New Jersey club partners with Raritan Valley Beekeepers Association.
(BRANCHBURG, N.J.) – Fox Hollow Golf Club – the top-rated Northeast golf course located just a short drive from New York City – has introduced two onsite beehives that will create a new home for the Raritan Valley Beekeepers Association (RVBA).
In partnership with Fox Hollow Golf Club, the Raritan Valley Beekeepers Association will welcome 80,000 new members this fall to its course. While golf courses may appear as unlikely sanctuaries for honey bees, these animals act as a barometer of a course’s environmental health, with sustainable golf environments fostering natural habitats for thousands of animals.
According to the American Beekeeping Foundation, one-third of all food consumed by Americans is indirectly derived from honeybee pollination. Fortunately, Fox Hollow will not need to alter daily course maintenance for the RVBA’s new home. In fact, since the arrival of the beehives, the club has reduced water and chemical use through Integrated Pest Management. Under the guidance of Superintendent Ken Anson, the course is in better shape and more environmentally friendly than ever before.
“As a fellow beekeeper, Fox Hollow offers a unique home for our black and yellow friends,” says Matthew Galvin, president and managing partner of Morningstar Golf and Hospitality. “The RVBA has enjoyed the new haven for meetings and training sessions in an area away from golfers. We look forward to highlighting how golf courses can be ‘bee friendly’ with prudent and careful management of the hives.”
Opened in 1967, Fox Hollow Golf Club is a Hal Purdy design measuring 6,371 yards and sprawling across undulating terrain and forest, offering scenic vistas throughout the par-70 layout. Weather permitting, the season never ends at Fox Hollow with the practice facility open year around.
“Indigo Golf Partner is proud to partner with the RVBA at Fox Hollow on this exciting new endeavor,” says Greg Sinder, regional director of marketing for Indigo Golf Partner. “The welcoming nature of our golf community will only serve as an asset for years to come.”
In 2019, Indigo Golf Partner celebrates its 30th anniversary in building and refining the strongest operating platform in golf. Fox Hollow Golf Club is one of 11 daily-fee courses managed by Indigo Golf Partner in New Jersey.
More information: 908.526.0010
About Indigo Golf Partner
One of the largest privately-owned golf course management companies in the U.S., Indigo Golf Partner owns and operates over 150 properties in 29 states. Headquartered in Reston, Va. with regional offices across America, Indigo Golf Partner has 30 years of results-driven expertise. The company specializes in full-service course management as well as assistance in specific segments of the golf business, including course and property maintenance, staffing and training, career growth, clubhouse operations, food and beverage, merchandising, golf instruction, marketing and public relations, special events and financial management.
Indigo Golf Partner also continues to evolve the golf experience through customized solutions and innovative programs like the annual World’s Largest Golf Outing – a national golf fundraiser conceived by Indigo Golf Partner Chairman and CEO Peter Hill.
About Morningstar Golf and Hospitality
Morningstar Golf and Hospitality is a New Jersey based investor, operator and advisory firm with a focus on transformational projects where it optimizes performance of private clubs and public golf courses through capital investment and execution of innovative operational strategies. Its President and Managing Partner, Matthew Galvin, has more than twenty-five years of experience with projects in 23 states and overseas, including other notable New Jersey projects: Shackamaxon Country Club, Forsgate Country Club, Blue Heron Pines Golf Course and The Shore Club.
More information: www.mstargolf.com, 908-586-4361