Pyecombe Golf Club
Nestling in the South Downs National Park, the Sussex club now sits alongside the golfing elite.
St Andrews, the home of golf and Royal Birkdale are previous winners at these prestigious awards hosted by the STRI.
Simon Wells, Head Greenkeeper at Pyecombe Golf Club was understandably delighted with the award. He commented “The club has many initiatives in place to aid the surrounding environment including :-
cutting and bailing the rough once a year
scarification of the rough which encourages wild flowers and orchids to flourish
providing an ideal environment for insects and birds to breed
producing Pyecombe honey from the bee hives on the golf course
Simon goes on to say “We also have a Woodland Management programme with bird boxes in place for swifts, Tawny Owls and Barn Owls. Deer and Game birds are also common place around the course.
The club has a ground source heat pump which reduces heating bills by 40% and to date has produced a massive 82,000kg of CO2 savings. A further recent project saw solar heating panels fitted to the clubhouse.
The criteria for the award focused on four key areas
Nature Conservation Management
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Photos available – including the 18th Hole at Pyecombe Golf club with a wild orchid growing, general shots of the golf club and surrounding views and photo of the head greenkeeper, Simon Wells.