Costa Brava region’s golf clubs are going green

By Alistair February 15, 2020 12:18 Updated

The Costa Brava in Spain is making a concerted effort to find the green more often – in more ways than one.

PGA Catalunya, one of seven resorts or clubs in the region, has collected the ‘Sustainability Award for Nature Protection 2020’ at the International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO) awards featuring the International Golf Travel Market (IGTM).

Its work to use recycled water and assist natural habitats and wildlife to thrive, saw the 36-hole resort recognised.

Last year, Club Golf D’Aro Mas Nou (pictured) underlined its commitment to preserving the stunning Costa Brava landscape with a new fleet of eco-friendly buggies, while it already boasts a GEO certificate. The club is also among several which are irrigated entirely with treated wastewater.

Other partners within the association are also on board with the collective push. Gualta – the challenging par-three course – has installed several solar panels in recent times to help power the clubhouse facilities and is now using electric mowers for course maintenance.

Laia Cunill, marketing and promotion manager at Golf Costa Brava, said: “The IGTM awards was a great success and another opportunity for us to showcase our region and meet with like-minded resorts and destinations.

“Our collective ambition is to deliver attractive golf courses but we all need to be more conscious about the environment, which is always at the forefront of our thoughts in Costa Brava.

“We believe both objectives can be delivered with a commitment from everyone associated with the association and we are working on introducing more initiatives in the coming months and years.”


By Alistair February 15, 2020 12:18 Updated

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