NZGCSA Environment Award

Supported by PGG Wrightson Turf


The New Zealand Golf Course Superintendents Association and PGG Wrightson Turf are looking to recognise its member's proactive approach to environmental stewardship.

Click here to download the 2017 NZGCSA Environment Award Application

Click here to download the 2017 NZGCSA Environment Award Guide

In these times of increased environmental awareness and regulation, and with turf and amenity landscapes under public and legislative scrutiny, environmental management and responsibility has become a primary issue. The award is presented to the golf course judged to have the most environmentally sustainable practices and management in place.

The Process: 

The nominee must fill out a application form and also provide supporting documentation with your application demonstrating how your course has implemented the most environmentally sustainable practices or management displayed excellence in golf course management.

Please make sure the following key judging points are covered:

  • Complete the application form.  Application forms available on link above or by emailing                

  • When completing the form, provide as much detail as possible and include, wherever possible, supplementary information (i.e. photographs and any other relevant documentation).

  • Deadline for entries is Friday 23 February 2018.

  • Upon receiving all applications the Judging Panel will conduct an assessment of the applicants based upon their application form and create a short list of golf courses that will make it through to the second round.

  • Judging of the Environment Award is conducted solely by the NZGCSA.

  •  The 2017 NZGCSA Environment Award supported by PGG Wrightson Turf will be presented at the Australasian Turfgrass Conference which is being held 25-29 June 2018 in Wellington.

Award Prize:

  • $3,500 cash prize to the winning golf course.

  • $1,500 cash prize to the Superintendent of the winning golf club.  Such prize money must be used for continued education/study trip for environmental stewardship.


  • Open to all golf courses in New Zealand that are members of the NZGCSA.

NZGCSA Environment Award Recipients:

2018   Remuera Golf Club - Superintendent - Spencer Cooper

2015   Kauri Cliffs - Superintendent - Andy Wood

2013   Millbrook Resort - Superintendent - Blair Dibley 

2012   Arrowtown Golf Club - Superintendent - Rick Machray 

2011   Cape Kidnappers Golf Course - Superintendent - Steve Marsden