early wind-swept fields of Scotland to the
modern day experience, the game
of golf is intimately tied to the natural
environment. As a golfer, you play a key role
in ensuring that golf courses continue to
preserve the nature of the game for
present and future generations.
Take the pledge below or get your golf course involved in the
The Audubon Green Golfer Pledge
"I value the nature of the game and accept my
responsibility to ensure that golf courses are
managed in harmony with the environment. I
Be kind to the course: repair ball marks and
replace divots to help maintain playability.
Walk, rather than use a cart, when possible. Walking promotes physical fitness,
healthy turf, and a clean environment.
Look for consistent, true ball roll on greens,
rather than speed. Lower mowing heights
required for fast greens are at the root of
many turf and environmental problems.
Keep play on the course and stay out of
natural areas. Respect designated
environmentally sensitive areas and wildlife
habitats within the course.
Use trash and recycling receptacles and
encourage others to do the same. If you see
trash, don’t pass it up…pick it up!
Appreciate the nature of the game. Watch for
wildlife as you play and support the course’s
efforts to provide habitat.
Educate others about the benefits of
environmentally responsible golf course
management for the future of the game and the
Encourage the golf course be an active
participant in environmental programs for golf
courses, such as those offered by Audubon
Fact Sheets, Posters, and Downloads