Lederach gains Audubon International Recertification

Brown Golf Management is pleased to announce that Lederach Golf Club in Harleysville, PA, has been granted, Audubon International Certification, once again.  Under the guidance of Golf Course Superintendent, Stuart Hartman, Lederach has made incredible strides on creating a sustainable habitat for the local plants and wildlife while being able to maintain and improving upon a top tier golf course.

The Lederach Golf Club opened for play in April 2006. The 18-hole, Par 71 layout features five sets of tees with many holes featuring large fairways that are interrupted by bunkers and deep swales, much like the classic golf courses designed in the golden era. Designed by Kelly Blake Moran Golf Course Architects on the naturally undulating terrain of ridges and valleys, the course captures these special characteristics by using the land features to enhance the strategic design of the course.  Each green is specifically designed to use and enhance the existing terrain in the putting surface and, when combined with a variety of pin placements and multiple teeing areas, creates unique challenges for every player every day.

The Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf is an award-winning education and certification program that helps golf courses protect our environment and preserve the natural heritage of the game of golf. By helping people enhance the valuable natural areas and wildlife habitats that golf courses provide, improve efficiency, and minimize potentially harmful impacts of golf course operations, the program serves an important environmental role worldwide. Audubon International has developed Standard Environmental Management Practices that are generally applicable to all golf courses. These standards form the basis for ACSP for Golf certification guidelines. Check out the overview of the ACSP for Golf Program here.