Stichting Golfpark Spandersbosch

GEO Certified® 05/2016
Hilversum,
Netherlands
Telephone: 035-6857328
Luchtfoto_boschbaam_club_image

Golfpark Spandersbosch has a rich combination of nature and golf. The holes are situated on both sides of the green bridge (overpass for flora and fauna). The nine holes par3-4 (Bosch-course) and the nine holes par 3 course (Crailoo-course) are designed by Jol Golf Design. The maintenance philosophy “adjusting the golf course to the natural areas” can clearly be seen. A big variety of small changes in the maintenance have made this golf course a safe haven for many plant and animal species and a good challenge for golf players.
The management…

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Facility details

Golf Courses
Boschbaan (9 holes, 2047 metres, year opened 2006)
Crailoobaan (9 holes, 920 metres, year opened 2006)
1 Clubhouse(s)
1 Maintenance Facility/Facilities
1 Pro Shop
1 Practice Facility/Facilities

Nature

The Golfpark, together with its nature area, covers approximately 28 hectares and are mainly situated on the eastern slope of a sand quarry on the eastern part of the Utrechtse Heuvelrug (the Utrecht Ridge). It forms a natural buffer- and transition-zone to the protected natural area the Bussumer- and Wester heathland, of which it also constitutes a part. Because of its location on both sides of tha largest nature bridge in Europe, it forms an important migration zone for flora and fauna between the heathland and the Spanders forest in the west. The golf park is a connecting link in a coherent network of (inter) nationally important sustainable ecosystems. The Utrechtse Heuvelrug consists of Pleistocene sand and the natural landscape of the Gooi region is characterised by extensive heathlands and mixed woodlands of conifers and deciduous trees.
Het golfpark is inclusief natuurdeel ongeveer 28 ha groot en ligt grotendeels tegen de oostelijke steilwand van een zandafgraving op het oostelijk deel van de Utrechtse Heuvelrug. Het vormt hiermee een natuurlijke buffer en overgangszone naar het beschermd natuurmonument Bussumer- en Westerheide, waar het gedeeltelijk ook onderdeel van uit maakt. Door de ligging rond de grootste natuurbrug van Europa, is het een belangrijke migratiezone voor flora en fauna tussen het heidegebied en het westelijk gelegen Spanderswoud. De golfbaan is een verbindende schakel in een samenhangend netwerk van (inter-)nationaal belangrijke, duurzaam te behouden ecosystemen. De Utrechtse Heuvelrug bestaat uit pleistoceen zand en de natuur kenmerkt zich in het Gooi door uitgestrekte heidevelden en gemengde bossen.

Consultation & Surveys

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

  • Goois Nature Reserve Foundation (GNR)
  • Institute for nature Education (IVN)
  • Province of North Holland

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

Title Author Date View document
Registered Protected Natural Environment Bussum and Westerheide / Beschermd Natuurmonument Bussumer en Westerheide Ministery of Agriculture and Fisheries / Ministerie van Landbouw en Visserij 1987/04/15 Download
Management Plan Golfpark Spandersbosch 2010-2020 Goois Nature Reserve / Goois Natuurreservaat 2009/12/10 Download
Landscape and biotopes Golfpark Spandersbosch / Landschap en Biotopen Golfpark Spandersbosch Menno Loohuizen 2015/08/17 Download

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

  • Goois Nature Reserve Foundation Goois Natuur Reservaat
  • Buiting Advice / Buiting Advies
  • Dutch Golf Federation Nederlandse Golf Federatie

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

Title Author Date View document
Flora en Fauna, a first stock-taking at Golfpark Spandersbosch / Flora en fauna een eerste inventaris van Golfpark Spandersbosch Menno en Theo Loohuizen, Olaf Langendorff, Izaak Hilhorst e.a.

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

Local name Scientific name
Marsh Club Moss / Moeraswolfsklauw Lycopodiella inundata
Marsh Helleborine / Moeraswespenorchis Epipactis palustris
Broad-leaved Marsh Orchid / Breedbladige rietorchis Dactylorhiza majalis ssp. pretermissa
Heath Spotted Orchid / Gevlekte orchis Dactylorhiza maculata
Broad-leaved Helleborine / Breedbladige wespenorchis Epipactis helleborine
Petty Whin / Stekelbrem Genista anglica
Grass snake / Ringslang Natrix natrix

This golf facility does not monitor any species as indicators of environmental quality.

Habitats & Designations

This golf facility does not feature any landscape designations.

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

Title Estimated Area (Hectares) Designation
Non Native Plantation Woodland 15 Informal NGO
Heather and other dwarf shrub communities 5 Informal NGO

Turfgrass

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

Estimated Area (Hectares) Turfgrass Species Sward Composition (%)
Greens 1.0 Hectares Festuca ovina 60%
Agrostis tenuis / capillaris 40%
Tees 0.4 Hectares Festuca ovina 60%
Agrostis tenuis / capillaris 40%
Fairways 5.0 Hectares Festuca ovina 70%
Agrostis tenuis / capillaris 30%
Semi Rough 2.0 Hectares Festuca ovina 70%
Agrostis tenuis / capillaris 30%

These turfgrasses are optimal for the circumstances at this club because:
The golfcourse is sandy ground and is therefore relatively dry. The last desired grass is boa anua. Festuca rubra and agrostis are grass varieties that withstand dry conditions well and grow with relatively little feeding. The management method is to give water and feeding sparingly. / Baan is opgebouwd uit zandgrond dus relatief droog. Minst gewenste gras is straatgras (boa anua).
Rood swenkgras en struisgras zijn soorten die goed tegen droogte kunnen en met relatief weinig voeding kunnen groeien. Beheersmethode is weinig water en weinig voeding geven.

