SouthWood Golf Club, the Fred Couples- and Gene Bates-designed course in Tallahassee, Fla. that is owned by The St. Joe Company and managed by Billy Casper Golf, has been designated as a “Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary” by Audubon International for environmental stewardship.
“Environmental conservation and education are key components to golf course operations and maintenance at SouthWood,” says Eddie Snipes, the club’s Head Superintendent and chief environmental steward. “The St. Joe Company, Billy Casper Golf and SouthWood Golf Club are committed to creating sustainable places to live, work and play.”
A public facility, SouthWood was specifically noted for involving members in its projects such as bird watching, wildlife inventorying, funding for planting projects and providing support to local environmental groups. The course developed a comprehensive water quality management plan with high standards of aquatic testing, minimizing chemical additives, establishing extensive vegetative buffers, and protecting stream and wetland water quality.
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