Toscana Resort Castelfalfi is pleased to announce that the Golf Environment Organization, an international non-profit organization, has awarded the Estate and Golf Club Castelfalfi the eco-friendly quality label GEO Certified® in recognition of their important contribution to protect the landscape and the environment that hosts them. The certification, issued with the support of the Italian Golf Federation (Federazione Italiana Golf), guarantees sustainable golf and high-quality sports all over the world.
Starting from its opening, Toscana Resort Castelfalfi has been concretely committed to increasing a eco-sustainable tourism, which does not damage nature but rather enhances it, by establishing careful company policies and arising the awareness of guests and golfers, who live the Resort every day and play in the Golf Course.
Golf Club Castelfalfi, with its 27-hole course designed following the natural morphology of the hilling area, has proved to efficiently use water resources, thanks to the collection of rainwater in artificial lakes, and to maintain a pesticide- free green. Moreover, the Resort manages virtuously its energetic resources and currently meets internally one third of its energy needs, thanks to the construction of a biomass power plant, which is fed for the most part by agricultural and forestry waste obtained within the Estate.
The attention to sustainability for Toscana Resort Castelfalfi is one of the fundamental principles since the beginning of the project in 2007, when TUI AG bought the area of 1,100 hectares within the Municipality of Montaione by TUI AG. From the reconstruction of the Medieval Village to the creation of new accommodation facilities and the restoration of farmhouses, all the buildings have been renovated and designed according to the most advanced technological criteria for thermal regulation, energy self-sufficiency and waste reduction.
In addition, the Estate’s farm boasts an entirely organic production of wine and olive oil, which completes the vision of an eco-sustainable and far-sighted business, shared and encouraged also by TUI.