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Kartano is built on a place with traditions. Features of the course include water (river and water hazards), smoothly rolling hills with pine and birch as the main woodlands and the Karhulahti Museum, a local farmhouse museum with main building and supporting household buildings. The course is next to an airfield, rather flat surrounding. The history of the area is partly farming and partly airport supporting areas (ie. Hangars). The course is about 4 km from the nearest town. The course is well maintained and no mentionable environmental risks…
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- Golf Courses
- Kartanogolf (18 holes, 6120 metres, year opened 1988)
- 1 Clubhouse(s)
- 1 Maintenance Facility/Facilities
- 1 Pro Shop
- 1 Practice Facility/Facilities
- 1 Halfway House(s)
- 2 Other
- 1 Other
- 1 Other
- 1 Other
Luonnon ja maiseman yleispiirteistä kalliota on vähän, maaperä on hietaa ja hiesua ja pinnanmuodot ovat vaihtelevia. Maisema on pelto- ja hakamaata, metsät ovat kuivia ja tuoreita kankaita ja joenvarressa on kosteikkoa ja lehto. Vesialueita kuvaavat golfkentän läpi virtaava Kanavajoki, rakennetut lammet ja suunnitteilla olevat pohjapadot.
Features of nature and scenery are a little grag, soil is fine sand and silt and topography is varying. Scenery is field and pasture, forests vary from dry to fresh moor and around river could be found wetland and coppice. Waterways can be described with rived streaming through fairways, made-up ponds and submerged dams under planning.
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:
|Kartanogolfin maisema- ja luontoselvitys II||Helena Rönkä||2009/06/12||Download|
No rare, protected or notable species occur at this golf facility.
This golf facility does not monitor any species as indicators of environmental quality.
Habitats & Designations
This golf facility features the following landscape designations:
|Historic Landscapes / Parklands||Kartanogolf Ltd|
|Areas of Scenic Beauty||Kartanogolf Ltd|
|National Park||Kartanogolf Ltd|
Area of habitats / vegetation types, and associated designations at this golf facility:
|Title||Estimated Area (Hectares)||Designation|
|Rough 'ecological' grassland||40||Self Appointed|
|Scrub Vegetation||10||Self Appointed|
|Native Woodland||10||Self Appointed|
|Non Native Plantation Woodland||3||Self Appointed|
|Open Water Features||2||Self Appointed|
|Heather and other dwarf shrub communities||9||Self Appointed|
Size and estimated species composition of amenity turfgrass maintained at this golf facility.
|Estimated Area (Hectares)||Turfgrass Species||Sward Composition (%)|
|Greens||1.2 Hectares||Poa annua||100%|
|Tees||2.0 Hectares||Poa pratensis||50%|
|Fairways||18.0 Hectares||Poa annua||100%|
|Semi Rough||15.0 Hectares||Poa pratensis||50%|
These turfgrasses are optimal for the circumstances at this club because:
These are best possible for our circumstances.
This golf facility assesses mowing patterns every: 1-3 times during season years
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:
|Establishing clear internal policies for irrigation, fertilization, colour, cutting heights, overseeding etc||We cut grass every day, cutting heights are as recommended and we fertilize greens regularly and fairways when needed.|
|Promoting the playing quality values of more naturalized turf, particularly fairways and semi-rough||Our turf is as natural as it could be in Finland.|
|Promoting the financial benefits of presenting sustainable surfaces||We cut and take care of grass as economically as possible.
