(ROME, Ga.) – Stonebridge Golf Club – the storied Arthur Davis-designed golf course located one-hour northwest of Atlanta – has been honored for their ‘ten years of certification’ as an Audubon International Cooperative Sanctuary.
Audubon International recognizes golf clubs who show commitment to environmental stewardship and efforts to maintain a comprehensive management program focused on wildlife and habitat, water conservation, resources, outreach and education. After designation by the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program (ACSP), courses must go through a recertification process every three years.
Stonebridge is one of 858 courses in the world to be designated as a certified ACSP golf course. With the partnership, Stonebridge participates in numerous sustainability projects including conserving energy, reducing water use, utilizing integrated pest management techniques, naturalizing areas and managing resources in an environmentally responsible matter.
“We are thrilled to receive this very humbling honor from Audubon International for our sustainability efforts,” says Patrick Kirn, general manager of Stonebridge. “Having an environmentally-friendly golf course is at the forefront of our mission at Stonebridge, so whenever maintenance or improvements to the layout are being made, we make sure to carefully review each step.”
Opened in 1994, Stonebridge Golf Club is one of northern Georgia’s most popular courses. The 18-hole public golf course measures 6,816 yards from the longest tees and surrounds the spacious clubhouse, allowing for gorgeous views of the Lavender Mountains and abundant wildlife. The course features four sets of tees for all skill levels.
“We must continue to be a forward-thinking facility especially in the uncertain times we live in,” continues Kirn. “The only way our industry survives is if we become smarter about our resources, so Stonebridge can continue to serve as a community asset for years to come.”
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About Audubon International
Audubon International is an environmental organization dedicated to educating, assisting, and inspiring millions of people from all walks of life to protect and sustain the land, water, wildlife, and natural resources around them. In addition to businesses, Audubon International also provides programs for golf courses, communities, and new developments. For more information, contact Audubon International at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their website at auduboninternational.org.