Eco-golf … in Orlando …Grande Pines Golf Club …Audubon Golf Program participant.

Audubon Sign on golf hole wildlife area.

Audubon Sign on golf hole wildlife area.

As part of our Luxury Eco-Experience search we were pleased to find the Grande Pines Golf Club in Orlando, Florida as another Audubon Certified course…demonstrating that it is maintaining the highest degree of environmental quality in many areas including …Environmental Planning …Wildlife & Habitat Management …Outreach & Education… Chemical Use Reduction & Safety… Water Conservation… and Water Quality Management.

6th hole Grande Pines Golf Club - Orlando FL

6th hole Grande Pines Golf Club - Orlando FL

We should not have been surprised as it is part of the Marriott family… our experience is that Marriott properties have been wonderfully managed since …well… a loooong time.

This is a great place to enjoy your Eco-clothing from Casualmere® bamboo wear golf shirts …and other items for evening and casual wear of the course during your vacation.

Golfing in a Casualmere® bamboo shirt

Golfing in a Casualmere® bamboo shirt

The clubhouse at Grande Pines Golf Club offers luxurious amenities including …generously sized lockers …and spacious showers for both men and women.  The golf shop carries the latest golf equipment and accessories, including; …full sets of clubs  …individual woods… wedges …and putters.

One can enjoy breakfast or lunch at the Greenside Grille, with views overlooking the greens on holes 9 and 18. It serves a selection of popular appetizers, sandwiches and Floridian specials.

“We designed the course to offer each golfer options at every turn.” Steve Smyers said…

Do you lay up and play it safe? Or do you fade one around the hazard and go for the green? The choice is completely yours at Grande Pines Golf Club.

4th hole and Wildlife marsh area-Grande Pines Golf Club

4th hole and Wildlife marsh area-Grande Pines Golf Club

More conservative players can always take the safe route…  bolder competitors can challenge the course for a thrilling experience.  The contoured… rolling fairways accept most tee shots (except for the smother hook and screaming slice) …the well-bunkered (oh no!) , multi-tiered greens reward accuracy on approach shots (don’t they all?).  Four sets of tee boxes allow golfers of all skill levels to enjoy the adventures posed by the magnificent layout of Grande Pines Golf Club.

Each golf car at Grande Pines Golf Club is equipped with a ProLink yardage system to provide the golfer with accurate yardage to each hole.

7th hole Grande Pines Golf Club-Orlando-FL

7th hole Grande Pines Golf Club-Orlando-FL

“Stay & Play” packages.. available at the following Marriott properties in the Orlando area.
Marriott’s Grande Vista Resort – (407) 238 7676
Marriott’s Cypress Harbour – (407) 238 1300
Renaissance SeaWorld Orlando Hotel – (407) 351-5555
Residence Inn Orlando SeaWorld Hotel – (407) 313-3600
Courtyard Orlando International Drive/Convention Center – (407) 351-2244
Residence Inn Orlando International Drive – (407) 345-0117
Fairfield Inn & Suites Orlando Lake Buena Vista in the Marriott Village – (407) 938-9001
Courtyard Orlando Lake Buena Vista in the Marriott Village – (407) 938-9001
Spring Hill Suites Orlando Lake Buena Vista in Marriott Village – (407) 938-9001

10th hole Grande Pines Golf Club-Orlando

10th hole Grande Pines Golf Club-Orlando

According to Kevin Fletcher, executive director of Audubon International “We are elated with the level of commitment that Marriott is demonstrating by mandating Audubon Certification across their portfolio of golf courses.”

Kevin adds “This program directly enables golf courses to protect the environment by improving the quality of land, water, and air, along with …conserving natural resources and …protecting wildlife habitats.  These proven environmental management practices will help preserve the natural heritage of the game of golf for many generations to come.”

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