A global perspective on the environmental impact of golf

Kit Wheeler, John Nauright

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Abstract

The sport of golf has grown tremendously in the past three decades. It is now the leading sport in the world in terms of total economic expenditure, yet surprising little on golf has appeared in the academic sports studies literature. In particular, the impact of golf on the environment has been virtually absent from discussion. Golf takes place in the outdoors, yet golf course development and maintenance has involved many aspects that are deleterious to the environment. This article charts the impact of golf on the environment from an international perspective, particularly noting emerging differences in first and developing world countries.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)427-443
Number of pages17
JournalSport in Society: Cultures, Commerce, Media, Politics
Volume9
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 16 Aug 2006

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