This golf facility assesses mowing patterns every: weekly or daily, depending on the growing conditions / afhankelijk van groeisituatie in de baan, wekelijks / dagelijks months

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

  • AHA De Man
  • NiB ScanPro (Casper Paulussen)

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 Weekly consultation with the golfcourse commissioner. Annual course inspection by NIB ScanPro. Quarterly inspection and advice by the consultant of AHA de Man. / Wekelijks overleg met baancommissaris. Jaarlijks baanscan door NiB ScanPro. Advies adviseur AHA de Man die vier keer/jaar beoordeelt en adviseert.
Promoting the playing quality values of more naturalized turf, particularly fairways and semi-rough Stimulate the growth of desired grasses; minimise undesired grass varieties. Constant monitoring. Communication via newsletters and weekly consultation with the course commissioner. / gewenste grassoorten bevorderen, ongewenste grassoorten verdringen. Constant monitoren. Communicatie middels nieuwsbrief en wekelijks overleg met baancommissaris.
Promoting the financial benefits of presenting sustainable surfaces By menas of newsletters, articles in the clubmagazine. Choice for sustainability with the argument that some solutions may not necessarily be the cheapest. / Middels nieuwsbrief, parkbode (clubmagazine). Keuze voor duurzaamheid als argument dat sommige oplossingen niet de goedkoopste kunnen zijn.
Improving customer understanding around greens maintenance By means of newsletters and the club magazine. Procedures such as pricking and hollowcoring are communicated timely in advance and the reasons for these procedures are explained. / Middels nieuwsbrief, parkbode (clubmagazine). Handelingen zoals prikken en, "holowcooren" worden tijdig gecommuniceerd en uitgelegd wat de functie ervan is.
Demonstrating the direct relationship between environmental best practice and year round high quality playing surfaces The opinion and analysis of NIB ScanPro concerning the course quality and the operations plan following the recommendations of NIB ScanPro's course inspection. / Oordeel van NiB ScanPro n.a.v. beoordeling baan. werkplan n.a.v. baanscan.

Conservation & Enhancement

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

Activity Description
Allowing seasonal variation of course coloration and texture Because of restriction of watering to a minimum and the low level of fertilisation, the colour of the course will vary during the year. / door zo min mogelijk te beregenen en lage bemesting wordt zal de kleur van de baan door het jaar heen verschillend zijn.
Appropriately matching mowing lines to contours The mowing programme is adjusted to take account of the contours of fairways and (fore) greens. / Maaibeleid is afgestemd op de contouren van fairways en (voor)greens.
Protection and restoration of historic features Historical elements are not present in the golfpark. / Historische elementen zijn niet op het park aanwezig.
Discreet on-course signage and furniture Signboards and 'furnishings' are only placed where they fulfil a necessary function. / borden en meubilair worden uitsluitend functioneel geplaatst.
Conservation of specimen trees Certain oak trees ( tee of hole 9 Boschbaan) and Scotch pines ( by the holes 4 and 5 of the Crailoobaan) will be retained. / Enkele eiken (tee hole 9 Boschbaan) en grove dennen (in bos bij hole 4 en 5 Crailoobaan) worden in stand gehouden
Screening and softening unsightly man-made features The greenkeepers shed is camouflaged by bushes. / Greenkeepersloods is gecamoufleerd middels struiken.

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 Elements of the golfcourse (tees, greens and fairways) are maintained; the natural surroundings are retained wherever possible and vulnerable areas or plants are indicated by signs. / golfelementen (tees, greens en fairways) worden beheerd, natuurlijke omgeving wordt zoveel mogelijk gehandhaafd en beschermde soorten gemarkeerd.
Increasing the size of habitat patches The current situation with respect to natural habitats is optimal and will be maintained. / huidige situatie m.b.t. leefgebieden is optimaal en wordt gehandhaafd.
Connection of internal habitat patches The natural habitats are connected to each other by "stepping stones' so that animals can migrate between the various habitats. / Leefgebieden zijn met elkaar verbonden middels "steppingstones" zodat dieren vrij kunnen migreren tussen de verschillende leefgebieden.
Connection of patches with external habitats The golfpark is an integral part of the Goois Nature Reserve. / Golfpark maakt integraal deel uit van Goois natuur reservaat
Creation of habitat corridors Connecting zones are included in the management plan. / Verbindingszones zijn opgenomen in beheersplan
Avoidance of habitat fragmentation The management plan is designed to link natural habitats with each other. / Beleid is er op gericht om leefgebieden met elkaar te verbinden.
Improving and diversifying habitat edges The management plan is designed to link natural habitats with each other. / Beleid is er op gericht om leefgebieden met elkaar te verbinden.

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 Botanically rich grassland is naturally present and is managed by mowing each third year and by removing the mowings. / Botanisch rijk ruig grasland is van nature aanwezig en wordt beheerd middels eens per drie jaar te maaien en maaisel af te voeren.
Ecologically informed management of scrub vegetation This is established in the management plan of Goois Nature Reserve. / Is vastgelegd in beheersplan GNR.
Promoting species and structurally diverse woodlands Dense wooded area ( mainly Scotch pine and Corsican pine) will be converted to an open wood with heather and shrubs (heather rough grassland). / Dichte bosgebied (hoofdzakelijk grove den en Corsicaanse den) wordt omgevormd naar een open bos met heide en struweel (heide schraal grasland)
Establishment of littoral shelves and marginal vegetation in wetland areas By means of phased removal of vegetation once every three years, the open marshy vegetation will be retained. / Middels eens per drie jaar vegetatie gefaseerd te verwijderen blijft de open drassige vegetatie behouden.
Maintenance of an appropriate balance of open water and aquatic vegetation The policy with respect to the balance between open water and watery vegetation is part of the management plan of Goois Nature Reserve. / Beleid m.b.t. balans open water / watervegetatie is opgenomen in beheersplan in samenwerking met GNR.
Naturalization of linear habitats This is included in the management plan in cooperation with Goois Nature Reserve. / Is opgenomen in beheersplan in samenwerking met GNR.

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 Natural management. For example wild carrot attracts the ichneumon wasp which lays its eggs in the larvae of the crane fly so that these can be combatted in a natural manner. Herbal vegetation is mowed in phases, so that part remains as winter habitat for insects. / natuurlijk beheer. bijvoorbeeld wilde peen die als waadplant dient voor de sluipwesp die op zijn beurt eitjes legt in de larf van de emeld zodat deze op natuurlijke wijze wordt bestreden. Kruidrijke vegetatie wordt gefaseerd gemaaid, waarbij deel blijft staan om als overwinteringsplaats te dienen voor insecten
Installation of nest boxes There are sufficient bird nest locations in dead trees and wood piles. / Er is voldoende natuurlijke nestelgelegenheid in houtrillen en dode bomen.
Provision of feeding tables Not applicable. / N.V.T.
Control / management of alien species Active management of the black cherry (prunus serotina). Communicating to Goois Nature Reserve the threat of invasion by non-native flora. / Actief beheer Amerikaanse vogelkers. communicatie naar GNR m.b.t. dreigende overwoekering door uitheemse soorten.
Provision of hibernation areas Herbal vegetation is mowed in phases, so that part laways remains as a winter habitat for insects. Wood piles and dead trees (so long as they present no danger) are preserved. / Kruidrijke vegetatie wordt gefaseerd gemaaid, waarbij deel blijft staan om als overwinteringsplaats te dienen voor insecten. Instandhouding van houtrillen en (waar verantwoord) dode bomen.
Creation of micro-habitats (eg log and stone piles) Preservation of wood piles and dead trees ( so long as they present no danger). / Instandhouding van houtrillen en (waar verantwoord) dode bomen.

