Golf Courses

All six of our golf courses are certified as Audubon Cooperative Sanctuaries and have been for more than a dozen years. The Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf, an award winning education and certification program is a vital resource, helping courses protect our environment and preserving the natural heritage of the game.

Among the top 100 courses, as rated by Golf Digest this year, 19 are Audubon certified including Pine Valley, Merion, Pebble Beach, Crystal Downs, Bethpage Black, Bandon Dunes and Baltusrol.

Skidaway Audubon began in 1997, with the support of The Landings Club board, club management and course maintenance, as a committee of the club charged with seeking certification. That history, and what followed, is well told in Environmental Stewardship at the Landings: A Priority That Defines Us by Dick Miller who chaired the committee in its early days.

Today the process continues, as each course is re-certified every two-years, in six areas: environmental planning, wildlife and habitat management, outreach and education, chemical use reduction and safety, water conservation and water quality management. See Course Certification [Hyperlink] for this year’s results. The program is supported by the PGA Tour and by USGA.

For more information about certification, contact Tyson Helsel, Director of Golf Course Maintenance, North, at

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