Signature and Classic Sanctuary Program

Audubon International's elite Signature Sanctuary Certification is for new or renovating golf courses, resorts, and communities. This certification involves comprehensive environmental planning with architects, owners, managers and key stakeholders to ensure sustainable design, construction and long-term management of your property.

We are proud of our certified members accomplishments and have highlighted their stories! Browse the featured success stories and case studies below to learn about the incredibly diverse environmental stewardship projects and activities that take place at Audubon International Certified Communities. To see your success story featured here, please send an email and an overview of your story to Kat Welch.

Tetherow at 15, Still A Course Like None Other


Location: Bend, Oregon

Type of property:  Private,18-hole golf course, 50-room boutique hotel, pool, three restaurants, vacation rental homes, event pavilion, golf academy, and various residential neighborhoods

Click here to read about Tetherow Golf Club!

Barona Creek Golf Club

Location: Lakeside, California

Type of property: Public, 18-hole golf course, 400-room hotel, pro-shop, casino, multiple restaurants

Read more about the property in a Barona Creek Case Study!


Evergrene: A Case Study

Evergrene Case Study

Location: Palm Beach Gardens, Flordia

Type of property: Private, surronds 36.5-acre Lake Dorothy, 963 residences ranging from two and three bedroom condominiums to five bedroom single family homes, Clubhouse, pools, restaurants, basketball and pickleball courts

Read the Evergrene Case Study!

Lost Marsh Golf Course & The 1st Tee of Lake County

Location: Hammond, Indiana

Type of property: Public, 18-hole golf course, driving range, restaurant

Read the Lost Marsh-Restoration Case Study!

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The Old Collier Golf Club


Location: Naples, Florida

Type of property:  Private,18-hole golf course, clubhouse that is evocative of a 19th century Low Country estate

Read the Old Collier Case Study here!

Town of North Hempstead Harbor Links

Location: Port Washington, New York

Type of property: 18-hole golf course, 9-
hole executive course, practice range, miniature golf facility, athletic
fields designed as part of a municipal recreational facility

Read the Harbor Links Case Study here!

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Washington Golf Learning Center: The First Certified Gold Signature Sanctuary in Ohio

Washington Golf Course (Kyle Lanzer/Cleveland Metroparks)

Location: Newburgh Heights, Ohio

Type of property: 9-hole golf course, 26-station driving range, managed by Cleveland Metroparks

Read the Washington Golf Learning Center Case Study here!

Bahia Beach Resort & Golf Club: The First to be Certified in the Caribbean 

 Location: Rio Grande, Puerto Rico

Type of property: Private, 483-acre gated nature preserve, 18-hole golf course, Clubhouse, variety of residences, 2 miles of pristine beach

Read more here in the Bahia Beach Case Study!