Golfpark Nuolen, Switzerland
Nuolen has an initiative in place to give young people from the local community an accessible and free introduction to golf, with the hope that they will become future members. Any child under the age of 16 can receive lessons and equipment for free.
Golfplatz Klosters, Switzerland
For hundreds of years traditional grassland farming has preserved colourful local flora in Klosters. Alpine meadow roughs – still harvested by local farmers – are designated pesticide and fertilizer free areas.
Highlands Country Club, USA
Highlands irrigation pond is fed by a creek that flows year round. An excellent renewable resource that is never in danger of shortage because of the huge number of springs, wells and runoff from the Appalachian mountains.
Hilversumsche Golf Club, Netherlands
As part of an ongoing programme of energy efficiency Hilversum installed LED lighting in the car park that achieved a 90% reduction in electricity input. Lockers and a secure bicycle shed encourage people to leave their cars at home.
Hirsala Golf, Finland
Hirsala was developed with stringent requirements from government and high community expectations. A sophisticated irrigation system achieves very fine control of turf conditioning, saving water and energy in varying climatic conditions.
Jockey Club Kau Sai Chau, Hong Kong
Averaging in excess of 180,000 rounds every year, The Jockey Club KSC is one of the busiest public courses in Asia. Sustainable golf is at the heart of the operation, this includes offering golfers solar canopy golf carts from the world's largest fleet.
Kristianstads Golfklubb, Sweden
UNESCO designated Kristianstads a Biosphere Reserve in 2004 but the golf club has been working to enhance biodiversity on-site for decades. The rotational system of cultivation and fallow on their sandy soils has given rise to a special landscape.
Riviera Cancún, Mexico
Mangrove restoration and resource-efficient landscaping lie at the heart of Riviera Cancún's ecological value. Aquatic planting, biological turf nutrition and maintenance buffers are all contributing to a notable increase in biodiversity.
St Andrews Links, Scotland
The Castle course clubhouse incorporates the use of geothermal energy where 10 boreholes draw water and ground source heat pumps accurately control the heating & cooling needs of the building.
Venice Golf & Country Club, USA
Venice G&CC converted their irrigation system from effluent and well water to storm water. The dependence on ground water was greatly reduced and now the county is able to provide more effluent to other users.