Greening the 2014 Ryder Cup

Since Valderrama in Spain in 1997, environmental and sustainability issues have been important considerations for Ryder Cup Europe. By 2010, at The Celtic Manor Resort in Wales, the sustainability programme covered nature conservation, energy, the supply chain, pollution prevention, waste minimisation and communications - applied across many aspects of long term venue operation and the event's temporary staging.

Click here to download the official 2010 Green Drive™ Report.

Greening the 2014 Ryder Cup

As part of a commitment to continual improvement, Ryder Cup Europe is seeking to raise the bar further for Gleneagles 2014.

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

About The 2014 Green Drive™

Planning is already underway to make sure The 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles in Scotland can showcase the highest possible standards of sustainability.

A dedicated Steering Group is working to minimise the environmental footprint of the event; protect the site's incredible landscape and nature; and leave lasting positive environmental and community legacies - locally and internationally. The Group comprises Ryder Cup Europe, EventScotland, Gleneagles Resort, The Scottish Government, Perth and Kinross Council, Scottish Golf Union, Scottish Natural Heritage and Zero Waste Scotland.

The initiative is being managed by the Golf Environment Organization.

Your help

Over the coming months we'll be inviting a wide range of people and organisations to support the Green Drive™.

We'll need the assistance of contractors and suppliers, local businesses, spectators and the media to make it a real success.

So look out for news and information about how we'll be helping you to help us make this the most sustainable Ryder Cup yet.  


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 at .

Green Drive™ Legacy Projects

With additional backing from the Scottish Government, Ryder Cup 2014 is proud to help support and promote the valuable work the John Muir Trust carries out to connect young people and wild places across Scotland.  Find out more about the John Muir Trust and our other Legacy Projects at

To watch a video on Perthshire, 'Big Tree Country', click here.

Learn more about the John Muir Trust here.