Golfbaan Princenbosch B.V.

GEO Certified® 09/2012 GEO Re-Certified 02/2018
Molenschot,
Netherlands
Telephone: +31 (0)161 43 15 31
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Golf club Princenbosch is situated on an one hundred ha estate of which approx. 80 ha are used as golf course. One century ago the area consisted mainly out of heather vegetation which was gradually transformed into (small-scale) agricultural land. In the 1990s the first 18 holes were opened with characteristics of the well-known parkland golf courses, and 10 years later another 9 holes were constructed with characteristics of the original heather landscape. Now, 30 years later the course exhibits an extremely high biodiversity, partly due to t…

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Facility details

Golf Courses
Baan A (9 holes, 2810 metres, year opened 1992)
Baan C (9 holes, 3096 metres, year opened 2002)
Baan B (9 holes, 2721 metres, year opened 1994)
1 Clubhouse(s)
1 Maintenance Facility/Facilities
1 Pro Shop
2 Practice Facility/Facilities
2 Other
2 Other
2 Other

Nature

Princenbosch is a florishing club with a beautifull 27-holes course near to Breda. The courses A and B are build in 1992/1993 and course C in 2002. The area is surrounded by woodland and agricultural land. The courses A and B are build in a parklandscape and the C course is more open and there are build with heather and waterareas.
The flora and fauna found on the golf course is of great importance to Princenbosch and has made it their responsibility to not only conserve the nature but also improve and optimise it without making concessions to the game of golf.

Princenbosch is een springlevende club met een prachtige 27-holes baan vlak bij Breda. De banen A en B zijn in 1992/1993 aangelegd en baan C is in 2002 aangelegd. Het gebied is omsloten door bos en agrarisch gebied. De banen A en B zijn aangelegd met een parkachtig landschap en de C baan is meer open en daar zijn heide en watergebieden aangelegd.
De flora en fauna zijn voor Princenbosch belangrijk op de golfbaan en ziet het als haar plicht om de natuur niet alleen in stand te houden maar ook om deze gericht te verbeteren en te optimaliseren zonder dat dit afbreuk doet aan de golfsport.

Consultation & Surveys

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

  • Gemeente Gilze en rijen
  • Provincie Noord Brabant
  • Waterschap Brabantse Delta

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

Title Author Date View document
Handboek Committed to Green HAS Kennistransfer 2002/07/01

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

  • Waterschap Brabantse Delta

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

Title Author Date View document
Vogeltelling Princenbosch Erik-Jan Beenackers 2012/07/01 Download
Zoogdieren Princenbosch Erik-Jan Beenackers 2012/07/01 Download
Reptielen Amfibien Princenbosch Erik-Jan Beenackers 2012/07/01 Download
Nachtvlinders Princenbosch Erik-Jan Beenackers 2012/07/30 Download
Vlinders Princenbosch Erik-Jan Beenackers 2012/07/30 Download
Libellen Princenbosch Erik-Jan Beenackers 2012/07/30 Download
Planten Princenbosch Erik-Jan Beenackers 2012/07/30 Download
Mossen Princenbosch Peter Ruth 2012/07/30 Download

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

Local name Scientific name
Groene specht Picis viridis
Patrijs Perdix perdix
Boerenzwaluw Hirundo rustica
Holenduif Columba oenas
Huismus Passer domesticus
Kneu Carduelis cannabina
Koekoek Cuculus canorus
Oeverloper Actitis hypoleucos
Koninginnepage Papilio machaon
Bont dikkopje Carterocephalus palaemon
Gewone agrimonie Agrimonia eupatoria
Grasklokje Campanula rotundifolia
Klokjesgentiaan Gentiana pneumonanthe
Gulden sleutelbloem Primula veris
Steenanjer Dianthus deltoides
Veldsalie Salvia pratensis
Rapunzelklokje Campanula rapunculus
Wilde marjolein Origanum vulgare
Wondklaver Anthyllis vulneraria
Vinpootsalamander Lissotrition vulgaris
Levendbarende hagedis Zootoca vivipara
Steenuil Athene noctua
Boomkikker Hyla arborea
IJsvogel Alcedo atthis

