Top 10 Green Courses

Vineyard Golf Club Eco Friendly Golf Courses

1. Vineyard Golf Club
Edgartown, Mass.

When the Martha’s Vineyard County Commission finally gave the go-ahead to build Vineyard Golf Club after much local opposition (it was the island’s first course in 30 years when it opened in 2002), the board placed one stipulation on the club: Make the maintenance operation completely organic.

Designed by British architects Donald Steel and Tom Mackenzie, the course has replaced traditional pesticides with bio-stimulants and composted fertilizers that help protect the island’s single-source aquifer. More importantly, the club has succeeded in convincing members that the course doesn’t need to look perfect for great playability.

Eco Distinction:
America’s only truly organic course
Par 72
Yardage 7,012
Superintendent  Jeff Carlson

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