Environment

For the past 10 years we have established an oasis of wild life on the golf course at Lee Park by introducing a “sustainable green policy” which examined and introduced many environmentally friendly practices. Actions so far have included;-  establishing fine leaf eco-grasslands in front of tee areas to create wildlife habitat corridors; installing many bird, bat, owl and bee boxes around the course; creating log piles in out of play areas; creating pond areas for the great crested newt; creating wild flower areas and many, many more. Following visits to the course by independent ecologists, we have been awarded 5 Environmental awards in the past eight years as recognition for these continuing actions. In the clubhouse we have also embraced latest green energy policies by replacing the diesel boiler with a wood pellet biomass boiler and installing 62 Photo Voltaic solar panels on the roof.

 


In 2006 following a visit by Lee Penrose, a leading STRI golf course ecologist, his advisory report highlighted several ecological and environmental opportunities to provide an improved oasis for wildlife. By putting his plan into action over a 2 year period, this led to the Club gaining its first award in 2008 – the English Golf Union Environment Award – the first and only golf club to achieve this award on Merseyside.

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In 2011 we were then awarded a “Highly Commended” award for our continuing environmental actions on our course.

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In 2012 we were then awarded the Northern Region area award and were also a nominated Finalist for the 2013 award.

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In 2015 we are one of four finalists for the UK Golf Course of the Year Award – up against the likes of Carnoustie and Royal St David’s and Hankley Common. We came runners up to Royal St David’s.

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In 2016 we came runners up to Carnoustie Golf Club in the UK Operation Pollinator award for actions to improve pollinating insect habitat areas.