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Lookout Mountain Golf Club At Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort Joins Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program

July 17, 2014 Golf Tourism No Comments Email Email

Lookout Mountain Golf Club at Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort in Phoenix has received certification in Environmental Planning from the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses (ACSP), an international program administered by Audubon International designed to help landowners preserve and enhance the environmental quality of their property.

Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort is a Spanish-Mediterranean-designed, all-suite mountainside resort located in the granite bluffs of the Phoenix Mountain Reserve. Credit: Hilton Hotels & Resorts.

The plan was developed by Paul Smith, Golf Course Superintendent, who is also recognized for his effort to plan for environmental stewardship.

The Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses provides an advisory service to help existing golf courses develop effective conservation and wildlife enhancement programs. This worldwide effort is coordinated by Audubon International and is sponsored in part by the United States Golf Association.

“The open space of a golf course is utilized not only by golfers, but is the habitat for a variety of wildlife species,” explained Doug Bechtel, Associate Director of Environmental Programs at Audubon International. “We welcome Lookout Mountain Golf Club’s commitment to the environment and to managing the golf course with wildlife in mind.”

By joining and participating in the ACSP, Lookout Mountain Golf Club will be involved in projects that enhance habitat for wildlife and preserve natural resources for the benefit of the local community. These projects may include: placing nesting boxes for cavity-nesting birds such as bluebirds and swallows, utilizing integrated pest management techniques, conserving water, and maintaining food and cover for wildlife.

“The Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program benefits both people and wildlife,” said Bechtel. “It’s a great way for the managers of developed properties and environmental organizations to work together to become better stewards of land and natural resources.

“After the environmental plan is approved, properties in the program may apply for certification in Wildlife and Habitat Management, Chemical Use Reduction and Safety, Water Conservation, Water Quality Management, and Outreach and Education by demonstrating that they have met minimum requirements for each category.

Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort
Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort is a Spanish-Mediterranean-designed, all-suite mountainside resort located in the granite bluffs of the Phoenix Mountain Reserve. Because Phoenix has the advantage of more than 300 days of sunshine per year, guests are able to enjoy the Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort’s acres of refreshing pools and championship golf year round. The resort is rich with Phoenix history and known for its dramatic mountainside setting, dedicated staff and community involvement. With award-winning golf, acres of swimming pools, extensive conference space and a variety of restaurants, the Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort offers the perfect location for business or rest and relaxation. For additional information on Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort, please visit www.pointehiltontapatiocliffs.com or call +1 800 947 9784.

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