ASGCA debuts Environmental Excellence Awards


    The Preserve at Oak Meadows is one of seven projects honoured in the ASGCA’s Environmental Excellence Awards


    The program recognises architects’ work in addressing unique environmental challenges (Crandon Golf at Key Biscayne pictured)

Richard Humphreys
By Richard Humphreys

The American Society of Golf Course Architects has announced the honourees for its first-ever Environmental Excellence Awards.

Projects from seven courses have been cited for their work with ASGCA members in addressing unique environmental challenges. The program is presented by Ewing Irrigation & Landscape Supply.

The Environmental Excellence Awards program was introduced to recognise the innovative work being done at golf facilities to address the needs of the environment, where golf course architects work with course owners and operators to make a positive impact on the game and the host community.

“The response to this program in its first year has been tremendous,” said ASGCA president Jan Bel Jan. “Congratulations to each of these facilities and the golf course architects for their work in improving the environmental landscape. And special thanks to Ewing Irrigation & Landscape Supply for their support.”

The recognised courses are:

City Park golf course in Denver, Colorado (Todd Schoeder)

Crandon Golf at Key Biscayne, Florida (John Sanford)

Los Robles Greens golf course in Thousand Oaks, California (Dana Fry and Jason Straka)

Roosevelt golf course in Los Angeles, California (Forrest Richardson)

The Preserve at Oak Meadows in Addison, Illinois (Greg Martin)

The Refuge golf course in Flowood, Mississippi (Nathan Crace)

• Willow Oaks Country Club in Richmond, Virginia (Lester George)

2019 submissions were reviewed by golf industry and environmental leaders, including representatives of Audubon International, GEO Foundation, Golf Course Superintendents Association of America and National Golf Course Owners Association.