Best Management Practices and Case Studies

Pasatiempo Golf Club

Pasatiempo is one of many golf courses in California to eliminate turf in out of play areas to reduce water use. In 2007, Pasatiempo maintained 95 irrigated acres. Just two years later, the ...


Broken Sound Club

Several years ago, Broken Sound Club made a commitment to become more environmentally sensitive while reducing energy costs and consumption. It began with the introduction of biodegradable c...


Kiawah Island Golf Resort

Located 30 minutes from Charleston, Kiawah Island is home to five championship golf courses - all certified by Audubon International for their conservation efforts.

The Ocean Cours...


The Bear Trace at Harrison Bay

Located 20 minutes north of Chattanooga, Tenn., the Bear Trace at Harrison Bay is home 18 holes designed by Jack Nicklaus as well as two bald eagles, named Elliott and Eloise. Due to the cou...


PGA Village

Located an hour north of West Palm Beach, PGA Village is home to 54 holes of championship golf - 36 from Fazio and 18 from Dye. Owned and operated by the PGA of America, PGA Village is one o...


Poppy Hills Golf Course

In 2013, the golf course architecture firm of Robert Trent Jones II (RTJ II) completed extensive renovations to the Poppy Hills Golf Course in Pebble Beach, Calif. RTJ II...


Hunting Hawk Golf Club

When building Hunting Hawk Golf Club near Richmond, Va., the developer recognized the environmental sensitivity of the property due to the existing characteristics and the location adjacent ...


Saddle Creek Resort

Saddle Creek Resort - the Castle & Cooke golf community in the Sierra Nevada foothills of Calaveras County - has reduced irrigation of its golf course by 40%, saving 400,000 gallons of ...


Sea Pines Resort

One of the true crown jewels of American golf, The Sea Pines Resort is home to legendary Harbour Town Golf Links (host of the PGA TOUR's RBC Heritage) designed by Pete Dye and Jack Nicklaus,...


North Ranch Country Club

After several years of trimming at the edges and avoiding the inevitable, the leadership at North Ranch Country Club, 30 miles north of Los Angeles, came to the realization that the area wou...


The Old Collier Golf Club

Preserving Habitat and Water Quality

On 267 acres in Naples, Florida that was zoned for an 800-unit residential development, the Barron Collier family cho...


Arbor Links Golf Course

Partnering for Sustainable Design and Education

In the late 1990's a concept was conceived for a golf course in the state of Nebraska that would serve as ...


The Hideout Golf Club

Reclamation of a Degraded Site

Throughout the 1940s, 1950s and into the 1960s, the Town of Monticello in southeastern Utah was home to a large uranium mill...


Callippe Preserve Golf Course

Restoration and Mitigation of Habitat

Callippe Preserve Golf Course is located in Pleasanton, California - approximately 45 minutes east of San Francisco....