Burhill Group Limited (BGL) has announced that three of its venues – Hoebridge Golf Centre in Woking, Burhill Golf Club in Walton on Thames and Redbourn Golf Club in Harpenden, have achieved GEO Certified status.
This news underlines the continuation of the group’s concerted environmental efforts across its portfolio and solidifies BGL’s place as the only major multi-course operator to gain GEO Certified status across all sites.
The accreditation that each clubs will hold for the next five years is a comprehensive, modern certification that designates a golf facility has met a credible standard in the areas of Nature, Resources, Climate Action and Community. Achieving this is a firm demonstration of the commitment of the venues to continually improve their sustainable golf practices.
BGL currently operates 22 golf courses at 10 venues across the UK.
Commenting on the achievement, BGL CEO Colin Mayes, said: “We now live in a world where it is more crucial than ever to operate in the most environmentally sensitive way possible. For three more of our venues to be awarded with GEO Certified status is a testament to the incredible work ethic of every member of staff at BGL.
“Each club has developed a unique maintenance programme designed to achieve more sustainable and efficient practices, by making improvements to the courses and club facilities wherever possible.”
Jonathan Smith, Executive Director of the GEO Foundation, said: “BGL showed early leadership in sustainability with its first facility GEO Certified in 2013. They are now one of the most committed management groups worldwide – and the only group with every facility certified. We look forward to working with them on their endeavour to extend their sustainable practices even further.”