Look across a golf course and it’s hard not to be struck by the serenity of the land that stretches beyond the human eye. What you may not realise, is that with the help of good design, a golf course can even support nature and enable it to flourish.
Many of the 34,000 golf courses worldwide are making significant contributions to biodiversity – through the sheer range of life that they host – from plants to birds, and invertebrates to amphibians. In fact, as human impact on lands surrounding golf courses have intensified, golf courses have increasingly become safe havens for wildlife. Some might even consider them urban islands of biodiversity surrounded by cars and concrete.