Flatirons Golf Course recognized for environmental efforts

Jan. 12—The nonprofit group Audubon International recently recognized Flatirons Golf Course in Boulder for its environmental efforts.

The 125-acre public golf course at 5706 Arapahoe Ave. originally was designated as an "Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary" in 2010 for its focus on environmental planning, wildlife and habitat management, water conservation, and water quality management, among other things, according to a press release. Audubon International, a group devoted to environmental education and resources has recertified the golf course every three years, including the recent recognition.

Audubon International's CEO Christine Kane commended the golf course superintendent Jake Jacobs for providing a sanctuary to wildlife. The course is one of 3% of golf courses in the world to hold the wildlife sanctuary certification.