|Improving customer understanding around greens maintenance||Our customers understand quality of maintenance and they appreciate our work.|
|Demonstrating the direct relationship between environmental best practice and year round high quality playing surfaces||Our season is May-September.|
Conservation & Enhancement
This golf facility is undertaking the following activities to conserve landscape character:
|Allowing seasonal variation of course coloration and texture||Fairways are cut to different angle on every second day.|
|Appropriately matching mowing lines to contours||Fairways are cut to different angle on every second day.|
|Protection and restoration of historic features||We protect old buildings on our course and we inform Joroinen municipality if any restoration is needed.|
|Discreet on-course signage and furniture||On fairways we use guideposts, fairway guides and maps and fairway lenghts. Also we furnish fairways with benches, trash cans, ball washers, grilling places and water closets.|
|Conservation of specimen trees||Natural forest is between, back and by the side of fairways. Fallen trees are replaced with the same species.|
|Screening and softening unsightly man-made features||Buildings on fairways are in the shadow of trees or by the side of fairways, used colours are natural. Fairways fit to the scenery thanks to plantings.|
This golf facility is undertaking the following activities to improve the landscape ecology of the golf course:
|Minimizing the amount of amenity grass||We use local amenity grass, when we need to fix small areas autumn time.|
|Increasing the size of habitat patches||We leave 300 mm grass between fairways. We have also plantings - trees, bushes and flowers.|
|Connection of internal habitat patches||We use plantings between fairways and we cut long grass once a week.|
|Connection of patches with external habitats||Water ways, uncut grass, plantings and man-made ponds.|
|Creation of habitat corridors||Water ways, uncut grass, plantings and man-made ponds.|
|Avoidance of habitat fragmentation||We leave longer grass between fairways.|
|Improving and diversifying habitat edges||Long grass, ponds, rivers, natural forest|
This golf facility is undertaking the following activities to improve the quality of habitats on the golf course:
|Creation of botanically rich rough grassland||We plant trees and bushes on rough grasslands.|
|Ecologically informed management of scrub vegetation||We thin scrub vegetation with care to safe golf experience and we leave a part of scrub between and/or back of fairways.|
|Promoting species and structurally diverse woodlands||We use original wood species when it's possible. We vary wood species when we plant to open areas.|
|Establishment of littoral shelves and marginal vegetation in wetland areas||Our golf course is near lake, we try to protect natural vegetation near river.|
|Maintenance of an appropriate balance of open water and aquatic vegetation||We protect water vegetation on river banks. We clean our man-made ponds from dead aquatic vegetation on spring time.|
|Naturalization of linear habitats||We protect water vegetation on river banks.|
This golf facility is undertaking the following activities to conserve and enhance biodiversity on the golf course:
|Provision of nesting and nectar for pollinators||Pollinators can have nectar from our flowers and bushes.|
|Installation of nest boxes||Nearest nest boxes are about 1 km from our golf course to pollinate field mustard.|
|Provision of feeding tables||We plant flowers and bushes.|
|Control / management of alien species||We do not control alien or any insects.|
|Provision of hibernation areas||Hedgehogs can hibernate on golf course under bushes and leaves.|
|Creation of micro-habitats (eg log and stone piles)||We have piles of wood and stick, which we chip on autumn.|
Kasteluvesi nostetaan Kanavajoesta, minkä virtaama on 10-50 m3/s. Talousvesi nostetaan porakaivosta. Porakaivosta tuleva talousvesi (300-350 m3/vuosi) kirjataan. Kasteluveden käyttöä ei seurata. Kasteltava pinta-ala on 21 ha. Kasteluveden otolla ei ole rajoituksia. Laitteisto huolletaan tarvittaessa, valmistaja on päivittänyt laitteiston vuonna 2010.
Irrigation water is from local river (Kanavajoki), which flows between 10 and 50 m3/s. Drinking water from drilled well is registered (300-350 m3/year). We have no limitations for amount of irrigation water. We irrigate area of 21 hectares. Irrigation system is serviced when necessary. Manufacturer has updated equipment on year 2010.
