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Prepare golf for the future

The golf industry is dedicated to continually improving the construction and management of responsible and economically-viable golf courses, which provide significant value to the environment.


Value

The game’s leading organizations endorse the International Golf Federation’s “Statement on Sustainability” to employ environmental best practices.

The goal is for course managers and developers to continuously improve water conservation, water quality protection, energy savings and pollution reduction. Highlights:

  • Provide ecological and economic benefits to local communities.
  • Protect habitat for wildlife and plant species.
  • Use natural resources efficiently.
  • Respect land adjacent to golf properties.
  • Support ongoing scientific research of eco-friendly solutions.

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Did You Know?

  • 77% of 18-hole golf facilities have taken steps to conserve energy.
  • 91% of acreage on an 18-hole golf course is considered “green space” that provides benefits to the eco-system.
  • Golf courses account for more than two million acres of green space in the U.S.
  • An average 18-hole course comprises 150 acres including 50 acres of rough, 30 acres of fairway, six acres of greens and tees, 24 acres of forest and 11 acres of water.

 

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