Deep Cliff Golf Course Recognized for Environmental Excellence

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Cupertino, CA—Deep Cliff Golf Course has achieved designation as a "Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary." Adam Schauer, Superintendent, has led the effort to obtain sanctuary status on the course.

Deep Cliff, a CourseCo, Inc-managed facility, is the 41st course in California and the 573rd in the world to receive this honor. Deep Cliff is known for its beauty, as the courses holes are nestled along Steven's Creek in a very intimate setting. This walkers only golf course has more than 60 varieties of birds. Deer and other wildlife abound and the babbling sound of the creek is ever-present.

Deep Cliff is the ninth California course under CourseCo management to receive the Audubon distinction following Valley Oaks Golf Course in Visalia, Metropolitan Golf Links in Oakland, Crystal Springs Golf Course in Burlingame, Los Lagos Golf Course in San Jose, Riverside Golf Course in Fresno, Mather Golf Course in Mather, Eureka Golf Course in Eureka and the former Lawrence Links in Sacramento.

"Deep Cliff Golf Course has shown a strong commitment to its environmental program. They are to be commended for their efforts to provide a sanctuary for wildlife on the golf course property," said Shawn Williams, Staff Ecologist for the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Programs.

To become a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary, a course must demonstrate a high degree of environmental quality in a number of areas, according to Williams. Categories that must be achieved include: environmental planning, wildlife and habitat management, outreach and education, chemical use reduction and safety, water conservation and water quality management.

"The national recognition received by Deep Cliff under CourseCo management has shown our effectiveness in meeting the demands of golfers for high quality playing conditions and the environment. I commend Adam Schauer and his staff for implementing and documenting the progressive environmental practices they perform to receive this recognition from Audubon International. Adam is a fine superintendent who provides excellent golf course conditions for his golfers," said Ray Davies, CourseCo's Director of Golf Course Maintenance and Construction.

The award is made by the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary System (ACSS), the educational division of Audubon International.

Environmental awards are nothing new to CourseCo. In 2003 CourseCo received the state of California Governor's Environmental and Economic Leadership Award for sustainable practice, the only golf course organization to hold this honor. CourseCo courses have also received nine Environmental Leaders in Golf awards presented by Golf Digest Magazine and the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America.

For more information about Deep Cliff Golf Course, 10700 Clubhouse Lane, Cupertino, CA, 95014, call the course at (408) 253-5357 or visit their website.

Deep Cliff is managed by CourseCo, Inc, a Petaluma, California-based management company that operates golf facilities throughout Northern California. For more information, contact CourseCo, Inc, P.O. Box 1019, Petaluma, CA 94953-1019.