Audubon International Certifications
Nature-blended golf developments span a broad topographical range
Courses like Bethpage Black, certified by Audubon International, improve environmental performance and community relations, reduce liability, save money and contribute to environmental conservation.
For over 25 years, Audubon International has assisted golf courses in their efforts to blend environmentally responsible maintenance practices into day-to-day operations. The organization recognizes program members that demonstrate their commitment to environmental quality by meeting required standards for protecting the environment, conserving natural resources and providing wildlife habitats. Golf courses certified by Audubon International improve environmental performance and community relations, reduce liability, save money and contribute to environmental conservation.
The cornerstones of the Audubon International certification program are:
- Environmental planning
- Wildlife and habitat management
- Chemical use reduction and safety
- Water conservation
- Water quality management
- Outreach and education
In a larger context, Audubon International programs educate, assist and inspire people from all walks of life to protect and sustain the land, water, wildlife and natural resources around them. Recognized properties are public and private entities that complement preserved lands. They contribute to the conservation of resources and the protection of both common and rare plants and wildlife.
Twenty golf courses designed, renovated or remodeled by Rees Jones, Inc. have been accepted into one of Audubon International's certified programs. These include:
Certified Silver Audubon Signature Sanctuaries
The following have been certified Silver Audubon Signature Sanctuaries by Audubon International.
- The Golf Club at Briar's Creek (John's Island, SC)
Certified Bronze Audubon Signature Sanctuaries
The following have been certified Bronze Audubon Signature Sanctuaries by Audubon International.
Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuaries
The following courses have been certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuaries by Audubon International.
- Baltusrol Golf Club (Springfield, NJ)
- Bear Creek Golf Club (Hilton Head Island, SC)
- Bethpage State Park Black Course (Farmingdale, NY)
- Carmel Country Club (Charlotte, NC)
- The Currituck Club (Corolla, NC)
- Dacotah Ridge Golf Club (Morton, MN)
- Daniel Island Club (Charleston, SC)
- Fiddler's Elbow Country Club (Far Hills, NJ)
- Golden Horseshoe Golf Club Green Course (Williamsburg, VA)
- Griffin Gate Golf Club (Lexington, KY)
- Hammock Dunes Club Creek Course (Palm Coast, FL)
- Huntsville Golf Club (Shavertown, PA)
- Laurel Oak Country Club (Sarasota, FL)
- New Seabury Country Club (New Seabury, MA)
- Olde Florida Golf Club (Naples, FL)
- Old Chatham Golf Club (Durham, NC )
- Reynolds Plantation Oconee Club (Greensboro, GA)
- Royal Montreal Golf Club (Ile Bizard, Quebec, Canada)
- Skokie Country Club (Glencoe, IL)
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