Sunstainable Golf Project


The idea of a Golf Sustainability Project has developed over the last few years following extensive discussions between Tony Hanson from Environmental Solutions International Ltd (ESi), Dr. David Slawson and Dr. Poppy Lakeman Fraser from Imperial College London and Howard Craft from Burhill Golf and Leisure (BGL).

Golf courses offer improved air quality, carbon dioxide absorption, air temperature reduction, rainwater run-off attenuation and a host of other functions provided through the natural processes associated with the habitat and eco-systems maintained by the golf industry.

With backing from BIGGA, CMAE and England Golf, ESi have designed a short questionnaire to get some baseline information from the golf industry on the natural environment and resource consumption.

The aims of the project are:

  1. To find a method of measuring and valuing the Natural Capital Value provided by the golf industry and to develop a simple method of increasing the area of courses friendly to nature.
  2. Understand the golf sectors consumption of energy and water – Sharing successful projects to help reduce consumption levels.

With sufficient information it may be possible to a make a case for funding and resources from a range of NGO’s, Charities and academic organisations but we need your help to find out.

This is where you can help. Please download the questionnaire from this page, complete and return to  Tony Hanson via email -

  • England Golf Partnership
  • England Golf Trust
  • Sport England
  • Woodhall Spa
  • Get into Golf
  • GolfMark