Kungsbacka Golfklubb

GEO Certified® 10/2011 GEO Re-Certified 06/2017
Särö,
Sweden
Telephone: +4631938180
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Kungsbacka GK has for many years been one of the leading clubs and driving forces in Sweden when it comes to sustainability. Thus, the sustainable thinking and acting is deeply rooted in the soul of the club and also a natural part of the everyday management. One way of point this out is to look at the thorough IPM-thinking and acting by the course manager in order to constantly reduce the use of fertilizers, pesticides and irrigation, and all this without reducing the standard of the course, maybe on the contrary. Maybe the fact that himself b…

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Facility details

Golf Courses
Old course (18 holes, 6145 metres, year opened 1974)
Short course (9 holes, 910 metres, year opened 2003)
New course (9 holes, 2990 metres, year opened 1992)
1 Clubhouse(s)
1 Maintenance Facility/Facilities
1 Pro Shop
1 Practice Facility/Facilities
1 Halfway House(s)
1 Other
1 Other
1 Other

Nature

The golf course is located between route 158 and the sea. Two nature reserves are bordering the 18-hole course, north of hole 3 and south of hole 8-10. The name of the Nature reserves are Hördalen and Vallda-Sandö. The golf courses are mostly built on land that belonged to Hamra Farm and Färjås Farm. Driving Range is located on the north side of the road 158th. The countryside around of the golf courses are surrounded by woodland. Dominant tree species include oak, birch, beech, alder, aspen, spruce, pine, willow and hazel trees.
There are 14 ponds with a surface area of 22 700 m2, 92 bunkers, 7600 m forest, two tree groves on the golf course. There are 125 small bird feeders and 16 stare nesting boxes and those are management by the golf club. Large parts of the golf club's land has been the seabed. There are two ancient monuments in the area, 90 m old stone walls, old roads and ditches. Within the clubhouse area is 2 buildings from agricultural time, one of whom has some protective value.

Golfbanan ligger mellan väg 158 och havet. Det finns två naturreservat som gränsar till 18-hålsbana, norr om hål 3 och söder om hål 8-10. Namnet på Naturreservaten är Hördalen och Vallda-Sandö. Golfbanorna är till största delen byggda på mark som tillhörde Hamra Gård och Färjås Gård. Driving Rangen är beläget på norra sidan av vägen 158. Naturen runt golfbanorna kantas av skogsområden. Dominerande trädslag är ek, björk, bok, al, asp, gran, tall, vide och hassel. Det finns 14 dammar med en yta av 22 700 m2, 92 bunkrar, 7600 m skogsbryn samt två träddungar på golfbanan. Det finns 125 små fågelholkar och 16 starholkar uppsatta och de förvaltas av golfklubben. Stora delar av golfklubbens mark har varit havsbotten. Det finns två fornlämningar i området, 90 m gamla stenmurar, gamla vägar (tångvägar) och diken. Inom klubbhusområdet finns 2 byggnader från jordbrukstiden, varav en har ett visst skyddsvärde.

Consultation & Surveys

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

  • Kungsbacka Municipality Environment and Health dep.
  • County Administrative Board of Halland
  • The Swedish Golf Federation
  • The local Society for Nature Conservation

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

Title Author Date View document
Environmental Protection Inventory with care proposal Krister Larsson 2011/03/31
Inventering av groddjur Magnusson, M och Stålsjö, L 2004/05/28
Ängar och dammar Jonas Stenström 2014/06/23
Växtval och skötselråd Anders Green 2014/01/09

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

  • Gothenburg Ornithological Society
  • Kungsbacka Municipality Environment and Health dep.
  • County Administrative Board of Halland
  • The Swedish Golf Federation
  • The local Society for Nature Conservation

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

Title Author Date View document
Inventory of amphibians Gothenburg City Museum 2011/03/31

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

Local name Scientific name
Snok Natrix natrix
Korskovall Melampyrum cristatum
Grynig lundlav Bacidia biatorina
Grå skärelav Schismatomma decolorans
Trollsmultron Potentilla rupestris L
Klotgräs Pilularia globulifera L

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

Local name Scientific name
Regulary inventory of birds Regulary inventory of birds

Habitats & Designations

This golf facility features the following landscape designations:

