The Preserve at Verdae is committed to the environment. In keeping with our mission statement ‘Striving for Harmony Between Golf and Nature’. We have re-imagined our landscaping along the course and created naturalized areas reflecting tall spreads of native grasses and plants. This in turn allows us to reduce the amount of water, pesticides and fertilizers required and concentrate on the key playing surfaces tee to green.
This unique surrounding landscaping has also resulted in creating an environment attractive to the local wildlife. During your round you may encounter a rafter of wild turkeys or magnificent hawks soaring above the pine trees along with the natural elevated views of our foothills location.
Adam Charles, our Superintendent and leader in environmental protection, received the 2011 Environmental Leaders in Golf Award Resort Division, presented by the Golf Course Superintendents association of America and Golf Digest.
Another unique feature of our course is the descriptive naming of each golf hole to reflect their unique surroundings. Our natural cedar posts and carved brass signs designate each challenge ahead: Genesis, Sitting Duck, Crooked Creek, Hawk’s Ridge, Rafter, Sulphur Springs, Crossing Creeks, Laurel Creek, Twin Oaks, The Road Hole, Wildflower, Valley, Whispering Pines, Mountain Laurel, Trestle, Red Tailed, Byrd’s Eye View, Fowl Play.
By naturalizing much of the area not impacting play or landing areas, our superintendent has purposefully created a unique look and feel to our course. One that you will not find in many other course layouts and one that may seem unfamiliar at first. Continue to play The Preserve at Verdae and you will find amazing greens, and un-surpassed challenges that will test your game time and again.
You can play golf many places, but only here can you have The Preserve at Verdae experience.
Check out this article in the January 2016 issue of Golf Course Superintendent’s Magazine Carolina’s Green