Al Mouj Golf in Muscat, Oman, has acquired its second certification as an ‘Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary’ by the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Programme for Golf Courses.
Al Mouj Golf was first designated as a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary in 2014, becoming the first golf course in the Middle East and North African (MENA) region to be certified. Al Mouj Golf has now achieved this distinction three times, thanks to the eco-friendly management approach of the wider team and the practices they have adopted toward the maintenance of the club as a habitat for a diverse range of wildlife. These efforts have been escalated by the Al Mouj Golf team, who have conducted regular assessments of the facility to ensure it has once again been recognised for the third time by Audubon International for environmental stewardship in 2020.
Al Mouj Golf is now just one of 200 golf clubs to be Golf Environment Organisation (GEO) certified worldwide and less than 20 courses to be certified by both GEO and Audubon, meaning that Al Mouj Golf is just one from approximately 20 courses worldwide to be certified by both organisations.
CEO, Al Mouj, Muscat Nasser Al Sheibani spoke on the achievement: “I am incredibly proud of the team at Al Mouj Golf for successfully retaining the natural heritage of our golf course, as well as being recognised by Audubon for a third time. This is a significant environmental and sustainability achievement in balancing such a wonderful lifestyle asset with nature.
“Maintaining the biodiversity of the grounds at Al Mouj Golf is central to providing golfers with a world-class facility. By continuing this success and retaining this certification, Al Mouj Golf continues to put Oman on the map as a leading party in environmental protection and management,” he concluded.