Earlier this month, officials at both Saadiyat Beach Golf Club and Yas Links Golf Club removed all single-use plastic bottles from their premises, underlining their commitment to environmental sustainability.
Every year across both clubs over 100,000 plastic water bottles are consumed, and as of now members and guests are encouraged to use and refill their own reusable bottles.
Water coolers on the course are located with hand sanitizers, ensuring a hygienic environment for players.
“As plastic waste and pollution increases, we should all be making a conscious effort to do our part,” said Francisco de Lancastre David, Cluster General Manager at both clubs.
“I’m proud to have both golf clubs onboard with this new sustainable initiative, which will reduce our carbon footprint significantly and I hope that our members and visitors will be encouraged by this when visiting the course.”
Saadiyat Beach Golf Club has also successfully completed the Audubon certification process and the golf course has been officially certified as a sanctuary.
The International Audubon Society is dedicated to protecting diversity in bird species, and Saadiyat Beach GC is home to over 180 types of bird.
To further cement their green footprint and dedication to making a difference, Saadiyat Beach Golf Club is already accredited for a number of certifications, such as Environmental Planning, Water Conservation, Water Quality Management and Chemical use Reduction and Safety.