The company’s “Commitment to Zero” initiative includes funding of a wind-energy project in Minnesota and buying 310,000 megawatt hours of wind energy, to offset 100 percent of the emissions from the estimated electricity use of its 17 North American resorts in its 2019 fiscal year. The initiative also aims to eliminate single-use plastic cutlery and…
Northport (Mich.) Creek GC Honored with 2015 Green Star Award
The Golf Digest award will be given to the nine-hole golf course, which is 100% solar-powered. The former cherry farm was up for sale at a sheriff’s auction four years ago when Bill Collins bought and developed it, installing 200 solar panels to power the clubhouse, irrigation and wells, and even charge the golf carts.
Northport Creek GC is State’s First Solar-Powered Golf Course
The Northport, Mich., property officially opened on July 18 on a former cherry farm with a solar system that powers the golf carts, irrigation system and clubhouse.
Napa Valley CC Installs Solar Power System
The Napa, Calif., property will be powered by a 251-kW solar power system that is ground-mounted on a hillside above the golf course, spanning a total of 17,610 sq. ft. The system allows the club to generate enough electricity each day to power over 57 average homes, with excess power banked by Pacific Gas & Electric Company for credit towards future use.
Golf Cars Get Tech Makeover
Two properties are claiming firsts in golf car technology this week. Greenhorn Creek Golf Resort in Angel Camp, Calif., is the first golf course in the U.S. to provide solar-powered phone charging by mounting ultra-slim solar panels on top of golf cars. On July 27, Windy Knoll Golf Club in Springfield, Ohio will debut the first two models of Neoteric Golf’s Signature Series Hovercraft Golf Carts for use in special events.
Sunny Side Up
Using renewable energy at the club has been a concept for many, but this New York club takes it a step further by adding the golf cart into the mix.