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 PGA Tour 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 with 5 sets of tees on each hole.
Here are some of the prestigious accolades awarded to Classic Club:
#2 Best Course
#5 Best Value
#1 Best Range
#3 Best Greens