As a golf course developer, you have a responsibility to minimise the negative impacts of your development project on the environment. On the other hand, you need to achieve this in balance with maximising the return on your investment and creating a course which people want to play.
A sustainable golf course design, whilst a complex development project covering all areas from initial site selection to the choice of maintenance machinery, will marry all the demands placed on you, and deliver positive outcomes in four key areas:
Through their training, knowledge, and experience, EIGCA members are at the forefront of golf course sustainability. EIGCA's comprehensive and innovative CPD training programme, Raising the Standard of Sustainable Golf Course Development (RSSGCD), provides members with specialist in-depth knowledge of all aspects of golf course sustainability, and more importantly, gives members experience in applying this knowledge in a pragmatic and realistic way to enhance your project.
The EIGCA members who have successfully completed the RSSGCD are added to the EIGCA Sustainable Design Register and recognised as achieving the gold standard in competency for sustainable golf course design.
EIGCA members are in a unique position to promote sustainable golf course development, being at the heart of the development process with specialist knowledge and content. Appointing an EIGCA member to create a sustainable golf course development gives you credibility, support and the confidence and assurance of a well-designed sustainable golf course coupled with widespread recognition of your development’s sustainable credentials.