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Glenelg Golf Club is proudly committed to developing a course that embraces sustainability, and strives to be recognised as a world leader in sustainable course management.

For a golf course to be sustainable, it must be managed to meet the needs of the game in a manner that is financially responsible and affordable while endeavouring to have a positive impact on the environment, so that it can continue to thrive for future generations to enjoy the physical and social benefits the game of golf provides.

Our highly publicised ASR scheme is one of the most recognisable examples of the club’s commitment to sustainability. The stunning wetland system constructed to filter harvested stormwater has become an integral part of the golf course, and will produce enough water for annual irrigation requirements, plus replenish the underlying aquifer system.

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In addition to the volume produced, the quality of the water is critical in a climate such as Adelaide’s, and has a significant impact on the management of playing surfaces. The improved water quality creates a better growing environment, placing turf under less stress and reducing reliance on chemicals and fertilisers.

The stunning wetland system constructed to filter harvested stormwater has become an integral part of the golf course, and will produce enough water for annual irrigation requirements, plus replenish the underlying aquifer system.

But there is so much more to this story. Due to its complexity, sustainable course management is dependent on many factors and careful planning is vital. Throughout the redevelopment of the course from 2000-2004 consideration was given to influential factors such as;

  • Existing site conditions
  • Course design
  • Turf species selection
  • Vegetation selection and preservation
  • Water management
  • Financial implications

This laid the foundations for a course that has not only enjoyed widespread acclaim for its challenging layout, but also the quality of its playing surfaces through a large variety of environmental conditions – a testament to its quality and endurance. There has also been a return to many of the sites original characteristics and features, allowing nature to dictate the textures and contrasts that golfers so often enjoy, but seldom recognise. Ribbons of world class playing surfaces meander through pockets of dunes, native vegetation and pines trees, providing breathtaking vistas and an inspiring golfing experience.

Ribbons of world class playing surfaces meander through pockets of dunes, native vegetation and pines trees, providing breathtaking vistas and an inspiring golfing experience.

Glenelg Golf Club prides itself on the quality of this experience at all times of year, and achieves it due to an understanding of the site and our interaction with it. We seek to employ best practice management techniques for the benefit of the course and the environment, as well as our members, guests and staff.

We seek to employ best practice management techniques for the benefit of the course and the environment, as well as our members, guests and staff.

We now enjoy a course that exceeds golfer expectations throughout the year while being economically viable to manage, and is having an increasingly positive impact on the environment. The ongoing commitment to improving the course to meet the challenges of the future is made possible through;

  • Staff training
  • Member education
  • Community engagement
  • Integrated turf management principles
  • Product selection
  • Equipment selection
  • Enhanced water management practices
  • Prudent financial management

Glenelg Golf Club enjoys a proud history. Our commitment to sustainable course management means we can look forward to an exciting future.

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