Billy Casper Signature congratulates Eastpointe Country Club’s East Course on retaining its designation as a “Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary.”
Eastpointe’s East Course first achieved the certification through the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses, an Audubon International program, in 2011. It is one of 888 courses in the world to currently be designated as such.
“Hats off to the entire team at Eastpointe Country Club,” said Mark Murphy, BCG Director of Environmental Programs. “Led by John Spiwak, Director of Golf and Grounds, Eastpointe has done a stellar job enhancing wildlife habitats on the East Course by increasing naturalized areas.”
In order to be designated a “Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary,” a course must demonstrate it is maintaining a high degree of environmental quality in a number of areas including environmental planning; wildlife and habitat management; outreach and education; chemical use reduction and safety; water conservation; and water quality management. Courses go through a recertification process every three years.
"Eastpointe Country Club’s East Course has shown a strong commitment to its environmental program,” said Christine Kane, Executive Director at Audubon International. “They are to be commended for preserving the natural heritage of the area by protecting the local watershed and providing a sanctuary for wildlife on the golf course property."
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, Mexico, and Southeast Asia have achieved certification in the program.
Designed by George Fazio and his nephew, Tom, the East Course opened for play in 1974. The 7,011-yard, par-72 track features wide fairways with well-bunkered and challenging green complexes. The East Course proves to be playable, yet a challenge for golfers of all skill levels. This course delights the senses with its emerald green Bermuda grass, shimmering lakes and rolling fairways.
About Eastpointe Country Club
Located in sunny Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., Eastpointe Country Club is situated amid acres of beautifully manicured green space with mature trees, sparkling lakes and lush tropical landscaping. Professionally managed by Billy Casper Signature, the hallmark of this hidden oasis is its two beautifully-designed, amenity-rich private clubhouses that each offer a distinctly different Fazio-designed golf course with strategic bunkers, rolling fairways and excellent greens.
Eastpointe is located within an exclusive gated community of only 875 homes. The club and community was developed by Claire Anderson in the 1970’s and opened in 1974. Then, in 1981, The Golf and Racquet Club at Eastpointe was developed by General Electric, adding a second premier club to the community. In November of 2015, these two private clubs within the Eastpointe Community, Eastpointe Country Club and The Golf and Racquet Country Club at Eastpointe merged to form what is now Eastpointe Country Club.
Eastpointe offers members an array of the finest activities and events one could hope for including exclusive year-round access to 36 holes of championship Fazio golf, two comprehensive practice facilities with East and West driving ranges, putting greens and practice bunkers, a coveted tennis program on 16 Har-Tru courts, heated 2,800 square-foot pool and expansive state-of-the-art fitness center with certified personal trainers.
More information: www.eastpointe-cc.com, 561.626.6860
About Billy Casper Signature
A boutique division of Billy Casper Golf, Billy Casper Signature provides first-class services tailored to the unique golf, sport, leisure and hospitality requirements of private clubs and their members. Its custom, winning strategies enhance the private club experience and create healthy returns for high-end member-equity, residential-inclusive, resort and other types of clubs.
With a laser focus on increasing member programming and amenity usage, Billy Casper Signature endeavors to create a vibrant sense of community and belonging by enhancing social interactions between members. With a powerful and proactive lifestyle-based platform, Billy Casper Signature directs aggressive marketing and sales of memberships; grounds and building maintenance; clubhouse and restaurant operations; sports, fitness and spa activities; merchandising; special events; concierge services; staffing and "ACE the Member Experience" training; and financial management. Headquartered in Reston, VA, Billy Casper Signature has regional offices across America.
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