Terre Blanche Hotel Spa Golf Resort achieves global eco-label

Wednesday 26 October 2016

Terre Blanche Golf, Tourrettes, FranceTerre Blanche Hotel Spa Golf Resort has achieved GEO Certified®, a distinction recognising the resort’s eco-friendly approach and commitment to sustainable projects.

GEO Certified® is an independently assessed international eco-label for golf clubs, demonstrating their pledge to nature protection, resource efficiency and community value.

The GEO recognition is another significant accolade for Terre Blanche Golf, a European Tour Destination, and showcases the venue’s consistent approach to embracing eco-sustainable projects 

Acknowledging the golf facilities have met a high level within the areas of nature, water, energy, supply chain, pollution control, and community, the certification highlights the efforts made by the five-star resort.

The resort’s two 18-hole Championship golf courses, Le Riou and Le Château, are nestled in the countryside of Fayence in Provence, amidst oak forests, valleys, lakes, vineyards and olive groves. The Canal du Verdon exclusively supplies the raw water used to hydrate the courses and green areas.

Terre Blanche Golf also reduces its carbon footprint and environmental impacts (visual, acoustic, chemical and energy use) on a daily basis in its management; everything is done to preserve the surrounding natural areas and to develop native biotope.

Marc Geens, independent verifier for GEO Certified®, which is administered by the not-for-profit GEO said: “Terre Blanche Golf has clearly taken a lot of effort to respect the natural environment and has introduced internal systems that ensure nature remains unharmed, so that people can enjoy this beautiful Mediterranean landscape.”

Fredrik Lindgren, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability at European Tour said: “This is a great achievement for the team at Terre Blanche and we congratulate them on becoming GEO Certified®. The European Tour, through The European Tour Green Drive, is committed to providing sustainability programs that encourages all of our destinations and host clubs to gain this coveted eco-label and demonstrate their commitment to sustainable golf.

In addition to its two award-winning Championship golf courses designed by renowned course architect and former Ryder Cup golfer Dave Thomas, the resort also offers a state-of-the-art training centre dedicated to golfers of all levels and ages, which has achieved European Tour Performance Institute status.

Terre Blanche Golf's full GEO Certified® verification report can be found here

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