Water

The water used in the clubhouse, the greenkeepers' buildings, and the pro-shop, comes from the water network. The golf course is watered with surface water from the ponds in the golf park. / water gebruik voor clubhuis, greenkeepersgebouw, proshop wordt verkregen vanuit het waternet. Golfbaan wordt besproeid met oppervlaktewater uit de vijvers op het park.

Sources & Consumption

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

Title Author Date View document
fertiliser investigation water and FE-total / bemestingsonderzoek water en FE-totaal Dick Huiberts (BLGG) 2015/05/06 Download

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

2015 Source(s) % of supply Total Consumption
Clubhouse(s) Public / Potable 100% 650 Cubic Metres
Golf Course Surface 100% 10,998 Cubic Metres
Maintenance Facility/Facilities Public / Potable 100% 260 Cubic Metres
Other Public / Potable 0% 0 Cubic Metres
2014 Source(s) % of supply Total Consumption
Clubhouse(s) Public / Potable 100% 880 Cubic Metres
Golf Course Surface 100% 12,037 Cubic Metres
Maintenance Facility/Facilities Public / Potable 100% 326 Cubic Metres
Other Public / Potable 0% 0 Cubic Metres
2013 Source(s) % of supply Total Consumption
Clubhouse(s) Public / Potable 100% 880 Cubic Metres
Golf Course Surface 100% 17,017 Cubic Metres
Maintenance Facility/Facilities Public / Potable 100% 326 Cubic Metres
Other Public / Potable 0% 0 Cubic Metres

Irrigation & Efficiency

The following areas receive irrigation at this golf facility:

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

The irrigation system at this golf facility is:
Semi-automatic

The irrigation system at this golf facility is:

Serviced every 1 years

Upgraded every 5 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 A deliberate choice has been made for a grass mixture of red fescue (festuca rubra)and bent grass (agrostis) because the ground is sandy and these grass varieties can survive with little water. / Er is bewust gekozen voor een mengsel van Roodzwenkgras en struisgras, omdat deze met minder water toekunnen en de baan op zandgrond is aangelegd.
Soil decompaction and thatch management The felt layer layer does not present any problem. / Viltlaag geeft geen probleem.
Timing and dose of water application The irrigation policy is geared to the needs and the expectation of rain. / sproeibeleid is afgestemd op noodzakelijke behoefte en regenverwachting.
Analysis of soil moisture Ground moisture is judged on the basis of the head greenkeeper's knowledge and experience. / Wordt gedaan op basis van kennis en ervaring van hoofdgreenkeeper.
Incorporation of evapotranspiration rates and weather data Consideration of the level of evaporation and weather forecast is a task for the head greenkeeper and is performed adequately. / Is taak van hoofdgreenkeeper en wordt adequaat uitgevoerd.
Use of wetting agents The use of wetting agents is an unnatural interference. The policy is that such agents will only be used when necessary. / Is onnatuurlijke ingreep. Beleid is: wordt alleen gebruikt wanneer noodzakelijk.
Overall reduction in irrigated area The irrigation system has been designed so that only the essential parts of the golf course can be sprinkled. / Irrigatiesysteem is zodanig ontworpen dat alleen de essentiële golfonderdelen beregend kunnen worden.
Targeting of sprinkler heads The sprinkler heads are adjusted in segments. / Worden gesegmenteerd afgesteld.
Optimizing system pressure The water pressure is optimised using a yockeypump. / Druk wordt middels yockeypomp geoptimaliseerd.
Adoption of cutting edge nozzle technology In case of replacement, modern sprinkler nozzles will be chosen. / bij vervanging wordt gekozen voor moderne spuitmonden.

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

Activity Description
Low-flow urinals and toilets Douches are fitted with water-saving showerheads. Toilets are fitted with low and high flushing possibilities. / Douches zijn voorzien van waterbesparende douchekop. Toiletten zijn voorzien van kleine en grote spoelmogelijkheid.
Use of water efficient appliances Douches are fitted with water-saving showerheads. Toilets are fitted with low and high flushing possibilities. During work consultations co-workers are reminded of the need to avoid wastage. (Food) safety has priority over efficiency. / Douches zijn voorzien van waterbesparende douchekop. Toiletten zijn voorzien van kleine en grote spoelmogelijkheid. Middels werkoverleg worden medewerkers ervan bewust gemaakt om verspilling te voorkomen. Beleid is (Voedsel)veiligheid gaat voor efficiëntie. Bij nieuw aan te schaffen apparatuur wordt rekening gehouden met energie en waterverbruik
Use of efficient shower technology Douches are fitted with water-saving showerheads. / Douches zijn voorzien van waterbesparende douchekop.
Repairing leaks Not applicable. / N.V.T.
Water awareness signage Signs bringing attention to water consumption are not yet used. The policy in this respect will be adjusted. / Wordt op dit moment geen gebruik van gemaakt. Beleid wordt hierop wel aangepast.

Energy

Golfpark Spandersbosch uses traditionally produced electricity and natural gas for heating and lighting. Machines that are used for greenkeeping are fuelled by diesel oil. / Op het Golfpark Spandersbosch wordt gebruik gemaakt van traditioneel opgewekte elektriciteit en aardgas. Dit wordt gebruikt voor verwarming en verlichting. Voor machine die dienen voor het groen onderhoud wordt gebruik gemaakt van dieselolie.

Sources & Consumption

No energy surveys have been undertaken at this golf facility.

