Sentosa GC remains sustainability champion
Two awards in a row for the Sentosa Country Club in Singapore: The golf club with two 18-hole courses was applauded recently at the Britcham 22nd Annual Business Awards as Sustainability Champion of the Year , followed by the 2021 World Golf Awards honoring the World’s Best Eco-Friendly Golf Facility .
The award is not surprising, since the prestigious club in Singapore was the first golf club in the world to sign the UN Sports for Climate Action Initiative in July 2020 and announced at the beginning of this year that it wanted to be the first golf course to achieve CO2 neutrality by 2022. In order to achieve this goal, the sprinklers have been optimized, among other things, the greenkeeping has been changed significantly and the energy supply of buggies has been changed. In addition, five e-charging stations were built and a project was installed to offset rounds of golf with a contribution to climate initiatives.
Sentosa holiday island starts transformation into climate-friendly destination
The club’s efforts are in line with the goal of the entire holiday island of Sentosa off Singapore to achieve CO² neutrality by 2030. The individual measures of the 500 hectare island include the complete electrification of traffic, the construction of low-energy buildings, green events and the installation of renewable energy sources on currently unused areas. As early as 2022, the aim is to be certified as a sustainable destination by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council, GSTC. This is the world’s authoritative body for accreditation of sustainable holiday destinations.