Golf Gone Green
Kermit the Frog once said, "It's not easy being green." True, but TPC Four Seasons Las Colinas wouldn't have it any other way.
The Resort is so dedicated to being green that it has achieved designation as a "Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary", and is recognized for Environmental Stewardship by the Audubon International Certification. By meeting these standards, the Resort’s golf courses are on par with a small handful of elite golf courses in North Texas. Evidently, being PGA-approved isn't enough.
By adhering to these environmentally respected – albeit stringent – practices, the courses will greatly reduce chemicals and pesticides, and preserve water. This results in cleaner waterways, which helps protect wildlife, while also saving money and preserving the land. As Paul Earnest, Director of Golf at Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas explains, “This is a milestone in our Resort's golf history.”
These new agronomic practices also enhance the Resort’s already superior playing conditions. For instance, courses can be played on longer, even during the peak business season. Earnest says that before green aerification took place in the spring and fall. Now it can happen during the winter, which is the slowest period for resort golf. Plus, winter-bent grass aerification is actually less stressful on plant life than summer aerification.
Clearly dedicated to seeing the forest through the trees, Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas also recently announced a partnership with Texas Trees Foundation – an organization dedicated to planting three million trees in North Texas.
TPC Four Seasons Las Colinas at Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas has also responded to requests from guests who are looking to flex their green thumbs. There is the "Build a Birdhouse, Grow a Tree" summer program, wherein any Sports Club member or guest can build and paint a birdhouse or donate to the Texas Trees Foundation. Constructing birdhouses makes a great activity for kids (especially if you're hoping to get another round in).
Once those birdhouses are ready for their feathered tenants, volunteers hang the birdhouses in trees around the Resort. Then guests who’ve donated receive a photo showing them where their birdhouse is hanging. The goal is to hang at least 100 birdhouses this year. Proceeds from the sales of the birdhouses will be donated to the Texas Trees Foundation, the largest tree-planting project in the United States.