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:
|2013||Source(s)||% of supply||Total Consumption|
|Golf Course||Surface||100%||24,000,000 Litres|
|Maintenance Facility/Facilities||Groundwater||100%||10,000 Litres|
|2012||Source(s)||% of supply||Total Consumption|
|Golf Course||Surface||100%||22,000,000 Litres|
|Maintenance Facility/Facilities||Groundwater||100%||10,000 Litres|
|2011||Source(s)||% of supply||Total Consumption|
|Golf Course||Surface||100%||25,000,000 Litres|
|Maintenance Facility/Facilities||Groundwater||100%||10,000 Litres|
Irrigation & Efficiency
The following areas receive irrigation at this golf facility:
|Greens||2-3 days per week|
|Tees||2-3 days per week|
The irrigation system at this golf facility is:
Fully computer controlled
The irrigation system at this golf facility is:
Serviced every 1 years
Upgraded every 5 years
Re-calibrated and checked for efficient application every 5 years
This golf facility is undertaking the following activities to maximize irrigation efficiency:
|Selection of grass species||We select grass species so that they grow with as little water as possible and survive Finnish winter.|
|Soil decompaction and thatch management||We prevent soil decompaction by using sand and aeration, we remove thatch from greens and tee areas.|
|Timing and dose of water application||We water golf course during night and when necessary wetting agents.
|Analysis of soil moisture||We limit watering during rainy and cloudy days.|
|Incorporation of evapotranspiration rates and weather data||We water during night when humidity is high.|
|Use of wetting agents||We use wetting agents when irrigating greens.
|Overall reduction in irrigated area||We limit watering when area is irrigated.|
|Targeting of sprinkler heads||We target sprinkler heads when we change new ones or system is leaking.|
|Optimizing system pressure||We have quite stable pressure without leaks.|
|Adoption of cutting edge nozzle technology||We use normal nozzlers.
This golf facility is undertaking the following activities to conserve / reduce / minimize water consumption:
|Low-flow urinals and toilets||We have installed new low-flow toilets to reduce water consumption.|
|Use of water efficient appliances||We limit water leaks and use water saving technology on our club.|
|Use of efficient shower technology||We have water saving showers.
|Repairing leaks||We repair leaks as soon as possible.
|Water awareness signage||We will inform our customers, when water resources are limited.|
Polttoöljyä kuluu noin 12.000 litraa vuodessa ajettavien nurmenhoito-koneiden polttoaineena. Moottoribensiiniä kuluu noin 1000 litraa vuodessa pienkoneiden polttoaineena.
Sähköä kulutetaan vuositasolla 160.000 kWh. Sähköenergiana käytetään osittain (50 %) koskivoimalla tuotettua paikallista sähköä. Sähköä kuluu kastelujärjestelmään, valaistukseen, kylmä- ja pienlaitteisiin, käyttö-veden lämmitykseen ja peruslämmöksi lämmityskaudella ilmalämpö-pumppujen avulla.
Diesel is used about 12.000 litres per year as fuel for lawn machines. Petrol is used about 1000 litres per year as fuel for various machines.
Electricity is used 160.000 kWh per year. Electricity is partly produced by local hydropower (50 %). Electricity is used for irrigation, lightning, refridgerators and kitchen devices, warmimg up water and heating by the help of air-to-air heat pumps.
Sources & Consumption
No energy surveys have been undertaken at this golf facility.
Consumption of renewable energy and resources at this golf facility:
|Renewable Grid Electricity (kWh)||77000||78000||80000|
Consumption of non-renewable energy and resources at this golf facility:
|Non-renewable Grid (kWh)||77000||78000||80000|
This golf facility is undertaking the following activities to diversify energy and fuel supply:
|Adoption of green tariff grid supply||Electricity is used 160.0000 kWh per year. Electricity is partly produced by local hydropower (50 %).|
|Installation of small scale wind turbine||Installation and use of small scale wind turbines are forbidden due to air field near to golf course.|
|Installation of photovoltaic and / or solar panels||Installation and use of photovoltaic and / or solar panels are forbidden due to air field near to golf course.
|Use of geothermal and / or ground sources||Not planned. We use 3 air-to-air heat pumps to cool and warm our club.|
|Use of Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG)||We have not any machines using LPG.|
|Use of biodiesel and /or ethanol||We have not any machines using biodiesel or ethanol.|
|Use of electric hybrid vehicles||We may invest to hybrid vehicles in future.|
|Use of recycled oils||Lubricating oil for chain saws is recycled.|
This golf facility is undertaking the following activities to reduce energy consumption:
|Investment in low-energy heating and air conditioning systems||3 air-to-air heat pumps. We will install more air-to-heat pumps.
