TournamentsAll types of golf tournament and events can bring sustainability into greater focus, starting with some simple basics and building over time.

With the right approach, hosts, organizers and sponsors can come together to deliver meaningful real world results, engage and inspire a wide audience, and raise the profile of tournaments. To get involved or find out more, please contact GEO


The venue for a golf event can be managed year round to high sustainability standards; efficient resource use, community integration, and responsible land management.


Solutions for energy, transport, waste and temporary structures, and the procurement of products and services, bring opportunities for efficiencies and business-to-business value.


The impacts of a sustainable event should not stop with the final putt. By supporting local projects and organizations tournaments can be valuable catalysts for wider action.

  • The OnCourse┬« Tournaments programme helps golf tournaments to improve and communicate the social and environmental value of the event's venue, staging and post-tournament legacy. OnCourse provides expert guidance and practical tools, and is tailored to benefit events who are just starting their sustainability journey and those already well on their way. Contact GEO to find out more!

    OnCourse Tournaments
  • An international 'voluntary sustainability standard for golf tournaments' was recently completed after twelve months of collaborative development with a range of stakeholders and public consultation. The Standard provides the basis for the new and highly credible label GEO Certified┬« Tournaments. Available worldwide, this is an exciting new opportunity for golf to showcase sustainability.

    Tournament Certification
  • Many tournaments across the world are already using OnCourse Tournaments to guide and support the social and environmental aspects of their events. Positive publicity; enhanced community relations; adding-value for sponsors; and increased spectator satisfaction are just some of the benefits OnCourse Tournaments has brought for those who have stepped forward as leaders.

    Leading Tournaments