Situated just outside the heart of the South East, Buckinghamshire is home to over 40 golf clubs. Comprising of stunning land-locked scenery, the golf clubs within this area make use of the vast range of trees and wildlife to make their clubs stand out among the tough competition. The EcoStim team worked closely with these clubs to understand their ecological efforts and have compiled a list based on their environmental factors.
Burnham Beeches Golf Club
Burnham Beeches was established in 1891 and is set not only on the edge of the historic Burnham Beeches but also in the middle of picturesque woodland. We spoke to Clive Bailey who is the General Manager at the club. Clive told us more about the course and its ecology.
The Club is proactive in relation to attracting and protecting its wildlife. A wild-flower area can be seen from the clubhouse which has within it beehives. There are numerous areas where wildflowers have been planted throughout the course. Owl boxes can be found throughout the course and there are several red kites that nest around the course. There is also a reservoir which is a good source of water for the course. The Club has good drainage and has recently introduced some new drainage systems to several greens which are all in excellent condition. This is thanks to the Course Manager, Lee Bishop and his team, Lee has been with the Club for over 20 years and won Greenkeeper of The Year in 2016.