View All Oct 22, 2015

Lancaster Golf Club Recognized for Environmental Excellence

LANCASTER, SC – Lancaster Golf Club has achieved designation as a "Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary" through the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses. Ross Baker, Superintendent, led the effort to obtain sanctuary designation on the property. Lancaster is one of 24 golf courses in South Carolina and 912 in the world to hold the title of Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary.

"Lancaster Golf Club 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 Tara Pepperman, 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," explained Pepperman. These categories include: Environmental Planning, Wildlife & Habitat Management, Outreach and Education, Chemical Use Reduction and Safety, Water Conservation, and Water Quality Management.

“We are pleased to have met the requirements for this prestigious certification,” says Gene Roper, Director of Golf for Leroy Springs & Company, the parent company of Lancaster Golf Club. “It has been many years in the making and represents Leroy Springs & Co.’s ongoing commitment to the environment and to providing sustainable recreation facilities in the communities we serve.”

The Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses, endorsed by the United States Golf Association, provides information and guidance to help golf courses preserve and enhance wildlife habitat and protect natural resources. Golf courses from the United States, Africa, Australia, Canada, Central America, Europe, New Zealand, and Southeast Asia have achieved certification in the program.

Just on the outskirts of the historic city of Lancaster, SC, the semi-private 18-hole Lancaster Golf Club features an open front nine originally designed in 1939 by Donald Ross, as well as a tighter, tree-lined back nine by Russell Breeden. The course offers enjoyment to players of all skill levels who come for daily play or are part of the course’s membership. The Lancaster Golf Club offers a courteous staff, quality conditions and excellent value. For more information, call 803-416-4500 or visit

Audubon International is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Troy, NY. In addition to golf courses, Audubon International also provides programs for businesses, schools, communities, and new developments with the purpose of delivering high-quality environmental education and facilitating the sustainable management of natural resources. For more information, call Audubon International at (518) 767-9051or visit

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