Golfbaan De Texelse

GEO Certified® 09/2015
Texel,
Netherlands
Telephone: 0222 - 316539
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Golf course De Texelse established in 1997 and extended with another 9 holes in 2014 is situated on one the islands in the Waddenzee in the north of the Netherlands. The newly built holes are in the typical style of the links/dune courses in the UK. The biodiversity of the course is extremely high and many protected and endangered plant and bird species have been observed the last few years. Water management is well organized as they only use collected rainwater for irrigation purposes. Furthermore they make use of energy-saving equipment to…

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Facility details

Golf Courses
18-holes (18 holes, 4865 metres, year opened 1994)
par-3 (9 holes)
1 Clubhouse(s)
1 Pro Shop
1 Practice Facility/Facilities

Nature

Golfbaan de Texelse is gelegen aan de rand van de Cocksdorp en ligt tegen de duinreep aan. De golfbaan heeft 18-holes waarvan de eerste negen in de jaren negentig zijn aangelegd en geopend. De tweede negen holes zijn begin 2014 geopend.
De gebruikte grassoorten op de golfbaan passen bij de bodem en klimatologische omstaigheden zoals invloed van zeewind. De golfbaan heeft een natuurlijke uitstraling doordat is ontworpen als een links course. Tijdens de uitbreiding in 2013 is veel aandacht gegaan naar het creëren van een reliëfrijke golfbaan met een ruig karakter dat aansluit bij de duinen van Texel.
Dit is ook terug te zien in de aanwezige biotopen op de golfbaan. Er komt duinstruweel, open water met natuurlijke oevers, grasland met hogere kruiden en pioniersvegetatie op kaal zand voor. Deze diversiteit heeft er voor gezorgd dat de golfbaan onderdak biedt aan diverse soorten bijzondere en beschermde soorten flora en fauna. De golfclub heeft in hun beheerplan vastgelegd welke beheer nodig is om zowel de spelelementen als natuurlijke elementen op een natuur- en milieuvriendelijke manier te onderhouden en te verbeteren.

The Texelse Golf Course is situated near the village of Cocksdorp, next to the dunes of the Wadden Isle of Texel. The course has 18 holes. The first 9 holes were constructed and opened during the 90’s.The second 9 holes were opened in 2014.
The grass species used on the golf course are used to the climate of an isle, such as sea wind and slightly salted soils. The golf course looks natural, since it was designed to be a links-course. During the expansion in 2013, much effort has been put into creating undulations and a rough character to match the dunes of Texel.
This can be seen in the different habitats on the golf course. There are dune thickets, open water with natural banks, meadows with pioneering vegetation and bare sands. This diversity of habitats provides for many different and protected species of flora and fauna.
The golf club has registered the correct management for the holes and natural elements, in order to stimulate and improve natural and environmental friendly management.

Consultation & Surveys

This golf facility does not consult any organizations regarding landscape heritage conservation.

No landscape assessments or surveys have been undertaken at this golf facility.

This golf facility does not consult any organizations regarding ecosystem protection and enhancement.

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

Title Author Date View document
Plants NLadviseurs 2014/07/01
Birds Mr. Eelman and mr. Stork 2014/04/19
Amphibians NLadviseurs 2014/07/01
Butterflies Nladviseurs 2014/07/01
Dragonflies NLadviseurs 2014/07/01
Fish NLadviseurs 2014/07/01

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

Local name Scientific name
Brede orchis Dactylorhiza majalis subsp. Majalis
Moeraswespenorchis Epipactis palustris
Rietorchis Dactylorhiza majalis subsp. Praetermissa
Welriekende nachtorchis Platanthera bifolia
gewone vogelmelk Ornithogalum umbellatum
zwanenbloem Butomus umbellatus
hondsviooltje Viola canina
klein wintergroen Pyrola minor
bastaardkikker Rana klepton esculenta
duinparelmoervlinder Argynnis niobe
blauwe kiekendief Circus cyaneus
boerenzwaluw Hirundo rustica
dwergmeeuw Hydrocoloeus minutus
gele kwikstaart Motacilla flava
grutto Limosa limosa
huismus Passer domesticus
kneu Linaria cannabina
koekoek Cuculus canorus
nachtegaal Luscinia megarhynchos
slobeend Anas clypeata
veldleeuwerik Alauda arvensis
visdief Sterna hirundo
watersnip Gallinago gallinago