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

Local name Scientific name
Groene specht Picis viridis
Rietorchis Dactylorhiza majalis subsp. praetermissa
Klokjesgentiaan Gentiana pneumonanthe
Steenuil Athene noctua
Levendbarende hagedis Zootoca vivipara
Boerenzwaluw Hirundo rustica
Vinpootsalamander Lissotriton helviticus

Habitats & Designations

This golf facility features the following landscape designations:

Description Designating Authority
Areas of Scenic Beauty Most part: NSW1928 area

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

Title Estimated Area (Hectares) Designation
Rough 'ecological' grassland 5,0 Self Appointed
Scrub Vegetation 7,0 Self Appointed
Native Woodland 7,0 Self Appointed
Non Native Plantation Woodland 6,0 Self Appointed
Wetlands 1,0 Self Appointed
Open Water Features 7,0 Self Appointed
Heather and other dwarf shrub communities 3,0 Self Appointed
Highstem fruit orchards 1,0 Self Appointed

Turfgrass

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

Estimated Area (Hectares) Turfgrass Species Sward Composition (%)
Greens 1.58 Hectares Festuca rubra 70%
Agrostis tenuis / capillaris 25%
Tees 1.07 Hectares Festuca rubra 50%
Lolium perenne 50%
Fairways 11.48 Hectares Festuca rubra 75%
Agrostis tenuis / capillaris 10%
Semi Rough 5.0 Hectares Festuca rubra 75%
Agrostis tenuis / capillaris 10%

These turfgrasses are optimal for the circumstances at this club because:
These turfgrasses are optimal for the circumstances at Princenbosch because these species are suiteble for the dutch climate, and in specific the situation on Princenbosch.

The combination of these species is optimal for a good playing surface and sustainable maintenance.

This golf facility assesses mowing patterns every: 2 years

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

  • Alan Rijks: Architect
  • Conor Nolan: STRI
  • Erik-Jan Beenackers

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 There is a course management plan that includes all daily operations, frequencies and goals.
Promoting the playing quality values of more naturalized turf, particularly fairways and semi-rough There is a course management plan that includes all daily operations, frequencies and goals.
Promoting the financial benefits of presenting sustainable surfaces The choices for the design and maintenance of various elements are transparent and accessible to members.
Improving customer understanding around greens maintenance Golfers are informed through various means concerning maintenance activities on the course.
Demonstrating the direct relationship between environmental best practice and year round high quality playing surfaces Sustainable terrain management clearly stipulates to all stakeholders which maintenance measures have been taken and how they are related to the results of good, playable greens and to the limited amount of closures.
Part of the national comittee enviromental maintenance on golfcourses Princenbosch is member of the national comittee enviromental maintenance on golfcourses.

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.
Different kind off trees and scrubs, Heather and Flowers in the rough add to the variation of the landscape character.
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 There are no historical elements on the course.
Discreet on-course signage and furniture The terrain furniture has been selected with care and is maintained accordingly.
Piles for birds of prey
Conservation of specimen trees The older, monumental trees on the golf course have been inventoried and are being caringly managed and maintained.
Screening and softening unsightly man-made features Constructions that do not correlate to the landscape are being obscured through vegetation. Special the glasshouses.

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, parts of the golfcourse are might be extensive controlled allowing larger surfaces that are suitable for more natural devolpments.
Connection of internal habitat patches The internal habitat patches are connected by an extensive maintanance as well as possible. This creates willows strips that can be used as migration route.
Connection of patches with external habitats The various natural elements close to surrounding areas as well as possible.
Creation of habitat corridors Habitat patches are increased, and connected on internal and neighbour terrain.
Avoidance of habitat fragmentation The goal is to maintain the various natural elements by appropriate management.
Improving and diversifying habitat edges A steep pond edge is unkempt hit and now offers shelter to various protected plant species.
Flat undulated water embankments.

