The main objective of Golf Course 2030 is for industry stakeholders to agree on a roadmap that secures optimal golf course condition and playability for current and future generations by addressing challenges from, and taking opportunities presented by, the changing climate, resource constraints and regulation. The roadmap needs to meet strategic needs at regional, national and local level, and the operational needs at golf facility level.
Information on Golf Course 2030 can be found at
Ready-to-use research is an important tool to help prevent negative impacts on the planet and new knowledge is necessary to change the mind-set and attitudes of people worldwide. A global agenda is needed to guide this work. The best available agenda at present is the United Nation’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development with its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which was adopted in 2015 (sustainabledevelopment.un.org.)
STERF´s (Scandinavian Turfgrass and Environment Research Foundation) activities contribute to the fulfilment of eight of the 17 SDGs in Agenda 2030.
These categories and goals are closely related to the golf and turfgrass industry´s everyday challenges and to STERF’s programmes, projects and dissemination efforts. To achieve maximum impact from the golf and turfgrass sector´s sustainability work in the future, it is of the utmost importance to establish international interdisciplinary collaborations, where all stakeholders make efforts to cooperate and align their resources and efforts using Agenda 2030 as a global steering document.