duiveland is een dunbevolkt gebied waar land- en tuinbouw met veeteelt en visserij floreren. Door de afsluiting van Noordzee werd de visserij beperkt en de
mosselcultuur belangrijk. Ter vervanging van de verloren zeevisserij werd toerisme op Schouwen-Duiveland bevorderd. In de directe omgeving van Grevelingenhout bevinden zich een recreatieparken en een riante moderne jachthaven.

De golfbaan ligt overwegend op kleigronden. Kwelwater bronnen bevinden zich voornamelijk in het noordelijke gedeelte van het golfcomplex. Het grondwater is zilt en voor beregening ongeschikt zodat met de techniek van de leidingwater wordt gebruikt.

De golfbaan wordt in het zuiden over de volle lengte afgeschermd door een slaapdijk en in het westen begrensd door en fruitboomgaard. Het golfcomplex wordt over de volle lengte begrensd door ruime waterlopen die het hemelwater opvangen en afvoeren naar het Waterschap. De tuinen langs de waterlopen vormen een belangrijke natuurlijke aanvulling van het golfcomplex. De diversiteit van aangeplante bomen en heesters is ruim en werkt in het voordeel van de fauna in de omgeving.

Land, won from the water.
The golf course of Grevelingenhout is situated on the isle of Schouwen-Duiveland, surrounded by the North Sea, the Oosterschelde and the unique salt water lake the Grevelingen. The landscape once was filled with creeks and an open connection to sea that has been poldered over time and ran dry.

Schouwen-Duiveland is a thinly populated area where agriculture, horticulture, livestock and fishing are important businesses. By closing the connection to the North Sea, fishing slowly disappeared and mussel farming became important. In order to replace fishing on the island, tourism was encouraged on Schouwen-Duiveland. In the direct surrounding of the golf course there are holiday parks and a spacious modern yacht dock.

The golf course is situated on clay grounds for the largest part. Seepage water sources are found in the northern part of the golf course. Ground water is slightly salt and is not suitable for irrigation. This means that potable water needs to be used for irrigation.

The golf course is on the entire south side separated from the surrounding by a dike and on the west side by an orchard. All around the golf course are water features that collect rain water and discharge it to local streams. The gardens alongside the water features are an important natural value on the golf course. The diversity of planted trees and shrubs provide habitats for the local fauna.

Consultation & Surveys

This golf facility consults the following organizations regarding landscape heritage conservation:

  • Zeeuws Landschap
  • Waterschap Zeeland

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

Title Author Date View document
Natuur op Grevelingenhout, NVSD natuur en vogelwacht Schouwen-Duiveland 2017/03/10 Download
flora natuur en vogelwacht Schouwen-Duiveland 2017/06/15 Download
birds natuur en vogelwacht Schouwen-Duiveland 2017/11/14 Download
vogelhuisjes Grevelingenhout Romph 2017/03/15 Download

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

  • Natuur in Balans NiB
  • NLadviseurs
  • Waterschap Zeeland

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

Title Author Date View document
Bomen Nienke Mulders 2016/11/01 Download
waterbeheer Grevelingenhout M de Groot 2012/09/01 Download

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

Local name Scientific name
heelblaadjes Pulicaria dysenterica
kamgras Cynosurus cristatus
morgenster gele s.s. Tragopogon pratensis
Orchis wespen geel/groen Epipactis muelleri
Orchis riet Dactylorhiza majalis
Orchis wespen moeras Epipactis palustris
waterpunge Samolus valerandi
Boerenzwaluw Hirundo rustica ssp. rustica
Huismus Passer domesticus
Koekoek Cuculus canorus
Heivlinder Hipparchia semele
Groene Specht Picus viridis
Spotvogel Hippolais icterina

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

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
Native Woodland 6.5 Self Appointed
Open Water Features 4 Self Appointed


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

Estimated Area (Hectares) Turfgrass Species Sward Composition (%)
Greens 1.22 Hectares Agrostis stolonifera / palustris 66%
Poa annua 28%
Tees 0.3 Hectares Agrostis stolonifera / palustris 58%
Poa annua 21%
Fairways 20.0 Hectares Agrostis stolonifera / palustris 53%
Poa annua 23%

These turfgrasses are optimal for the circumstances at this club because:
De combinatie van grassoorten (straatsgras en struisgrassen) is goed bestand tegen droge situaties. De soortsamenstelling wisselt sterk per spelelement en per hole. Er wordt gelet op ongewenste grassoorten.

