April 6, 2010
A group of local golf courses are working together to go green.
Birdwood Golf Course in Albemarle County is one of the five courses on the Monticello Golf Trail.
It recently received its certification from Audubon International for protecting the surrounding environment. The other courses on the trail are also taking action.
"All the courses are doing everything from naturalizing areas. In other words, they're not maintaining areas outside of the fairway, the tee boxes or the greens, so it looks more natural and brings native habitat back to the golf courses," said Mark Glickman, founder of the Monticello Golf Trail.
The other area courses involved are Stoney Creek and Devil's Knob at Wintergreen, the Rivanna in Fluvanna County and Poplar Grove in Amherst.