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

Local name Scientific name
Brede orchis Dactylorhiza majalis subsp. Majalis
Moeraswespenorchis Epipactis palustris
Rietorchis Dactylorhiza majalis subsp. Praetermissa
Welriekende nachtorchis Platanthera bifolia
gewone vogelmelk Ornithogalum umbellatum
zwanenbloem Butomus umbellatus
hondsviooltje Viola canina
klein wintergroen Pyrola minor
bastaardkikker Rana klepton esculenta
duinparelmoervlinder Argynnis niobe
blauwe kiekendief Circus cyaneus
boerenzwaluw Hirundo rustica
dwergmeeuw Hydrocoloeus minutus
gele kwikstaart Motacilla flava
grutto Limosa limosa
huismus Passer domesticus
kneu Linaria cannabina
koekoek Cuculus canorus
nachtegaal Luscinia megarhynchos
slobeend Anas clypeata
veldleeuwerik Alauda arvensis
visdief Sterna hirundo
watersnip Gallinago gallinago

Habitats & Designations

This golf facility features the following landscape designations:

Description Designating Authority
Areas of Scenic Beauty National ecological network
National Park National Park 'Dunes of Texel'

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

Title Estimated Area (Hectares) Designation
Open Water Features 6 Self Appointed
Rough 'ecological' grassland 23 Self Appointed
Wetlands 1 Self Appointed
Scrub Vegetation 3,5 Self Appointed
Sand dunes 0,5 Self Appointed

Turfgrass

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

Estimated Area (Hectares) Turfgrass Species Sward Composition (%)
Greens 1.5 Hectares Festuca rubra 40%
Agrostis tenuis / capillaris 30%
Tees 0.46 Hectares Festuca rubra 50%
Lolium perenne 30%
Fairways 10.24 Hectares Lolium perenne 50%
Festuca rubra 25%
Semi Rough 1.5 Hectares Lolium perenne 40%
Poa pratensis 60%

These turfgrasses are optimal for the circumstances at this club because:
The selected grass species can stand being strided upon and suffer little from begin cut short.

This golf facility assesses mowing patterns every: 3 months

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

  • Prograss, Jan van Mondfrans
  • Dutch Outdoor Concepts, Maurice Evers

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 During springtime 2014, a managementplan was released. This plan was written by the head greenkeeper, the manager and advisor Jan van Mondfrans.
Promoting the playing quality values of more naturalized turf, particularly fairways and semi-rough We do so regularly, to keep golfers informed.
Improving customer understanding around greens maintenance We do so regularly, to keep golfers informed.

Conservation & Enhancement

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

Activity Description
Allowing seasonal variation of course coloration and texture We have noted this as a target to make this happen.
Appropriately matching mowing lines to contours The mowing lines follow the shapes of the golf landscape of our golf course (undulations, etc).
Discreet on-course signage and furniture This is present, the furniture on the course fits the character of the golf course.
Screening and softening unsightly man-made features This is point of attention to improve this were possible.

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 This we do, considering the soil of our golf course (sandy soils form the dues).
Increasing the size of habitat patches This we do, we already have a large area for animals and flora.
Connection of internal habitat patches Fauna migration is possible in the periphery of the golf course. These habitats are natural, such as the natural banks and the open water features.
Connection of patches with external habitats The borders of the golf course excist of thickets and water features with natural banks. These connect well to the natural areas outside of the golf course.
Creation of habitat corridors Natural corridors are already present and are not to be damaged.
Avoidance of habitat fragmentation Habitats for animals and plants as they are present at the moment are not to be damaged.
Improving and diversifying habitat edges There are no hard transitions in the terrain, except for the area surrounding the club house. These transitions on the golf course excist of rough, thickets and natural banks.

