Wollongong Golf Club is the custodian of the largest green space in the greater Wollongong area. As trustees of such a unique estate, we take our environmental and land management responsibilities very seriously.
Members of both e-par and the Golf Environment Organization, we are absolutely committed to delivering on sustainable environmental policies and protecting this wonderful natural asset. Our policies and their implementation have been developed in accordance with ISO 14001 and are periodically audited to ensure that best practice is continually being realised.
Our recyclced water management program has been in operation since 2009 and ensures that no town water is used in the process of course irrigation. Of the 110 million litres of water used each year, 70% comes from recycled sources and 30% from collected storm water. Regular monitoring and testing ensures that the water maintains an acceptable quality and that this valuable resource is used in the most effective ways possible.
The Course is home to over 50 species of native and migratory birds, and course vegetation absorbs over 16 tonnes of carbon each year. Our course Vegetation Management Plan recognises our environmental responsibilities, and outlines a strategy developed to enrich the habitat of the plants and animals that call our course home.
Inside the clubhouse we are also working hard, with active recycling programs for paper, cardboard, plastic and glass. Our used cooking oil is recycled too, with all oil from our deep fryer supporting a bio-diesel recycling initiative.