Greener Golf - Sustainability

What is the business benefit of good environmental management?

In summary, good environmental management will:

  • Save you up to £30,000 per annum for a typical club and considerably more for larger clubs.
  • Reduce your operational risks and attract discounts from your insurers.
  • Reduce your risks of pollution and potential prosecution.
  • Improve your reputation to customers and stakeholders – old and new.

The Greener Golf sustainability content has been designed to give you quick and easy access to a range of Regulators, NGOs, Charities and academic organisations with resources available to help you. It is arranged in 3 sections:

Each section has specific information and points of contact that will give you help on the specific project or subject of interest.

This content has been compiled by England Golf in conjunction with Environmental Solutions International Ltd (ESi) with a view to developing simple guidance to allow golf clubs to improve their environmental management and sustainability practices.

ESi have been involved in the golf sector for over 30 years including 14 years involved directly in facilities and environmental consultancy; Tony Hanson, MD, is also a member of the British Institute of Facilities Management (MBIFM), a practitioner at the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (PIEMA), a Golf Environment Organisation Sustainability Associate and Planet Mark Associate (Eden Project endorsed sustainability certification).

Clubs wishing to go beyond simply accessing the information from the various organisations available can engage industry experts for more tailored support.  Please see our preferred partners and suppliers directory for full details or contact

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