Sustainability, environmental protection & responsibility
At the Golf & Country Club Schloss Pichlarn not only the hearts of golfers beat faster. Here also fox and hare like to say good night to each other. Birds chirp amid the 14 acres of woodland surrounding the golf course. Squirrels scurry from branch to branch and swans shake out their feathers majestically. Why is that? Because for us, sustainability and environmental protection are more than just buzzwords that sound good.
Our heart beats electrically
One of the things that will immediately strike you about Golf & Country Club Schloss Pichlarn is its unique natural setting. Only about one third of the total area of our beautiful course is used as a golf course. Two thirds belong to Mother Nature and her inhabitants – which in turn benefits us all. Preserving the beauty and health of this natural landscape is of great concern to us. That is why we have already switched many things to “green”. If you arrive by train, we will pick you up with our e-shuttle and bring you to Pichlarn by electric means. You can connect your own e-car to one of 12 e-charging stations at IMLAUER Hotel Schloss Pichlarn. E-carts are available for your convenience at the golf course. But we also rely on green energy behind the scenes. A large part of our machinery runs electrically, from hedge trimmers to green mowers. We generate the green electricity ourselves via our in-house photovoltaic system, which produces 360 kilowatts of power.
Sustainability in key points
But that’s not all. At this point, we would like to give you a brief insight into how we live sustainability in Pichlarn.
- At IMLAUER Hotel Schloss Pichlarn we have been heating with bioheat for more than a decade.
- The water for your round of golf, which you can fill up at our BWT-certified drinking water stations, comes from our own six sources.
- Next to the Golf & Country Club Schloss Pichlarn, natural rough pastures are created – a paradise for insects and a guarantee for healthy biodiversity.
- A total of 60 fruit trees – from pear to plum to eight different apple varieties – provide a sea of blossoms in spring and juicy fruit in autumn. The yields are in turn utilized in the resort kitchen.
- In the course of professional reforestation in our forests, in addition to linden, oak and larch, various fruit trees will be added. In the future, schnapps will be distilled from apple, cherry or rowan berry.
- By the way: The firewood for the fireplace in your suite also comes from our own forest!
On the way to becoming one of the most sustainable golf courses in Austria
With its in-house golf course, the IMLAUER Hotel Schloss Pichlarn has set itself the goal of taking a leading role in sustainability. Much has already been realized, and even more is in the planning stage:
- For the maintenance of the golf course we want in the future only biological fertilizer
- Due to climate change, irrigation and drainage of the golf course is also a hot topic. At Golf & Country Club Schloss Pichlarn, a storage and extinguishing pond will ensure that irrigation is as economical as possible in the future. Due to the planned new construction and the increase in the storage volume of the storage pond, irrigation is carried out exclusively from rainwater. In this way, the valuable resource of water can be used as efficiently as possible.
- The golf course of the Golf & Country Club Schloss Pichlarn is being further developed in the spirit of sustainability. Every construction measure at the golf course is reviewed with regard to sustainability criteria. In addition to optimizing the fairways, the golf course architect commissioned for this project is also paying attention to areas for rough pastures, scattered orchards and the like.
You can already tell: Golf & Country Club Schloss Pichlarn is well on its way to becoming one of the most sustainable golf courses in Austria. IMLAUER Hotel Schloss Pichlarn, your luxury golf resort, has been known for its consistent focus on sustainability for many years.
Learn more about the IMLAUER philosophy “Greener vacations” and the way to a climate-neutral organic hotel.