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Certified Audubon Sanctuaries

Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuaries

As a leader in the golf industry, Marriott Golf has enabled a number of its managed courses in North America and the Caribbean to become Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuaries.


“Marriott Golf is proud to be part of the company’s broader green initiatives by supporting Audubon Certification, golf’s environmental gold standard. Our goal is to engage our guests and associates from around the world in environmental stewardship, furthering our commitment to promote the game of golf in an eco-friendly way.”

- Robert Waller, Senior Director of Grounds, Marriott Golf

About the Program

The Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses, endorsed by the United States Golf Association, enables golf facilities to protect the environment by enhancing precious natural areas and wildlife habitats.

Audubon International’s Golf and the Environment Initiative Certification

Certification Process

In order to achieve Audubon Certification, each golf facility is required to demonstrate that it is maintaining the highest degree of environmental quality in many areas, including:

  • Environmental Planning
  • Wildlife & Habitat Management
  • Outreach & Education
  • Chemical Use Reduction & Safety
  • Water Conservation
  • Water Quality Management

Video: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Audubon Certification Process

Marriott's Certified Eco-Friendly Golf Courses

Marriott’s Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuaries include various golf courses throughout the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean, including several famed golf destinations:

Full List of Marriott’s Certified Golf Courses

Our Partner, Audubon International

“We are elated with the level of commitment that Marriott is demonstrating by mandating Audubon Certification across their portfolio of golf courses. This program directly enables golf courses to protect the environment by improving the quality of land, water, and air, along with conserving natural resources and protecting wildlife habitats. These proven environmental management practices will help preserve the natural heritage of the game of golf for many generations to come.”
- Kevin Fletcher, Executive Director

Audubon International

Marriott's Commitment to Environmental Conservation

Marriott’s environmental vision is to demonstrate that corporate responsibility in hospitality management can be a positive force for the environment while creating economic opportunities around the world. By our example, we hope to inspire personal action in the communities where we live and work.

Marriott's Environmental Goals and Accomplishments