Canmore Golf & Curling Club - Audubon Press release

Published Date:  
April 3, 2018

Canmore Golf & Curling Club Recognized for Environmental Excellence


CANMORE, AB – Canmore Golf & Curling Club has achieved designation as a "Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary" through the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses. Reid Solodan, Golf Course Superintendent, led the effort to obtain sanctuary designation on the property and is being recognized for Environmental Stewardship by Audubon International. Canmore Golf & Curling Club is one of 19 golf courses in Alberta and 896 in the world to hold the title of Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary.


"Canmore Golf & Curling Club has shown a strong commitment to its environmental program. They are to be commended for their efforts to provide a sanctuary for wildlife on the golf course property," said Christine Kane, Executive Director at Audubon International.

"To reach certification, a course must demonstrate that they are maintaining a high degree of environmental quality in a number of areas," explained Kane. These categories include: Environmental Planning, Wildlife & Habitat Management, Outreach and Education, Chemical Use Reduction and Safety, Water Conservation, and Water Quality Management.

The Canmore Golf & Curling Club is proud to join 18 other golf courses in Alberta to have achieved the Audubon Certification! “It has been a great learning experience and we will continue to strive to be environmental stewards within the Bow Valley Corridor” quotes Reid Solodan. It was a team effort along with Pete Dall who helped gather all data and submit information, thank you Pete! 

The Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses, endorsed by the United States Golf Association, provides information and guidance to help golf courses preserve and enhance wildlife habitat and protect natural resources. Golf courses from the United States, Africa, Australia, Canada, Central America, Europe, New Zealand, and Southeast Asia have achieved certification in the program.

The Canmore Golf Club was established in 1926 and constructed by the residents of Canmore.  The curling club amalgamated with the golf club in 1988 where we became the Canmore Golf & Curling Club. Our Mission is to provide and maintain the best quality golf and curling opportunities for all our members, residents and visitors at a reasonable and affordable cost.  We strive to provide services that will exceed the expectations of our customers.

Audubon International is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Troy, NY. In addition to golf courses, Audubon International also provides programs for businesses, schools, communities, and new developments with the purpose of delivering high-quality environmental education and facilitating the sustainable management of natural resources. For more information, call Audubon International at 1-844-767-9051 or visit

Canmore Golf & Curling Club becomes Audubon Certified