Golf Environment Awards 2023 Winners

STRI Group launched the Golf Environment Awards (GEAs) to recognise, reward and promote outstanding individuals and golf courses, for the time and effort they put into protecting and preserving their unique surroundings.

With the ever-increasing spotlight on environmental matters, it is fundamentally important for golf courses worldwide to assess what they can do to achieve environmental sustainability, protecting and encouraging habitats and biodiversity, while continuing to maximise the enjoyment of golf.

At a glittering ceremony in Harrogate, following day two of BIGGA’s Turf Management Exhibition in the town, the winners were revealed;

Operation Pollinator Award

Golf clubs who consistently deliver outstanding ecological habitat creation and management for pollinators.

  • Corhampton Golf Club

Ecological Project of the Year

Golf clubs who have implemented a successful ecological project, with clear objectives and targets that contribute to a better environment and are making sound progress in fulfilling the goals of the project.

  • St. Andrews Links Trust

Conservation Greenkeeper of the Year

Outstanding individuals who make significant contributions to the success of environmental and ecological management making a positive impact on the surrounding landscape and biodiversity.

  • Sleaford Golf Club

Sustainable Project of the Year

Golf clubs who have implemented a successful sustainable project with clear objectives and targets that contribute to a more sustainable environment.

  • Hever Castle Golf Club

International Environmental Golf Course

Golf clubs outside of the UK that brilliantly demonstrate efficient management across nature conservation, turfgrass, waste and water.

  • Al Mouj (Oman)

UK Environmental Golf Course of the Year

Golf clubs in the UK that are leading the way in sustainability across nature conservation, turfgrass, waste and water.

  • Nairn Dunbar Golf Links

All winners are rewarded with a grant to help fund further ecological and environmental projects at their clubs and entry to the Foundation Award in Amenity Horticulture Course.

A huge thank you to all the finalists and, of course, the sponsors who make the awards possible  – Aquatrols, BIGGA, Syngenta, Tillers Turf, Textron and the R&A.