We don't use cooling system to cool down our club house nor other buildings.
|Optimizing thermostat levels for heating and refrigeration||We have modern refridgerators with optimized thermostats. Heating with air-to-heat pumps has lower temperature, when club is closed at nights and winter.|
|Enhancement of natural ventilation opportunities||We use partly natural ventilation during summer.|
|Upgrading of building insulation||Our new club is insulated according to building norms.|
|Use of natural light (e.g. sunlight pipes)||Terrace of club is lighted with sun.|
|Installation of low-energy lighting||Low-energy bulbs are used in club.|
|Use of motion sensor lighting||Motion sensors are used outside.|
|Transition to energy efficient appliances||We use less energy when club is closed.|
|Use of timers with appliances, heating and lighting||We use timers for heating and lightning.
|Educating staff and customers||We have told to staff to use less energy when moving on golf course and making food.|
Vehicles & Transport
The maintenance fleet at this golf facility uses the following fuel sources:
|Ride-on Mowers||Walking Mowers||Utility Vehicles|
Additional vehicles operated by this golf facility use the following fuel sources:
This golf facility has established the following schemes to encourage reductions in staff and customer transport emissions:
|Car sharing incentives||Some members of staff share cars on way to work.|
|Group transportation (e.g. buses)||Some groups use buses when travelling/coming to tournaments.|
|Secure cycle parking||Bicycle stand is planned.|
|Promoting public transport routes and timetables||Our club is situated in a place where is not public transport.|
|Increasing equipment storage (e.g. lockers)||We have built more storage for equipment.|
|Staff showers||Our showers are energy and water saving.|
|Tax breaking incentives for cycling||Most of our golfers use own cars.|
|Promotion of walk to work campaigns||Most of our staff use own cars.|
* keittiöön ruoka-aineita, puolivalmisteita ja eineksiä ja ravintolaan välipaloja ja
* maa-ainekset pääosin paikallisia
* koneiden varaosat laitetoimittajilta
* kentälle siemenet, lannoitteet ja torjunta-aineet
* koneisiin voitelu- ja hydrauliöljyt, polttoaineet ja huoltokemikaalit
* golf products
* for kitchen foodstuff and for restaurant snacks and beverages
* soil, gravel and sand, mainly from local suppliers
* spare parts for machines
* seeds, fertilizers and pestisides
* lubricant and hydraulic oils, fuels and chemicals for maintenance
OUR GOAL – GREEN FUTURE AND UNFORGETTABLE GOLF EXPERIENCE
This golf facility undertakes the following ethical / environmental purchasing activities:
|Measures to avoid waste at source||We sort packages and recycle materials according to instructions.|
|Use of local suppliers||Our golf course is on countryside, lot of our suppliers are in Helsinki or other cities for exampler golf products and spare parts.|
|Use of local products||Our restaurant buys a part of foodstuff from local suppliers according to terms of Nordic Ecolabel. For maintenance of golf court we use local electricians, plumbers and builders. We buy local sand, gravel and soil from local suppliers.|
|Selection of certified products||Our restaurant buys ecolabeled and local products according to terms of Nordic Ecolabel. Cleaning chemicals are ecolabeled. Hydraulic oils are biodegradable.
|Use of recycled and recyclable products||We use some recycled products and we try to use recyclable products.