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 Objective is to further develop the existing rough to flowery grasslands by extensive management and to diminish the soil.
Ecologically informed management of scrub vegetation There is multiannual management plan in place carried out on the basis of a cycle. It describes the management of heather and other scrub vegetations in order to maintain.
Promoting species and structurally diverse woodlands Woodlands and shrubs are maintained on diversety.
The swamp forests will be kept wet and only dangerous dead wood is removed.
Establishment of littoral shelves and marginal vegetation in wetland areas Natural and gentle banks have been realised in different locations in order to stimulate the flora and fauna in water and its banks.
Maintenance of an appropriate balance of open water and aquatic vegetation There is a balance between the different vegetation types. Plant growth in the banks is tolerated as long as the ditches have a good water drain.
Naturalization of linear habitats Different liniar elements are present, like aveneus end hedges. The flower rich grassland between 2 pools and the rich plant growth in the ditch sides here are good examples of this.

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.
Installation of nest boxes Nest boxes are going be used for different species and in various parts of the terrain next year, special for swallows and owls.
Control / management of alien species Invasive exotics are controlled as much as possible, only for Crassula we don't have a adequat solution.
Provision of hibernation areas Areas for hibernation are created. In the form of stonebanks and creating branches piles.
Creation of micro-habitats (eg log and stone piles) Micro habbitats are created in different places on the course.
Piles for birds of prey Piles for birds of prey
Spawning place for fish There are spawning places created on suitable, sheltered spots.

Water

Varying water elements are present on the course in the form of ponds, pools and ditches. Surfacewater is used for the irrigation of the holes. Irrigation takes place via an automatic installation that allows sprinkler heads to be used separately. The pump is equipped with frequency control that allows the speed of the pump to be determined by the pressure. This staves off unnecessary pumping of water which saves on both water- and energy usage. Fairways are only irrigated minimally. The club accepts slight discolouration but will irrigate if the grass is deteriorating as a result of drought. Besides irrigation, wetting agents are also used which has led to a 20% reduction of water usage.
Evaporation is minimised by irrigating only during the evenings and nights. Irrigation is limited to the greens and tees, and never more than is necessary for the desired quality of the different elements on the course. Limited irrigation, in general, leads to improved quality of the grass mat. As much use is made of the sector sprinklers as possible in order to prevent water from seeping into the roughs.

Op de golfbaan zijn verschillende water elementen aanwezig in de vorm van vijvers, poelen en sloten. Voor de beregening van de holes wordt gebruikgemaakt van het oppervlaktewater. De beregening vind plaats via een computergestuurde installatie die het mogelijk maakt de sproeiers afhankelijk aan te sturen. De pomp die gebruikt wordt is voorzien van frequentiebesturing waardoor de snelheid van de pomp bepaald wordt door de druk. Hierdoor voorkomt men het onnodig oppompen van water waardoor zowel op water als op energie wordt bespaard. Fairways worden minimaal beregend. De club accepteert lichte verkleuring, maar dreigt het gras door droogte dood te gaan dan wordt er wel beregend. Naast beregening wordt er gebruik gemaakt van wetting-agents waardoor er naar zeggen ca. 20% minder water nodig is.
Er wordt in de avond en 's nachts beregend, voornamelijk op greens en tees en nooit meer dan noodzakelijk voor de gewenste kwaliteit van de verschillende onderdelen van de baan. Beperkte beregening leidt in het algemeen tot een betere kwaliteit van de grasmat. Er wordt zoveel mogelijk gebruik gemaakt van sectorsproeiers zodat zo min mogelijk water in de rough terecht komt.

Sources & Consumption

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

Title Author Date View document
Duurzaam Watersysteem Golfbaan Princenbosch Adviesburo De Meent b.v. 2001/01/29

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% 1,965,000 Litres
Golf Course Surface 90% 25,000,000 Litres
Groundwater 10%
Maintenance Facility/Facilities Public / Potable 40% 500,000 Litres
Groundwater 60%
Other Public / Potable 100% 181,000 Litres
2016 Source(s) % of supply Total Consumption
Clubhouse(s) Public / Potable 100% 1,574,000 Litres
Golf Course Surface 90% 35,000,000 Litres
Groundwater 10%
Maintenance Facility/Facilities Public / Potable 40% 500,000 Litres
Groundwater 60%
Other Public / Potable 100% 241,000 Litres
2015 Source(s) % of supply Total Consumption
Clubhouse(s) Public / Potable 100% 1,165,000 Litres
Golf Course Surface 90% 33,000,000 Litres
Groundwater 10%
Maintenance Facility/Facilities Public / Potable 40% 500,000 Litres
Groundwater 60%
Other Public / Potable 100% 180,000 Litres

