Wentworth Club has been awarded a prestigious international sustainability certification in recognition of the Club’s commitments to the environment and local community.
The GEO Certified accreditation by the Golf Environment Organization (GEO) Certified Ltd, is the international standard in course sustainability and reflects that Wentworth has met the highly regarded ISEAL member certification standard.
Verified by an independent auditor after a site-visit verification, the accreditation focuses on three main areas: Wentworth’s commitment to nature, conservation and natural course materials; responsible use of energy and waste; and positive community value.
The assessor cited a recent significant heathland restoration project on the site, woodland development activities as well as state-of-the-art Toro hardware and technology maximising water and energy efficiency as prime examples of their sustainability commitment.
Wentworth’s work in partnership with the Surrey Wildlife Trust, and successful Scholarship Programme providing opportunities for local youngsters, were noted as key contributors to the accreditation’s community values.
As part of the accreditation, Wentworth will continually work to develop fresh sustainability initiatives, with Clubhouse refurbishment plans already in place to introduce new technology together with efficiency measures in water and energy resource management.
Kenny Mackay, Wentworth Club’s Director of Golf Courses & Grounds, said: “Wentworth’s ambition is to be the world’s premier private golf and country club and sustainability is absolutely key to this, while also being something demanded by our members. We have been working tirelessly to ensure all three of Wentworth’s courses not only remain in top condition, but do so in a way which is conscious of the local environment.”