8. Stone Creek Golf Club
Oregon City, Ore.
When it comes to environmental consciousness, perhaps no state is as advanced as Oregon. No surprise, then, that the golf courses, like Stone Creek, are, too. The Peter Jacobsen/Jim Hardy design on the outskirts of Portland was constructed with wildlife corridors to avoid disturbing nature as much as possible.
The course has an integrated pest management program that uses pesticides sparingly and only irrigates in-play areas, allowing other areas to go fallow in the summer to provide habitat for ground-nesting birds, one of many nature enhancements. The lakes are 100 percent buffered and the water is tested twice annually.
2008 Environmental Leaders in Golf National Public Award Winner
Par 72 Yardage 6,873 Superintendent David Phipps >> stonecreekgolfclub.net
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