Friday, December 21, 2007

North Tahoe golf courses recognized

Associated Press - December 20, 2007 5:24 PM ET

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Two golf courses in the Lake Tahoe area are being honored by Golf Digest and a national group of golf course superintendents for their environmental practices.

Old Greenwood Golf Course in Truckee was named the top resort course nationally in terms of commitment to environmental stewardship as part of the Environmental Leaders in Golf Awards selected by the magazine and the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America.

The Golf Club at Gray's Crossing, located just across U.S. Interstate 80 from Old Greenwood, was picked as the winner of the private course award for the association's Sierra Nevada chapter. TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas won for top private course in the southern Nevada chapter.

The overall winner nationally was The Marvel Golf Club in Benton, Ky., which will be featured in an upcoming issue of Golf Digest.

The superintendents of the courses will be formally recognized at the Golf Industry Show in Orlando at the end of January, including Old Greenwood's Jonathan Moulton, Gray's Crossing's Michael Cornette and TPC Summerlin's Dale Hahn.

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