Carbon Par was started in 2019 by Eureka Golf, an Icelandic company established in Reykjavík in 2002. Led by golf architect Edwin Roald, the firm has since focused primarily on golf course design. Now, it is driven by a passion to use knowledge, that may be somewhat unique to the golf movement, to contribute to our communities in ways that matter most.

The name is derived from par, the well known terminology in golf, meaning a benchmark in scoring desired by many, and one which may in many ways be likened to carbon neutrality. Furthermore, par is also an abbreviation for Photosynthetic Active Radiation, the amount of light available for plants' photosynthesis. It is through this process which plants are able to extract carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and store it in soils and biomass as carbon.