Stone Creek Golf Club, a Peter Jacobsen/Jim Hardy-designed golf course south of Oregon City, received honors for its U.S. eco-friendliness. It was singled out by Links magazine as number six in the country.
The 18-hole public golf course, owned by Clackamas County and first opened in 2002, was constructed with wildlife corridors to minimize the disturbance of nature. Stone Creek has an integrated pest management program that uses pesticides sparingly and irrigates only the in-play areas, allowing other areas to go fallow in the summer and provides habitat for ground-nesting birds. Lakes on the course are 100-percent buffered and the water is tested annually for pesticides and fertilizers.
“It’s how well the course and the walking trail have been received; through the design and support of the county, that we’ve been able to preserve the land,” said Gordon Tolbert, PGA, owner of Total Golf Management Services. “We’re appreciative of the continued patronage we’ve had – we are pleased with the eco-friendliness of the course.”
“We’re very proud that the staff at Stone Creek Golf Club continues to provide a top-notch golf facility available to all area residents and visitors,” said Jeroen Kok, Clackamas County Parks and Forest Manager. “The professionalism displayed by everyone - from the management to the greens keepers - is focused on outstanding customer services, efficient operations and environmental leadership.”
Also on the top 10 list are the Vineyard Golf Club on Martha’s Vineyard (#1), Pebble Beach Golf Links (#7) and Bandon Dunes Golf Resort (#8).
Stone Creek is located at 14603 South Stoneridge Drive, Oregon City, and may be reached for tee time reservations at 503-518-4653. View it online at www.stonecreekgolfclub.net.