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Audubon Country Club retains 'Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary' designation

The club in Naples, Fla., first earned the distinction in 2008

Naples, Florida (June 18, 2020) – Audubon Country Club in Naples, Fla. has retained its designation as a "Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary” through the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses, an Audubon International program.

Audubon Country Club in Naples Florida
Audubon Country Club in Naples, Fla.

Through participation in the Audubon International Cooperative Sanctuary for golf program, Audubon Country Club has been involved in numerous environmental projects, including adopting a comprehensive environmental management program focused on wildlife and habitat management; conserving energy and reducing water use; utilizing integrated pest management techniques; naturalizing areas; managing resources in an environmentally responsible manner; and outreach and education.

Audubon Country Club was first designated as a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary in 2008. After designation, courses must go through a recertification process every three years. Audubon Country Club is one of 900 courses in the world to be designated as a certified ACSP for Golf course.

"Audubon Country Club has shown a strong commitment to its environmental program,” said Christine Kane, CEO at Audubon International. “They are to be commended for their efforts to provide a sanctuary for wildlife on the golf course property."

To reach certification in the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program (ACSP) for Golf Courses, a course must maintain a high degree of environmental quality in several areas including: Environmental Planning, Wildlife & Habitat Management, Outreach and Education, Chemical Use Reduction and Safety, Water Conservation, and Water Quality Management.

About Audubon Country Club
Audubon Country Club is a well-established, private, low-density golf community with natural preserve areas along all 18 holes. The Club community has 410 homes spread over 755 acres, of which 59 percent is dedicated to natural preserves. Audubon offers an array of amenities and an extensive social calendar for an active, healthy, and social lifestyle. Audubon County Club is managed by Troon Privé, the private club operating division of Troon, and is currently offering a limited number of non-resident memberships. For more information on Audubon Country Club, please call 239-592-4000 or visit www.audubonccofnaples.com.

About Audubon International
Audubon International is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) environmental education organization dedicated to providing people with the education and assistance they need to practice responsible management of land, water, wildlife, and other natural resources. To meet this mission, the organization provides training, services, and a set of award-winning environmental education and certification programs for individuals, organizations, properties, new developments, and entire communities. For more information, contact Audubon International at acsp@auduboninternational.org or visit their website at www.auduboninternational.org.

About Troon
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company providing services at 440-plus locations around the globe, including managing 475-plus 18-hole equivalent golf courses. In addition to golf, Troon specializes in homeowner association management, private residence clubs, estate management and associated hospitality venues. Troon’s award-winning food and beverage division operates and manages more than 475-plus food and beverage operations located at golf resorts, private clubs, daily fee golf courses and recreational facilities. With properties located in 43 states and 33 countries, Troon’s family of brands includes Troon Golf, Troon Privé, Troon International, Honours Golf, OB Sports, Green Golf Partners, CADDIEMASTER, True Club Solutions, Cliff Drysdale Tennis and RealFood Hospitality, Strategy and Design. There are currently 67 Troon-affiliated properties featuring 87 golf courses on national and international “Top 100” rankings. Troon-affiliated properties include Gamble Sands in Brewster, Washington; The Virginian in Bristol, Virginia; Kapalua Golf in Maui, Hawaii; Lofoten Links in Gimsoysand, Norway; and The Els Club Dubai in United Arab Emirates. For additional news and information, visit www.Troon.com.

Media contacts:
Rob Myers
Troon
480.477.0506
rmyers@troon.com

Michael Rodriguez
General Manager
Audubon Country Club
(239) 566-9800
mrodriguez@auduboncountryclub.org