GOLF

ENVIRONMENT

ENVIRONMENT

 

The team at Eléa Estate has been mindful of its environmental responsibilities and has invested significant time, effort and cost into ensuring this new development works with the environment. Sustainability has been a primary concern and every effort has been made to create a golf course that complements the landscape and integrates native plants and wildlife.


WATER

A written agreement from the Cyprus government is in place to use a limited volume of water for golf irrigation purposes. Eléa has spent more than 1,000,000EUR on a sophisticated, computerized golf irrigation system to ensure efficient use of water.
TURF

Revolutionary turf (Paspalum Supreme) has been used to ensure savings on water consumption and also because of its ability to use water of lesser quality. The additional cost,compared to other types of grass, is estimated at around 250,000 EUR
VEGETATION

A large number of native small plants have been planted on the site in an effort to preserve the specific species. These species were selected despite the higher cost compared to common, international alternatives.
TREES

Before the course construction started, a huge task of transplanting 450 carob and olive trees away from the golf plot to a nursery was undertaken. The team at Eléa Estate subsequently transplanted them back to the course. The whole operation took two years to complete and cost approximately 80,000EUR. The Forestry Department gave Eléa Estate a success rate of 15% before the operation started but the team at Eléa Estate achieved a success rate of over 85%. Hundreds of new olive trees have also been planted in and around the golf course.
DESIGN

Sir Nick Faldo’s design has an emphasis on water savings.