GCSAA Environmental Profile

In 2006, GCSAA and the EIFG began a series of surveys on the physical features and maintenance practices of golf courses in the U.S. Known as the Golf Course Environmental Profile, the results were released from 2007-2012 and provided a baseline of information for use in the management of golf facilities but also offered an opportunity to communicate golf’s environmental efforts to the public. In fall 2014, the second phase of the Golf Course Environmental Profile will begin, with a second series of surveys being conducted and reported from 2014-2017, mirroring the previous series. The USGA will sponsor the profile in conjunction with the EIFG and support GCSAA in its efforts in the second phase. The first survey to be released in the second phase will focus on water use and conservation practices.

Second Phase Survey Sequence

Water Use and Conservation: Fall 2014

Nutrient Use and Management Practices: Spring 2015

Pest Management Practices: Fall 2016

Property Profile and Environmental Stewardship: Spring 2017

Energy Use and Environmental Stewardship Practices: Fall 2017

Environmental Profile

The Golf Course Environmental Profile is a groundbreaking project launched in 2006 to develop a comprehensive environmental profile of golf courses in the United States.

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Phase One Results

GCSAA and its philanthropic organization, the Environmental Institute of Golf, held meetings with a wide range of industry groups that identified a need for this data.

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