Consumption of renewable energy and resources at this golf facility:

2015 2014 2013
Biogas (Cubic Metres) 0 0 0
Biomass 0 0 0
First Generation Bio-Fuels (Cubic Metres) 0 0 0
Hydrogen (Cubic Metres) 0 0 0
On-site Hydro (kWh) 0 0 0
On-site Solar (kWh) 0 0 0
On-site Wind (kWh) 0 0 0
Renewable Grid Electricity (kWh) 0 0 0
Second Generation Bio-Fuels (Cubic Metres) 0 0 0
Wood from sustainable sources 0 0 0

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

2015 2014 2013
Coal 0 0 0
Diesel (Cubic Metres) 3.75 3.25 3.4
Heating Oil (Cubic Metres) 0 0 0
Hydraulic Oil (Cubic Metres) 0.03 0.03 0.03
LPG (Cubic Metres) 0 0 0
Natural Gas (Cubic Metres) 29268 25914 23528
Non-renewable Grid (kWh) 101765 105175 101947
Petrol (Cubic Metres) 1.7 1.6 1.6
Propane / Butane (Cubic Metres) 0 0 0
Wood from unsustainable sources 0 0 0

Energy Efficiency

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

Activity Description
Adoption of green tariff grid supply Part of the electricity that is bought from Essent is "green electricity". / Een deel van de stroom die van Essent wordt afgenomen is groen
Installation of small scale wind turbine Not applicable / NVT
Installation of photovoltaic and / or solar panels Not applicable / NVT
Use of geothermal and / or ground sources Not applicable / NVT
Use of Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) Not applicable / NVT
Use of biodiesel and /or ethanol Not applicable / NVT
Use of electric hybrid vehicles NVT
Use of recycled oils Not applicable / NVT

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

Activity Description
Investment in low-energy heating and air conditioning systems High-efficiency boilers; heat recovery by ventilation; the use of energy-saving and led lamps; the use of movement sensors. / HR-ketels, warmteterugwinning bij ventilatie, gebruik spaarlampen en led verlichting. Gebruik van bewegingsmelders
Optimizing thermostat levels for heating and refrigeration Heating is thermostatically adjusted per room or space. / Verwarming wordt middels thermostaat per ruimte ingesteld.
Enhancement of natural ventilation opportunities The park does not make use of natural ventilation. Fresh air is pre-warmed in heat-recovery apparatus and is blown inside. This system can also be used for straightforward ventilation. There is no air-conditioning. / Park maakt geen gebruik van natuurlijke ventilatie. Middels verseluchttoevoer in warmteterugwinapparatuur wordt verselucht voorverwarmd naar binnen geblazen. Systeem kan ook gebruikt worden voor alleen ventilatie. Er wordt geen gebruik gemaakt van geforceerde koeling (Airco).
Upgrading of building insulation The clubhuis is insulated according to the norms existing in 2006. / Isolatie clubhuis is volgens van toepassing zijnde normen uitgevoerd (2006).
Use of natural light (e.g. sunlight pipes) No / Nee
Installation of low-energy lighting The golfpark is equipped with led or energy-saving lamps. The driving range is still lit by halogen lamps. Replacement of these is under study. / Park is voorzien van led of spaarlampen. Driving range is nog voorzien van halogeen. vernieuwing wordt onderzocht.
Use of motion sensor lighting Lighting with movement sensors is used In toilets and changing rooms. / In toiletten en kleedkamers
Transition to energy efficient appliances Energy-efficient equipment is a consideration during the purchase of new equipment. / Bij aanschaf nieuw materiaal wordt hier rekening mee gehouden.
Use of timers with appliances, heating and lighting Timers are used in heating, and partly in lighting. / Verwarming: ja. Verlichting: deels.
Educating staff and customers Personnel and customers are informed during work consultations and by newsletters of our careful consumption of energy. / Middels werkoverleg en nieuwsbrieven worden personeel en klanten geïnformeerd m.b.t. bewust gebruik van energie.

Vehicles & Transport

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

Ride-on Mowers Walking Mowers Utility Vehicles
Petrol 0% 0% 33%
Diesel 100% 100% 0%
LPG 0% 0% 0%
Grid Electric 0% 0% 67%
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% 0% 0%
Diesel 17% 0% 0%
LPG 0% 0% 0%
Grid Electric 83% 0% 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
Car sharing incentives Carpooling and using a bike are encouraged. / Carpoolen fietsen wordt gestimuleerd
Group transportation (e.g. buses) No / nee
Secure cycle parking yes / ja
Promoting public transport routes and timetables no / nee
Increasing equipment storage (e.g. lockers) no / nee
Staff showers no / nee
Tax breaking incentives for cycling no / nee
Promotion of walk to work campaigns Te golfpark lies in a remote location that commuting by foot is not an option. / such Park ligt dusdanig afgelegen dat te voet geen optie is.

Supply Chain

- AHA De Man. Onderhoud golfbanen. Greenkepeers komen uit de regio Hilversum 't Gooi. / AHA de Man. Maintenance of golf courses. Greenkeepers come from the local area.
- Essent. Energieleverancier / Essent - energy supplier.
- Jean Heybroek Onderhoud Clubcarts; Regio Utrecht / Jean Heybroek maintenance buggies, Utrecht.
- Keep it Clean. Schoonmakers Clubhuis. Regio Hilversum / Keep It Clean clubhouse cleaners. Hilbersum.
- Teeuwissen. Rioolservice en afvoer vetafscheiders. Regio Huizen / Teeuwissen - sewage service and removal of separated fats. Huizen.
- Van Loenen Milieu. Afvalafvoer. Regio Hilversum Van Loenen Milieu waste removal. Hilversum.
- Verhoeven Watertechniek. sproei-installatie. Zevenbergen / Verhoeven Water technology - sprinkler system. Zevenbergen.
- Hocras Horeca. voedsel en drank Clubhuis. Bussum / Hocras Horeca supplier of food and drink. Bussum.

