The Club’s Natural Environment
PGC and its environment.
The natural vegetation of the Club is Coastal Moonah Woodlands and the land adjoins the Point Nepean National Park, which is where the largest remnant of Coastal Moonah Woodlands exists on the peninsula. The Club is thus very conscious of its responsibility to protect the Woodlands while providing one of Australia’s top golf courses. As stated in its strategic plan, one of the core values of Portsea Golf Club is “To be responsible custodians of the Club’s iconic parcel of land, by maintaining and improving the golf course in an environmentally sustainable manner”.
The Club’s land is a dedicated “Land for Wildlife” area and the Club supports a group of women members who form the Club’s Landcare group. These women undertake weeding, planting and monitoring, in particular, in an area “out of bounds” to players, to protect and enhance the indigenous flora and fauna. Their work is supervised by a qualified environmental scientist employed by the Club.
The Club regularly commissions the control of pest animals such as foxes and rabbits. In recent times this has led to the sighting of the threatened Long-nosed Bandicoot, and overall enhances the habitat for the local echidnas, wallabies and birds.