Royal Johannesburg & Kensington Golf Club takes great pride in our environmental stewardship within Golf. Our goal is to manage our 55 hectares of property and open spaces on a sustainable basis so that this wonderful facility is available for the enjoyment of generations to come.
Building on a history of social and environmental value at the roots of the game, Golf is poised to emerge as a leader in sustainable sport and business. In many ways, from ecosystem services and conservation of wildlife, to health and well-being for all ages, to jobs and economic value through local supply chains, golf is good for nature and communities.
This effort is delivered in partnership with GEO Foundation, the international non-profit dedicated entirely to providing credible certification and practical sustainability systems for golf.
Using advanced computer systems and hand-held radio controls, Company maintenance crews monitor golf course conditions in real-time and water on an as-needed basis, maximising the efficiency of its irrigation program, this supplied through four boreholes and storm water collection on the property.
The Company has successfully reduced energy usage by 16% over the past two years through extensive retrofits and upgrades. This reduction translates to extensive savings of carbon emissions. From focusing on recycling, local, organic produce and sustainable food in our restaurant, to bathrooms equipped with low-flow heads, Royal Johannesburg & Kensington Golf Club is actively committed to the environment we serve to protect and enhance.