Description Designating Authority
Historic Landscapes / Parklands County Administrative Board of Halland
Maintenance of fences County Administrative Board of Halland
Management of oaks Municipality of Kungsbacka, dep. Environment and Health

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

Title Estimated Area (Hectares) Designation
Rough 'ecological' grassland 19 National Government
Open Water Features 2,3 National Government

Turfgrass

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

Estimated Area (Hectares) Turfgrass Species Sward Composition (%)
Greens 2.4 Hectares Poa annua 100%
Tees 1.3 Hectares Poa pratensis 100%
Fairways 16.0 Hectares Poa annua 0%
Festuca rubra 0%
Semi Rough 12.0 Hectares Poa annua 100%

These turfgrasses are optimal for the circumstances at this club because:
Poa Annua is the natural grass in this area. Due to weather situations, especially cold winter and a lot of snow, the green will be rebuilt with krypven. It has been shown that, for example the short roots of Poa Annua can not handle the cold winters and that krypven or similar is better. The greens with Poa Annua shows areas where no grass grows when the cold releases. It appears that on the greens where there is krypven it is likely to Poa Annua to take over.

This golf facility assesses mowing patterns every: 1 months

This golf facility does not consult individuals or organizations regarding its grassing plan.

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 methods for management of areas are venting, dressing, balanced fertilization, irrigation and minimal use of pesticides.
Promoting the playing quality values of more naturalized turf, particularly fairways and semi-rough Trim down the rough. Remove unnecessary vegetation. Improved drainage.
Promoting the financial benefits of presenting sustainable surfaces The environmental policy is published on the website.
Improving customer understanding around greens maintenance Information regarding the status of green is available in the clubhouse and on the website.
Demonstrating the direct relationship between environmental best practice and year round high quality playing surfaces Minimize the use of chemicals, optimize the mechanical treatment and top dressing, notify the members that there may be weeds in the gaming areas but that there should not be an obstacle to the game itself. The staff inspects and decides on action against weeds, some weed varieties are not removed when they are part of biodiversity.

Conservation & Enhancement

This golf facility is undertaking the following activities to conserve landscape character:

Activity Description
Discreet on-course signage and furniture Information displays of the plants ,birds and other animals present in the area are placed on tree different places on the premises.
Conservation of specimen trees Oak, birch and beech are the natural trees that are saved. These trees are available around the golf course. Thinning is done regularly.
Screening and softening unsightly man-made features If planting is done, it should be native species

This golf facility is undertaking the following activities to improve the landscape ecology of the golf course:

Activity Description
Increasing the size of habitat patches Some high roughs are restored to its original environment, current flowers, grass, etc. Overgrowing of ponds addressed as needed.
Connection of internal habitat patches Preserving the forest edges.
Improving and diversifying habitat edges Dead wood are placed at appropriate points.

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 Some high roughs are restored to its original environment, current flowers, grass, etc. Overgrowing of ponds addressed as needed.
Promoting species and structurally diverse woodlands Continue to manage the wooded areas and manage the original species.
Maintenance of an appropriate balance of open water and aquatic vegetation The open water in the ponds should be at least 50%.

This golf facility is undertaking the following activities to conserve and enhance biodiversity on the golf course:

Activity Description
Installation of nest boxes There are 125 small bird nesting boxes and 16 stare nesting boxes and those are operated by the golf club staff and investigated and cleaned each year.
Provision of feeding tables In severe winters birds and wild animals are fed by the golf club staff.
Control / management of alien species Implemented in cooperation with the Nature Conservation Society of Halland.
Creation of micro-habitats (eg log and stone piles) Placement of dead wood.

Water

Water from the surrounding hills is collected in ditches to a pond system, where the pump station are and drain water from parts of the golf course are taken to this system. The pump station has five pumps. In severe drought water are purchased from the municipality. Water to the machine hall's drainage is coming from the ponds. Purified through oil filters and other filters before being pumped back. There is municipal water to the clubhouse, machine hall, shop and a kiosk with WC and driving range.

