Whitsand Bay Golf Club’s ecologically sound approach has helped it win the inaugural Sustainability Project of the Year award sponsored by STRI at the England Golf Awards.

The Cornish club has not only come up with an environmentally friendly philosophy but also one that provided economic stability.

This helped them win the award ahead of other nominees from Golf at Goodwood, Burnley Golf Club and Chester Golf Club.

From a core membership of 120, Whitsand Bay has added 200 new members in the last three years and is building for a stronger, more sustainable future.

Since taking over the reins in 2018, Antony Hospitality Holdings have transformed the club’s fortunes by adopting a biodynamic policy.

By capitalising on the club’s setting in an area of outstanding natural beauty and moving away from chemicals, insecticides and pesticides, Whitsand Bay is going from strength to strength.

The club has also rebuilt 14 bunkers with turf sourced from site, sown a one and a half acre wildflower meadow and this year plans to add a number of beehives on the course surrounds.

The club will also get the chance to talk about their progressive, carbon-based approach to agronomy when presenting a video on their project to world leaders attending the G7 summit in Carbis Bay at the end of this week.

Cornwall missed out on the County of the Year award to Lincolnshire, who won it for their ‘outstanding work in promoting junior and women’s golf’.