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Le Golf National Born to Sustainability Management1 min read

Golf Environment OrganizationAuthor: Golf Environment Organization

Posted on: 30th Jun 2015

Le Golf National, near Paris, host of the 2018 Ryder Cup, has been recognised for its role in advancing sustainable business practices within the golf industry by earning the GEO Certified® mark. The international symbol signifies Le Golf National’s excellent value to nature and communities and efficient use of natural resources.

Le Golf National’s highlights of contributions for nature and people:

  • 40 hectares – 30% of the site – are dedicated to grassland habitat and the area of unmaintained rough has increased to improve habitat connection.
  • Significant reduction in maintained turfgrass areas to enhance shrubs, wetlands, and other natural areas critical to wildlife protection
  • More than 50 beehives surrounded by planted wildflower areas
  • Biological pest control and compost teas used on fairways
  • Investment in water efficiency with new storage reservoir, irrigation system and sustainable drainage installation over the next two years
  • Strong, mutually beneficial community links including long-term local business relationships
  • A free practice facility for school students available during parts of the day
  • Winners of the first Generali Trophees du Sport Responsable in the golf category of 2012
  • Inclusive golf atmosphere that promotes golf for a wide range of players through a diverse offering of golf courses

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Click here to view Le Golf National’s full GEO Certified® Report

Le Golf National

Golf Environment OrganizationAuthor: Golf Environment Organization

GEO is the international not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping the golf community worldwide improve and credibly demonstrate leadership in sustainability. GEO Certified® is golf’s assurance for environmental enhancement and community contribution, recognizing commitment, performance and continual improvement.

Find out more about GEO at www.golfenvironment.org.

Click Here to Download GEO’s ‘Sustainable Golf Development: Creating a Positive Legacy’ PDF