Flatirons Golf Course
Owned and operated by the City of Boulder and a fully certified member of the Audubon International Cooperative Sanctuary for Golf Courses, Flatirons Golf Course is committed to operating with the highest level of environmental responsibility possible while still producing exceptional golf playing conditions.
Historically, golf courses have been noted for their lack environmental awareness and practices. As the golf industry has taken great steps in the past 20 years to remedy this perception, public outreach efforts have fallen short and many people are not aware of the positive environmental actions being taken by the golf industry. While examples of environmental irresponsibility still exist, Flatirons Golf Course is a proud example of the new, environmental management practices becoming more prevalent in the industry each year. Please peruse the links and downloads on these pages to gain a better understanding of the environmentally sustainable efforts at Flatirons Golf Course.
Flatirons Golf Course has achieved designation as a "Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary" through the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses, an Audubon International program. Doug Cook, PGA Director of Golf, has led the effort to obtain sanctuary status on this course and is being recognized for Environmental Stewardship by Audubon International. Flatirons Golf Course is the 33rd course in Colorado and the 782nd in the world to receive the honor.
"Flatirons Golf Course has shown a strong commitment to its environmental program. They are to be commended for their efforts to provide a sanctuary for wildlife on the golf course property," said Jim Sluiter, Staff Ecologist for the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Programs.
"To reach certification, a course must demonstrate that they are maintaining a high degree of environmental quality in a number of areas," explained Sluiter. These categories include: Environmental Planning, Wildlife & Habitat Management, Outreach and Education, Chemical Use Reduction and Safety, Water Conservation, and Water Quality Management.
The Audubon International Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses, endorsed by the United States Golf Association, provides information and guidance to help golf courses preserve and enhance wildlife habitat, and protect natural resources. Golf courses from the United States, Africa, Australia, Canada, Central America, Europe, and Southeast Asia have also achieved certification in the program.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 September 2012 09:13