A beloved water buffalo brood, famous for tending rice paddies at the scenic Laguna Golf Lang Co, has welcomed new baby. The lovely Luna will join her parents Tu Phat and Chi Chi (and eldest calf Bao) in managing the seven hectares of rice fields centrally located in the award-winning course. These charming ‘bio-mowers’ eat excess weeds and crops, a job that would otherwise require machinery, fuel and labour.
“Luna has taken to the job brilliantly and our guests love watching the family graze alongside the 3rd and 4th holes” said Adam Calver, Director of Golf at Laguna Golf Lang Co.
The rice fields are not just for show either. Harvested twice a year, they yield up to 20 tons of rice that are used to support the organic farm at Laguna Lang Co and donated to families and seniors in the area.
Laguna’s broader sustainability plan includes eradicating the use of single-use plastics and finding replacements in bamboo, paper, steel or natural grass. They’re also in the final stages of installing a water bottling plant to swap all plastic water bottles with reusable glass bottles.
These ongoing efforts earned Laguna the coveted Earth Check Gold certification last year. One of only three golf courses in the world to achieve the honour. Well deserved!
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