We recycle used soil and peat to earthworks like building hills or filling holes.
|Selection of products that feature minimal packaging||We try to select products with minimal packaging, for example local foodstuff.|
|Use of accredited suppliers (e.g. ISO 14001)||A part of our suppliers are accredited, such as nationwide wholesales.|
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||10||5|
|Trade & Contractors||7||5|
This golf facility undertakes the following IPM activities:
|Encouraging drought and disease tolerant grasses||We improve grass to drought and disease tolerant by the help of
|Managing stress and wear||We take care of grass so that it will be damaged as little as possible due to stress and wear.|
|Enhancement of soil structure||We enchance soil structure by aerating and sanding.|
|Optimization of the growing environment||We optimize growing enviroment by sanding and analyzing fertility.|
|Managing thatch levels||We remove thatch from greens and tees, most of from fairways.|
|Managing surface moisture||We water golf course, use moisture agents and aerate golf course with many methods.|
|Establishing thresholds for pests and disease||We control our golf course daily by course manager.|
|Scouting for pests and diseases||We control our golf course daily by course manager.|
|Monitoring / improvement of plant health||We control our golf course daily by course manager. We water and fertilize golf course and aerate golf course with many methods.|
Fertilizer use at this golf facility in the last three years (kg):
|Fairways - K - Inorganic||169||153||107|
|Fairways - N - Inorganic||224||240||249|
|Fairways - P - Inorganic||56||53||35|
|Greens - K - Inorganic||133||151||150|
|Greens - N - Inorganic||173.2||182||195|
|Greens - P - Inorganic||19.8||29||29|
|Semi-Rough - K - Organic||50||60||45|
|Semi-Rough - N - Organic||50||60||60|
|Semi-Rough - P - Organic||20||20||15|
|Tees - K - Inorganic||60||77||80|
|Tees - N - Inorganic||103||164||142|
|Tees - P - Inorganic||12||21||31|
Pesticide use at this golf facility in the last three years (kg):
|Fairways - Herbicide - Active Ingredient||0.1||0.5||0.1|
|Fairways - Herbicide - Number of applications per year||1||2||1|
|Greens - Fungicide - Active Ingredient||3.5||6.0||2.8|
|Greens - Fungicide - Total Weight||2.3||0.7||2.8|
|Greens - Fungicide - Number of applications per year||3||5||6|
|Rough - Herbicide - Active Ingredient||4.2||3.5||0.2|
|Rough - Herbicide - Number of applications per year||1||2||1|
|Semi-Rough - Herbicide - Active Ingredient||4.3||3.5||0.2|
|Semi-Rough - Herbicide - Number of applications per year||1||1||1|
|Tees - Fungicide - Active Ingredient||1|
|Tees - Fungicide - Total Weight||1.5|
|Tees - Fungicide - Number of applications per year||1|
This golf facility undertakes the following actions to optimize pesticide use:
|Selection on the least toxic and lest persistent products||We select effective product for current problem.|
|Selection of appropriate products for specific pests and diseases||We select appropiate products for current problem.|
|Spot-treatment with handheld sprayers and wipers||We use spot-treatment when necessary (garden, club yard).|
|Calibration and testing of sprayers||We test our sprayer in the beginning of season and change nozzlers during maintenance.|
|Use of shrouded sprayer and anti-drip nozzles||We have normal sprayer.|
|Non-chemical weed control||We take weeds mechanically if there is some weeds or from garden.|
|Use of organic and biological products to improve plant health and resistance.||We use organic fertilizer to our flowers and bushes.|
The following waste audits have been undertaken at this golf facility:
|Waste mangent Joroinen Kartanogolf Ltd||IR||Download|
This golf facility manages key waste streams as follows:
|Paper & Cardboard||false||true||false||false|
|Cores & Turf||true||false||true||false|
|Wood / Timber||false||true||false||false|
This golf facility undertakes the following activities to continue the lifecycle of materials and resources:
|Separation of recyclable materials||We sort recyclable materials.|
|Establishment of recycling centers||We build two recycling centers for club and restaurant and for course maintenance.|
|Returning clipping to fairways and walkways||Most of clipping is returned to fertilize semiroughs.|
|Education of staff and customer education||We have informed staff about GEO process and environmental requirements of GEO and Nordic Ecolabel.|
|Waste awareness campaigns||We inform how to sort waste and how to keep course tidy.|
Luontoa suojellaan välttämällä ympäristön pilaamista ja roskaamista. Vältämme puiden vahingoittamista hoitotöiden yhteydessä. Käytämme lannoitteita ja torjunta-aineita nurmen kunnon mukaisesti. Vältämme turhaa liikkumista kentällä hoitotöissä. Pyrimme säästämään energiaa ja lajittelemaan jätteet ja pakkausmateriaalit. Ongelmajätteet hävitämme asianmukaisesti.