Irrigation & Efficiency

The following areas receive irrigation at this golf facility:

Greens Daily in season
Tees Daily in season
Fairways Never
Semi-Rough Never
Rough Never
Other Weekly

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

The irrigation system at this golf facility is:

Serviced every 1 years

Upgraded every 10 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 Selected grass species are suitable for the dutch climate and local soil.
Soil decompaction and thatch management In order to avoid compacting and felting, an operating and fertilising plan will be drawn up in consultation with advisor, Connor Nolan.
Timing and dose of water application Timing and dose of water application is attuned to the situation. There only would be rained when needed and with the amount of water that needed.
Analysis of soil moisture Analysis of soil moisture is frequently done, to monitor the situation with a Tetra prope.
Incorporation of evapotranspiration rates and weather data Incorporation of evapotranspiration rates and weather data is frequently done to determin the amount and time of water aplication.
Use of wetting agents Wetting agents are used in drought periods to minimize the water application. Wetting agents are used in the wet periods to keep the surface dryer.
Targeting of sprinkler heads Sprinkler heads are targeted towards playing surfaces only, to minimize the raining of the rough.
Optimizing system pressure The irrigation system contains an automatic pressure regulator that optimises the mains pressure.

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

Activity Description
Low-flow urinals and toilets Low-flow urinals and toilets are used in the clubhouse and the maintenace facility.
Use of water efficient appliances Sensors are used in the clubhouse.
Use of efficient shower technology Efficient shower technology are used in the clubhouse .
Repairing leaks Leaks are immediately fixed.

Energy

Princenbosch systematically strives in obtaining maximum efficiency in energy usage. Therefore, durable products play an important role during all minor and major renovations. In the area of lighting, research is being done into the efficiency of burning-hours, energy-saving light sources and intelligent light switches. Efficient machines are used whenever possible for the machine park.

Het systematisch streven naar een maximale doelmatigheid in het gebruik van energie is een van de hoofddoelstellingen voor Princenbosch. Dit betekent dat bij aanpassingen en vernieuwingen besparing en verduurzaming van de producten een belangrijke rol speelt. Op het gebied van verlichting wordt er gekeken naar efficiënte branduren, energiezuinige lichtbronnen en intelligente schakelaars. Voor het machinepark wordt indien mogelijk gebruik gemaakt van energie efficiënte machines.
Door jaarlijks het energieverbruik en de CO2 voetstap te meten kan gericht worden ingegrepen om het verbruik van zowel elektriciteit en brandstoffen terug te dringen.

Sources & Consumption

No energy surveys have been undertaken at this golf facility.

Consumption of renewable energy and resources at this golf facility:

2016 2015 2014
Renewable Grid Electricity (kWh) 340000 386000 395000
Wood from sustainable sources 15 15 15

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

2016 2015 2014
Coal 0 0 0
Diesel (Litres) 16066 18240 20061
Heating Oil (Litres) 0 0 0
Hydraulic Oil (Litres) 180 120 120
LPG (Litres) 0 0 0
Natural Gas (Litres) 26209 29565 20591
Non-renewable Grid (kWh)
Petrol (Litres) 325 380 340
Propane / Butane (Litres) 15 15 15

Energy Efficiency

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

Activity Description
Adoption of green tariff grid supply Since 2013 Princenbosch is green-certificated.
Use of Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) Since 2013 Princenbosch is green-certificated.
Use of electric hybrid vehicles Handicarts
Biodegradable lubricant Biodegradable lubricant is used.
Zuinige machines Bij vervanging van machines kiezen voor een zuiniger exemplaar door middel van het vervangingsprogramma.

