Our commitment to the golfers of today and tomorrow
Environmental protection and sustainable development are central to our concerns and our values. UGOLF has developed an environmental management charter and an “Eco-sustainable UGOLF” label, in partnership with Ecocert, which formally acknowledge our strong environmental performance in the upkeep of our courses: reduced use of chemicals, a water quality and conservation policy, soil protection, maintenance and development of biodiversity, and the list goes on.
UGOLF CURRENTLY HAS THREE ECO-SUSTAINABLE GOLF COURSES:
- Téoula > First golf course to earn eco-sustainable certification in 2011
- Haras de Jardy > An eco-sustainable, EVE (eco-friendly green space) course certified in 2014, 100% natural
- Lacanau > An eco-sustainable golf course certified in 2017
What makes a golf course eco-sustainable?
The eco-sustainable management of a golf course’s green areas is based on control over specific environmental, economic and social criteria in these 10 domains:
WATER / SOIL / BIODIVERSITY / LANDSCAPE / WASTE / AIR / NOISE / ENERGY / MATERIALS, EQUIPMENT AND PRODUCTS / HUMAN AND SOCIAL ASPECTS
Good practices have been rolled out at all UGOLF golf courses. From a perspective of sustainable sharing, the application of these avant-garde processes and the advances we have made are regularly publicized among actors in the sector.
- At Toulouse Téoula Golf Course, the use of water has been reduced from 90,000 cubic metres in the 2000s to 45,000, stabilized over the last decade. In addition, the course has reduced its pest control products, now at zero weedkillers and zero insecticides.
- The beehives at the Téoula, Haras de Jardy and Lacanau courses yield 75 kilograms of honey annually.
- 1 hectare of turf at a golf course produces enough oxygen for 150 people and captures the CO2 of approximately 30 cars.