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Glencoe Golf & Country Club, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Certified Cooperative Sanctuary Course

Photo: Mark Whitright

What Makes An Audubon Course

The Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses (ACSP) is an environmental education and certification program helping golf courses protect the environment and preserve the natural heritage of the game of golf. ACSP provides guidance to enhance natural areas and wildlife habitats that golf courses provide, improve efficiency, and minimize potentially harmful impacts of  operations, the program serves an important environmental role worldwide.

Designation as a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary is awarded upon meeting environmental management standards in six areas. Achieving certification demonstrates leadership, commitment, and high standards of environmental management. Our dedication to environmental stewardship has been supported by Audubon International with the recognition of 25 of our courses with its  “Certified Sanctuary” designation. See our collection of certified courses below.

Featured Audubon Courses

4612 Blackcomb Way
Whistler BC V0N 1B4 Canada

This scenic 6,635-yard mountain course plays in a valley and along terraces overlooking the European-style Whistler Village, in rugged British Columbia.

Melia Playa Conchal Beach & Golf Resort
Guanacaste Costa Rica

The early morning growl of a howler monkey...a pod of dolphins frolicking in blue water beyond a blinding white beach...a backswing interrupted by the screech of a parrot.

Bo-Malitlit
Santa Rosa Laguna Philippines

Built in sugar cane fields south of Manila, Santa Elena Golf Club was named for a member of the Yulo family, who owned the original hacienda on the property. The number one social club in the Philippines, this 27-hole facility also boasts the country's finest greens.

10 Chenal Club Blvd.
Little Rock AR United States

Routed through a rocky Arkansas forest of cathedral pines and blooming dogwoods in Chenal Valley, the original 7,149-yard golf course at Chenal Country Club anchors a successful residential community.

P.O. Box 915
Avon CO 81620 United States

Beaver Creek Golf Club in Colorado boasts a course designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr., a distinguished golf course architect with a rich heritage in the sport. He is the son of the legendary Robert Trent Jones and has left his mark on iconic courses worldwide.

17-Mile Drive
Pebble Beach CA 93953 United States

Two miles south of historic Monterey along the rugged California coastline (17-mile drive), not far from its celebrated sister, the Pebble Beach Golf Links, sits the 6,820-yard Links at Spanish Bay.

All Audubon Courses

Rio Grande Puerto Rico

Awards
  • Golf Digest—Top 10 in Puerto Rico – The Best Golf Courses In Every Country
  • Golfweek—#1 in Puerto Rico
  • Golfweek—Top 50 Courses in Caribbean, Mexico
  • Robb Report—Best of the Best
  • Audubon International Certified Silver Signature Sanctuary Course
  • Golf Inc.—Development of the Year

P.O. Box 915
Avon CO 81620 United States

Awards
  • Golf Digest—Best Golf Resort in North America
  • Golf Digest—4 Star Rating
  • Audubon International Certified Cooperative Sanctuary Course

6320 Grandview Dr W
University Place WA 98467 United States

Awards
  • GOLF Magazine—#1 Best New Course
  • GOLF Magazine—Top 50 Course of the Last 50 Years
  • GOLF Magazine—Top 100 Courses in the World
  • GOLF Magazine—Top 100 Courses in the U.S.
  • GOLF Magazine—Top 100 Public Courses You Can Play
  • GOLF Magazine—#1 Course You Can Play in Washington
  • GOLF Magazine—#2 of 30 Best Municipal Golf Courses in America
  • Golf Digest—#1 Best New Course
  • Golf Digest—America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses
  • Golfweek—#2 Best New Course
  • Golfweek—#1 Best New Daily-Fee and Municipal Course
  • Golfweek—#1 Course You Can Play in Washington
  • Golfweek—Top 100 Modern Course
  • Golfweek—#3 Best New Course
  • Golfweek—#2 Best Municipal Course
  • Golfweek—#2 Best Courses You Can Play – Washington
  • Golf World—Readers’ Choice Award Top 50 Public Course
  • Travel + Leisure Golf—#1 Best New Course
  • Golf Inc.—Development of the Year (Daily Fee)
  • Golf Course Industry—Builder Excellence Award, Best New Course (Creative Category)
  • Audubon International Certified Silver Signature Sanctuary Course
Tournaments
  • Site of US Open Championship
  • Site of US Amateur Championship
  • Site of BMW Northwest Charity Skins Game
  • Site of Big Ten / PAC 10 Challenge
  • Site of 2021 US Amateur Four-Ball Championship
  • Site of 2022 US Women’s Amateur Chammpionship
  • Site of 2027 US Junior Amateur Championship
  • Site of 2033 US Amateur Championship
  • Site of US Women’s Amateur Championship

10 Chenal Club Blvd.
Little Rock AR United States

Awards
  • Golf Digest—#1 Course in Arkansas
  • Golf Digest—#3 Best New Private Course
  • Golfweek—Top 50 New Course
  • Golfweek—Top 100 Modern Course
  • Audubon International Certified Cooperative Sanctuary Course

11000 Cragun's Drive
Brainerd MN 56401 United States

Awards
  • Golf Digest—5 Star Rating
  • Golf Digest—4½ Star Rating
  • Golf Digest—Top 20 Course in Minnesota
  • Golf Digest—Top 25 Public Course
  • Audubon International Certified Bronze Signature Sanctuary Course

4612 Blackcomb Way
Whistler BC V0N 1B4 Canada

Awards
  • GOLF Magazine—Gold Medal Resort
  • Golf Digest—#1 Best New Canadian Course
  • Golf Digest—Best Golf Resort in North America
  • Golf Digest—4½ Star Rating
  • ScoreGolf Magazine—Top 40 Canadian Course
  • Condé Nast Traveler—Top 15 Golf Resort in North America
  • ScoreGolf Magazine—Best Resort Course in British Columbia
  • Member, Great Golf Resorts of the World
  • Audubon International Certified Cooperative Sanctuary Course

Zum Weiher 44
Wildenbruch 14552 Germany

Awards
  • Golf Digest—#1 New Course in Germany
  • Golf Digest—Top 15 Course in Germany
  • Peugeot Golf Guide—Top Course in Germany, 18 of 20 points
  • Golf World—Top 100 Course in Continental Europe
  • Audubon International Certified Cooperative Sanctuary Course
Tournaments
  • Site of Lufthansa World Cup

9600 Golf Club Drive
Granite Bay CA 95746 United States

Awards
  • Golf Digest—Top 10 Best New Private Course
  • Audubon International Certified Bronze Signature Sanctuary Course

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