Sustainability Awards 2023
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GEO Certification

Pannal Golf Club is proud to announce that it has achieved GEO Certified® for commitment and efforts to achieve a credible standard for sustainable golf course operation.
GEO Certification is assured by GEO Foundation – the not-for-profit organisation dedicated to delivering programmes that help people on the ground to evaluate, improve and credibly communicate their sustainability work across the agenda of nature, resources, community and climate action.

GEO Certified is the symbol of a great golf environment, confirming that Pannal Golf Club satisfies all GEO certification criteria; meeting a credible standard in the areas of nature, resources and community, and is committed to continual improvement. The comprehensive Certification Report provides a detailed account of the continued commitment made to maintain wider sustainability issues.

The club is delighted that this global accolade recognises the outstanding work of the course management team and clubhouse staff involved.
Achieving this certification is just part of an ongoing commitment. Pannal Golf Club is excited to continue striving for excellence in sustainable golf.

“Pannal Golf Club is an excellent example of a well-managed golf club that has sustainability at the heart of its’ operations. The challenging and well-presented course is dominated by grasses appropriate to the site. These are managed in ways that minimise the amounts of water and chemicals needed, thus maintaining the traditional character of this historic course. The striking landscape of the site is enhanced by the way that the areas of natural habitat between the holes have been retained, providing a natural backdrop to the holes themselves. Recent tree removal and grassland management has improved the situation further. The club’s commitment to sustainability is further demonstrated by their determination to lessen their environmental footprint through increasing their energy efficiency and reducing their resource consumption. Their commitment to sustainability is clear and I commend it.”

Keith Duff
(GEO accredited independent verifier)