Since 2018, Sentosa Golf Club has set out to create an environmentally sustainable golf property. Following the launch of our first-ever sustainability campaign, #KeepitGreen; now a way of life at the Club; during the 2018 SMBC Singapore Open, a number of innovative initiatives have been pioneered to help reduce our overall carbon footprint and tackle the effects of climate change in the sport.
The Club continues to set the benchmark for sustainability in the sport, becoming the first golf club in the world to join the UN Sports for Climate Action Initiative in 2020. The following year, at the HSBC Women’s World Championship, the Club also committed to becoming the world’s first carbon neutral golf club by the end of 2022.
Explore our ground-breaking sustainability agenda to learn more about our ongoing efforts to create a sustainable environment at Sentosa Golf Club
Sentosa Golf Club has banned the use of all single-use plastic bottles from our championship courses. Water stations have been installed at various points around the courses instead, helping to save around 450,000 plastic bottles over a three-year period.
The Club currently has five active stingless bee colonies located behind ‘the Pyramid’ on The Tanjong 4th hole. Bee populations are estimated to be down by around 70% worldwide and Sentosa Golf Club is trying to play its part to increase their numbers.
The installation of new GPS spraying equipment has helped to reduce the Club’s product application used by up to 30% throughout increased accuracy and efficiency.
This has allowed the Club to organically grow its own products, therefore reducing the number of applications used and emissions emitted from transportation.
All golf carts at Sentosa Golf Club have been converted to use Lithium-ion batteries that are rechargeable and last for up to 8 years.
By converting our sprinklers to a single-head control irrigation system, the Club has helped to reduce its water resources by up to 40%.
The use of carbon products such as Bio Char has helped to reduce fertility applications by up to 50% annually, as well as nematode applications by up to 95%.
As part of the redevelopment of The Tanjong in 2016, six large reservoir lakes were implemented into the design to allow the golf courses to become self-irrigating by recycling rainwater from the lakes as irrigation.
Two food and horticultural waste digesters have been installed to allow waste to be recycled as fertilizer on the golf courses. 40kg of food waste generated each day and one tonne of horticultural waste produced each month will be used to save up to 30% on estimated cost savings on monthly waste disposal over a one-year period.
Five Electric Vehicle Charging Points have been installed in a partnership with Porsche Asia-Pacific as part of their Porsche Destination Charging Initiative.
The Club agreed a formal partnership with international sustainability golf non-profit, GEO Foundation, to pioneer new innovative practices, as well as gather, verify, and report credible results to share with other clubs
The initiative aims to support and guide sports organisations and their communities on a path to achieving the global climate change goals. The Club is also a signatory of the UN’s Race to Zero campaign recently agreed at COP 26 to reach net zero by 2040 and halve emissions by 2030.
At the 2021 HSBC Women’s World Championship, the Club announced the commitment to achieve carbon neutrality by 2022. Contributions from golf rounds over the next year will be used to support the purchase of certified carbon offsets through regional Forestry or Blue Carbon projects.
Following on from our historic first sustainability campaign, #KeepitGreen, a new campaign, GAME ON, was launched at the 2020 SMBC Singapore Open, designed to unite the game’s key stakeholders with the wider golfing community as the sport’s call to action against climate change and implement modern processes for the betterment of the environment.