College - Author 1

College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences

Department - Author 1

Experience Industry Management Department

Degree Name - Author 1

BS in Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Administration



Primary Advisor

Keri Schwab, College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences, Experience Industry Management Department


In the 1990’s, the golf industry was under fire from environmentalists for the use of natural resources and the creation of pollution. Therefore, golf courses began to implement and establish sustainability practices to generate ecofriendly courses. The purpose of this study was to examine the sustainability practices at Pebble Beach Golf Links. The researcher designed and utilized a best practices instrument to analyze the three pillars of sustainability, environmental, economic, and social, at Pebble Beach Golf Links. The study found that Pebble Beach effectively implemented sustainable practices within all three pillars of sustainability. Pebble Beach should continue to minimize environmental impacts the course may cause and stay connected socially and economically within the community through charity and local schools.