With over 30 courses in the landlocked county of Warwickshire, golf is normally overshadowed by the history of this county. However, some greenkeepers from the best clubs in this county are ensuring that it is to be recognised as a leader in ecological sustainability. By changing their methods and products they are focusing on maintaining the surrounding countryside while ensuring the courses are in top condition.
Edgbaston Golf Club
Edgbaston Golf Club is a 144-acre parkland course that was established in 1896. It is situated just 1 mile from the centre of Birmingham and being so close to the city you might be surprised to find the course is surrounded by countryside. In fact, the course is not only an SSSI approved site but even sits within a nature reserve, has a lake and extensive woodlands.
As a natural parkland course with tight fairways and small greens, it is essential that these are kept in good condition. Edgbaston has a dedicated and experienced greens team who ensure the course is kept in top condition. The result of their hard work is a course that is both challenging but a joy to play on for any golfer who is up for the challenge.