Vatten från de omgivande bergen samlas via diken till ett dammsystem, där pumpstationen finns och dräneringsvatten från delar av banan förs till detta system. . Pumpstationen har 5 pumpar. Vid svår torka köps vatten av kommunen. Vatten till maskinhallens spolrännor kommer från dammarna. Renas via oljefilter och annat filter innan det pumpas tillbaks. Kommunalt vatten till klubbhus, maskinhall, kiosk med WC och drivingrange.

Sources & Consumption

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

Title Author Date View document
Analysprotokoll av vatten 2006 - 2013 Bengt Andersson 2006/10/03
Analysrapport från Melica Miljökonsulter AB Anders Martinsson 2016/01/04
Sammanställning av vattenanalyser 2004-2015 Elsa Rosenblad 2016/03/16

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

2016 Source(s) % of supply Total Consumption
Clubhouse(s) Public / Potable 100% 1,028,000 Litres
Golf Course Surface 100% 20,677,000 Litres
Maintenance Facility/Facilities Public / Potable 100% 551,000 Litres
Other Public / Potable 100% 9,618,000 Litres
2015 Source(s) % of supply Total Consumption
Clubhouse(s) Public / Potable 100% 1,307,000 Litres
Golf Course Surface 100% 20,485,000 Litres
Maintenance Facility/Facilities Public / Potable 100% 336,000 Litres
Other Public / Potable 100% 4,595,000 Litres
2014 Source(s) % of supply Total Consumption
Clubhouse(s) Public / Potable 100% 1,270,000 Litres
Golf Course Surface 100% 27,469,000 Litres
Maintenance Facility/Facilities Public / Potable 100% 348,000 Litres

Irrigation & Efficiency

The following areas receive irrigation at this golf facility:

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

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

The irrigation system at this golf facility is:

Serviced every 6 months

Upgraded every 1 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 Different grass species are used.
Timing and dose of water application The staff are checking the requirements for water and enter the water quantity in the computer.
Analysis of soil moisture The staff have moisture meters and they analyse the soil moisture.
Use of wetting agents The wetting agent is called Revolution.
Targeting of sprinkler heads The sprinkler heads are targeted when for example the green is rebuilt.

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

Activity Description
Low-flow urinals and toilets Water-saving toilets have been installed
Use of water efficient appliances All sprinkler units are exchanged.
Use of efficient shower technology Automatic closure of dousches after a certain time.
Repairing leaks Leaks are checked by the staff regulary.

Energy

Kungsbacka Golf Club's premises were fitted initially with direct electricity. Electricity costs were very high for the clubhouse, kitchen and restaurant and machine hall. In order to reduce electricity consumption five heat pumps were installed in the clubhouse 2007. 2006 opened a new machine hall, which was equipped with two geothermal heat pumps. The golf club has 10 electric golf carts for hire.

Fuels that are used in vehicles and in other machinery are diesel and petrol. In the kitchen LPG and electricity are used för cooking.

Kungsbacka Golfklubbs lokaler försågs från början med direktverkande el. Elkostnaderna var mycket höga för klubbhus, kök och restaurang och maskinhall. För att få ned elförbrukningen installerades 5 luftvärmepumpar i klubbhuset år 2007. 2006 invigdes en ny maskinhall, som försågs med 2 bergvärmepumpar. Golfklubben har 10 elbilar för uthyrning.

Bränslen som används i fordon och i andra maskiner är diesel och bensin (Aspen). I köket används gasol och el för matlagning.

Sources & Consumption

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

Title Author Date View document
Environmental Assessmentof a Golf Course - A First Step Towards Environmental Product Declaration (EDP) Sandra Hansson & Idamaria Persson 2012/09/25

Consumption of renewable energy and resources at this golf facility:

2016 2015 2014
First Generation Bio-Fuels (Litres)

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

2016 2015 2014
Diesel (Litres) 25800 20900 21056
Hydraulic Oil (Litres) 170 170 170
Non-renewable Grid (kWh) 353015 352459 366263
Petrol (Litres) 1500 3000 3000
Propane / Butane (Litres) 1400 1400 1400

Energy Efficiency

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

Activity Description
Use of geothermal and / or ground sources Two geothermal heat pumps for the machine hall.
Use of Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) Is used in the kitchen.
Use of biodiesel and /or ethanol Green diesel is used

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

Activity Description
Investment in low-energy heating and air conditioning systems The air conditioning system is not running when the office is closed or the temperature is low.
Upgrading of building insulation New isolation materials are installed under the roof of the club-house.
Installation of low-energy lighting All fluorescent lamps are low energy lamps.
Use of motion sensor lighting In the machine hall and in the toilets motion sensor lightning are installed.
Transition to energy efficient appliances New computers have been bought.
The environmental comitteé has started to calculate the carbon footprint acording to a masters thesis from Chalmers University of Technology.

