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Al Mouj Golf flexes green muscle
September 2020 1877

Al Mouj Golf, regarded by many as one of the Middle East’s finest golf courses, has for the second time retained its designation as a "Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary" through the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Programme for Golf Courses, an Audubon International programme.

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. Commenting on this achievement was Nasser Al Sheibani, CEO of Al Mouj Muscat: "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.

 

 

The Greg Norman designed course won the 2019 IAGTO sustainability award for community value and offers unique biodiversity with 173 different bird species

 

 

Maintaining the biodiversity of the grounds at Al Mouj Golf is central to providing golfers with a world-class facility. Thanks to the efforts of the Al Mouj Golf team, we were able to become the region's first achievers of this outstanding certification back in 2014. 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."

The Greg Norman designed course is nestled along a two kilometre stretch of the Indian Ocean in Oman, with the Hajjar mountains standing tall over the lush green grass, bunkers, natural dunes and water hazards found at Al Mouj Golf. Winners of the 2019 IAGTO sustainability award for community value, Al Mouj offers a unique biodiversity with the 173 different bird species being an integral part of this.  







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