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Wells, CA – November 2017 / Newsmaker Alert / Indian
Wells Golf Resort recently received the “Community Environmental Award”
from the California Golf Course Owners Association (CGCOA) for demonstrating
excellence in the area of Environmental Stewardship. Owned by the City
of Indian Wells and managed by Troon®
Golf, Indian Wells Golf Resort was recognized for being one of the
few golf courses in the Coachella Valley that is currently meeting or exceeding
the savings proposed by the Water Management Plan and State of California
water reduction guidelines.
Wells Golf Resort Wins California
Course Owners Association’s
Environmental Award criteria includes:
proud to be the recipient of the 2017 CGCOA ‘Community Environmental Award,’“
said Steve Rosen, general manager, Indian Wells Golf Resort. “Our team
at Indian Wells Golf Resort proves it definitely is possible to be a great
golf course while still being good stewards of the land.”
practices that reduce use of coveted resources such as water or electricity.
efficient and convenient recycling program in place for managing waste
on course and in the clubhouse (includes bar, restaurant and common areas).
on-site natural habitats for birds and other small animals (i.e. Member
of Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program)
citizen awareness on how golf courses are “friends of the environment”
and how golfers can support stewardship efforts. (i.e. course nature tours,
recycling waste, educational programs)
Indian Wells Golf Resort’s numerous environmental stewardship programs,
the resort has continued to work on water reduction by removing turf grass
areas and replacing them with low water landscape areas. The facility operates
daily irrigation through on site weather stations, and their agronomic
fertility plan includes weekly and monthly applications of wetting agents
on greens, tees and fairways. In addition, Indian Wells Golf Resort uses
non-potable Colorado River water for 100% of its irrigation needs, converted
15 acres of high water use wildflower landscapes to low water use drip
systems, removed 4 acres of grass and converted those areas into landscape
beds with drought tolerate plants. The estimated water savings for these
initiatives is more than 10 million gallons of water per year.
Wells Golf Resort
Wells Golf Resort’s energy conservation efforts include irrigation system
watering during low demand, off peak periods for Southern California Edison.
All water features and lake aeration systems are operated through timers
to come on in front of the first golfers each day. Water features are also
turned off earlier in the day from June 1st through September 30th when
electric grid demand is at its highest.
manage waste at the facility, all steel and metal products on site are
recycled, as are waste oil, oil filters, antifreeze, solvent, paper, plastic,
hydraulic oil, transmission fluid and tires.
the area of wildlife management, Indian Wells Golf Resort manages populations
of geese and American Coots. The resort’s two courses serve as an active
wildlife area for coyotes, rabbits, squirrels, and a variety of avian species,
including ducks, geese, roadrunners, and hawks. The resort also maintains
active and healthy populations of fish in numerous lakes throughout the
property, including catfish, bass and carp.
in an effort to increase awareness among residents and visitors about best
practices concerning the environment, the Golf Resort will soon begin hosting
a Desert Recreation District community program and offer monthly hosted
Wells Golf Resort offers 36 holes of golf on the Celebrity and Players
(aka “Beauty and the Beast”), a magnificent 53,000 square-foot clubhouse
and the 5,600 square-foot Event Pavilion. Indian Wells is ideal for golf
tournaments, group outings, weddings, and family weekend getaways, and
is located within walking distance of four luxury hotel properties.
more information on the Indian Wells Golf Resort, visit IndianWellsGolfResort.com
or call 760-346-4653.
California Golf Course Owners Association (CGCOA) is dedicated to enhancing
the golf business. To achieve this, members work together to better educate
each other on new opportunities to run golf courses better. Through personal
contact with industry experts, whether they be fellow members or sponsors,
the members of the CGCOA are exposed to the latest expertise, technology,
resources and ideas to make themselves more successful. All members of
the CGCOA pledge to abide by core values which distinguish them from non-members.
Working together, the members of the CGCOA are promoting themselves and
the game of golf in a way that enhances their lives and enriches others.
Indian Wells Golf Resort
of the 2007 & 2008 Skins Game and host of Big Break Indian Wells, Indian
Wells Golf Resort is the finest of Palm Desert golf. The 36-hole golf
resort features a magnificent 53,000 square-foot clubhouse and is the only
facility in California with two courses ranked in the Top 30 “Best Courses
You Can Play” in California by Golfweek Magazine. Located within walking
distance from four luxury hotels in Indian Wells, CA, the golf resort is
ideal for tournaments, destination weddings and group outings in the Palm
Springs resort area.
in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company,
with more than 270 golf courses in its portfolio. Troon also specializes
in homeowner association management, private residence clubs, estate management
and associated hospitality venues. Troon’s award-winning food and beverage
division operates and manages more than 150 restaurants located at golf
resorts, private clubs, daily fee golf courses and recreational facilities
around the world. The company oversees operations at Troon Golf, Honours
Golf, Troon Privé
(the private club operating division of Troon) and Troon International
with properties located in 36 states and 31 countries. Additionally, there
are 57 Troon affiliated properties featuring 79 courses that have been
recipients of a “Top 100” ranking by national and international publications.
Troon properties include Lake of Isles Golf Club in North Stonington, Connecticut;
Kapalua on Maui, Hawaii; Mauna Lani Resort on the Kohala Coast on Hawaii;
The Centurion Club in London, England; Tiburón Golf Club at The
Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples in Florida; Els Club Desaru Coast in Malaysia;
and Palmilla Golf Club in San Jose del Cabo, Mexico. For more information,
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