This golf facility assesses mowing patterns every: 2 months

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

  • De Enk
  • NiB

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 The course commission adheres to a course management plan that includes all
daily operations, frequencies and goals. The manner of maintenance has been
established in a document. The club management and the greenkeeping discuss further planning of details during regular meetings.
Promoting the playing quality values of more naturalized turf, particularly fairways and semi-rough Member support is sought by communicating about both the maintenance issues and the reasoning behind the choices being made. Members also seek direct contact with the commission if concerned about a specific situation like dry
areas on the course.
Promoting the financial benefits of presenting sustainable surfaces Member support is sought by communicating about both the maintenance issues and the reasoning behind the choices being made. Members also seek direct contact with the commission if concerned about this subject.
Improving customer understanding around greens maintenance Golfers are informed through various means concerning maintenance activities on the course. Intensive maintenance is also listed on the website or mentioned by phone thereby successfully staving off any unpleasant surprises.
Demonstrating the direct relationship between environmental best practice and year round high quality playing surfaces our new club website includes an explaination of GEO and the importance of sustainability and environmental management of the golfcourse, it exlplains our choices during the year that have a direct impact on the course and joy of play.

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 n.a.
Discreet on-course signage and furniture The terrain furniture has been selected with care and is maintained accordingly.
Conservation of specimen trees n.a.
Screening and softening unsightly man-made features we keep a close contact with our neighbours and act in case of undisired objects (according the rules and regulations) in the neighbouring gardens .

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 n.a.
Connection of internal habitat patches n.a.
Connection of patches with external habitats n.a.
Creation of habitat corridors n.a.
Avoidance of habitat fragmentation n.a.
Improving and diversifying habitat edges n.a.

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 n.a.
Ecologically informed management of scrub vegetation n.a.
Promoting species and structurally diverse woodlands n.a.
Establishment of littoral shelves and marginal vegetation in wetland areas n.a.
Maintenance of an appropriate balance of open water and aquatic vegetation The area of water surrounded with plants is carefully watched, since the ponds are partially situated in the line of play.
Naturalization of linear habitats A division has been made of intensive and extensive green in order to create a good balance between nature and the game of golf.

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 The botanical vegetation of the gardens provides butterflies and bees with a supply of nectar.
Installation of nest boxes Nest boxes have been installed and mapped.
Provision of feeding tables n.a.
Control / management of alien species n.a.
Provision of hibernation areas Trimmings from shrubs and trees are used to create a woodpiles in various places in the terrain.
Creation of micro-habitats (eg log and stone piles) Trimmings from shrubs and trees are used to create a woodpiles in various places in the terrain.


Leidingwater wordt gebruikt in het clubhuis voor het restaurant de kleedkamers met douche faciliteiten, de greenkeepers loods. Het verbruik van leidingwater door Grevelingenhout steekt gunstig af bij dat van andere vergelijkbare golfclubs. Aangezien oppervlaktewater en grondwater door het zoutgehalte ongeschikt is, wordt voor beregening van de greens, foregreens en tees gebruik gemaakt van leidingwater en worden de fairways niet beregend.
Het leidingwater wordt opgeslagen in een bovengrondse opslag alvorens te worden verpompt naar de te beregenen oppervlakken. De benodigde hoeveelheid water wordt bepaald aan de hand inschatting van de weersomstandigheden en het vochtgehalte in de bodem. De watervraag wordt bepaald door lokale ervaring van de greenkeepers. De verkleuringen van het gras en de hardheid van het grondoppervlak zijn hiervoor duidelijke indicatoren. Bij twijfel worden vochtmetingen uitgevoerd.

Potable water is used in the club house for the restaurant, the changing rooms with shower facilities and the greenkeeper facilities. The use of potable water on Grevelingenhout is a little less than on other golf courses. Since the surface water and ground water is not suitable for irrigation because of the salt levels, potable water is used for irrigation of the greens, foregreens and tee. Fairways are not irrigated.
Potable water is pumped up and kept in a basin before being pumped to the irrigated parts of the golf course. The amount of irrigation that is needed, is based on the weather situation and soil moisture levels. Also, the amounts are based on the experience of the greenkeepers. Coloration of the grass and hardening of the soil are indicators for this. When in doubt, extra soil moisture samples are done.

