Old South Golf Links has become the second club in the South Carolina Lowcountry to gain the GEO Certified ecolabel. This coveted mark not only recognizes the club’s work to protect the nature for which its known, but also its efficient use of resources and its strong community links.
“GEO Certified clubs show a continuing and real commitment across the pillars of sustainable golf: nature, resources and community,” said Teresa Wade, the independent verifier who carried out the third party GEO Certified assessment of Old South. “Old South Golf Links is very deserving of this coveted accolade, it is clear that the staff is dedicated to embedding and improving sustainability on and off the course. The culture of family within the organization continues into their interaction with the local community and the team works hard every day to improve operational efficiencies, optimize resources and increase environmental stewardship.”
The course is credited with decreasing its water use by over 1 million gallons per year since 2010, investing in energy-efficient equipment, and daily monitoring of weather and resource consumption. The course also was designed initially to optimize and harmonize with its many natural landscape variations, and hosts more than 100 acres of native woodlands, wetland and open water features, important habitats for local wildlife that are linked together across the site.