Vehicles & Transport

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

Ride-on Mowers Walking Mowers Utility Vehicles
Petrol 20% 100% 0%
Diesel 80% 0% 100%
LPG 0% 0% 0%
Grid Electric 0% 0% 0%
Micro Renewable 0% 0% 0%
Hybrid 0% 0% 0%
Hydrogen 0% 0% 0%

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

Golf Carts Cars Buses
Petrol 0% 12% 0%
Diesel 0% 0% 0%
LPG 0% 0% 0%
Grid Electric 0% 88% 0%
Micro Renewable 0% 0% 0%
Hybrid 0% 0% 0%
Hydrogen 0% 0% 0%

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) The old machine hall was rebuilt to increase the storage opportunities.

Supply Chain

The golf club always informs about their environmental performance to the suppliers. Quantity purchases of ​​goods that suit the club's activities are done to optimize transport. There is a purchasing policy for the golfclub.

Waste volumes have been very high over the years. Parts of the waste came from outsiders. 2009 the waste containers were locked and waste volumes decreased by 30%. In the spring of 2010 signed a comprehensive new contract with Renova and briefing and training conducted for employees and restaurant / shop staff. The agreement came into force 1st of june 2010. Renova has an environmental certificate.

Kungsbacka Golfklubb informerar alltid leverantörer om sitt miljöarbete. Mängdinköp göres för varor som passar för klubbens verksamhet för att optimera transporterna

Avfallsmängderna har varit mycket höga under åren. Delar av det insamlade avfallet kom från utomstående. 2009 låstes avfallscontainarna och avfallsmängderna minskade med 30 %. Under våren 2010 tecknades ett nytt heltäckande kontrakt med Renova och genomgång och utbildning genomfördes för anställda och restaurang/shoppersonal. Avtalet trädde i kraft 20100601.

Purchasing Policies

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

Activity Description
Use of accredited suppliers (e.g. ISO 14001) For example Renova (waste management).

Supply Chain

This golf facility does not use a supplier network.

Turfgrass Inputs

This golf facility undertakes the following IPM activities:

Activity Description
Encouraging drought and disease tolerant grasses Minimizing the amount of Poa Annua and instead increase the use of Pen a4, Poa Prantensis and Festuca Nubra
Managing stress and wear For the management of the areas venting, dressing, balanced fertilization and irrigation are used and also minimal use of pesticides.
Enhancement of soil structure Aeration of the soil structure by making holes. The greens are also rolledover instead of cutting.
Optimization of the growing environment This is done by optimized use of fertilizers and pesticides
Managing thatch levels Important with aeration
Establishing thresholds for pests and disease For example in the beginning of the autumn pesticides are used preventive.
Scouting for pests and diseases Daily the staff are inspecting the course for diseases

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

2016 2015 2014
Greens - K - Inorganic 60 70 65
Greens - N - Inorganic 123 145 130
Greens - P - Inorganic 30 35 25
Tees - K - Inorganic 30 35 32
Tees - N - Inorganic 60 70 65
Tees - P - Inorganic 15 17 12

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

2016 2015 2014
Fairways - Herbicide - Total Weight 0.52
Fairways - Herbicide - Number of applications per year 1
Greens - Fungicide - Total Weight 2.23 2.23 2.68
Greens - Fungicide - Number of applications per year 5 5 6
Greens - Insecticide - Total Weight 0.15 0.15
Greens - Insecticide - Number of applications per year 1 1
Rough - Herbicide - Total Weight 0.52
Rough - Herbicide - Number of applications per year 1
Semi-Rough - Herbicide - Total Weight 0.52
Semi-Rough - Herbicide - Number of applications per year 1

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

Activity Description
Selection on the least toxic and lest persistent products In coorperation with SGF and GGF guidelines have been developed regarding toxicity and persistant and these guidelines are used at the golf course.
Selection of appropriate products for specific pests and diseases In coorperation with SGF and GGF guidelines have been developed regarding toxicity and persistant and these guidelines are used at the golf course.
Calibration and testing of sprayers Calibration are done before usage.
Use of shrouded sprayer and anti-drip nozzles The maschines are built regarding this.
Non-chemical weed control Due to weather conditions the greenkeeper take desicions if disease shall be treated in preventive purpose.

