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AUDUBON CERTIFIED COURSES

The value of green building

 
 
 
 

At Robert Trent Jones II® (RTJ II) our golf course design philosophy holds that environmental sensitivity and responsibility are essential aspects of every project. In many cases, our work improves water quality and wildlife habitat, preserves green spaces that will not be paved over or developed, and creates giant filters that sequester carbon.

Audubon International has recognized 22 of our courses with its prestigious “Certified Sanctuary” designation. Our Founder, Robert Trent Jones Jr., has been known as the father of environmental course design since long before green building became popular. President and Chief Design Officer Bruce Charlton expanded the firm’s environmental mission as 2008- 2009 President of the American Society of Golf Course Architects, and by helping to create RTJ II’s Green Proclamation, a manifesto of environmental principles that the firm has called upon other golf course architects to support in their work.

COOPERATIVE

15 CERTIFIED COOPERATIVE SANCTUARY COURSES

  1. Beaver Creek Golf Club, Avon, Colorado, USA
  2. Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club, Whistler, British Columbia, Canada
  3. Chenal Country Club, Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  4. Glencoe Golf & Country Club, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  5. Golf- und Country Club Seddiner See (South Course), Wildenbruch, Germany
  6. Heron Lakes Golf Course (Great Blue, Greenback), Portland, Oregon, USA
  7. The Mountain Course at Incline Village, Incline Village, Nevada, USA
  8. Jackson Hole Golf & Tennis Club, Jackson, Wyoming, USA
  9. Osprey Meadows at Tamarack Resort, Tamarack, Idaho, USA
  10. Penha Longa Golf Club, Sintra, Portugal
  11. Reserva Conchal Golf Club, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
  12. Sta. Elena Golf Club, Santa Rosa, Laguna, Philippines
  13. The Links at Spanish Bay, Pebble Beach, California, USA
  14. Spring City Golf & Lake Resort (Lake Course), Kunming, Yunnan, China
  15. Resort at Squaw Creek, Olympic Valley, California, USA

SILVER

2 CERTIFIED SILVER SIGNATURE SANCTUARY COURSES

  1. Bahia Beach Golf Course, Rio Grande, Puerto Rico
  2. Chambers Bay, University Place, Washington, USA

BRONZE

5 CERTIFIED BRONZE SIGNATURE SANCTUARY COURSES

  1. Cragun’s Legacy Courses, Brainerd, Minnesota, USA
  2. Granite Bay Golf Club, Granite Bay, California, USA
  3. Kalúhyat Golf Club at Turning Stone Resort • Casino, Verona, New York, USA
  4. The Resort at Red Hawk (Lakes Course), Sparks, Nevada, USA
  5. ThunderHawk Golf Club, Beach Park, Illinois, USA

CLASSIC

1 CERTIFIED CLASSIC SANCTUARY COURSE

  1. Spring City Golf & Lake Resort (Lake Course),Kunming, Yunnan, China
Above Top left: Kalúhyat Golf Club at Turning Stone Resort • Casino, Verona, New York, USA | Photo: Robert Graves
Bottom left: Chambers Bay, University Place, Washington, USA | Photo: Rob Perry
Top right: Spring City Golf & Lake Resort, Kunming, Yunnan China | Photo: Patrick Lim
Bottom right: Bahia Beach Resort and Golf Club, Rio Grande Puerto Rico, Caribbean | Photo: Mike Klemme