Golf Course Initiatives
- 10-year transition to creeping bent grass on greens from annual meadow grass. Bent grass will require less water and nutrition, so saving on resources.
- Approx. 1.8ha of previously maintained turf has been converted into natural rough to support biodiversity and ecological development.
- We have invested in a fleet of electric golf buggies.
- We are about to invest in new on course bins to offer a recycling option
- We plan to install solar panels in the maintenance facility to satisfy our demand for hot water.
Tackling Sustainable Sourcing
"Sustainability is no longer about doing less harm, it's about doing more good."
We have developed a written Green Purchasing Policy which is applied to the buying decision of each and every product to be consumed within the resort. This is designed to promote the use of local products, to promote the local economy and reduces carbon footprint by choosing local suppliers.
In 2018 Dromoland Castle took the decision to purchase a new fleet of electric golf carts for members and guests to be used on the golf course. This was part of our commitment to become more green in our everyday working practice.
The fleet of buggies are the latest from Club Car and are packed with the latest technology with Lithium batteries that increase reliability and conserve energy and have helped us decrease our energy consumption. The added benefit is that they are silent and have decreased the noise pollution around the estate.
Live and Let Live
Wildlife is all around us on the Dromoland Golf Course, throughout the course we have left areas to return to their natural estate to increase animal biodiversity.
Investing in the Future of the Game
Our recent investment in new equipment is driven by the desire to have machinery which is more environmentally friendly than previous.
All our new equipment this year and going forward will be run with the latest technology Tier 4 diesel engines where necessary. Electric or non- fossil fuel burning will always be first choice if there is an option. Tier 4 diesel engines where necessary. Electric or non- fossil fuel burning will always be first choice if there is an option. Tier 4 engine comply with the strictest EPA regulations on carbon emissions and significantly reduce emissions of particulate matter (PM) and oxides of nitrogen (NOx) to near zero levels. Relative to previous emissions standards, Tier 4 compliant engines reduce emissions by over 95 percent for most agricultural and construction equipment and just over 86 percent for much larger applications like trains and marine vessels.