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 We do so by mowing twice a year, in order to deplete the soil of the rough from nutrients.
Ecologically informed management of scrub vegetation We do so by thinning the thickets and removing bushes locally.
Establishment of littoral shelves and marginal vegetation in wetland areas These are present at a part of the water features, also on the new 9 holes.
Maintenance of an appropriate balance of open water and aquatic vegetation We allow a part of the water to contain water plants.
Naturalization of linear habitats We do this as much as possible. Water courses are mowed to remove the vegetation.

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 We have several locations with high vegetations. These vegetations contain many species of herbs.
Installation of nest boxes There are nesting boxes for falcons present.
Control / management of alien species There are few to no exotic species presents on the golf course. The greenkeeping pays attention to this. The few exotic species that are present are not proliferating.
Provision of hibernation areas The thichets and reeds around the edges of the golf course can be used by small fauna for hybernation.

Water

De Texelse gaat zorgvuldig om met water. Dit betekent minimalisatie van het waterverbruik en borging van de waterkwaliteit. Het maatschappelijk belang van water is groot. Daarnaast is het vanuit kosten oogpunt interessant om verbruik te minimaliseren. De organisatie kan aantonen dat het waterverbruik voldoende efficiënt is en dat er diverse maatregelen worden genomen om dit te monitoren en te realiseren.
Op en rondom de golfbaan zijn diverse waterpartijen aanwezig. Deze waterpartijen hebben vooral een waterbergende en ecologische functie. Het waterschap controleert met regelmaat de kwaliteit van het oppervlaktewater.
Voor de beregening van de spelelementen wordt grondwater gebruikt. Dit water wordt opgepompt naar een basin alvorens het wordt gebruikt voor de beregening. Alleen de greens, tees en fairways worden beregend. Het computergestuurde beregeningsysteem zorgt er voor dat de watergift is afgestemd op de behoefte van de plant.
In het clubhuis wordt leidingwater gebruikt voor de keuken en het sanitair. De golfclub neemt diverse maatregelen om het verbruik van leidingwater zo laag mogelijk te houden.

The Texelse is careful when it comes to using water. They try to minimise the amount of water used and make sure the quality of surface and ground water is kept clean. Water is precious to communities. The choice to minimise the use of water, also has a positive effect on the annual costs. The golf club can show multiple efforts that their use of water is efficient and that they monitor the use of water.
On and around the golf course, several water features are present. These features have mostly the function for storing water and to form an important ecological element. The local water regulation authority takes samples to check the quality of water on a regular base.
The golf club uses ground water for irrigation. This water is pumped up to a basin before it is used as irrigation water.

Sources & Consumption

No water audits have been undertaken at this golf facility.

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

2014 Source(s) % of supply Total Consumption
Clubhouse(s) Public / Potable 100% 1,658,000 Litres
Golf Course Groundwater 100% 25,000,000 Litres
Maintenance Facility/Facilities Public / Potable 100% 50,000 Litres
2013 Source(s) % of supply Total Consumption
Golf Course Groundwater 100% 10,000,000 Litres

Irrigation & Efficiency

The following areas receive irrigation at this golf facility:

Greens Daily in season
Tees 2-3 days per week
Fairways Weekly

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

The irrigation system at this golf facility is:

Serviced 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 The grass species grow well on a dryer soil
Soil decompaction and thatch management Through management
Timing and dose of water application We chose the best moment for irrigating
Analysis of soil moisture A soil meter is present, we store the data digitally and use it to base the irrigation on
Use of wetting agents We use Revolution (wetting agent) on the greens, tees and fariways
Overall reduction in irrigated area We do so, we only apply the quantity of water that is necessary
Targeting of sprinkler heads We do so, the sprinklers heads are targetted and callibrated every year.
Optimizing system pressure This already happens
Adoption of cutting edge nozzle technology We own one of the most advanced sprinkler systems of Toro
Section sprinkler heads We can insert the quantity of irrigation per minute for each sector seperately

