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Green Drive

Green Drive ensured that The 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles was one of the most sustainable and environmentally-friendly sporting tournaments in the world.

Green Drive Introduction

Work was undertaken to make sure The 2014 Ryder Cup carried the lightest possible footprint, and generated the greatest possible benefit to people and the environment.

Sustainability has been an important consideration for Ryder Cup Europe since Valderrama in 1997. By 2010, the Green Drive at Celtic Manor covered a comprehensive agenda including nature conservation, energy efficiency, waste reduction, pollution prevention and communications.

Now, with a concerted effort to integrate sustainability across venue, staging and legacy, The 2014 Ryder Cup is set to be one of the leading examples in sport and events.

Download the Ryder Cup Green Drive Flyer here


Gleneagles Resort has a longstanding commitment to nature conservation, community engagement and the efficient use of resources.  With numerous awards, and as a founder member of Perthshire Green Resorts, the 2014 venue recently added golf's ecolabel, GEO Certified™ to its list of achievements. 

Find out more about their work for people and the environment

Sustainability Projects

Sustainability and environmental benefits are to be a key legacy of The 2014 Ryder Cup with four ‘green’ projects in Perthshire receiving funding totally nearly a quarter of a million pounds. One of the legacy projects which will benefit is the John Muir Trust whose aim is to conserve and protect wild places and engage people from all walks of life in their conservation.

Learn about Green Drive funding