Purchasing Policies

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

Activity Description
Measures to avoid waste at source - Our suppliers will be informed of our environmental ambitions. / Onze toeleveranciers zullen op de hoogte gesteld worden van onze milieuambities.
- Our suppliers will be requested to endorse our ambitions and to adjust their goods and services accordingly. / Ze zullen verzocht worden onze ambities te onderschrijven en hun producten en dienstverlening hierop af te stemmen.
- The environmental performance of suppliers with an annual invoicing >€50.000 will be checked. / Toeleveranciers met een inkoopwaarde > € 50.000,-- per jaar zullen periodiek beoordeeld worden op hun milieuprestaties
Use of local suppliers Regional suppliers are specifically contracted. Examples are listed below / Toeleveranciers worden per definitie binnen de regio gezocht. voorbeelden hiervan zijn Hocras Horeca, Keep it Clean Schoonmaakdiensten, Teeuwissen rioolreiniging, Van Loenen Milieu, etc.
Greenkeepers die bij AHA De Man in dienst zijn, wonen in de regio Hilversum, Bussum en Naarden.
Use of local products The horeca uses local products and services. / Horeca maakt gebruik van lokale producten en diensten.
Selection of certified products no / nee
Use of recycled and recyclable products Recycled paper and cardboard are used / Papier / karton
Selection of products that feature minimal packaging Not applicable / N.v.t
Use of accredited suppliers (e.g. ISO 14001) Van Loenen Milieu, Van Gansewinkel, Teeuwissen

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 1 1 1
Catering Supplies 1 1 1
Retail 1 1 1
Trade & Contractors 4 1 4
Maintenance Equipment 3 2 3
Course Supplies 3 1 3

Turfgrass Inputs

This golf facility undertakes the following IPM activities:

Activity Description
Encouraging drought and disease tolerant grasses Agronomist C. Paulissen conducts an annual course inspection and gives advice on the course management. AHA de Man also gives advice and makes an operational plan based on the inspection report. / Agronomist (Casper Paulussen) voert jaarlijks een baanscan uit. En geeft advies m.b.t. beheer van de baan. Ook vanuit AHA De Man wordt hiernaar gekeken. Naar aanleiding van de scan wordt een werkplan opgesteld.
Managing stress and wear The policy is to play as long as possible on summer greens. Wherever possible, stress and wear and tear are avoided. / Beleid is erop gericht om zolang mogelijk op zomergreens te spelen. Binnen de mogelijkheden wordt stress en slijtage voorkomen.
Enhancement of soil structure The ground structure is managed and improved by pricking, cutting, vertical mowing, sanding and where possible by laying a drainage system. / Middels prikken, slitten, verticaal maaien, bezanden en daar waar mogelijk drainage aan te leggen wordt de bodemstructuur beheerd en verbeterd
Optimization of the growing environment Optimalisation of the growing possibilities is stimulated wherever possible by light- and moisture-management, in consultation with Goois Nature Reserve. / Daar waar mogelijk wordt gestreefd middels licht- en vochtbeheer de groeimogelijkheden van de baan te optimaliseren. E.e.a. in overleg met G.N.R.
Managing thatch levels The level of felt in the lawns is managed by hollowcoring, vertical mowing and cutting. By improving the ground structure the vegetal decomposition is improved, which leads to reduced felt formation. / Middels Hollowcoren, verticaalmaaien en slitten wordt het gazonviltniveau beheerd. Door de bodemstructuur te verbeteren wordt de vertering bevorderd waardoor er minder vilt ontstaat.
Managing surface moisture Surface moisture is removed in a controlled fashion by drainage and gravel layers. / Middels drainage en grindkoffers wordt oppervlakte vocht beheerst afgevoerd.
Establishing thresholds for pests and disease By specific planting (e.g. wild carrot), a policy of moisture regulation and felt, and the prevention of stress, the grass plant is kept as healthy as possible. / Middels gerichte beplanting (wilde Peen) beheer van vochtregulatie en vilt en voorkomen van stress wordt het grasplantje zo gezond mogelijk gehouden.
Scouting for pests and diseases The golfcourse is checked daily for the appearance of diseases and pests. / Dagelijks wordt de baan gemonitoord m.b.t. plagen en ziektes.
Monitoring / improvement of plant health The golfcourse is checked daily for the appearance of diseases and pests. The management of a specific plant scheme has priority. / Dagelijks wordt de baan gemonitoord m.b.t. plagen en ziektes. Beheer van specifiek beplanting heeft prioriteit.

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

2015 2014 2013
Fairways - K - Inorganic 0 0 0
Fairways - K - Organic 80 72 80
Fairways - N - Inorganic 0 0 0
Fairways - N - Organic 105 103 150
Fairways - P - Inorganic 0 0 0
Fairways - P - Organic 20 19 40
Greens - K - Inorganic 0 0 0
Greens - K - Organic 245 59 200
Greens - N - Inorganic 0 0 0
Greens - N - Organic 126 76 130
Greens - P - Inorganic 0 0 0
Greens - P - Organic 108 21 100
Rough - K - Inorganic 0 0 0
Rough - K - Organic 0 0 0
Rough - N - Inorganic 0 0 0
Rough - N - Organic 0 0 0
Rough - P - Inorganic 0 0 0
Rough - P - Organic 0 0 0
Semi-Rough - K - Inorganic 0 0 0
Semi-Rough - K - Organic 0 0 0
Semi-Rough - N - Inorganic 0 0 0
Semi-Rough - N - Organic 0 0 0
Semi-Rough - P - Inorganic 0 0 0
Semi-Rough - P - Organic 0 0 0
Tees - K - Inorganic 0 0 0
Tees - K - Organic 29 44 30
Tees - N - Inorganic 0 0 0
Tees - N - Organic 45 55 50
Tees - P - Inorganic 0 0 0
Tees - P - Organic 8 22 15

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

2015 2014 2013
Fairways - Fungicide - Active Ingredient 0 0 0
Fairways - Fungicide - Total Weight 0 0 0
Fairways - Fungicide - Number of applications per year 0 0 0
Fairways - Herbicide - Active Ingredient 0 0 8.5
Fairways - Herbicide - Total Weight 0 0
Fairways - Herbicide - Number of applications per year 0 0 2
Fairways - Insecticide - Active Ingredient 0 0 0
Fairways - Insecticide - Total Weight 0 0 0
Fairways - Insecticide - Number of applications per year 0 0 0
Greens - Fungicide - Active Ingredient 0.1 4.2 29
Greens - Fungicide - Total Weight 0.1 4.2 29
Greens - Fungicide - Number of applications per year 1 3 5
Greens - Herbicide - Active Ingredient 0 0 0
Greens - Herbicide - Total Weight 0 0 0
Greens - Herbicide - Number of applications per year 0 0 0
Greens - Insecticide - Active Ingredient 0 0 0
Greens - Insecticide - Total Weight 0 0 0
Greens - Insecticide - Number of applications per year 0 0 0
Rough - Fungicide - Active Ingredient 0 0 0
Rough - Fungicide - Total Weight 0 0 0
Rough - Fungicide - Number of applications per year 0 0 0
Rough - Herbicide - Active Ingredient 0 0 0
Rough - Herbicide - Total Weight 0 0 0
Rough - Herbicide - Number of applications per year 0 0 0
Rough - Insecticide - Active Ingredient 0 0 0
Rough - Insecticide - Total Weight 0 0 0
Rough - Insecticide - Number of applications per year 0 0 0
Semi-Rough - Fungicide - Active Ingredient 0 0 0
Semi-Rough - Fungicide - Total Weight 0 0 0
Semi-Rough - Fungicide - Number of applications per year 0 0 0
Semi-Rough - Herbicide - Active Ingredient 0 0 0
Semi-Rough - Herbicide - Total Weight 0 0 0
Semi-Rough - Herbicide - Number of applications per year 0 0 0
Semi-Rough - Insecticide - Active Ingredient 0 0 0
Semi-Rough - Insecticide - Total Weight 0 0 0
Semi-Rough - Insecticide - Number of applications per year 0 0 0
Tees - Fungicide - Active Ingredient 0 0 0
Tees - Fungicide - Total Weight 0 0 0
Tees - Fungicide - Number of applications per year 0 0 0
Tees - Herbicide - Active Ingredient 0 0 0
Tees - Herbicide - Total Weight 0 0 0
Tees - Herbicide - Number of applications per year 0 0 0
Tees - Insecticide - Active Ingredient 0 0 0
Tees - Insecticide - Total Weight 0 0 0
Tees - Insecticide - Number of applications per year 0 0 0

