The Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf

The Club at Las Campanas is a member of the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf, sponsored by Audubon International. The Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses (ACSP) is an environmental education and certification program that helps golf courses protect the environment, preserve the natural heritage of the game of golf, and gain recognition for their efforts. Through collaborative efforts begun in 1991 with the United States Golf Association, membership in the ACSP has steadily grown to include more than 2,300 golf courses in the United States and three dozen countries worldwide.

The ACSP assists each golf course member to take stock of its environmental resources and any potential liabilities, and then develop a plan that fits its unique setting, goals, staff, budget, and time. The program is easily tailored to a variety of different types of courses, including: private clubs, public and municipal courses, PGA sites, nine-hole facilities, resort courses, and golf residential communities.

Audubon International provides information to help golf course personnel with six key environmental components:

Environmental Planning
Wildlife and Habitat Management
Chemical Use Reduction and Safety
Water Conservation
Water Quality Management
Outreach and Education



The Club at Las Campanas Certification Annoucement (pdf)