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Stone Creek Golf receives national honor


Stone Creek Golf Club in Oregon City has been singled out for its eco-friendliness. Links Magazine has named Stone Creek one of the top 10 eco-friendly golf courses in the nation.

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 provide 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.”

Among other courses ranked in the top 10 were Vineyard Golf Club on Martha’s Vineyard (No. 1), Pebble Beach Golf Links (No. 7) and Bandon Dunes Golf Resort (No. 8). Stone Creek was ranked sixth.