Greening the RBC Heritage

RBC, along with the Heritage Classic Foundation, Sea Pines Resort and our suppliers are committed to environmental sustainability and have implemented numerous environmental initiatives for this year’s tournament:

Reducing waste

  • Over 100 recycling receptacles are available to help reduce the amount of waste being sent to local landfills.
  • Concessions will be served in compostable or recyclable food packaging, avoiding Styrofoam with condiments served in bulk, where possible.
  • Unused food will be donated to Second Helpings, a local organization that collects and distributes food to agencies serving the disadvantaged.
  • All cardboard from tournament and clubhouse will be baled and recycled.
  • Pre-consumer vegetative food waste is composted and used in the resort.
  • Landscape debris will be turned into mulch and used in the community.

This is a carbon-neutral Event

  • This event is powered with green-e certified renewable electricity, courtesy of Palmetto Electric Cooperative.
  • Greenhouse gas emissions associated with the use of diesel generators, event vehicles, and Clubhouse operations will be neutralized through the purchase and retirement of high quality carbon offsets.

Sustainable transportation

  • Harbour Town Golf Links is accessible by bicycle and racks are located within walking distance of the Harbour Town Clubhouse and around the perimeter of the golf course. In 2015, over 7,000 bicycles were used to travel to the area.

Environmentally responsible golf course operations

  • Since 2006, Harbour Town Golf Links has been certified as an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary. Less than five per cent of US golf courses have this prestigious environmental designation.
  • Harbour Town Golf Links, along with their two other courses achieved GEO Certification in 2015.

Future Dates

  • RBC Heritage - April 10-16, 2017

How to be a Green Patron

Here are a few tips on how golf fans and patrons can help make the RBC Heritage an environmentally responsible event:

  • Think before you toss – do not mix recyclables with regular garbage by using properly designated bins.
  • Travel the better way - carpool, bike or walk to the event to help reduce harmful vehicle emissions.
  • Watch your step – Harbour Town Golf Links has been certified as an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary and many of the vegetative features surrounding wetlands and lagoons
    are important wildlife habitats
    and buffers to protect
    water quality.

Memory Matters

A charity beneficiary of the RBC Heritage, is the 2013 PGA TOUR Charity of the Year.