Edwalton Golf Centre has welcomed the arrival of five new electric buggies to replace their petrol equivalents which will further reduce carbon emissions at the course.
Lex Leisure, who operate leisure sites on behalf of Rushcliffe Borough Council have now introduced the zero-emissions vehicles to showcase another green initiative at the site and how they are making more efforts to become carbon clever.
The swap from petrol to electric buggies will reduce noise and pollution, resulting in a cleaner and healthier golf course for all golfers and visitors, cancelling out a carbon footprint of over 5,000 miles from the previous vehicles.
The news follows new plans that will explore ecological improvements and bio-diversity gains on its main nine-hole course in line with the Council’s Climate Change Strategy objectives announced earlier this year.
Leader of Rushcliffe Borough Council Cllr Simon Robinson visited the course to try out one of the new buggies.
He said: “Edwalton Golf Centre is an important community facility who take their green credentials seriously and it’s heartening to see them invest in these new electric buggies as another to way to be more carbon clever.
“The team here at the course have listened to feedback of member and visitors alike and we know they now really appreciate the club taking another stride forward to reduce noise and pollution on the course wherever they can.
“It’s all part of our wider plans as a Council ensuring there are ecological improvements and bio-diversity wherever possible at our sites across the Borough.”
Luke Colaluca, Contract Manager at Lex Leisure, added:
“We continue to liaise with the council wherever we can to lower our carbon footprint. We place importance on making environmental improvements that highlight our commitment to greener golfing options and our electric golf buggies provide that, as well as having high quality performance for our customers.
Everyone is welcome at Edwalton Golf Centre. Our range of facilities and friendly atmosphere has contributed to an increase in the number of rounds played out on the course, one of the reasons we have increased the number of buggies available.
We pride ourselves on making a positive contribution to the Rushcliffe community by making people feel happier and healthier, both mentally and physically.”
The Golf Centre is home to a nine hole main course and a nine hole par 3 course, driving range and an indoor golf simulator.