BGL golf venues achieve ‘GEO Certified’ status

By Alistair December 13, 2020 07:23 Updated

Three Burhill Group Limited (BGL) venues, Hoebridge Golf Centre in Woking, Burhill Golf Club in Walton-on-Thames and Redbourn Golf Club in Harpenden, have all successfully 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.

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.”

BGL Golf is one of the largest owners and operators of golf courses and facilities in the United Kingdom.

The company currently operates 22 golf courses at 10 venues across the country, each providing a different style and character while offering a high-quality, friendly and professional service.

“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,” commented Jonathan Smith, executive director of the GEO Foundation.

The accreditation that each club will hold for the next five years designates that the golf facility has met a credible standard in the areas of nature, resources, climate action and community.


By Alistair December 13, 2020 07:23 Updated

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