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 false false true
Aluminium false true false false
Metal false 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 A waste management system is in place. The suppliers are IL Recycling and Ragnsell. An agreament is in place since 1st june 2010.
Establishment of recycling centers One center is in vicinity of the club house and one at the machine hall.
Returning clipping to fairways and walkways The cutting from the fairways are not collected. From the green the cutting is placed at appropriate points.

The cuttings from the waste water, when the machines are washed, are collected in a special waste water treatment plant. The wet grass are there after collected and placed in a compost.
Education of staff and customer education Regularl education and Information on containers.
Waste awareness campaigns When the agreament with IL Recycling was in place a campaign was hold hold for the staff.
One oil separator is placed at the machine hall.

Pollution Control

Water analysis are performed by Bengt Andersson, who is a teacher in water analysis in ponds, streams, etc..at a school in Gothenburg. The golf club started with water sampling in 2004.
When the machine hall was built it was constructed with a water treatment plant where the water is recycled and purified with pine bark after the oil separator and then discharged into the ponds.
The golf club builded in 2008 a treatment plant for waste water where the effluent is treated using membrane technology (HUBER Solutions). The purified water is released subsequently to the ponds.
Waste and hazardous waste, are taken care by a waste management company, Renova. Renova has a total contract for taken care of the waste from the club. Agreement was signed in 2010 and before that there were agreements with Ragn-Sells.

Vattenanalyser utförs av Bengt Andersson som är lärare på en skola i Göteborg där utbildningen bland annat består av vattenanalyser i dammar, åar osv. Vattenprovtagningen startade 2004.
Då maskinhallen byggdes så konstruerades en vattenreningsanläggning där vatten recirculeras och renas med hjälp av tallbark efter oljeavskiljare och därefter släpps vattnet ut i dammarna.
Golfklubben byggde 2008 en reningsanläggning för spillvatten där spillvattnet renas med hjälp av membranteknik. Utgående renat vatten släpps därefter till dammarna.
Gällande avfall och farligt avfall är det Renova som har totalentreprenaden. Avtal skrevs under 2010 och innan dess fanns det avtal med Ragn-Sells.

Water Analysis

This golf facility monitors water quality with the following frequency:

Chemical Biological Visual
Inflow Yearly Yearly Yearly
On-Site Yearly Yearly Yearly
Outflow Yearly Yearly Yearly

Waste Water

Waste water from this golf facility is managed as follows:

Discharges to Formal Discharge Agreement
Golf Course Mains Sewer Yes
Clubhouse Mains Sewer Yes
Maintenance Facility Mains Sewer Yes
Wash Pad On-Site Treatment Plant Yes

Hazardous Materials

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

Secure Storage Registered Uplift
Detergents true false
Cooking Oils false false
Lubricants true true
Pesticide Containers true false
Fertiliser Bags true false
Oil Filters true true
Batteries false 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 There is a separate room where hazardous products are stored
Maintenance of equipment on covered, sealed impervious areas The maintenance are performed in the garage workshop. There is no sewer in this workshop. In the laundry hall there is an oil separator.
Mixing of pesticides and fertilizers in covered areas In a separate room indoor. The room is equipped with oil separator and a treatment plant.
Installation of above-ground fuel tanks Diesel and petrol tanks are bunded in accordance with the law.
Installation of sufficient secondary containment for fuel see above
Provision of containment booms and absorbent materials There is absol available and also security cover for wells. Special boxes for oil filters and spray bottles.

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 In the ponds there are so called munk, where the water level can be controlled.
Establishment of emergency spillage response plan In the agreament with Ragnsells and ILRecycling
Establishment of pesticide-free zones All semi- and other roughs are free from pesticides.

