New Measures At Camiral Golf & Wellness Cut Water Consumption

    November 2, 2023

Camiral Golf & Wellness (formerly PGA Catalunya), introduces new sustainability actions that will cut water consumption on its golf courses by 35 per cent and elevate the customer experience. Following a recent €1 million sustainability-focused investment in its Stadium Course and to Hotel Camiral, the resort is implementing new water reduction measures, which include reducing irrigated areas, changing turf variety and conducting a study to update its irrigation system with the latest water-saving technology.

“As a European Tour Destination and a leading golf resort in Spain, we recognise the importance of sustainable water management. We are committed to taking proactive measures to minimise our environmental impact – already validated by our use of 100% recycled water across the resort since our opening in 1999,” said David Plana, CEO of Camiral Golf & Wellness.

“These new actions will be implemented over three years, reducing our water consumption by an estimated 35 per cent, clearly demonstrating our commitment to responsible golf course management, especially at a time when it is critical to protect precious water resources in the region. Last year we entered a new era in our history as Camiral Golf & Wellness and this continued investment further shows our commitment to elevating the customer experience at Spain’s number one golf resort.”

Earlier this year, Camiral Golf & Wellness was recognised in a new ‘Green 100’ listing for its approach, commitment and understanding of how golf is an integral part of the local nature and landscape. The new classification was compiled by Golf World in association with GEO Foundation for Sustainable Golf to highlight the most environmentally conscious and socially responsible golf courses in Europe.

In 2022, Camiral Golf & Wellness introduced tall fescue to all its Green complexes, and then in 2023, it began the implementation of Celebration Bermuda grass on its tees and surrounding areas. The Bermuda variety is native, naturally resistant to drought and heat, Making it ideal for the Mediterranean climate.

David Bataller, Director of Agronomy at Camiral Golf & Wellness, said: “The first phase of work was completed in July 2023 and included changing the turf variety on our tee boxes, its surrounds and carry to the fairways to the same species grown at the renowned Augusta National in the US. The new grass types – which include Celebration Bermuda, Platinum Paspalum, Bent Grass and Tall Fescue – are producing the best turf surfaces in the world and they can all be watered with recycled water.

“Being native to the region, they also have high resistance to diseases and pests. We will also be conducting a study to upgrade our irrigation system to the latest sprinklers and reducing our irrigated areas to playing areas only. As a world-class destination for international golfers, we are committed to maintaining our two championship courses in prime condition while also being responsible stewards of the environment by using sustainable practices and cutting-edge technologies to minimise our ecological impact.”

Photo: Camiral Golf & Wellness.

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