Sources & Consumption

The following water audits have been undertaken at this golf facility:

Title Author Date View document
Cl-bepaling Evides 2016/12/01 Download

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

2017 Source(s) % of supply Total Consumption
Clubhouse(s) Public / Potable 100% 1,321,000 Litres
Golf Course Public / Potable 100% 7,946,000 Litres
2016 Source(s) % of supply Total Consumption
Clubhouse(s) Public / Potable 100% 1,575,000 Litres
Golf Course Public / Potable 100% 7,290,000 Litres
2015 Source(s) % of supply Total Consumption
Clubhouse(s) Public / Potable 100% 1,513,000 Litres
Golf Course Public / Potable 100% 11,691,000 Litres

Irrigation & Efficiency

The following areas receive irrigation at this golf facility:

Greens 2-3 days per week
Tees 2-3 days per week

The irrigation system at this golf facility is:

The irrigation system at this golf facility is:

Serviced every 2 years

Re-calibrated and checked for efficient application every 1 years

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

Activity Description
Selection of grass species An external specialist on golf course turf advises on the correct composition
of grasses for the different parts of the course.
Soil decompaction and thatch management Prevention of soil compaction and thatch is a part of regular maintenance.
Timing and dose of water application The irrigation system is computer-driven and arranges the water supply. We irrigate late at the night / early morning
Analysis of soil moisture Using special devices, the soil moisture is measured
Incorporation of evapotranspiration rates and weather data n.a.
Use of wetting agents Wetting agents are used locally on extremely dry areas.
Overall reduction in irrigated area Only tees and greens are irrigated
Targeting of sprinkler heads The irrigation system is comprised of well targeted sprinkler heads.
Optimizing system pressure The irrigation system contains an automatic pressure regulator
Adoption of cutting edge nozzle technology new system installed hole 9, 18 and puttinggreen
extention planned for 2018 (partly)

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

Activity Description
Low-flow urinals and toilets n.a.
Use of water efficient appliances Equipment contains modern water-saving elements.
Use of efficient shower technology The shower knobs are water-saving knobs.
Repairing leaks Leakages are repaired immediately after noticing
Compressed air The golf club is using compressed air more often instead of water to clean trolleys and golfequipment


Grevelingenhout maakt gebruik van energie op basis van Groene stroom en aardgas. Aangesloten op het openbare leidingen stelsel. In het clubhuis en werkplaatsen wordt gebruik gemaakt van spaar- en led-verlichting. Er zijn bewegingsmelders geïnstalleerd in de toiletten, de kleedkamers en de lockerruimtes om het energieverbruik te verminderen. De parkeerplaats en het verblijfsgebied worden verlicht door straatlantaarns met een dag-nacht sensor waardoor deze in de schemering geactiveerd worden. De isolatie van het clubhuis voldoet aan de bouwnormen. Koel- en wasmachines, kooktoestellen en zijn vervangen door energiezuinige apparaten. Hierdoor is het energieverbruik gedaald. Het verbruik van elektra wordt apart bijgehouden voor het clubhuis, shop, keuken, werkplaats, lockerruimten en laadstations, De golfclub heeft de ambitie om het energieverbruik en de schadelijkheid van smeervetten en brandstoffen door de inkoop van milieubelastende middelen te minimaliseren.

Grevelingenhout uses energy from green electricity and natural gas and is connected to the main electricity network. In the club house and the maintenance facility both energy saving lights and led- lights are installed. Motion sensors have been installed in toilets, changing rooms and locker rooms to lower the use of energy. The parking lot and surroundings of the club house are lighted by lanterns with a day- and night timer, only activating them during the dusk. The isolation of the club house is according to legal requirements. Cooling, washing machines, cooking appliances have been replaced for more energy saving variants. This had lowered the energy use. The use of electricity is recorded separately for the club house, golf shop, kitchen, maintenance facility, locker room and charging stations. The golf club has the ambition to lower both the use of energy and the pollution of lubricants and fuel, by purchasing less of these products.