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

Activity Description
Selection on the least toxic and lest persistent products We attempt to use no poisonous plant protection chemicals, and that succeeded well in 2015. An example is the manual weeding of greens. / Gepoogd wordt om geen giftige bestrijdingsmiddelen te gebruiken, hetgeen in 2015 goed gelukt is. Voorbeeld is handmatig verwijderen van onkruid uit greens.
Selection of appropriate products for specific pests and diseases No plant protection chemicals are used. To prevent damage by the pachnoda marginata, during the flying time the greens are rolled more often, not aired nor vertically mown, to prevent eggs being laid. Similarly the crane fly larvae are combatted by the use of garlic, and encouragement of sparrows. / Er worden geen bestrijdingsmiddelen gebruikt. Om aantasting door rozekever te voorkomen wordt in de vliegtijd de greens extra gerold, niet belucht, verticaal gemaaid, etc. om te voorkomen dat eitjes gelegd kunnen worden. Geldt tevens voor emelten, etc. werken met knoflook, inzet spreeuwen.
Spot-treatment with handheld sprayers and wipers Not applicable / NVT
Calibration and testing of sprayers Nozzles are regularly checked. / Spuit wordt periodiek gekeurd.
Use of shrouded sprayer and anti-drip nozzles Anti-drop nozzles are used / Wordt gebruik van gemaakt
Non-chemical weed control Spraying iron to prevent fungus formation. / spuiten van ijzer tegen schimmelvorming.
Use of organic and biological products to improve plant health and resistance. Garlic is used / Er is gebruik gemaakt van knoflook.

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 true false 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 false false true false
Sand false false true 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 Glass, paper and plastics are separately collected. Natural waste is re-used or dumped (mowings). / Glas, papier, plastics wordt gescheiden ingezameld. Natuurlijk afval wordt hergebruikt of gestort (Maaisel)
Establishment of recycling centers Not applicable / NVT
Returning clipping to fairways and walkways No / Nee
Education of staff and customer education Co-workers and customers are informed during work consultations and by newsletters. / Middels werkoverleg en nieuwsbrieven worden medewerkers en klanten bewust gemaakt.
Waste awareness campaigns Co-workers and customers are informed during work consultations and by newsletters. / Middels werkoverleg en nieuwsbrieven worden medewerkers en klanten bewust gemaakt.

Pollution Control

1. Greenkeepers zijn geschoold m.b.t. milieu verantwoord handelen. Toeleverancier greenkeeping beschikt over een veiligheid-, gezondheid en milieumanagementsysteem (VCA**). / Greenkeepers receive instruction in how to work in an environmentally responsible way. The greenkeeping firm has a safety-, health- and environmental management system (VCA).
2. Gebruikers van het park, golfers, etc., worden middels de parkbode en website op de hoogte gehouden en gemotiveerd wat betreft respect voor flora en fauna. / Golfers and other visitors to the park are informed and encouraged to respect flora and fauna by newsletters and information on the golfpark website.
3. In overleg met partners op het park, zoals GNR, sportclubs en gemeente Hilversum wordt het milieubeleid afgestemd. / The environmental policy is coordinated with partners of the golfpark, such as Goois Nature Reserve, other sport clubs in the Crailoo valley, the Hilversum city council etc.

Water Analysis

This golf facility monitors water quality with the following frequency:

Chemical Biological Visual
Inflow Yearly Yearly Weekly
On-Site Yearly Yearly Weekly
Outflow Never Never Weekly

Waste Water

Waste water from this golf facility is managed as follows:

Discharges to Formal Discharge Agreement
Golf Course Irrigation Reservoir N/A
Clubhouse Mains Sewer N/A
Maintenance Facility Via Oil Separator N/A
Wash Pad Via Oil Separator N/A

Hazardous Materials

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

Secure Storage Registered Uplift
Detergents true true
Cooking Oils true true
Lubricants true true
Pesticide Containers true true
Fertiliser Bags true true
Oil Filters true true
Batteries true 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 All dangerous materials, plant protection chemicals, and fuel, are stored in closed containers, above leak-proof floors, or above drip-containers. / Alle gevaarlijke stoffen, bestrijdingsmiddelen, brandstoffen worden boven vloeistofdichte vloeren, boven lekbakken en in afsluitbare containers opgeslagen
Maintenance of equipment on covered, sealed impervious areas Machines are serviced and maintained by a qualified technician supplied and trained by AHA de Man. Records of servicing are available. Waste products that arise during servicing are removed in a responsible fashion. / Machines worden door AHA De Man zelf onderhouden door daarvoor opgeleide monteur. Registraties van uitgevoerd onderhoud zijn beschikbaar. Bij onderhoud vrijkomende afvalstoffen worden verantwoord afgevoerd.
Mixing of pesticides and fertilizers in covered areas All plant protection chemicals are stored in closed containers, above leak-proof floors, over drip-containers. / Alle bestrijdingsmiddelen worden boven vloeistofdichte vloeren, boven lekbakken en in afsluitbare containers opgeslagen
Mixing of pesticides and fertilizers over impervious surfaces All activities involving dangerous materials, pesticides and fertilisers are conducted above leak-proof floors. / Alle activiteiten waarbij gevaarlijke stoffen, pesticiden en meststoffen betrokken zijn, vinden boven vloeistofdichte vloer plaats
Installation of above-ground fuel tanks Diesel fuel is stored in a double-walled container, which is inspected annually. Oils are stored above drip-containers. / Dieselopslag vindt plaats in dubbelwandige container, die jaarlijks gekeurd wordt.
Olie, e.d. worden boven lekbakken opgeslagen.
Installation of sufficient secondary containment for fuel All fuels conform to CPR-guidelines. / Alle brandstoffen zijn volgens CPR-richtlijnen
Provision of containment booms and absorbent materials All dangerous materials are stored above drip-containers. In the workshop there is sufficient absorption material. / Alle gevaarlijke stoffen zijn opgeslagen boven lekbakken. in de werkplaats staat voldoende absorptiemateriaal.

