Bearwood Lakes Golf Club has been awarded the GEO CertifiedTM accolade to join its many honours.

GEO works with golf, government and environmental organizations worldwide, including The European Tour, United Nations Environment Programme and The R&A. Helping golf to be more environmentally friendly, the non-profit organisation is dedicated to ensure golf courses have more corporate responsibility.

Golf Course Manager, Daniel Lightfoot MG MSc, said: “A great golf experience should draw on nature in many ways.

“And whilst we no longer have the bears here from past centuries, deer can be regularly seen along with badgers, grass snakes, red kite, kingfishers, lapwings, tawny owls, the bird of prey hobby and a variety of aquatic wildlife. With the tall trees and lakes it can feel like you’re in North America’s Pacific Northwest, rather than a short drive outside the centre of London.”

Bearwood has been enjoying a growing reputation in the world of golf and it’s location, being so close to the capital, means that it can attract players from across the globe. Last year it ranked as the second best golfing experience in England (after Royal St. George’s) and third best in the UK (additionally ranked behind Royal County Down).

With its nurturing wildlife and thick, thriving woodland, Bearwood is a wonderful experience for those who enjoy nature. Three lakes sit within the course, as does the magnificent 19th Century mansion of John Walter III, founder of The Times newspaper. This is not a golfing experience to be missed, no matter how up to par your golfing skills are.