Sentosa Golf Club Awarded World’s Best Eco-Friendly Golf Club
SINGAPORE, The Gene Bates designed Sentosa Golf Club recorded its most recent award as the World’s Best Eco-Friendly Golf Facility. Awards were presented at the annual World Golf Awards. The club premiered a new environmental documentary film at the awards to raise awareness of the importance of climate change in golf.
The documentary forms part of the club’s GAME ON campaign, which has received backing from The R&A following its launch at the SMBC Singapore Open earlier this year. It shows viewers some of the key measures already implemented at the club, such as the creation of bee colonies, the installation of reservoir lakes and the banning of single-use plastics.
The club, which became the first golf club in the world to sign the UN’s Sports for Climate Action Agreement back in July, hopes the film will serve as inspiration to golf’s response to climate change, as well as help clubs around the world to understand the importance of reducing their carbon footprint by implementing initiatives for the betterment of the environment. Sentosa is also planning a free environmental toolkit to further help golf clubs deal with climate change.
The club also took home the title of ‘Singapore’s Best Golf Course’ for The Serapong course for the third year in a row. The course plays host to the SMBC Singapore Open every year, welcoming the world’s best players from all around the world.
“The eco-friendly award and being recognized as Singapore’s Best Golf Course”, Manager, Andrew Johnston added, “is a tremendous achievement for Sentosa. Being awarded these accolades is down to the hard work that is put in by all our staff and members to maintain the high standards that are set by the club.”
The entire Bates Group Golf congratulates the club on their latest world honor. The full article is here at this LINK.