One more member society does Eagle County proud
The importance of conserving nature and the need bettering our environment cannot be stressed on more than now. Talks of global warming, ozone depletion, pollution etc. are widely known and have become the part of school curriculum, thanks to the fast deterioration of our environment’s health, mostly due to the rapid rate of deforestation and not enough afforestation to counter it. Another associated problem here is that of displacement of animals from their natural habitat, thus causing extinction of certain species, incursion of wild life in human settlement road kills etc. Thus it is imperative that we all do our bit in every single way we can to ensure the betterment of our surroundings.
The Eagle Ranch
One way of ensuring positive steps in this direction is to make the land we own (irrespective of its size) environmentally friendly and as green as possible. And one member association from Eagle county, Colorado, which has been retaining its green status year and again is the Eagle Ranch Golf Club.
The Eagle Ranch is a well planned resort community set within the heart of the unspoiled and majestic country land of BC’s Columbia Valley. It includes easy access to the Lake Windermere and the Columbia River which not only makes it a more enjoyable as a place of visit but also facilitates the organization of various outdoor water sports too. Amidst all the other luxuries and amenities remains nestled the centerpiece of the Eagle Ranch: the resort’s golf club. Eighteen exquisite holes of golf set in the heart of a picturesque land overlooking the beautiful Columbia River and looked over by the majestic Rocky and Purcell Mountains.
The golf club
The golf club is a source of pride and joy for the resort and is therefore built and maintained to reflect that care. According to the Director of Golf himself the club reflects their concerted efforts in water conservation, keeping up the quality of water, working as a wildlife habitat and much more. Due to this resolve of the ranch’s club, it has landed and retained yet again, its title as a “Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary” handed over to it by the international Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses.
For those who do not know, The Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses, is authorized by the United States Golf Association, and it disseminates information and guidance required to help golf courses conserve and improve wildlife habitat while simultaneously looking after natural resources too. Golf courses from all over the world have achieved certification in the program.
The Eagle Ranch Golf Club was chosen for this honor first in 2003 and is now one among the only 901 courses in the world with this honor.
A matter of pride for the whole county, it also displays the basic commitment of whole of Eagle to the cause of environment. So if you are going to be in town for the wonderful Eagle days or the Eagle county fair and rodeo, or even on a business trip, be sure to visit the golf club, among the rest of the magnificent stops of the town.
AWESOME !!!Last night at the opening of the Fiesta Bowl (I ateetdnd K-State MANY YEARS AGO) as the Star Spangled Banner was being played a Bald Eagle was released and flew over the outstretchedU.S. Flag on the football field and gracefully landed exactly on cue as the song ended what a display that was !