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Naples Lakes Country Club Recognized for Environmental Excellence

10 Jul, 2017

Golf Course Facility is Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary

Naples Lakes Country Club ( is proud to announce that it has retained its designation as a “Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary” through the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for golf courses, an international program. With more than 200 acres of protected nature preserves and lakes, NLCC is one of 904 course in the world and 111 in Florida to achieve this prestigious designation. Michael Wallace, the club’s Golf Course Superintendent, lead the effort to maintain sanctuary status on the course, which earned the same designation in 2001.

Endorsed by the US Golf Association, the Audubon Sanctuary program provides information and guidance to help golf courses preserve and enhance wildlife habitat and protect natural resources.|

“Naples Lakes Country Club has shown a strong commitment to its environmental program. They are to be commended for preserving the natural heritage of the area by protecting the local watershed and providing a sanctuary for wildlife on the golf course property,” said Tara Donadio, Director of Cooperative Sanctuary Programs at Audubon International.

“To reach certification, a course must demonstrate that they are maintaining a high degree of environmental quality in a number of areas,” he added. These include Environmental Planning, Wildlife & Habitat Management, Outreach and Education, Chemical Use reduction and Safety, Water Conservation, and Water Quality Management. Courses go through a recertification process every three years.

Located at 4784 Naples Lakes Boulevard, Naples Lakes Country Club ( is a private 490-acre gated golf course and country club community where full membership is included with every residence. The course is currently spending $3.2 million to renovate its Arnold Palmer-designed championship golf course. Completion of the new course is expected in November 2017.


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