(MIMS, Fla.) – Indian River Preserve Golf Club – the Dye Designs and Jan Stephenson gem nestled on Florida’s Space Coast – has been honored as an Audubon International Cooperative Sanctuary. Audubon International recognizes golf clubs who show commitment to environmental stewardship and efforts to maintain a comprehensive management program focused on wildlife and habitat, water conservation, resources, outreach and education. After designation by the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program (ACSP), courses must go through a recertification process every three years.
Indian River Preserve is one of 858 courses in the world to be designated as a certified ACSP golf course. With the partnership, Indian River participates in numerous sustainability projects including conserving energy, reducing water use, utilizing integrated pest management techniques, naturalizing areas and managing resources in an environmentally responsible matter.
“We are humbled and grateful to receive this very distinguished honor from Audubon International for our sustainability efforts,” says Ryan Andrews, general manager of Indian River Preserve Golf Club. “We review all steps in maintenance and improvements to make sure they are aligned with our environmental goals and I am happy our team is being recognized for their hard work.”
Hole No. 7 - Indian River Preserve Golf Club Opened in 2003, Indian River Preserve Golf Club is an exceptional public golf facility located on Florida’s Space Coast. The 18-hole championship golf course, designed by renowned third generation golf course architect Perry Dye and former LPGA-champion Jan Stephenson, will satisfy a golfer's palate of any magnitude. Rich, lush, rolling fairways weave throughout undulating landscape, surrounded by serene lakes, native vegetation and wildlife. The course also features a fun bonus par-3 19th hole with a green shaped like the continent of Australia.
“Forward-thinking facilities like Indian River Preserve will be crucial for the game of golf to thrive in the 21st century,” says, David Evangelista, regional director of marketing for Billy Casper Golf. “Billy Casper Golf is thrilled to have a partner that is always becoming smarter on how to allocate environmental resources.”
One of the largest privately-owned golf course management companies in the U.S., Billy Casper Golf owns and operates over 160 properties in 26 states. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia with regional offices across America, BCG has 30 years of results-driven expertise. The company specializes in full-service course management as well as assistance in specific segments of the golf business, including course and property maintenance, staffing and training, career growth, clubhouse operations, food and beverage, merchandising, golf instruction, marketing and public relations, special events and financial management. BCG also continues to evolve the golf experience through customized solutions and innovative programs like the annual World’s Largest Golf Outing – a national golf fundraiser conceived by BCG Chairman and CEO Peter Hill. More information: www.billycaspergolf.com, 703.761.1444