As one of the initial pioneers of sustainability for golf resorts in Europe, La Cala Resort has continually led the way in environmentally friendly practices on-and-off the golf course. Their latest golf course renovations and upgrades to golf facilities continue to shine a light on these improvements in sustainability at La Cala.

Following their recent solar panel installations and the previous transition to Bermuda greens, La Cala has increased their commitment to sustainability once again, improving their buggy fleet with the latest state-of-the-art technologies.

Transitioning from the previous lead battery golf buggies, La Cala introduces their new EZGO Elite Lithium powered golf buggy fleet, improving the entire collection to a more sustainable alternative.

Complete with the Tagmarshal GPS system, buggies on both the Asia and Europa courses will now feature the innovative technology, complimenting the Visage GPS system currently being used on the America course. Allowing the La Cala team to monitor pace of play throughout the busy golf seasons, the Tagmarshal GPS system provides golfers with a more immersive and efficient experience on the course. The system also includes its own version of GEO fencing, monitoring the buggies and limiting their drive around restricted areas such as tees and close to the greens.

Over on the golf course, after periods of scheduled annual maintenance, all three courses have now had their fairways, tee-boxes and greens, hollowed-cored and top dressed for improved performance. Reducing compaction and allowing for more water to penetrate the surface, the improved turf quality will allow for better playing conditions during the upcoming, busy Autumn months.
La Cala´s greenkeepers have also introduced a new variety of Bermuda grass to multiple tee-boxes on the Asia course, called Tahoma 31. Preparing for the cooler Autumn-Winter months, this new variety of grass is more resistant to the cold and remerges quicker than most traditional Bermuda grass types in the Spring. Adapted to higher traffic levels and more tolerant to the heat, the Tahoma 31 grass type requires 20% less water than others, reducing La Cala’s overall water usage throughout the year. Another step in the direction towards improved sustainability methods at La Cala.

Previously using bent grass greens, La Cala started the transition to the Bermuda putting surfaces 4 years ago, altering the greens for performance and environmental reasons. After the recent summer heat and scheduled course maintenance, which has seen both courses closed for a month each, the courses are now in prime condition for all guests and visitors ready to play this autumn.

By autumn 2024, La Cala will have fully transformed all three championship courses to Bermuda greens. Helping to improve sustainability thanks to a reduction in watering and chemical fertilisers, the Bermuda greens will also enhance performance at La Cala, allowing golfers the opportunity to play on better and more consistent course conditions all year round.

As La Cala continues to renovate and prepare for a more environmentally friendly future, the Spanish resort is now encouraging their guests and visitors to take part in this initiative with their latest Environmental Policy page.

Informing audiences about the consistent on-and-off course sustainable practices going ahead, the website link also highlights for guests what they can do to help collaborate and work towards a more sustainable future at La Cala Resort.

Environmental Policy

Nestled in the foothills of Sierra de Mijas, between sea and mountains. Breath-taking views from every angle, spaces brimming with authentic Andalusian character.

The vibrance and beauty of the Andalusian countryside is reflected in the La Cala way of life. Offering warm and quiet seclusion, the Spanish resort feels worlds away from the chaos of the busy coastline, all the while remaining at the centre of entertainment and excitement in Malaga. Sandy beaches and coastal waters are just 10 minutes away, with further memorable destinations like Fuengirola and Marbella less than 30 minutes away. Providing an unforgettable experience like nothing else, La Cala Resort is truly one of a kind.

C/O PSM (Pure Sports Marketing)

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