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

Activity Description
Investment in low-energy heating and air conditioning systems The various heating boilers for the clubhouse and workshop are high yield boilers.
There is no air conditioning system.
Optimizing thermostat levels for heating and refrigeration Temperature control is done by advanced metering system that responds to the temperature of the air.
Enhancement of natural ventilation opportunities The clubhouse is equipped with a ventilation system with heat recovery.
Upgrading of building insulation It's a ongoing proces, special in combination with renovationprojects.
Installation of low-energy lighting Led lighting and other energy efficient measures are used.
Use of motion sensor lighting Motion sensors are used in various places in the clubhouse.
Transition to energy efficient appliances Yes.

Bij vervanging van apparatuur wordt gekeken naar het meest zuinige exemplaar ter vervanging.
Educating staff and customers Staff and customers are educated in energie efficiency

Vehicles & Transport

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

Ride-on Mowers Walking Mowers Utility Vehicles
Petrol 100% 20%
Diesel 83%
Grid Electric 80%
Hybrid 17%

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) There are sufficient lockers avalible.
Tax breaking incentives for cycling Yes, there was a bicycle plan where employees can make use of. At the moment it isn't possible because chances in the tax law.

Supply Chain

Purchasing focuses on finding environmentally-friendly products, especially concerning those purchases for the machine park. Can certain machines be replaced by less polluting and more silent ones like electrically-powered machines? Replacements by hybrids or fully electrically-powered machines are being considered at the moment. These are more economical and less sensitive to leaks and breakdowns.

In de keuzes die worden gemaakt tijdens aankoop trajecten wordt er momenteel met name in het machinepark gezocht naar milieuvriendelijke oplossingen. Kunnen bepaalde machines inderdaad worden vervangen door minder vervuilende en stillere, elektrische machines? Vervanging door hybride, of geheel elektrisch aangedreven machines wordt overwogen. Deze zijn zuiniger en bovendien minder gevoelig voor lekkage en storingen.
Ook bij de inkoop van alledaagse materialen wordt rekening gehouden met o.a. milieukeurmerken, FSC keurmerken van de te kopen producten.

Purchasing Policies

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

Activity Description
Measures to avoid waste at source Product selection by choosing environmentally friendly products.
Waste is separated, here is as good as possible on internal control.
Use of local suppliers Local suppliers are used for the purchasing of various products. Half of the suppliers is located within 10 km from the golf course.
Use of local products Different regional and seasonal products are offered on the restaurant menu.
Selection of certified products There is so many possible purchased wood with the FSC label and fish with an MSC label.
Selection of products that feature minimal packaging In order to minimise packaging waste, purchasing is done in bulk and containers as much as possible.
Catering Much attention is paid to sustainability in the catering. So the focus is on the origin of ingredients, there are vegetarian dishes offered and there is a possibility to use a doggy bag.

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 8 4 4
Catering Supplies 2 1 1
Retail 1 1
Trade & Contractors 4 2 2
Maintenance Equipment 6 2 4
Course Supplies 4 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 for the organic matter content from the top 10 cm layer off the green per 2 cm.
Managing surface moisture Surface moisture is regularly measured with Tetra Probe.

Establishing thresholds for pests and disease Contact with the surrounding golf courses and registration of damage provides information about the risks of damage.
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):

2016 2015 2014
Fairways - K - Inorganic 30 30 30
Fairways - K - Organic 0 0 0
Fairways - N - Inorganic 30 30 30
Fairways - N - Organic 0 0 0
Fairways - P - Inorganic 20 20 20
Fairways - P - Organic 0 0 0
Greens - K - Inorganic 10 25 20
Greens - K - Organic 0 0 0
Greens - N - Inorganic 30 42 35
Greens - N - Organic 0 0 0
Greens - P - Inorganic 5 10 7
Greens - P - Organic 0 0 0
Rough - K - Inorganic 0 0 0
Rough - K - Organic 0 0 0
Rough - N - Inorganic 0 0 0
Rough - N - Organic 0 0 0
Rough - P - Inorganic 0 0 0
Rough - P - Organic 0 0 0
Semi-Rough - K - Inorganic 15 15 15
Semi-Rough - K - Organic 0 0 0
Semi-Rough - N - Inorganic 15 15 15
Semi-Rough - N - Organic 0 0 0
Semi-Rough - P - Inorganic 10 10 10
Semi-Rough - P - Organic 0 0 0
Tees - K - Inorganic 20 20 20
Tees - K - Organic 0 0 0
Tees - N - Inorganic 60 60 60
Tees - N - Organic 0 0 0
Tees - P - Inorganic 10 10 10
Tees - P - Organic 0 0 0