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

Activity Description
Repairing leaks We do so, when a leakages is discovered
Compressed air In the maintenance facility we use compressed air to clean the machines

Energy

Efficiënt gebruik en minimalisatie van (energie uit) fossiele brandstoffen is een belangrijke doelstelling. We proberen hiermee te bereiken dat er een sterke verlaging van de CO2 emissie optreed en er kostenbesparingen worden gerealiseerd.
Bij de aanschaf van machines worden energieverbruik en type brandstof beoordeeld. Door efficiënte inzet brengen wij het verbruik binnen de accommodaties omlaag. Niet alleen met oog op kostenbesparing, maar ook vanwege een verdere verduurzaming van de bedrijfsvoering.

Efficient use and minimising the use of energy (from fossil fuels) is one of our main goals. We try to lower the CO2 emission of the golf course and at the same time reduce costs.
When purchasing a new machine, the fuel use and type of fuel is assessed. By using energy efficient, we lower the use of energy of our facilities. Not only for lower costs, but also to implement more sustainability in our management.

Sources & Consumption

No energy surveys have been undertaken at this golf facility.

This golf facility does not consume any renewable energy or resources.

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

2014 2013 2012
Diesel (Litres) 16235 10000 1000
Hydraulic Oil (Litres) 50 50
Non-renewable Grid (kWh) 122354 97555 110945
Petrol (Litres) 75 250 250

Energy Efficiency

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

Activity Description
Use of electric hybrid vehicles The green mower and tee mower are hybrid, this uses less diesel. The golfcarts are electrical.

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

Activity Description
Investment in low-energy heating and air conditioning systems Dit staat op de planning bij de vernieuwingen van de gebouwen binnen 5 jaar
Optimizing thermostat levels for heating and refrigeration We have planned this for the renovation of the buildings within the next 5 years.
Enhancement of natural ventilation opportunities We have planned this for the renovation of the buildings within the next 5 years.
Upgrading of building insulation We have planned this for the renovation of the buildings within the next 5 years.
Use of natural light (e.g. sunlight pipes) In the maintenance facility, the roof has light permeable parts. On a bright day, a part of the lighting is kept switched off.
Installation of low-energy lighting We have planned this for the renovation of the buildings within the next 5 years.
Transition to energy efficient appliances This is a constant point of attention when purchasing new machines or material.
Educating staff and customers Machines are switched of when leaving the building.

Vehicles & Transport

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

Ride-on Mowers Walking Mowers Utility Vehicles
Petrol 100%
Diesel 100%

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

Golf Carts Cars Buses
Grid Electric 100%

This golf facility has established the following schemes to encourage reductions in staff and customer transport emissions:

Activity Description
Staff showers These are present.
Tax breaking incentives for cycling This is possible for our employees

Supply Chain

Een van de manieren waarop De Texelse blijk geeft van een duurzame bedrijfsvoering, is de keuze voor gecertificeerde producten, het scheiden van zoveel mogelijk recyclebare materialen, en het streven zo weinig mogelijk gebruik te maken van meststoffen en gewasbeschermingsmiddelen. Hiermee kan het onderhoud budget worden geminimaliseerd en loopt de organisatie voor op de veranderende milieuwetgeving in binnen- en buitenland.

One of the ways that the Texelse shows it is a sustainable operation, is choosing certified products, separating as many recyclable materials and using as less fertilizers and chemicals as possible. This way, not only management budgets are kept low, the organization is ahead of the ever changing legislation in the Netherlands and Europe.

Purchasing Policies

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

Activity Description
Use of local suppliers We purchase at local suppliers as much as possible. This is however not always possible, since the golf course is situated on an isle.
Selection of certified products The greenkeeping only uses chemicals that are legally approved.