Sources & Consumption

No energy surveys have been undertaken at this golf facility.

Consumption of renewable energy and resources at this golf facility:

2017 2016 2015
Renewable Grid Electricity (kWh) 84652

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

2017 2016 2015
Diesel (Litres) 9000 7600 7600
Natural Gas (Litres) 12626 14260 12633
Non-renewable Grid (kWh) 99345 100901
Petrol (Litres) 973 1150 1260

Energy Efficiency

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

Activity Description
Adoption of green tariff grid supply We purchase green tariff electricity.
Use of biodiesel and /or ethanol 973L Benzine (2017) of which 240L Aspen (Alkylaatbenzine)
Use of electric hybrid vehicles The handicarts are powered by storage batteries.

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

Activity Description
Optimizing thermostat levels for heating and refrigeration The temperature is controlled with a thermostat. The high yield central heating systems that were installed in 2012 provide the heating in the clubhouse.
Upgrading of building insulation The isolation of the clubhouse/retaurant roof was improved in 2014.
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.
Transition to energy efficient appliances Whenever appliances need to be replaced energy efficiency will be one of the main criteria to be used as basis for decision making.
Use of timers with appliances, heating and lighting On the parking lot we use day and night sensors for the lighting.
New innovations Grevelingenhout has the ambition to monitor new innovations and technologies and use these when suitable.

Vehicles & Transport

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

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

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

Golf Carts Cars Buses
Petrol 8%
Grid Electric 92%

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

Activity Description
Car sharing incentives n.a.
Group transportation (e.g. buses) Where possible
Secure cycle parking covered storage place for cycles and mopeds
Promoting public transport routes and timetables n.a.
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 Shower available in the greenkeepers shed.
Tax breaking incentives for cycling n.a.
Promotion of walk to work campaigns n.a.

Supply Chain

Grevelingenhout streeft naar een golfbaan van topkwaliteit en stelt hoge eisen aan de producten die voor het onderhoud noodzakelijk zijn. Een deel van deze producten kent een zekere milieubelasting, maar er wordt wel getracht het gebruik hiervan tot een minimum te beperken. Van het afval wordt zoveel mogelijk materiaal hergebruikt om de hoeveelheid afval te minimaliseren, organisch afval is hiervoor het meest geschikt. Overig afval wordt zoveel mogelijk gescheiden afgevoerd.
Grevelingenhout streeft er naar om communicatie zoveel mogelijk via digitale kanalen te laten lopen en zo min mogelijk via de post. Men maakt hiervoor voornamelijk gebruik van een eigen (-beheerde) website, Facebook en e-mail.
Voor de inkoop van producten voor de horeca wordt de prijs-kwaliteit verhouding beoordeeld en er wordt zoveel mogelijk gebruik gemaakt van lokale leveranciers.
Grond en zand, benodigd voor dressen, aanvullen, bunkerzand e.d. wordt alleen aangekocht wanneer er de nodige (grond)-certificaten erbij worden geleverd waarmee aangetoond kan worden dat het een verantwoord product is waarmee geen milieuschade gepaard zal gaan.

Grevelingenhout has the ambition to be a golf course of top quality and has high standards when using products that are needed for maintenance. A part of these products causes some pollution up to a certain point, but they are used as less as possible. The waste is reused where ever possible in order to reduce the amount of waste as best as possible. Green waste is most suited for this. Other waste is separated in several streams as best as possible.
Communication is done digitally as much as possible, and not via paper mail. The golf club uses the website, Facebook and email to achieve this.
Produts that are used in the club house and by the greenkeepers are judged on price and quality and are purchased at local suppliers as much as possible.
Soil and sand that is used for dressing or filling up the bunker sand is only purchased when a soil certificate can be presented. This ensures the product is of sensible production and there has been no environmental damage in the production.