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

2016 2015 2014
Fairways - Fungicide - Active Ingredient 0 0 0
Fairways - Fungicide - Total Weight 0 0 0
Fairways - Fungicide - Number of applications per year 0 0 0
Fairways - Herbicide - Active Ingredient 7.5 7.5 7.5
Fairways - Herbicide - Total Weight 7.5 15 27.1
Fairways - Herbicide - Number of applications per year 0.1 0.25 0.35
Fairways - Insecticide - Active Ingredient 0 0 0
Fairways - Insecticide - Total Weight 0 0 0
Fairways - Insecticide - Number of applications per year 0 0 0
Greens - Fungicide - Active Ingredient 5 40 0
Greens - Fungicide - Total Weight 10 65 0
Greens - Fungicide - Number of applications per year 1 4 0
Greens - Herbicide - Active Ingredient 0 2 0
Greens - Herbicide - Total Weight 0 4 0
Greens - Herbicide - Number of applications per year 0 1 0
Greens - Insecticide - Active Ingredient 0 0 10
Greens - Insecticide - Total Weight 0 0 80
Greens - Insecticide - Number of applications per year 0 0 0.5
Rough - Fungicide - Active Ingredient 0 0 0
Rough - Fungicide - Total Weight 0 0 0
Rough - Fungicide - Number of applications per year 0 0 0
Rough - Herbicide - Active Ingredient 0 0 7.5
Rough - Herbicide - Total Weight 0 0 7.5
Rough - Herbicide - Number of applications per year 0 0 0.1
Rough - Insecticide - Active Ingredient 0 0 0
Rough - Insecticide - Total Weight 0 0 0
Rough - Insecticide - Number of applications per year 0 0 0
Semi-Rough - Fungicide - Active Ingredient 0 0 0
Semi-Rough - Fungicide - Total Weight 0 0 0
Semi-Rough - Fungicide - Number of applications per year 0 0 0
Semi-Rough - Herbicide - Active Ingredient 7.5 7.5 7.5
Semi-Rough - Herbicide - Total Weight 1.0 2.5 7.5
Semi-Rough - Herbicide - Number of applications per year 0.1 0.1 0.3
Semi-Rough - Insecticide - Active Ingredient 0 0 0
Semi-Rough - Insecticide - Total Weight 0 0 0
Semi-Rough - Insecticide - Number of applications per year 0 0 0
Tees - Fungicide - Active Ingredient 0 0 0
Tees - Fungicide - Total Weight 0 0 0
Tees - Fungicide - Number of applications per year 0 0 0
Tees - Herbicide - Active Ingredient 0 0 9
Tees - Herbicide - Total Weight 0 0 10
Tees - Herbicide - Number of applications per year 0 1 1
Tees - Insecticide - Active Ingredient 0 0 0
Tees - Insecticide - Total Weight 0 0 0
Tees - Insecticide - Number of applications per year 0 0 0

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

Activity Description
Selection on the least toxic and lest persistent products The type of soil brings the selection criteria of the least toxic and less persistent.
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 At the moment there is no special shower, but the showers in the clubhouse can be used.
Calibration and testing of sprayers There are differend kind off nozzles and the sprayer is calabrated yearly.
Use of shrouded sprayer and anti-drip nozzles Spraying is done with anti-drip nozzles.
Non-chemical weed control In first instance, weeds are treated mechanically or by hand on (fore-)greens and tees and diseases are treated biologically. Chemical treatment will only be considered in extreme situations.
Use of organic and biological products to improve plant health and resistance. We use organic/biogolic products (like seeweed) for healthier plants.

