Monday, August 31, 2009
Indian Spring Country Club Achieves Prominent Audubon Designation
(MARLTON, NJ) - Indian Spring Country Club has been designated a "Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary" for its high standards protecting the environment and preserving the natural heritage of golf.
Managed by Billy Casper Golf, Indian Spring is only the 25th of 294 golf courses in New Jersey to achieve Audubon designation.
In addition to the Audubon certification, Indian Spring is enjoying a successful five-year run under BCG operation. This includes record-breaking customer-satisfaction survey ratings, rounds played and revenues. Key to these high watermarks is the pristine golf-course conditions in accordance with Billy Casper Golf standards and strict Audubon guidelines.
This summer also marks the installation of new, stone-based cart paths allowing water to percolate through. This required several bunkers being moved and green-complex changes. BCG donated architectural expertise to Evesham Township - owner of Indian Spring - for the project.
"Exceeding the expectations of loyal golfers is our top priority," says Mark Peterson, Golf Course Superintendent at Indian Spring. "Our agronomic team executes ecologically-friendly practices to make playing surfaces worth repeat visits."
"Led by Mark Peterson and John Lindros, the Indian Spring team is commended for its diligence protecting the natural habitat," says Peter Hill, Chairman and CEO of BCG. "Only about 770 courses worldwide have achieved this prestigious status; we're proud so many Billy Casper Golf properties are in this elite group."
More than 90 percent of the 111 BCG courses are enrolled in the Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary program.
In attaining certification from the conservation group Audubon International, Indian Spring's 18-hole layout maintains sound environmental practices in six key areas: environmental planning, wildlife and habitat management, outreach and education, chemical use reduction, water conservation, and water quality management. An effective program results in a reduction of maintenance costs, including insurance premiums, energy, water, pesticides, fertilizer, equipment wear and labor.
Established in 1952, Indian Spring is a spectacular 18-hole, par-70, 6,328-yard public golf course on 141 acres in the heart of historic Evesham Township. An outstanding practice facility - featuring a lighted driving range with 40 hitting bays and an excellent short-game area - makes Indian Spring a popular learning venue. A spacious clubhouse, encircled by the course, allows for gorgeous views of the 18th hole and can comfortably fit up to 275 people for weddings and other social engagements.
For more information about Indian Spring or to reserve a tee time: http://www.indianspringgolf.com/, 856.983.0222.
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