Classic Club recognized for environmental excellence
Palm Desert, Calif. - Classic Club is pleased to announce that the Arnold Palmer designed facility has achieved designation as a "Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary" through the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses, an Audubon International program.
Tony Spannaus, the Director of Agronomy at Classic Club, leads the team effort to retain sanctuary status. To reach certification, a course must demonstrate it is maintaining a high degree of environmental quality in a number of areas including environmental planning, wildlife and habitat management, outreach and education, chemical use reduction and safety, water conservation and water quality.
Classic Club is part of 18 Troon Golf managed properties that currently are certified by Audubon International.
This nationally recognized championship course designed by Arnold Palmer and a host site of the 2006, 2007, and 2008 Bob Hope Classic, creates a new spin on desert golf with rolling terrain, wide landing areas, 30 acres of water features, 14 bridges as well as an abundance of pine trees, pine straw ground cover with 5 sets of tees on each hole.
Here are some of the prestigious accolades awarded to Classic Club:
- California Golf & Travel Magazine Best of 2016 Desert Golf
- #2 Best Course
#5 Best Value
#1 Best Range
#3 Best Greens
- Listed Golfweek's Best: State by State Courses You Can Play 2016
- Best Places to Play" by Golf Travel Annual
- Top 10 Best Desert Courses" by Desert Golf
- America's Top Golf Courses" by Zagat Survey
- Best Golf Course Playing Conditions in Southern CA by greenskeeper.org
- "Resort Course of Distinction" by GolfWeek's Best Courses 2009