Purchasing Policies

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

Activity Description
Measures to avoid waste at source We communicate as much as possible digitally.
Use of local suppliers As much as possible depending on service and lower transportcost.
Use of local products Different regional products are offered on the restaurant menu.
Selection of certified products Soil and sand, used for dressing, and sand for the bunkers are only purchased with certificate.
Selection of products that feature minimal packaging The golf club chooses products with a minimum of packaging to prevent waste.
Use of accredited suppliers (e.g. ISO 14001) standard procedure

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

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 by several experts
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.
Managing surface moisture Surface moisture is regularly measured.
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):

2017 2016 2015
Fairways - K - Inorganic 5 2.5 0
Fairways - N - Inorganic 15 7.5 0
Fairways - P - Inorganic 5 2.5 0
Greens - K - Inorganic 98 364.2 130.8
Greens - N - Inorganic 113.4 191.9 212.8
Greens - P - Inorganic 62.7 74.2 117.1
Tees - K - Inorganic 33 20 40.5
Tees - N - Inorganic 104.3 60 121
Tees - P - Inorganic 33 20 40.5

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

2017 2016 2015
Fairways - Herbicide - Total Weight 16 24 26
Greens - Fungicide - Total Weight 40.5
Greens - Herbicide - Total Weight 0 180 40
Greens - Insecticide - Total Weight 0 80 80
Rough - Herbicide - Total Weight 0 39 45
Tees - Herbicide - Total Weight 5.3 45 13
Tees - Insecticide - Total Weight

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 douche for greenkeepers available
Calibration and testing of sprayers Calibrating and testing nozzles is done every season.
Use of shrouded sprayer and anti-drip nozzles new type of nozzles planned 2018 (partly)
Non-chemical weed control Mechanical measures like vertidraining, increase the health of the turfgrass, making it more resistent for plagues and diseases.

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

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

Activity Description
Separation of recyclable materials Paper, cardboard and glass is separated from the rest of the waste.
Returning clipping to fairways and walkways Clippings from the fairways are not removed and thus recycled.
Compost no compost,
greenwaste is removed on a regular basis

Pollution Control

De golfclub streeft er naar om te voldoen aan de milieuwetgeving en milieukwaliteit en zoekt daarnaast naar manieren om het totale management continue te verbeteren.
Het afvalwater afkomstig van de keuken van het clubhuis wordt via een vetafscheider op het persriool geloosd. Overig afvalwater vanuit het clubhuis en receptiegebouw wordt direct op het persriool geloosd. In het verblijfsgebied van Grevelingenhout worden schoonmaak- en oplosmiddelen, keukenvetten en batterijen in een beveiligde opslag bewaard. Keukenvetten, smeervetten, oliefilters en batterijen worden via geregistreerde afvoer verwijderd van het golfterrein. De kwaliteit van het opppervlaktewater wordt viermaal per jaar visueel gecontroleerd.

The golf club has the ambition to work according to the environmental legislation and keeping a high environmental quality, and is looking for ways to improve the complete management of this.
Waste water of the kitchen is discharged to the main sewers via an oil- and lubricant filter. Other waste water from the club house and the entrance building is charged to the sewers directly. Cleaning product, batteries and dissolvent products are stored in a secured storage. Oils, lubricants, oil filters and batteries are removed from the golf course via a registered uplift. The quality of the surface water is monitored four times a year visually.

Water Analysis

This golf facility monitors water quality with the following frequency:

Chemical Biological Visual
Inflow Never Never Never
On-Site Daily
Outflow Yearly

Waste Water

Waste water from this golf facility is managed as follows:

Discharges to Formal Discharge Agreement
Golf Course Ditch N/A
Clubhouse Via Oil Separator N/A
Maintenance Facility Mains Sewer N/A
Wash Pad Via Oil Separator N/A

Hazardous Materials

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

Secure Storage Registered Uplift
Detergents true false
Cooking Oils true false
Lubricants true false
Pesticide Containers true false
Fertiliser Bags true false
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 All cleaning products, solvents, oil filters and batteries are kept in a secured storage. In the greenkeeper shed there is secured storage cabinet for pesticides, complete with air extraction and leaking container. Liquid dangerous products are stored in a separate cabinet.
Maintenance of equipment on covered, sealed impervious areas Large machine maintenance is outsourced whereas small maintenance is conducted on a fluid-sealed floor.
Mixing of pesticides and fertilizers in covered areas Fertilisers are mixed on a fluid-sealed floor in the greenkeeper shed.
Mixing of pesticides and fertilizers over impervious surfaces Fertilisers are mixed on a fluid-sealed floor in the greenkeeper shed.
Installation of above-ground fuel tanks The petrol and gasoline tank are constructed according to the law and are checked annualy.
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 There is plenty of absorption material present and within reach.

