Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. (July 7, 2021) – Eastpointe Country Club in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. has retained its designation as a "Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary” through the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses, an Audubon International program. Eastpointe Country Club was first designated as a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary in 2007. After designation, courses go through a recertification process every three years.
Eastpointe Country Club is one of over 900 courses in the world to hold the "Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary” honor. Golf courses from the United States, Africa, Australia, Central America, Europe, South America, and Southeast Asia have also achieved certification in the program.
"Eastpointe Country Club has shown a strong commitment to its environmental program. They are to be commended for their efforts to provide a sanctuary for wildlife on the golf course property," said Christine Kane, CEO at Audubon International.
Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program participation is designed to help course personnel plan, organize, implement, and document a comprehensive environmental management program and receive recognition for their efforts. To reach certification, a course must demonstrate that they are maintaining a high degree of environmental quality in a number of areas including: Environmental Planning, Wildlife & Habitat Management, Outreach and Education, Chemical Use Reduction and Safety, Water Conservation, and Water Quality Management.
“Eastpointe Country Club is very proud to retain our designation as a ‘Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary’ through the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses,” said Eastpointe Country Club Director of Golf Course Grounds John Spiwak. “Special thank you to East Course Superintendent Rob Uzar who has spearheaded our last two certifications.”
“We see the site visit as an important component of a course’s recertification,” stated Kane. “It provides an objective verification of some of the more visible aspects of the course’s environmental management activities. In addition, it offers an opportunity for golf course representatives to share publicly some of the voluntary actions they have taken behind the scenes to protect and sustain the land, water, wildlife, and natural resources around them.”
Eastpointe Country Club is managed by Indigo Golf Partners, a division of Troon. For more information on Eastpointe Country Club, visit www.eastpointe-cc.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 on Audubon International, visit www.auduboninternational.org.
About Eastpointe Country Club
Eastpointe Country Club is situated amid acres of beautifully manicured green space, with mature trees, sparkling lakes and lush tropical landscaping. The hallmark of this hidden oasis is that it is home to two distinctly different Tom Fazio-designed golf courses. Eastpointe is located within an exclusive gated community of only 875 homes in the heart of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. The club and community was developed by Claire Anderson in the 1970’s and opened in 1974. Then in 1981, The Golf and Racquet Club at Eastpointe was developed by General Electric, adding a second premier club to the community. In November of 2015, these two private clubs within the Eastpointe Community, Eastpointe Country Club and The Golf and Racquet Country Club at Eastpointe merged to form what is now Eastpointe Country Club. In addition to championship-level golf, Eastpointe members enjoy a tennis program on six Har-Tru courts, and a state-of-the-art fitness center with certified personal trainers.
About Indigo Golf Partners
Dedicated to optimizing all that the sport and business of golf offers, Indigo Golf Partners is a division of Troon and manages more than 160 golf courses, country clubs and resorts in 29 states. Headquartered in Reston, Va. with regional offices and teams across America, the company subscribes to a #GolfForEveryone purpose. Leveraging over 30 years of expertise, Indigo Golf Partners specializes in full-service property management as well as assistance in specific segments of the golf business. They include modern-day golf and property maintenance, staffing and training, clubhouse operations, food and beverage, merchandising, golf instruction, marketing, public relations, HOA integration, technology, special events and financial management. More information: www.indigogolf.com or 703.761.1444.
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company providing services at 585-plus locations around the globe, including managing 630-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 620-plus food and beverage operations located at golf resorts, private clubs, daily fee golf courses and recreational facilities. With properties located in 45-plus states and 30-plus countries, Troon’s family of brands includes Troon Golf, Troon Privé, Troon International, Honours Golf, OB Sports, Indigo Golf Partners, CADDIEMASTER, True Club Solutions, Cliff Drysdale Tennis and RealFood Hospitality, Strategy and Design. Troon-affiliated properties include Princeville Makai Golf Club on Kauai; Champion Hills in Hendersonville, North Carolina; Ocean Club in Paradise Island, Bahamas; and Vattanac Golf Resort in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. For additional news and information, visit www.Troon.com.