We protect nature by avoiding contamination and trashing. We avoid damaging trees during maintaining the course. We use fertilizers and pesticides when needed. We avoid unnecessary moving on golf course during maintaining. We save energy and sort our wastes and packaging materials. We dispose hazardous wastes properly.
This golf facility monitors water quality with the following frequency:
Waste water from this golf facility is managed as follows:
|Discharges to||Formal Discharge Agreement|
|Golf Course||Septic Tank||Yes|
|Maintenance Facility||Septic Tank||Yes|
|Wash Pad||Via Oil Separator||Yes|
Hazardous materials at this golf facility are handled and disposed of as follows:
|Secure Storage||Registered Uplift|
This golf facility undertakes the following activities to prevent pollution from its maintenance facility and clubhouse:
|Storage of equipment and hazardous products on covered, sealed impervious areas||Pesticides are stored in undrained storages. Lubricants, detergents and cooking oilsare stored in dry storage. All wastes are removed according to instructions.|
|Maintenance of equipment on covered, sealed impervious areas||We maintain our equipment on covered area.|
|Mixing of pesticides and fertilizers in covered areas||We mix pestisides with water and additives carefully.|
|Mixing of pesticides and fertilizers over impervious surfaces||We mix pestisides with water and additives carefully.|
|Installation of above-ground fuel tanks||Tank is shielded and inspected according to instructions.|
|Installation of sufficient secondary containment for fuel||Secondary containment is installed.|
|Provision of containment booms and absorbent materials||We use as absorbent peat.|
This golf facility undertakes the following activities to prevent pollution on its golf course:
|Eliminating leachate and run-off through careful timing of turf inputs||We fertilize turf often when necessary, We do not fertilize nor use pestisides in the area of 10 meter from water.|
|Establishment of vegetative buffer strips around water bodies||We use buffer strips around ponds and river.|
|Establishment of emergency spillage response plan||We take care of spillage by maintaining machines and spills we clean by using peat.|
|Controlling erosion and sediment discharge||We control erosion by keeping turf as well growing as possible during golf season.|
|Establishment of pesticide-free zones||We do not spray pestisides in the area of 10 meter around water. We use pestisides carefully and when needed.|
|Use of swales and bio-filters to slow and treat surface run-off||We use higher grass near water areas.|
Golfkenttä työllistää vakituisesti 3 henkilöä ja pelikauden (touko-syyskuu) aikana noin 20 henkilöä eri tehtävissä.
Golfyhtiö tukee paikallisia urheiluseuroja ostamalla ilmoitustilaa seurojen julkaisuista. Golfkentällä järjestetään vuosittain Joroisten musiikkiyhdistyksen konsertti.
Golfyhtiöllä on hyvät suhteet Joroisten kunnan, naapureiden, urheiluseurojen ja paikallisen liike-elämän kanssa. Golfyhtiö on positiiivisesti esillä paikallisessa ja valtakunnallisessa mediassa.
Golfkenttä ja ravintola toimivat ympäristöasioissa vastuullisesti.
Golf course employs 3 persons and during season (May-September) about 20 persons in different works.
Golf company supports local sport clubs by buying ads from club publications. On golf course we arrange annually concert of Joroinen Music Festival.
Golf company has good relations with Joroinen municipality, neighbours, sport clubs and local businesses. Golf company is positively visible in local and national media.
Golf course and restaurant take care of our environment responsibly.