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 n.a.
Establishment of emergency spillage response plan as per instructions
Controlling erosion and sediment discharge on a regular basis
Use of swales and bio-filters to slow and treat surface run-off n.a.


De golfclub Grevelingenhout beoogd een goed werkgever te zijn voor haar directe en
ingehuurde personeel en respecteert een goed burgerschap met haar omgeving. Uiteraard voldoet de golfclub Grevelingenhout aan de eisen van de wet. De golfclub Grevelingenhout onderhoudt goede contacten en heeft relaties opgebouwd met partijen buiten de golfclub.
De club onderneemt initiatieven om zowel het (ingehuurde) personeel, de leden als de gasten te betrekken bij en op de hoogte te stellen van de maatregelen die worden ondernomen om een zo duurzaam mogelijke bedrijfsvoering te hanteren en op deze manier draagvlak te verkrijgen voor toekomstige beslissingen, maatregelen en mogelijke besparingen. Door formele en informele training van het personeel stimuleren en ontwikkelen we bewustwording van alle aspecten van beheer en onderhoud van de golfbaan en haar faciliteiten.

Golfclub Grevelingenhout strives to be a proper employer to their personnel and contracted personnel. They respect the people in the direct surroundings of the golf course. Of course, the golf club respects and works according to the rules of the Dutch law. The golf club has good contact with several parties outside the club.
The club takes part in initiatives to involve and inform both staff and guests about actions that are taken for sustainable management, also to increase involvement and understanding for future decisions and possible savings. Through formal and informal training, personnel is schooled and developed to get a better understanding of all aspects of the maintenance of the golf course and its facilities.

Employment & Education

Typical staffing levels at this golf facility are:

Full Time Part Time Seasonal
Club Management 3
Course Management 3 2
Food & Beverage 2 3
Golf Coaching 1
Retail & Leisure 2
Other 1

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

  • Course Manager
  • Committee Members
  • Technical Specialist
  • Local Environment NGO

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

Activity Description
Storage, application and disposal of pesticides The greenkeepers are qualified and have the possibility to take part in new trainings.
Efficient water management By stimulating awareness.
Management of accidents and emergencies All personnel is qualified in health and safety. 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 head greenkeeper controls this.
Waste minimization, separation and recycling Through notifications to the personnel.
Health & Safety Two of the greenkeepers have a license to use pesticides. All greenkeepers use the correct clothing and protective items.
Energy Saving Through notifications to the personnel.
Understanding of landscape and cultural heritage n.a.
Environmental management planning By taking part in the right trainings we avoid environmental harm as much as possible.

Community Relations

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

Activity Description
Neighbours We have a good and steady contact with our neighbours.
Local Government Major of Schouwen-Duiveland: once a year, Deputies of sportfederation, the Water regulation authority once per year when necessary.
Local Environmental Groups Several environmental groups are involved with the nature management. The "Natuur en Vogelwacht Schouwen-Duiveland is involved with inventarisation and presentations.
Media Website and Facebook

Land Use & Cultural Heritage

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

Activity Description
Maintenance of existing public paths n.a.
Creation of new paths and nature trails n.a.
Installation of effective and welcoming signage n.a.
Providing opportunities for other recreation (e.g. fishing) n.a.
Partnership conservation and access projects (e.g. community woodland) n.a.
Continuation of traditional agricultural activities n.a.

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 does not undertake any activities to conserve cultural heritage features.


This golf facility undertakes the following internal environmental communications:

Activity Description
Provision of newsletters, notice boards & poster display We have published a website about the biodiversity on the golf course. The website has a large collection of photos of the nature on the golf course.
Members evenings and course walks We provide information during the annual meetings for members: We participate the national Birdwatching day.
Interpretation panels & course signage Flora and Fauna planned for 2018

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

Activity Description
Website, press releases & brochures There is a separate page on the website that shows information about the Committed
to Green/GEO certificate, and other related issues.
Course walks / open days Annual open days
Attending community meetings Neighbours from the park are invited to attend information sessions on flora and fauna