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 5 5
Retail 4 4
Trade & Contractors 4 1 3
Course Supplies 1 1

Turfgrass Inputs

This golf facility undertakes the following IPM activities:

Activity Description
Encouraging drought and disease tolerant grasses We do so, the grass species we use are used to being walked on and kept short.
Managing stress and wear The Head greenkeeper watches this closely.
Enhancement of soil structure By aerating and sanding, we also have an annual fertilizing schedule
Managing thatch levels By mowing vertically, scarifying and minimising the quantities of irrigation.
Managing surface moisture We have a digital soil moisture meter that we use.
Establishing thresholds for pests and disease By applying chemicals, such as ‘chipco green’.
Scouting for pests and diseases The greenkeeping scouts for diseases and plagues during that daily work.
Monitoring / improvement of plant health During the greenkeepers work

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

2014 2013 2012
Fairways - K - Inorganic 106 105 105
Fairways - N - Inorganic 142 142 142
Fairways - P - Inorganic 32 32 32
Greens - K - Inorganic 197 200 174
Greens - N - Inorganic 150 145 143
Greens - P - Inorganic 19 20 16
Tees - K - Inorganic 154 154 158
Tees - N - Inorganic 157 157 152
Tees - P - Inorganic 52 52 37

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

2014 2013 2012
Fairways - Herbicide - Total Weight 12
Greens - Fungicide - Total Weight 60
Greens - Herbicide - Total Weight 12
Tees - Herbicide - Total Weight 12

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

Activity Description
Selection on the least toxic and lest persistent products Only legally approved chemicals are used.
Selection of appropriate products for specific pests and diseases Only the correct products are used to treat fungi and plagues.
Spot-treatment with handheld sprayers and wipers This is done whenever working with chemicals
Calibration and testing of sprayers We own a modern spraying installation that is computer controlled.
Use of shrouded sprayer and anti-drip nozzles The hand pumps have these
Non-chemical weed control Weeds are mostly removed by hand

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 false true false
Plastic false false true false
Aluminium false true false false
Metal false true false false
Paper & Cardboard false true false false
Grass Clippings false false true false
Cores & Turf true false false false
Sand true false false false
Wood / Timber false false true false

This golf facility undertakes the following activities to continue the lifecycle of materials and resources:

Activity Description
Separation of recyclable materials This is done as good as possible. We have a compost heap for green waste which is collected on a regular base. Both in the club house and the maintenance facility, paper and cardboard is separated from the other waste.
Establishment of recycling centers We use the same waste collecting point as holiday resort ‘the Krim’.
Can cleaning The greenkeeping uses a cleaning device for cleaning the cans and packages of chemicals. These cans are then disposed with the plastic waste.

Pollution Control

De Texelse heeft in kaart welke milieurisico’s er gelden op deze locatie en heeft een plan om naar te handelen in het geval van een noodsituatie. Het Waterschap voert regelmatige controles uit aan het oppervlaktewater, dit is voor de golfclub een meetinstrument om te garanderen dat het dagelijkse beheer geen negatieve invloed heeft op de waterkwaliteit. Hiermee dragen zij niet alleen zorg voor haar eigen personeel en gasten, maar ook voor de gezondheid en veiligheid van de hele omgeving.
De greenkeeping heeft recent een strooibescherming op hun kunstmeststrooier voor kunstmest gemonteerd, waardoor er geen middelen meer buiten de spelelementen worden toegepast.
De hoofdgreenkeeper geeft aan dat gewasbeschermingsmiddelen zo spaarzaam mogelijk worden gebruikt en pas als handmatig beheer niet meer lijkt te helpen. De werkloods en het clubhuis voldoen aan de wettelijke standaarden.

The Texelse is aware of the risks of the daily management for the environment and has a plan to act accordingly when an emergency happens. The local water regulation authority takes samples from the open water features on a regular base. The quality from these samples is the standard to ensure they have no negative effect on the water quality. This shows their care for their personnel, guests and the health and safety for the environment.
The greenkeeping have installed a protective unit on their fertilizer spreading device. This prevents fertilizer grains from being applied outside of the holes. The head greenkeeper states that chemicals are used sparingly and only when mechanical measures have no effect.
The maintenance facility and club house meet with all the legislations.

