Booklets designed to raise awareness of habitat and wildlife conservation work on Open Championship courses have been produced by The R&A for many years and now, the first to feature a course hosting the Walker Cup, highlights the classic links of Royal County Down.

It focuses on the positive habitat management undertaken by the club, notably the improvement of grassland, heather and gorse, that provide a home to the wildlife so abundant on championship links.

The publication also demonstrates the commitment of The R&A to promoting best practice policies on course management and presentation, particularly with sustainable development and management of courses encompassing environmental and ecological issues.

The booklet is the result of collaboration between The R&A, Royal County Down Golf Club, the Golfing Union of Ireland and the Sports Turf Research Institute.


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