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 With respect to fertilising the course and greens, the greenkeepers pay attention to the rain and wind forecasts in order to avoid flushing or blowing away of the fertiliser. / Greenkeepers houden rekening met bemesting van baan een greens. Betreft regen- en windverwachting om uitspoeling en verwaaiïng van meststoffen te voorkomen.
Establishment of vegetative buffer strips around water bodies The ponds are surrounded by vegetation that forms a buffer against water flows from the course. / Om de vijvers staat vegetatie die een buffer vormt om inspoeling tegen te gaan.
Establishment of emergency spillage response plan In their VCM-system (VCA) the greenkeepers have an emergency plan in case of accidental spillage. / Greenkeepers hebben vanuit hun VGM-systeem (VCA**) een noodplan m.b.t. onbedoeld morsen.
Controlling erosion and sediment discharge Rain erosion is repaired. Measures to avoid this are taken, such as the digging of alternative channels for excess rainwater. / Uitspoeling wordt gerepareerd. Maatregelen ter voorkoming worden genomen, zoals graven van ontwijkingsmogelijkheden voor overtollig water.
Establishment of pesticide-free zones No pesticides are used in the golfpark. Natural methods of pest control are used, such as the spraying of garlic and the planting of wild carrot to encourage the arrival of ichneumon wasps. / Op het park worden geen pesticiden gebruikt. Er wordt gebruik gemaakt van natuurlijke wijze van bestrijding zoals het spuiten van knoflook en het aanplanten van wilde peen om komst van sluipwespen te bevorderen.
Use of swales and bio-filters to slow and treat surface run-off Ditches and biofilters are not used. Waste water is collected. the golfpark has fat-separators. Fat-collection drains are emptied and the fat removed by a certified company (Teeuwissen). / Wordt geen gebruik van gemaakt. Afvalwater wordt opgevangen. Park is voorzien van vetscheiders. Vetputten worden door gecertificeerd bedrijf (Teeuwissen) afgevoerd en verwerkt.

Community

Wij beheren ons Golfpark - in nauwe samenwerking met het Goois Natuur Reservaat - duurzaam, zodat de gemeenschap en volgende generaties van een onaangetaste natuur kunnen blijven genieten. We doen dit door:


1. Alle stakeholders van de Stichting Golfpark Spandersbosch informeren over het belang van verantwoord natuurbehoud en natuurbeheer en de voordelen daarvan inzichtelijk maken
2. Stakeholders motiveren actief bij te dragen aan behoud en beheer van de natuur op ons park
Stakeholders zijn: medewerkers en leveranciers van de Stichting Golfpark Spandersbosch, golfers (leden, jaarkaarthouders, greenfeeërs en leerlingen van de Golfschool), het Goois NatuurReservaat (GNR), bestuur en bevolking omliggende gemeentes, Sportclubs in de Sportvallei, lokale milieuvereniging, lokale ondernemers (bridging link), .

We manage our golf park, in close collaboration with the Goois Natuur Reservaat (GNR - the Goois Nature Reserve), in an environmentally sustainable way, so that the community and succeeding generations can continue to enjoy unimpaired natural surroundings. We achieve this by the following:
1. Informing all stakeholders of the Stichting (Foundation) Golfpark Spandersbosch of the importance of responsible nature conservation and management, and by explaining the advantages of this policy
2. Motivating stakeholders to actively contribute to the conservation and responsible management of our golf park’s natural environment.
Stakeholders are: employees and suppliers of goods and services to the Stichting Golfpark Spandersbosch; golfers (members, annual cardholders, greenfee players and pupils of the golf school); the Goois Natuur Reservaat ; councils of neighbouring local authorities and the population of neighbourhood districts; neighbouring sport clubs; the local environmental organisations; local businesses.

Employment & Education

Typical staffing levels at this golf facility are:

Full Time Part Time Seasonal
Club Management 1
Food & Beverage 6
Golf Coaching 5

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

  • Course Manager
  • Committee Members
  • Bestuursleden / board and committee members

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

Activity Description
Storage, application and disposal of pesticides Delegated to AHA de Man, whose greenkeepers are schooled and trained. / Uitbesteed aan AHA De Man. Greenkeepers zijn opgeleid.
Efficient water management Golfcourse: delegated to AHA de Man, whose greenkeepers are schooled.
Further: during work-consultations, co-workers are encouraged to handle water carefully and to avoid wastage. /
Baan: Uitbesteed aan AHA De Man. Greenkeepers zijn opgeleid.
Verder: medewerkers worden middels introductie en werkoverleg gemotiveerd om zorgvuldig met water om te gaan en niet te verspillen.
Management of accidents and emergencies Greenkeepers are VCA-certified. They hold monthly toolbox meetings. The head greenkeeper is BHV qualified.
Further: annual reanimation course; fire prevention practice; first aid practice /

Greenkeepers zijn VCA** gecertificeerd. Houden maandelijks toolboxmeetings. Hoofdgreenkeeper is BHV-er.
Verder: Jaarlijks reanimatiecursus, brandbestrijdingsoefening, EHBO, etc.
Management of habitats and vegetation The golfpark has a biologist. The head greenkeeper has an education in nature-technical management and at forestry school. /
Park beschikt bioloog. Hoofd greenkeeper heeft opleiding natuurtechnisch beheer en bosbouwschool.
Waste minimization, separation and recycling Encouraged via communication, work consultation, news letters. /
Motivatie middels communicatie. werkoverleg, nieuwsbrieven.
Health & Safety Greenkeepers are VCA-certified. They hold monthly toolbox meetings. The head greenkeeper is BHV qualified.
Further: annual reanimation course; fire prevention practice; first aid practice /

