Golf is Green

What is Golf is Green?

A collaboration between Auckland Golf, Auckland Council with support from DoC, North Golf and other advisory organisations.

The Vision of the Group is that there are Nature enriched green spaces where courses and community meet.

The Mission is that we are a catalyst that engages golf clubs and their community into sustainable action.


Golf’s environmental value highlighted in new report  

 The environmental value which golf clubs add to Auckland’s ecology and green spaces has been highlighted in a new report just out.

 The Tamaki Makaurau Ecological Golf Club Survey has been compiled by the Golf is Green working group - a collaborative initiative dedicated to promoting sustainability within the golfing community. Participating stakeholders with the Golf is Green group comprise representatives from Auckland Council, along with golf administration bodies Auckland Golf and North Golf, and the Department of Conservation. The group’s aim is to create a positive impact on the environment and society through innovative conservation practices.

 The Tamaki Makaurau Ecological Golf Club Survey data and input was sourced from 30 golf clubs operating across the metropolitan area stretching from the North Shore to Counties. The findings delve deeply into various aspects of environmental stewardship within the golf clubs - ranging from pro-environmental course management practices such as native tree plantings and wetland enhancement, through to pest control measures and community engagement initiatives partnering schools and community groups.

 Auckland Golf chief executive Jacob Cameron said the report unveiled the important and comprehensive amount of environmental work now being undertaken throughout golf clubs in the region, and additionally provided an enlightening overview of environmental practices which many people in the city would not be generally aware of.

 “Drawing from the survey findings, the report lays out a clear roadmap for bolstering support to golf clubs in their sustainability endeavours in the years and decades ahead - so that golf clubs become valued pillars of Auckland’s environmental landscape…. In effect being the green lungs of this ever-growing city,” said Cameron.

 “The report also advocates for enhanced human resource development, financial assistance, and infrastructure improvements within the golfing sector. Some clubs are already delivering world class programmes, and others are working hard toward achieving that level of environmental compliance and practice.

 “Moreover, the report emphasises the significance of collaborative work among golf clubs, regulatory bodies, and environmental organisations to achieve sustainability goals for Auckland’s environment and the hundreds of thousands of residents who benefit from the ‘greening’ which golf courses deliver to communities.”

 Copies of the Tamaki Makaurau Ecological Golf Club Survey can be found HERE

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