Browsing Golf Industry NewsVIEW ALL

Jack’s Point Golf Course internationally recognised for sustainability

POSTED ON October 22, 2018 @ 9:55 am

Jack’s Point Golf Course located just outside of Queenstown, NZ, has been recognised for its preservation of the natural landscape at the 19th annual IAGTO Awards in Slovenia last week.

The renowned course received the prestigious IAGTO Nature protection award, staged in association with the Golf Environment Organization (GEO).

Jack’s Point Golf General Manager John Griffin told www.ausleisure.com.au the team were thrilled to be recognised for their long-term commitment to sustainability and nature protection.

“We are delighted to have achieved this international recognition for our ongoing work to preserve our unique natural environment at Jack’s Point.

“Simon Forshaw, Jack’s Point Course Superintendent has been instrumental in leading the team’s sustainability and nature protection initiatives since the start of the course build in 2005. It is very much thanks to his efforts that we are privileged to have received this award today.”

Committed to the preservation of the environment, the breath-taking course has been designed around the natural landscape with minimal excavation. Earlier this year the course, through Forshaw’s initiatives, also became GEO Environment Certified, endorsed by GEO Foundation and the R&A and European Tour, for championing sustainability in golf and through golf.

The IAGTO Awards, held annually by the International Association of Golf Tour Operators since 2000, was held at the Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Centre in Slovenia.

The award showcase the best golf destinations and resorts around the world as voted for by the world’s golf tour operators and golf travel writers.

Related article: IAGTO Awards ceremony brings curtain down on another successful IGTM

Comments are closed.


CLICK HERE TO Sign Up for the GIC Newsletter for all the latest Industry News.

Grow the Game Central Golf Recruitment Central Golf Marketing Central

Jan Stephenson inducted into World Golf Hall of Fame...

Australian golfing superstar Jan Stephenson has fulfilled a...

Former Swisse Wellness CEO announced as keynote speaker...

Following previous announcements of exciting GMA 2019 National...

Newcastle Golf Club adopts new Constitution, shifting to a p...

At the Club’s Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM), held...

Brisbane’s Victoria Park GC to be converted to major parkland a...

The Victoria Park Golf Course will be permanently closed to create Brisbane’s biggest public park in almost half a century. The plan...

Queensland proshop owner stays afloat with business interruption ...

Not totally surprising at this time of the year, the weather around the country has been a tad bit on the extreme...

Revenue Growth: The surprizing book of green fees...

  Chapter One – The Club Director Every club director requires their club to be profitable.  Every club director should also hold...

Walkinshaw Sports Acquires Linkz Marketing in New Zealand...

Walkinshaw Sports Pty Ltd announce that they have acquired the wholesale golf business of Linkz Marketing as part of their ongoing commitment...

Jan Stephenson inducted into World Golf Hall of Fame...

Australian golfing superstar Jan Stephenson has fulfilled a lifelong dream this morning, being inducted into the World Golf Hall...

The Open Leading the Way in Removing Single-Use Plastic Water Bot...

The Open will become one of the first major global sporting events to remove single-use plastic water bottles in...

TNT Helps Blast Path For Women’s Golf In Vietnam...

Vietnam’s top rated golf course, The Bluffs Ho Tram Strip, is deploying an explosive new asset to help it...

BMI Asia Pacific Education Programme Bound for Jakarta...

Club governance, accounting and mentoring and career development will be among the modules to be covered under the latest...

The Open Leading the Way in Removing Single-Use Plastic Water Bot...

The Open will become one of the first major global sporting events to remove single-use plastic water bottles in...

Whangaparaoa golfers shaken after being shot at while out on the ...

Whangaparaoa Golf Club members are on high alert after four players were repeatedly shot at while out on the...