Golf Environment Awards 2024/25 now open - Enter for the Operation Pollinator Award here

Sustainability
GEA awards

 

The industry's widely acclaimed Golf Environment Awards are open for entries, including the prestigious Syngenta Operation Pollinator Award.

 

Enter the Golf Environment Awards

The GEAs provide golf clubs the opportunity to share the experiences and successes of their hard work. There are six unique categories to enter, each tailored towards a different environmental focus.  

Syngenta Operation Pollinator Award  

Golf clubs who consistently deliver outstanding ecological habitat creation and management.

Conservation Champion award 

Outstanding individuals who make significant contributions to the success of environmental and ecological management and hence make a fundamental positive impact on the surrounding landscape and biodiversity.

Ecological Project of the Year

Golf clubs who have implemented a successful ecological project, with clear objectives and targets that contribute to a better environment and are making sound progress in fulfilling the goals of the project.

Sustainable Project of the Year

Golf clubs who have implemented a successful sustainable project with clear objectives and targets that contribute to a better environment and are making sound progress in fulfilling the goals of the project.

International Environmental Golf Course 

Golf clubs outside of the UK that brilliantly demonstrate efficient management across nature conservation, turfgrass, waste and water.

UK Environmental Golf Course of the Year

Golf clubs in the UK that brilliantly demonstrate efficient management across nature conservation, turfgrass, waste and water.

Enter the Golf Environment Awards

The entries for the 2024/25 awards - the 30th year of operation - will be reviewed by an internal panel at STRI Group, putting forward a shortlist of the finalists. The winners will be revealed at the annual ceremony, held in January 2025 during Harrogate BTME week. 

Entries will close on Friday 13th September 2024. 

The awards are supported by lead partner The R&A, and sponsors BIGGA, Syngenta, Tillers Turf and Jacobsen. 

"The industry has an important part to play in protecting the environment."

All winners are rewarded with a £750 grant to help fund further ecological and environmental projects at their clubs, entry to the Foundation Award in Amenity Horticulture Course, BIGGA membership for the Conservation Champion award winner and promotional materials to display across digital platforms.

Entry to the awards is completely free with the sole aim of encouraging every eco-conscious golf club to consider applying.

Read about Operation Pollinator Award winners

Launching the Awards for 2024/25, STRI Head of Brand, Tina Jessop,  said: "Golf is enjoyed by millions across the globe, and with almost 40,000 golf courses worldwide

"The coveted Golf Environment Awards aim is to recognise, reward and promote outstanding individuals and golf courses, no matter how big or small." she adds. 

"It is due recognition for the time and effort they have put into protecting and preserving their unique surroundings. 

"With the ever-increasing spotlight on environmental matters, many golf courses are achieving an increase in habitat varieties, improving playing experiences for golfers, and providing a positive contribution to wildlife and the communities in which their members live and work, which needs to be celebrated."  

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