Stonewall is a member of the National Audubon Society and has been practicing their guidelines for the last 15 years or so. We try to employ the most natural methods in respecting our local ecosystem. We placed bird boxes around the Old Course for insect control and have algae eating fish in the ponds to keep them clear. These are just a couple examples of how we naturally keep the place beautiful while not polluting our environment.

It has been second-nature to be good stewards of this special place because the beauty we see is not man made like many other golf courses. God, nature and some good fortune on our behalf produced the beauty here. Our raison d'étre is to be one of the greatest guardians of the game while greatly respecting the surroundings we are blessed to be around.

The game of golf faces two difficult issues affecting every course in the country —environmental and economic sustainability — and both require attention. Environmental sustainability is impacted by water and wildlife issues. Economically, the cost of maintenance and shrinking free time for golfers presents challenges. A common obstacle is unrealistic expectations about course conditioning. Fortunately, there is plenty of room to adjust expectations without damaging the integrity of the game.