Golf’s most comprehensive and widely regarded sustainability distinction has been added on the Resort list of awards and certifications.
Aphrodite Hills Resort, home to ‘European Golf Course of the Year 2018-2019’, is committed to minimising the impact of its operations on the environment. Every care is taken to create a sustainable environment across the Resort grounds, and to educate guests on best practices for conserving energy and lessening their impact on the Resort’s natural landscape.
PGA National Cyprus Golf Course has become GEO Certified in July 2019. GEO Certified® is golf’s international ecolabel and a trusted symbol of great golf environments worldwide. Only two PGA Golf Courses in Europe have achieved to become GEO Certified.
Furthermore, Aphrodite Hills Golf has been crowned three times (2017, 2018, 2019) the Green Club Eco-Label of the Year by the Cyprus Marine Environment Protection Association (CYMEPA). This award is a recognition of the multi-level efforts made for ensuring the sustainable operation of the Golf Club in the areas of energy consumption, water consumption, waste management, the use of environmentally friendly personal cleanliness and detergent, food and drink quality, and environmental education.
The Resort’s environmental policies are designed to respect the natural landscape and existing ecosystem, and lessen the impact of human activity. This approach therefore takes advantage of the natural sea breezes and solar power, both of which are plentiful in Cyprus, in order to conserve energy.
The construction of each building on the Resort grounds has been carefully planned to ensure minimal impact on the environment. All external light fixtures are energy conserving and minimise light pollution, and solar panels are used throughout.
All gardens are maintained using organic and eco-friendly products, ensuring that they are non-toxic, and harmless to the environment. Residents of the Aphrodite Hills Residences are also encouraged to use these methods on their own properties.
Guests are all encouraged to walk or ride on the many pedestrian and cycle routes that make their way all across the Resort grounds.
News of this award follows the announcement early in July that Minthis Hills Golf Club had become the first in Cyprus with GEO Certification.
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