What is golf course sustainability?
These day when it comes to designing a modern golf course, you must ensure you are doing so with sustainability in mind. Sustainability has many facets, environmental, economical, and social. These important influencing factors must be taken into account in order to design a successful and lasting course.
Below we will explore these categories of sustainability and why they are important to take into consideration when designing a golf course:
Environmental Sustainability: Environmental conservation will be one of the most important aspects of your design. This is partially for longevity, but also partially because of the environmental regulations that are placed on the amount of water and pesticides you can use in your space. If you make a design that sucks up too much water, or puts the environment (or animals and plants living in it) at risk, you will not be able to maintain the design without being in violation of laws and guidelines. This will affect your ability to function as a golf course and can be difficult to bounce back from.
Economical Sustainability: The idea of economic sustainability is ensuring your overhead and costs of operation never impact your set level of profit. Working with an experienced golf architect will help keep your design profitable and sustainable for the years to come because they will have the foresight to factor in the costs of regular maintenance and larger projects down the road. This is important in order to keep your profits at a set level that is comfortable for your needs.
Social Sustainability: Social sustainability is the measure and management of your design’s impact on the surrounding communities and businesses around the golf course. This is important to measure because you want your course to be successful and your success will rely on community support and accountability. Working within your community to keep them satisfied will go a long way in ensuring a lasting design.
If you are interested in building a new golf course? Contact us today! We can help you every step of the way, from planning to publicity, to ensure you get the most out of your design.
Jeffrey D. Brauer/GolfScapes, Inc.
3809 Canton Jade Way
Arlington, TX 76005