How golf is doing more to protect wildlife than ever before

By Emma Francois – Published on GolfDigest.com Jim Pavonetti is expecting a visitor. This guest hasn’t booked a tee time, but for the past five years, around May 31, he has materialized—even accounting for leap year. Pavonetti checks his desk calendar: May 31. Sure enough the black-crowned night heron shows up. Pavonetti is the superintendent…

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Video: Great Horned Owls Nesting Above Certified ACSP for Golf Courses

From Cornell Lab Bird Cams: Look who’s hanging out at the vacant nest in Savannah, Georgia! This pair of Great Horned Owls has been frequenting the nest site for several months, but last night they dropped by for an extended visit (lasting over an hour) that included both nest maintenance and copulation. This could be…

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Cypress Landing Celebrates 10 years of Audubon International Certification

Located in North Carolina’s Coastal Plains region, lies the small town of Chocowinity which is home to Cypress Landing Golf Course, a certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program (ACSP) member. This semi-private, 18-hole golf course is an exemplary model for the ACSP for Golf certification track and is celebrating its 10th anniversary of certification this year.…

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Golf Course Superintendents Drive Environmental Accountability

by Linda Parker https://www.golfcoursetrades.com/golf-course-superintendents-environmental-accountability/ The city of Rohnert Park, situated in the heart of California wine country, is known as The Friendly City. Thanks to the diligence and commitment of golf course superintendent Jeffery (Jeff) Sutherland and his crew, the definition of friendly now officially includes the two environmentally friendly golf courses at Foxtail Golf…

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Aquarina Beach and Country Club Tees Up for the Environment

In the heart of surfer’s paradise, you will also find a golfer’s paradise, on a barrier island sandwiched between the Atlantic Ocean and the Indian River Lagoon. Aquarina Beach and Country Club is home to an 18-hole certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Golf Course. This semi-private course is open to the public and offers golfers a…

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Pottawatomie Golf Course recognized for environmental excellence

By Kane County Chronicle https://www.shawlocal.com/kane-county-chronicle/2021/08/27/pottawatomie-golf-course-recognized-for-environmental-excellence/ Pottawatomie Golf Course has retained its designation as a “Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary” through the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses, an Audubon International program. Golf Course Superintendent Denise Gillett-Parchert led the effort to maintain sanctuary status on this course. Pottawatomie Golf Course was designated as a Certified Audubon Cooperative…

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How Does One Golf Course Superintendent Use Bees

By UK Time News, posted on GolfCourseTrades.com https://www.golfcoursetrades.com/golf-superintendent-uses-bees/ If not for golf carts and golfers, the University of Missouri’s AL Gustin Golf Course might be called the AL Gustin Nature Center. The natural aspect of the golf course is an important part of its identity, as are the bees, said golf course superintendent Isaac Breuer.…

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Big Cedar Resort Fosters the Game of Golf and Sustainability

Big Cedar Resort Fosters the Game of Golf and Sustainability Big Cedar Golf, located in the heart of the Ozarks, is home to 5 world class public golf courses all of which are in the process of becoming certified in Audubon International’s elite Signature Sanctuary Certification track. Big Cedar Golf is most famously known for…

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Today in Ontario

Check out this impressive video from the Ontario Golf Superintendents’ Association. Two of the three featured courses are ACSP for Golf certified!

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