Water Conservation & Environmental Stewardship
WATER CONSERVATION & ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP
The California Golf Course Owner's Association (CGCOA) presented The 2016 Community Environmental Award to Cinnabar Hills Golf Club
The award was presented at the 2016 CGCOA Annual Meeting held at Summitpointe Golf Club in Milpitas, California. CGCOA Board Officer, Michael Lautenbach, presented the award the team here at Cinnabar Hills including Cecilia Ashley, Dir. of Marketing; Ron Zraick, General Manager and Brian Boyer, Golf Course Superintendent.
The Community Environmental Award is presented to a CGCOA facility or management company that demonstrates excellence in the area of Environmental Stewardship.
- Implements practices that reduce use of coveted resources such as water or electricity.
- Has an efficient and convenient recycling program in place for managing waste on course and in the clubhouse (includes bar, restaurant and common areas).
- Encourages on-site natural habitats for birds and other small animals. (i.e. Member of Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program)
- Increases citizen awareness on how golf courses are “friends of the environment” and how golfers can support stewardship efforts. (i.e. course nature tours, recycling waste, educational programs)
Cinnabar Hills Golf Club was chosen for our efforts in both water reduction and overall sustainability.
Over the past few years Cinnabar Hills has greatly reduced the amount of water used to maintain our beautiful 27 hole facility. And we've worked to spread the word about the importance of water conservation. The combination of water saving measures and our conscious decision to put in more drought tolerant native grasses shows our commitment to water conservation.
Cinnabar Hills is also a great home for wildlife. We know there are hundreds of birds that call the course home, including some beautiful rescued barn owls that live in some of the bird boxes across the course.
Congratulations to our entire team, staff and community. We want to say thank you to the CGCOA, our staff and our community for recognizing all we do for the environment.
Play a round at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club to see our efforts in action.
Superintendent Brian Boyer receives the first Water-Saving Hero Certificate of Appreciation
Brian Boyer, Cinnabar Hills Golf Club's Superintendent, accepts the first Water-Saving Hero Certificate of Appreciation ever awarded by the Santa Clara Valley Water District from Board Chair Gary Kremen.
The Santa Clara Valley Water District recognized Cinnabar Hills as a Water-Saving Hero for our water conservation campaign which includes dedicating a portion of our website to conservation information, sending out conservation messages to our customers and implementing water conservation measures that reduced the amount of water used by the golf course and clubhouse operations by 24.8 percent between March 1 –December 31, 2014 when compared to the same period in 2013. Cinnabar also received a rebate from the SCVWD for converting 77,102 sq. ft. of irrigated turf to drought tolerant native grasses.
Cinnabar Hills is committed to water conservation and has implemented a plan to meet or exceed the 30% water use reduction called for by the SCVWD Board in their March 24, 2015 meeting. We encourage all Santa Clara County residents and businesses to do the same.
Cinnabar Hills' Ownership Group Commitment
It’s not unusual for members of the Cinnabar Hills local ownership group to be positively engaged in our community--in fact, it’s "par for the course".
As California and Santa Clara Valley continue to suffer from extreme drought conditions, Cinnabar Hills Golf Club has jumped into action to do its part to conserve water. While we have scientifically managed our water use in the past, we've implemented, and you'll begin to see, several new changes when it comes to water conservation measures including:
ON THE GOLF COURSE:
- Reduce water used on the golf course by at least 20% from 2013 water use. We will be applying less water to the roughs and fairways to achieve this goal.
- Eliminate watering the driving range except for the grass tee area.
- Eliminate watering “out of play” areas.
- Adjust/change sprinkler heads to increase efficiency, minimize overspray and watering of out of play areas.
- Eliminate the seasonal, decorative flowers at the tee boxes on the golf course.
- Wash golf carts once per day instead of after each use.
AT THE CLUBHOUSE:
- Serve water in the restaurant only on request.
- Eliminate the seasonal, decorative flowers in front of the clubhouse.
- Use a broom instead of hosing down outside areas whenever possible.
We'll strive to continue delivering the same award-winning experience you've come to expect from us while at the same time looking for more ways to conserve water.
We thank you for your continued support and ask that you do your part to conserve water while visiting us here at Cinnabar Hills and when at your home or place of business. Visit the Santa Clara Valley Water District's website at www.valleywater.org/drought/ or call the District’s Drought Hotline at 408-630-2000 to learn more. For quick tips on how to save water at home, you can also visit www.save20gallons.org. As a result of all engaged in a commitment to community, we'll together make a positive difference.
Cinnabar Hills Golf Club Ownership Group