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 true
Aluminium false true false false
Metal true true false false
Paper & Cardboard false true false false
Grass Clippings true false false false
Cores & Turf true false false false
Sand true false false 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.
Establishment of recycling centers Various containers are located centrally on the terrain in order to separate waste removal.
Returning clipping to fairways and walkways Clipping on fairways wouldn't be removed.
Education of staff and customer education Both staff and members are informed of how to proceed with waste removal.

Pollution Control

The policy off Princenbosch stipulates responsible nature management. It also strives for continual improvements in their activities for a cleaner environment. The environmental management plan first aims to inventory what kind of impact the game of golf has on the environment, followed by recommendations and proposals for improvement. Princenbosch carries out a proactive policy with regard to exploitation based on sustainability. This entails a permanent ambition to reduce environmental impact in the broadest sense and to simultaneously educate all members and staff in environmental awareness management.

Naast verantwoord beheer van de natuur wil Princenbosch zich inzetten voor een verantwoorde bedrijfsvoering die een schoon milieu beoogt en streeft naar een continue verbetering van de milieuprestaties. In eerste aanleg is besloten het accent in het huidige milieuzorgplan te leggen op een inventarisatie van het beslag dat de golfsport legt op het milieu en waar mogelijk te komen met aanbevelingen en voorstellen voor verbeteringen. Princenbosch voert een proactief beleid met betrekking tot de exploitatie, die is gericht op duurzaamheid. Dat houdt in dat er een permanent streven is naar het verminderen van de belasting van het milieu in de ruimste zin en een opleidingsklimaat wordt gecreëerd om alle leden, medewerkers en personeel bewust en bekend te doen zijn met een verantwoord milieubeheer.

Water Analysis

This golf facility monitors water quality with the following frequency:

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

Waste Water

Waste water from this golf facility is managed as follows:

Discharges to Formal Discharge Agreement
Golf Course Detention Pond N/A
Clubhouse Mains Sewer Yes
Maintenance Facility Via Oil Separator Yes
Wash Pad Mains Sewer 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 true true
Lubricants true true
Pesticide Containers true true
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 Dangerous substances are stored in a certified cabinet.
Maintenance of equipment on covered, sealed impervious areas Maintenance is conducted on a fluid-sealed and heated floor.
Mixing of pesticides and fertilizers in covered areas Maintenance is conducted on a fluid-sealed floor.
Mixing of pesticides and fertilizers over impervious surfaces Mixing of pesticedes and fertilizers is conducted on a fluid-sealed floor.
Installation of above-ground fuel tanks The fuel tanks meets all criteria and is periodically checked and is placed on a fluid-sealed floor.
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 Absorption pellets are available in sufficient supply and within hands’ reach and are added to the chemical waste after use.

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 By proper timing, attempts are made to prevent leaking or run-off of pesticides and fertilisers.
Establishment of vegetative buffer strips around water bodies All waterhazards have buffer strips marked by red and yellow stakes.
Establishment of emergency spillage response plan In case of leakages, there are plans for immediate intervention available to minimise damage.
Controlling erosion and sediment discharge .
Establishment of pesticide-free zones Only the culture parts off the coars may be sprayed with pesticides. The natural parts off the course are spot treated against several weeds like clover, creeping thistle, broadleaf dock and ragwort.
Use of swales and bio-filters to slow and treat surface run-off .

Community

Princenbosch policy stipulates responsible nature management. It also strives for continual improvements in their activities for a cleaner environment. The business model used consists of management systems for quality improvement, Arbo and the environment. The environmental management plan first aims to inventory what kind of impact the game of golf has on the environment, followed by recommendations and proposals for improvement. Princenbosch carries out a proactive policy with regard to exploitation based on sustainability. This entails a permanent ambition to reduce environmental impact in the broadest sense and to simultaneously educate all members and staff in environmental awareness management.