Community

Golklubben has since 2008 gradually introduced an environmental and quality systems according to ISO 14001 for directors, employees and committees. In the regular budget funds were earmarked for employee training. In 2000 an education was held for the staff made ​​by the association Håll Sverige Rent. In the clubhouse conference room provides information about the club's environmental efforts. A small information sheet is available about the golf club and its environmental efforts. Annually submitted environmental reports to Gothenburg Golf Association. Miljöslaget is a competition for golf clubs in Northern Halland with an environmental workshop in current environmental issues. Swedish Golf Federation Diploma obtained in 2002. The environmental comittee has existed since 2002. Technical expertise is used. An environmental policy is continously updated, which the Board has approved. The objectives are to analyze, change and improve the golf club's environmental efforts to a sustainable development of the golf club business in the community. The environmental plan is updated annually.

Golklubben har sedan 2008 successivt infört ett miljö- och kvalitetssystem enligt ISO 14001 för styrelse, anställda och kommittèer. I den ordinarie budgeten avsättes medel för utbildning av de anställda. Golfklubben genomförde år 2000 en utbildning gjord av föreningen HÅLL SVERIGE RENT. I klubbhusets konferenslokal finns information om klubbens miljöarbete. Ett mindre informationsblad finns om golfklubben och dess miljöarbete. Årligen lämnas miljöredovisningar till Göteborgs Golfförbund. Miljöslaget är en träff för golfklubbarna i Norra Halland med en miljöworkshop i aktuella miljöfrågor. Svenska Golfförbundets miljödiplom erhölls år 2002. En miljökommittè har funnits sedan 2002. Teknisk expertis används. En miljöpolicy finns i uppdaterad version, som styrelsen har godkänt. Målen är att analysera, förändra och förbättra golfklubbens miljöarbete till en hållbar utveckling av golfklubbens verksamhet i samhället. Miljöplanen uppdateras årligen.

Employment & Education

Typical staffing levels at this golf facility are:

Full Time Part Time Seasonal
Club Management 4
Course Management 6 5
Food & Beverage 2
Golf Coaching 4
Retail & Leisure 2

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

  • 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 In the ordinary education plan for greenkeepers.
Efficient water management In the ordinary education plan for greenkeepers.
Management of accidents and emergencies In the ordinary education plan for greenkeepers.
Management of habitats and vegetation In the ordinary education plan for greenkeepers.
Waste minimization, separation and recycling Education from ILRecycling and Ragnsell.
Health & Safety The manager of the club is responsible in this area.
Understanding of landscape and cultural heritage In the ordinary education plan for greenkeepers.
Environmental management planning Education for the staff, members in comittees and management team in ISO 14001.

Community Relations

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

Activity Description
Neighbours The association for the road that goes through the colf course has annual meetinghs where the culf club is a member and participate and inform the neighbours.
Local Government The municipality of Kungsbacka, Health and Environmental dep. is inspecting the course yearly.
Local Environmental Groups Cooperation with the Society for Nature Conservation.
Local Businesses Cooperation with other golf clubs in the neigbourhood. For example exchange of machinery
Schools & Colleges Master-thesis from Chalmers University of Technology

Land Use & Cultural Heritage

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

Activity Description
Maintenance of existing public paths Parking fassilities for public that visit Hördalen (a nature reserve) and in winter time skiing possibilities.
Installation of effective and welcoming signage Informative displays of animals and plants on the premises,

No archaeological or heritage surveys have been undertaken at this golf facility.

This golf facility consults the following organizations regarding the conservation of cultural heritage:

  • County Administrative Board Halland

This golf facility undertakes the following activities to conserve cultural heritage features:

Activity Description
Buildings (Listed Buildings / Ancient Monuments etc) The old barn has a certain protection (not k-marked).
Historic Features (Hedgerows / Dykes / Moats / Cairns etc) The stone age settlement is preserved and protected. Old stonewalls are restored and preserved.

Communications

This golf facility undertakes the following internal environmental communications:

Activity Description
Provision of newsletters, notice boards & poster display Environmental information is available on the club website, see http://www.kungsbackagk.se
Course guides / brochures Information about the flower called svavelsippa wich is the environmental symbol for the club.
Interpretation panels & course signage Newletters from administration

This golf facility does not undertake any social and environmental advocacy activities.