National Technical Guidance in association with STRI Group
Working within the national framework of Vision 2030, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is experiencing an unprecedented growth in golf. Golf Saudi has partnered with STRI Group to develop a pioneering national strategy with specific regional focus that will catapult the game forward by demonstrating the latest technologies, future-proof design and cutting-edge sustainable thinking.
The National Technical Guidance document forms part of a wider support package offered through Golf Saudi which draws upon the expertise of international consulting bodies including STRI, GEO and Atlas Turf.
Building golf facilities which achieve the ambitious targets set for Saudi Arabia takes significant skill and expertise. Golf Saudi and STRI have collaborated to present technical guidance across a range of subjects including:
Design principals and their impact on quality and sustainability
Construction materials selection and management
Turfgrass and landscape design
Water resource management
Saudi Arabia’s ambition to become a leading destination for world class golf courses can be achieved through appropriate design, technology and sustainable development.
Golf Saudi’s first accredited Amenity Turf and Landscaping Centre in partnership with Atlas Turf
Golf Saudi is developing the region’s first licensed Turf Farm through a joint venture agreement with Atlas Turf International which will have the capacity to provide grassing solutions for all future KSA golf developments.
The Turf Farm will allow each individual golf development to eliminate the requirement to establish project based turf nurseries thereby reducing use of natural resources, fertlizers, chemicals, etc. It is this central thinking that is the main benefit of a national turf farm.
The creation of the turf farm follows key principals for sustainable practice. From site selection to operation every step is being developed through the lens of sustainable practice and aligned with the National Sustainability Strategy.
Golf Saudi has partnered with the Club Managers Association of Europe to develop the World’s First Arabic golf educational program that offers Saudi Nationals a pathway to embark on a career within the golf industry. The partnership proposition is based on GS’s desire to grow the game of golf within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and encourage, inspire and educate a new generation of Saudi National golf industry professionals and clearly demonstrating the direct and positive impact that a golf educational pathway can have to its stakeholders whilst safeguarding fundamental requirements through the strategy/planning phases.
Given the breadth of national golf developments, the partnership seeks to set out accessible guidelines, certification programs and a comprehensive educational journey that covers the widest potential demographic, thus ensuring a future qualified pool of Saudi golf industry professionals is created to lead the future golf facilities and create a long term sustainable industry within the Kingdom.