Employment & Education
Typical staffing levels at this golf facility are:
|Full Time||Part Time||Seasonal|
|Food & Beverage||1||6|
|Retail & Leisure||4|
The sustainability working group at this golf facility is comprised of:
- General Manager
- Course Manager
- Committee Members
- Technical Specialist
Employees at this golf facility receive the following formal and informal environmental education:
|Storage, application and disposal of pesticides||2 employees have formal education to use, applicate and dispose pesticides .|
|Efficient water management||Course manager has education to maintain watering system.|
|Management of accidents and emergencies||Basic course of fire fighting has been arranged to all employees on year 2010. New course planned on 2014 with first aid course and basic fire fighting.|
|Management of habitats and vegetation||Course manager has education to subject.|
|Waste minimization, separation and recycling||We limit waste amount. We will invest to waste separation and recycling and apply new instructions.|
|Health & Safety||Our safety plan is updated on 2013.|
|Energy Saving||We will save energy by
* new grass machines
* new refridgerators
* using air-to-air heat pumps we reduce electricity usage of heating by 60 %
|Understanding of landscape and cultural heritage||* We keep up protected buildings
* We keep up environment with plantings and cleaning
* We avoid littering and contamination of nature
|Environmental management planning||* We will update our nature and environment survey
* We will prepare our environmental program
* We will apply GEO membership
This golf facility engages with local community groups in the following manner:
|Neighbours||* We have good relations with our neighbours
* We have rented a part of our golf course
|Local Government||* Municipality of Joroinen is biggest share owner
* marketing cooperation with municipality of Joroinen
|Local Environmental Groups||We have contacts to local environmental groups.|
|Local Community Groups||We have cooperation with:
* Joroinen Music Festival
* Theatre club
* businesses and organizations
|Media||We have good relations with media
* local newspaper
* golf magazines
* radio and TV
* Finnish Golf Union
|Local Businesses||Business relations briefly:
* competitions and happenings for businesses
* cooperation with advertisements
|Schools & Colleges||Familirisation to golf on exercise lessons
Familiarisation to golf for teachers
Land Use & Cultural Heritage
This golf facility provides access and diversified land use for others through:
|Maintenance of existing public paths||Public path is under planning with cooperation with Joroinen municipality to nearby recreational area.|
|Creation of new paths and nature trails||Under planning, Joroinen municipality is building new path to public path.|
|Installation of effective and welcoming signage||We have new welcoming sign and parking place.|
|Providing opportunities for other recreation (e.g. fishing)||You can walk from our course to public path near us.|
|Partnership conservation and access projects (e.g. community woodland)||Landscape and nature survey updated on 2009.|
|Continuation of traditional agricultural activities||We have old traditional buildings on our course. You can also visit local museum inside our course.|
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:
|Buildings (Listed Buildings / Ancient Monuments etc)||On golf course there are three protected buildings:
* two shingle-roofed storages
* mainentance building is war time hangar
|Archaeology (Settlements / Agricultural System etc)||On golf course there are no archaelogical sites, near course a stone age site could be found.|
|Historic Features (Hedgerows / Dykes / Moats / Cairns etc)||On course area is home museum of Joroinen municipality with old buildings. During war time course area was full of hangars.|
This golf facility undertakes the following internal environmental communications:
|Provision of newsletters, notice boards & poster display||* Customer magazine Honööri
* Competition calender
|Members evenings and course walks||* Groups have many kinds of competitions and trips
* Familirisation to golf
* Committee evenings
* Junior practises
* Brush up for Green Card owners
|Course guides / brochures||* Brochures for course
* Invitations for competitions
* Fairway guide
* Local rules
* Result card
|Interpretation panels & course signage||We have interpretation panels and course signs on our colf course.|
|Establishment of a nature trail||You can use public path near (400 meter) our golf course|
This golf facility undertakes the following social and environmental advocacy activities:
|Website, press releases & brochures||* http://www.kartanogolf.fi/
* Release of happenings and competitions on local and golf papers
* Text message service
|Supporting campaigns||* Buying ad space in publications
* Supporting Junior golf
* Women's bank
|Course walks / open days||* Annual concert of Joroinen Music festival
* Restaurant is open for all during season
* National golf day
* Familiarisation to golf for our partners
|Attending community meetings||One form of exercise is golf during summer exercise camps.
|Joint practical projects with community||* Annual Concert of Joroinen Music Festival
* Finntriathlon Competition