We're green... really, really green.

We care deeply about our environment and celebrate the beauty that pervades the game of golf.  Our philosophy and maintenance practices have for a long time put Cordova Bay in the forefront of Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability. Here are some reasons why.

  • We have not sprayed an insecticide or aquatic herbicide on either golf course property since 1996. 
  • More than 70 species of birds share the fairways, rough, naturalized areas, waterways, and trees with golfers and their populations thrive because they are not exposed to pesticide.
  • One of programs we are most proud of is our organic produce garden that provides fresh produce to our restaurant for 6 months of the year. 

  • In partnership with the Canadian Department of Fisheries and Oceans, we have introduced large populations of Crayfish in our ponds to enhance our course's ecosystem.
  • 90 percent of our Turf grass nutrition is done through foliar sprays which are derived primarily from organic nitrogen and carbon based nutrition as well as plant based amino acids and seaweed extract that we import from Ireland because of its purity.
  • From time-to-time, usually during intense environmental conditions of extreme wetness we receive disease pressure on our greens. When these disease pressures are present, which is primarily during the wet winter months, we will spray products that will systemically protect the plant from within.  These products are anti-fungal and have the same active ingredients that are found in medicines that humans use such as Scholl's foot powder.  
  • We have 5 staff members on our team who possess Professional Applicators licenses for the application of products and fertilizers that we use.  We spend a great deal of money each year in continuing education to ensure they are well educated and proficient in the application and knowledge required to apply these products safely and the sprayer that applies these products is state of the art so that we can apply these products precisely to the intended area.
  • Our property is a certified Audubon Sanctuary.
  • We are a past recipient of the Canadian Golf Course Superintendent's highest award for Environmental Excellence.  

 

 

Dean Piller

Superintendent