Naast verantwoord beheer van de natuur wil Princenbosch zich inzetten voor een verantwoorde bedrijfsvoering die een schoon milieu beoogt en streeft naar een continue verbetering van de milieuprestaties. De managementsystemen voor verbetering van kwaliteit, Arbo en milieu worden ingezet binnen dit model. In eerste aanleg is besloten het accent in het huidige milieuzorgplan te leggen op een inventarisatie van het beslag dat de golfsport legt op het milieu en waar mogelijk te komen met aanbevelingen en voorstellen voor verbeteringen. Princenbosch voert een proactief beleid met betrekking tot de exploitatie, die is gericht op duurzaamheid. Dat houdt in dat er een permanent streven is naar het verminderen van de belasting van het milieu in de ruimste zin en een opleidingsklimaat wordt gecreëerd om alle leden, medewerkers en personeel bewust en bekend te doen zijn met een verantwoord milieu beheer.

Employment & Education

Typical staffing levels at this golf facility are:

Full Time Part Time Seasonal
Club Management 2 1
Course Management 8 3
Food & Beverage 7 4 20
Golf Coaching 3 2 1
Retail & Leisure 5
Caddies 5
Other 2

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

  • Owner
  • Course Manager
  • Committee Members

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

Activity Description
Storage, application and disposal of pesticides Employees are informed about the use, the storage and disposal of chemicals and pesticides. Applying pesticides and chemicals is only done by employees with a license.
Efficient water management Staff is trained on several issues.
Trade journals
Seminars
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.
Trade journals
Waste minimization, separation and recycling Staff is trained on several issues.
Trade journals
Internal control on the actually separating waste is done with regularity.
Health & Safety Staff is trained on several issues.
Trade journals
There is sufficient staff with a BHV certificate.
It is in periods of ' drought ' by the staff extra caution to prevent fire on the coarse itself.
Energy Saving Staff is trained on several issues.
Trade journals
The staff is kept informed of new developments with regard to energy saving. They are asked to contribute to this saving themselves.
Understanding of landscape and cultural heritage Staff is trained on several issues.
Trade journals
Seminars
The staff is aware of the special scenic and cultural-historical elements and they know how to manage this should be.
Environmental management planning Staff is trained on several issues.
Trade journals
Seminars
Staff is kept informed in discuss new plans around environmental quality.In addition, there will be a reporting environmental care.
Golfcourses Contact and discussion with other golfcourses
Together with the other courses is the working group (DGB) Sustainable Golf Course Management founded in 2007.

Community Relations

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

Activity Description
Neighbours Princenbosch is in contact with the neighbours.
Local Government Princenbosch is in contact with the local government.
Special with new plans on the site.
Regular consultation with Waterschap Brabantse Delta and Gemeente Gilze en Rijen.
Local Environmental Groups Princenbosch is in contact with Vogelwerkgroep West Brabant (Birds), KNNV (nature) and the Uilenwerkgroep Gilze en Rijen (Owls)
Media When there are interesting events at the golfcourse (local) media is informed.
Local Businesses Several local businesses are involved by the club through a business membership.
Advertise in local media
Schools & Colleges The club and clubmanagement participates in education.
NGF/NVG/NGA/PGA Federation of golfcourses, greenkeeping and profesionals
Charities Stichting Villa Pardoes, Orange Babies, Jeugdsportfonds Breda, and other charity organisations can raise funds through organised events.

Land Use & Cultural Heritage

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

Activity Description
Creation of new paths and nature trails This is what the possibilities and benefits are discussed.
Providing opportunities for other recreation (e.g. fishing) This is what the possibilities and benefits are discussed.

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) "Chaamse Bossen" have, by the Provincie Noord Brabant. been identified as valuable archaeological.

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 and in the club journal that shows information about the comitted to green/GEO certificate, and other related issues.
www.waarneming.nl
Members evenings and course walks Members evenings and course walks are held, for example the national birdwaching day, inventory off plants, trees and scrubs.
We are looking for members wo want to make inventory off differant kind of animalgroups: fish, butterflies, dragonflies, etc
Course guides / brochures During events extra information is published about sustainable actions.
Interpretation panels & course signage There are placed some information panels on the course.

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.
Facebook
Supporting campaigns Annual nature contest game.
Course walks / open days Annual birdwatching.
Open days for new members, one or twice a year.