Green Inside & Out
PGA National Resort & Spa is the first U.S. hotel/resort property to achieve certification for the International APEX/ASTM Environmentally Sustainable Meetings & Events standard. PGA National Resort earned dual certification in Venues and Accommodations from this accredited standards development organization. iCompli, a division of BPW Worldwide, was the third-party auditor.
Our Commitment to Sustainability & Green Lodging
At PGA National Resort & Spa, we have a special fondness for all things green — green fairways, green jackets and green initiatives. Green initiatives are at the forefront of all we do. Our environment, and our impact on the world around us, are important to PGA Resort & Spa. That's why we are committed to continuing to invest in and grow our “Green Inside & Out” environmental program. After all, we love all things green. Here is a look at PGA National Resort & Spa’s environmental efforts:
Our sustainability policy, an everyday commitment
The leadership at PGA National Resort & Spa evaluates its sustainability policy every year. This policy is created to establish a company-wide commitment to sustainable goals. Incorporating environmental management and social responsibility into everyday practices, this policy outlines 12 key considerations instrumental to being a greener company. We invite you to see this policy, a document which we crafted with pride and which underlies all that we do.
Meet ACE, our newest green member
Our Green Inside & Out program just got its newest advocate — ACE, who’s always caring for the environment. A mascot of sorts, ACE helps promote sustainable behavior among employees and guests at PGA National Resort & Spa, reminding everyone of the sustainable best practices we have in place. From water conservation to energy efficiency, from waste reduction to golf maintenance, we’re committed to making our planet a better place.
Go green with your event, choose a green meeting space
PGA National Resort & Spa is the first hotel property in the U.S. to have achieved third-party certification in the APEX/ASTM Environmentally Sustainable Venue and Accommodation categories of this international standard. In partnership with ASTM International, the Convention Industry Council, EPA and Green Meetings Industry Council, and hundreds of industry professionals created the industry’s first and only comprehensive standards for green meetings and green events. Through staff management, water conservation, energy efficiency, air quality, community partnerships and waste and pollution prevention, we’re poised to plan and execute our client’s next sustainable conference or event.
Green designations to go with our green efforts
Awareness is instrumental in any initiative, so we’re proud to be a part of this important dialogue, which in turn has people talking about us. We’re grateful to have been awarded a number of environmentally friendly accolades. APEX/ASTM Environmentally Sustainable Meetings & Events for the Venue and Accommodations category. GEO OnCourse sustainable golf course certification for the Champion course. IAGTO awarded its Sustainable Golf Course of the Year 2016 for the Americas region. Trip Advisor designated the PGA National Resort & Spa as a Silver level Green Leader. Additionally, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection designated the resort as a Florida Green Lodge in 2007. In 2013, PGA National Resort & Spa was awarded Three Palms, one of only six such designated properties in the state.
On land or sea, PGA National Resort supports wildlife
In keeping with our commitment to the environmental community, our Managing Director serves on the Board of the Loggerhead Marinelife Center (LMC). The marinelife center’s plush sea turtles are showcased in our guestrooms for guests to purchase with 100% of the profits donated to LMC. On land or soil, PGA National Resort & Spa is committed to Florida’s outdoor community.