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Sustainable golf

Sustainability is arguably one of the most important factors for developers to consider when creating golf developments and communities of the future. As Jonathan Smith of the Golf Environment Organization says in an exclusive interview, “In its simplest form, sustainable golf development is golf development that can endure. It is determined by golf’s own ability to continually multiply net gains to shareholders, stakeholders and the environment, and is directly influenced by wider social, economic and environmental processes.” But what do golf developments need to do to maximize ecosystem value, minimize waste and optimize benefits to people and business?

Sustainable golf in focus

GEO's activities and their Legacy Guidance

A recently launched package of freely available resources which, for the first time, supports professionals in bringing comprehensive sustainability decision making right to the heart of the golf development process. Read our interview with Jonathan Smith about GEO's activities and the Legacy Guidance.


Environmental practice in management

Burhill Golf and Leisure Limited, the UK based golf course owner and operator, has introduced an environment policy designed to enrich the environments of its 10 courses and promote sound, sustainable management of its facilities. Golf Operations Manager Hugh Knowles talks to us about managing the policy.

Case Study: Carya Golf Club, Belek, Turkey

Carya Golf Club, a heathland inspired golf course designed by Thomson Perrett & Lobb and set on undulating sand hills and cut through pine and eucalyptus woodland in Belek, near Antalya, on Turkey’s Mediterranean coastline is a fine example of best practice in course design.

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