Greenkeepers zijn VCA** gecertificeerd. Houden maandelijks toolboxmeetings. Hoofdgreenkeeper is BHV-er.
Verder: Jaarlijks reanimatiecursus, brandbestrijdingsoefening, EHBO, etc.
Energy Saving Encouraged via communication, work consultation, news letters. /
Motivatie middels communicatie. werkoverleg, nieuwsbrieven.
Understanding of landscape and cultural heritage The head greenkeeper is an amateur archaeologist and has a schooling in landscape maintenance. This knowledge is applied within the golfpark. /
Hoofdgreenkeeper is amateur archeoloog en heeft opleiding landschaponderhoud. Deze kennis wordt gedeeld binnen het park.
Environmental management planning Planning with respect to environmental management is optimised using the knowledge of the head greenkeeper and the biologist. /
Middels kennis van hoofdgreenkeeper en bioloog die overgedragen wordt, wordt planning m.b.t. activiteiten milieubeheer geoptimaliseerd.

Community Relations

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

Activity Description
Neighbours Golfpark Spandersbosch conducts an active communication policy. This is evident from the various forms of consultation with the Goois Nature Reserve, and the "valley consultation" with neighbouring sportclubs and commercial organisations in the Crailoo valley. /
Golfpark Spandersbosch voert een actief communicatiebeleid. Dit blijkt uit de verschillende overlegvormen met Goois Natuur Reservaat (GNR) , het valeioverleg met andere sportclubs in de sportvallei.
Local Government We have requested the Hilversum council to conduct an "environmental scan" which will be held mid 2016. This will be a basis for future development with the council. /
Wij hebben bij onze gemeente Hilversum een milieuscan aangevraagd, die medio 2016 zal worden gehouden. Hierop zal in de toekomst worden voortgebouwd met de gemeente.
Local Environmental Groups Consultation with the relevant local environmental organisations at least once a year. /
Minimaal eenmaal per jaar overleg met alle relevante lokale milieugroeperingen
Local Community Groups In addition to our "valley neighbours" , other interested parties are informed during 'Open Days' over how we manage our golfpark in a sustainable way. /
Naast de genoemde partijen onder 'buren' worden geinteresseerden op open dagen geïnformeerd over de manier waarop wij ons park duurzaam beheren
Media The media is informed by press releases of important successes and progress in the field of sustainable management. /
Worden op middels persberichten op de hoogte gehouden van belangrijke resultaten en vorderingen op het gebied van duurzaam beheer.
Local Businesses Attention is paid to our sustainability policy during discussions with local businesses for membership or sponsoring. Local suppliers are requested to meet sustainability demands. /
Bij het benaderen van lokale bedrijven voor lidmaatschap of sponsoring wordt aandacht besteed aan onze duurzaamheidsbeleid. Aan lokale leveranciers worden duurzaamheids eisen gesteld
Schools & Colleges When schools practice golf in our trainings programmes they are informed of our sustainability policy. /
Waar scholen de golfsport opnemen in hun lesprogramma worden zij op de hoogte gehouden van ons duurzaamheids beleid.

Land Use & Cultural Heritage

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

Activity Description
Maintenance of existing public paths The golfpark is accessible by hardened road, whose maintenance is the responsibility of the Hilversum local authority. /
Park is via verharde wegen bereikbaar. Onderhoud valt onder verantwoording van Gemeente Hilversum
Creation of new paths and nature trails Paths in the golfpark are laid in agreement with the Goois Nature Reserve. Paths are usually natural, built up with earth and gravel. Paths that are susceptible to being washed away by rain are constructed with "grauwackre", a form of gravel. /
Paden op het park worden in overleg met Goois Natuurreservaat aangelegd. Paden zijn meest natuurlijk opgebouwd uit grond met grind. Paden die door regenwater weggespoeld dreigen te worden, bestaan uit "grauwackre".
Installation of effective and welcoming signage Signboards are placed in agreement with the Hilversum local authority. /
Borden zijn in overleg met gemeente Hilversum geplaatst.
Providing opportunities for other recreation (e.g. fishing) Besides golf, there are no facilities for any other recreational activity. /
Er zijn geen mogelijkheden (buiten golf) voor andere recreatie
Partnership conservation and access projects (e.g. community woodland) Goois Nature Reserve is a partner in management and maintenance. /
G.N.R. is partner in beheer en onderhoud
Continuation of traditional agricultural activities There are no traditional agricultural activities in the golfpark. /
Van traditionele landbouwactiviteiten is geen sprake.

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 undertakes the following activities to conserve cultural heritage features:

Activity Description
Buildings (Listed Buildings / Ancient Monuments etc) Not applicable / N.V.T.
Archaeology (Settlements / Agricultural System etc) Not applicable / N.V.T.
Historic Features (Hedgerows / Dykes / Moats / Cairns etc) Not applicable / N.V.T.

Communications

This golf facility undertakes the following internal environmental communications:

Activity Description
Provision of newsletters, notice boards & poster display Newsletters to members and partners, at least 4 times a year. /
Nieuwsbrief aan leden en relaties, minimaal 4x per jaar
Members evenings and course walks Members general meeting at least twice a year. Bird watching day once a year. Tour of golfcourse during 'Open Days' /
Minimaal tweemaal per jaar een ledenvergadering. Daarnaast Birdwatching day bij voldoende belangstelling. Rondleiding golfbaan tijdens Open Dagen.
Course guides / brochures See brochures and leaflets. / Zie handouts
Interpretation panels & course signage Ecologically sensitive areas are signposted. Other signboards are planned. /
Aanduiding eco-gebieden gerealiseerd. Overige borden in de planning.
Establishment of a nature trail Not applicable / Nvt

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

Activity Description
Website, press releases & brochures Information about the 'Committed to Green' programme is on the website, but is only accessible for club members. As soon as we have received GEO certification, this will be also publicly announced. /
Informatie over Committed to Green staat op de website, maar is voorlopig alleen voor leden toegankelijk. Zodra het GEO certificaat is verkregen zal die informatie ook openbaar worden gemaakt.
Supporting campaigns Not applicable / nvt
Course walks / open days Annual 'Open Days' in April. /
jaarlijkse open dag in april
Attending community meetings Not applicable / nvt
Joint practical projects with community Not applicable / nvt