Balance between economy and ecology

As a golf course operator, you want to combine optimal playing conditions with effective nature conservation. A certificate according to "Golf und Natur" proves the fulfillment of your claim and secures competitive advantages for you in the future. With "Golf und Natur" you have the certainty of complying with legal regulations, managing the facility professionally, always being up to date in terms of golf course maintenance and doing justice to your interested parties.

Further development under sustainability aspects

optimized, defined processes and responsibilities

practical advice from DGV consultants

high credibility of the certificate

Beschreibung Standard/Regelwerk

Golf and Nature - the environmental program of the German Golf Association (DGV)

As the operator of a golf course, you ensure systematic environmental and maintenance management as well as economic security by implementing "Golf und Natur". Twenty-five basic criteria, divided into four core areas, form the guard rails on your way to a sustainable playing facility. With a "Golf and Nature" certification you prove the successful implementation.

The DGV's environmental program focuses on: "Nature and Landscape", "Maintenance and Playing Operations", "Occupational Safety and Environmental Management" plus "Public Relations and Infrastructure". After a successful audit, your golf club will receive the "Golf and Nature" certificate in bronze, silver or gold - depending on whether you have implemented 15, 20 or even all 25 criteria.

As an exclusive certification partner, we only use experienced auditors who are familiar with golf and have the appropriate expertise.

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How does a "Golf and Nature" certification work?

In the first step, you register your golf facility with the German Golf Association. At the same time, you form a "Golf and Nature Team". This team prepares both the inventory and the development plan. It is also responsible for the subsequent implementation of the measures.

In this step, the inventory is created in the sense of an analysis of strengths and weaknesses. The focus is on the four environmental focal points "Nature and landscape", "Determining the quality of play", "Compliance with legal environmental regulations" and "Public relations and working environment".

On the basis of the inventory, the individual development plan is drawn up, outlining your goals and planned measures. The preparation of the development plan is an ongoing process of analysis, evaluation and updating for the golf facility. A period of two years is planned for the implementation of the first package of measures.

The measures identified in the development plan will be implemented by your golf facility. If necessary, the support of the DGV expert advisors can be called upon during the implementation phase.

The implemented measures of the respective golf facility are checked. After successful implementation of the measures, the golf facility receives a corresponding certificate of recognition. The bronze certificate can be obtained from your DGV consultant. For silver and gold, a DQS auditor is consulted.

The certificate is valid for two years.


What does the "Golf and Nature" certification cost?

Depending on which certificate (bronze, silver or gold) you are seeking for your golf facility, the costs vary. Please contact us - we will be happy to work out a reliable offer for you.


What you can expect from us

  • More than 35 years of experience in the certification of management systems and processes
  • Our specialists are there for you personally
  • Auditors with practical experience in the industry

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Your contact person Regine Bullon-Haro

"We would be happy to provide you with a customized offer for the certification of your golf facility after."