Costa Brava hits the green with environmental focus

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The Costa Brava is making a concerted effort across the region to find the green more often – in more ways than one.

PGA Catalunya, one of seven resorts or clubs in the region 100km north of Barcelona, collected the Sustainability Award for Nature Protection 2020 at the IAGTO Awards during the recent IGTM in Morocco.

Its work to use recycled water and assist natural habitats and wildlife to thrive, saw the 36-hole resort recognised among its peers. But it is not an isolated achievement as it is part of an ongoing commitment from the region to improve the environmental sustainability.

Earlier this year, Club Golf D’Aro Mas Nou underlined its commitment to preserving the stunning Costa Brava landscape with a new fleet of eco-friendly buggies, while it already boasts a GEO Foundation certificate. The club is also among several which are irrigated entirely with treated wastewater.

Other partners within the association are also on board with the collective push. Gualta – the challenging par-three course – has installed several solar panels in recent times to help power the clubhouse facilities and is now using electric mowers for course maintenance.

The Costa Brava also played a high-profile role in the recent IGTM, with a new promotional video also launched during a dinner hosted by the region at the annual golf industry get-together.

The video depicts many of the key figures in the Costa Brava golf industry outlining many of the other attractions of the region.

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Laia Cunill, marketing and promotion manager at Golf Costa Brava, said: “The IGTM was a great success and another opportunity for us to showcase our region and meet with like-minded resorts and destinations.

“Our collective ambition is to deliver attractive golf courses but we all need to be more conscious about the environment, which is always at the forefront of our thoughts in Costa Brava. We believe both objectives can be delivered with a commitment from everyone associated with the association and we are working on introducing more initiatives in the coming months and years.”

To learn more about playing golf in the Costa Brava, visit golf.costabrava.org

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