Learn how small steps can make a big difference toward environmental stewardship at golf facilities.

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Sustainability may sound like the feel-good trend of today, but it means business. It's not just about the bottom line, it's about the triple bottom line: people, planet and profit. But is there a case for sustainability in the golf industry? You bet. Find out what it really means and how some facilities have made a big difference on all three fronts.

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GCSAA Environmental Profile

Property Profile and Environmental
Stewardship of Golf Courses

Full report    Summary

Water Use and Conservation Practices
on U.S. Golf Courses

Full report     Summary

Nutrient Use and Management
on U.S. Golf Courses

Results and highlights  

Energy Use and Conservation Practices
on U.S. Golf Courses

Full report

Pesticide Use on U.S. Golf Courses

Full report

What is the Golf Course Environmental Profile?

In 2006, GCSAA conducted the first in a series of five surveys to determine the physical features of golf courses, maintenance practices used by superintendents, and inputs and outputs associated with golf course management.

The goal of the research is to develop an environmental profile of golf courses. By mid-2009, GCSAA had conducted all five surveys.

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Even small steps can make a very big difference. Find tips to help you get started today, learn about programs that can help set you on the right path, and take a look at the best management practices that have been established for the golf industry.

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Environmental Institute
for Golf

GCSAA's environmentally focused seminars, webcasts, tools and research programs are made possible by donor contributions to the EIFG, GCSAA's philanthropic organization. Find out more about how the work EIFG does benefits superintendents and the profession.