Palm Beach County Golf is proud to participate in the Audubon International Cooperative Sanctuary Program (ACSP) at all five of its facilities and is committed to environmental stewardship. The ACSP is an award winning education and certification program that helps golf courses protect the environment and preserve the natural heritage of the game of golf. The ACSP helps golf courses and their golfers enhance the valuable natural areas and wildlife habitats that golf courses provide, improve efficiency, minimize potentially harmful impacts of golf operations, and serves as vital resource for golf courses.

By implementing and documenting a full complement of environmental management practices, a course earns designation as a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary. Some areas addressed by the ASCP are:

  • Environmental planning
  • Wildlife and habitat management
  • Chemical use, reduction, and safety
  • Water conservation
  • Water quality management
  • Outreach and education

Receiving certification demonstrates leadership as a steward of the environment and publicly recognizes and rewards environmental achievements. The ACSP's goal is to encourage golf courses to be environmental stewards and to certify golf courses that meet or exceed stringent ACSP environmental requirements.

Okeeheelee Golf Course: Certified Cooperative Sanctuary - November 2008 (88th in Florida, 663rd in world)

  • Recertified-September 2014
  • Chemical use, reduction, and safety
  • Environmental planning
  • Outreach and education
  • Water conservation
  • Water quality management
  • Wildlife and habitat management

Park Ridge Golf Course: Certified Cooperative Sanctuary - April 2009 (93rd in Florida, 673 in world)

  • Recertified-November 2014
  • Chemical use, reduction, and safety
  • Environmental planning
  • Outreach and education
  • Water conservation
  • Water quality management
  • Wildlife and habitat management

Southwinds Golf Course: Certified Cooperative Sanctuary - April 2009 (94th in Florida, 689th in world)

  • Recertified-September 2014
  • Chemical use, reduction, and safety
  • Environmental planning
  • Outreach and education
  • Water conservation
  • Water quality management
  • Wildlife and habitat management

Osprey Point Golf Course: Certified Classic Sanctuary - March 2011 (1st in Florida, 2nd in US, 5th in world)

  • Chemical use, reduction, and safety
  • Environmental planning
  • Outreach and education
  • Water conservation
  • Water quality management
  • Wildlife and habitat management

John Prince Golf Learning Center: Certified Cooperative Sanctuary - September 2013 (108th in Florida, 1018th in World)

  • Chemical use, reduction, and safety
  • Environmental planning
  • Outreach and education
  • Water conservation
  • Water quality management
  • Wildlife and habitat management

For further information about the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program, go to
www.auduboninternational.org