Water Analysis

This golf facility monitors water quality with the following frequency:

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

Waste Water

Waste water from this golf facility is managed as follows:

Discharges to Formal Discharge Agreement
Golf Course Mains Sewer
Clubhouse Mains Sewer
Maintenance Facility Mains Sewer
Wash Pad Septic Tank

Hazardous Materials

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

Secure Storage Registered Uplift
Detergents false false
Cooking Oils false false
Lubricants true false
Pesticide Containers true false
Fertiliser Bags false false
Oil Filters true false
Batteries false false

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 Oil and fuels are stored above a certified leak collector. Because the greenkeeping as moved recently, the chemicals are not yet stored in a special cabinet. This cabinet has been purchased and will be installed soon.
Maintenance of equipment on covered, sealed impervious areas This happens on the impervious floor of the maintenance facility.
Mixing of pesticides and fertilizers in covered areas This happens in the maintenance facility.
Mixing of pesticides and fertilizers over impervious surfaces This happens on the impervious floor of the maintenance facility.
Installation of above-ground fuel tanks The fuel tank is certified
Installation of sufficient secondary containment for fuel The tank is dubbel-walled and has a big leak collector.
Provision of containment booms and absorbent materials This is present
Municipal audits The owners of the facility are firmly checked for their environmental care. No pollution has ever taken place.

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 We do so carefully.
Establishment of vegetative buffer strips around water bodies By the special protection unit, no fertilizer grains can fall into the surface water.
Establishment of emergency spillage response plan This is known by the greenkeeping
Controlling erosion and sediment discharge The banks are grown over with herbs and grasses to prevent erosion. We do not use heavy machinery near the water sides.
Establishment of pesticide-free zones Outside of the greens, tees and fairways, no chemicals are used.

Community

A golf course is not only a place for recreation, it also has its effect on the local economy and public welfare. A sustainable management and communication about these subjects is part of the daily management as well.
The Texelse has profiled itself as a provider of recreation, employer and a partner for sustainability and nature. By notices on the website and working together with other managers of natural areas and contact with local governments, the organization has an extended network.

Employment & Education

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

  • General Manager

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

Activity Description
Storage, application and disposal of pesticides Spraying license for the greenkeepers, this is part of the standard greenkeeping training.
Efficient water management this is part of the standard greenkeeping training.
Management of accidents and emergencies We have in-house emergency personnel
Waste minimization, separation and recycling New personell is informed about this.
Environmental management planning this is part of the standard greenkeeping training.

Community Relations

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

Activity Description
Neighbours We have good contacts with holiday resort ‘de Krim’.
Local Environmental Groups The grounds of the protected nature area are managed by the Natuurmonumenten association, we have good contacts with this organization.

Land Use & Cultural Heritage

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

Activity Description
Maintenance of existing public paths We have public hiking trail across the golf course, called the ‘Hanenpad’
Providing opportunities for other recreation (e.g. fishing) Guests of holiday resort ‘de Krim’ can play golf on the Texelse, because of the easily accessible facilities.
Bird refuge Part of the golf course is managed as a protected natural area. Big populations of birds breed here every year, the public is not allowed to enter this area.

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 does not undertake any activities to conserve cultural heritage features.

Communications

This golf facility undertakes the following internal environmental communications:

Activity Description
Members evenings and course walks We take part in the annual Birdwachting Day for golf courses
Course guides / brochures This is present with information on the golf course.
Interpretation panels & course signage We have information signs on the course.
Establishment of a nature trail We have a public hiking trail on the golf course.

This golf facility undertakes the following social and environmental advocacy activities:

Activity Description
Website, press releases & brochures On the website we included information on the dune landscapes and natural elements on the golf course.