Developing ecological golf courses

Creating environmentally compatible recreation areas
The Squaw Creek golf course in Squaw Valley, California, has been certified as a"cooperative sanctuary" by the Audubon Society. Construction of the golf course restored acres of native grasslands and enhanced natural filtration ponds. Golfers use boardwalks to carry them over marsh and meadow areas. A gold course located in an abandoned gravel quarry in Scituate, Massachusetts, has created an attractive drought-resistance landscape from an eyesore of offroad bike trails and rubbish dumps. Ecologically sensitive golfcourses have also been implemented, near Frankfurt am Main and elsewhere in Europe. At Findhorn, Scotland. are "Fairways to Heaven", linking the ecological and spiritual aspects of golf.
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Playing elitist sports
Type Classification:
G: Very Specific strategies
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 6: Clean Water and SanitationGOAL 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 13: Climate ActionGOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on LandGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong InstitutionsGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal