Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program
Bangor Municipal Golf Course is a proud member of the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses. In 2013, Bangor Muni became only the second golf course in the state of Maine to achieve this honor and have since been re-certified twice. Certification requires sound environmental practices, out reach and education, and an on going effort to be a great steward of the environment and all wildlife.
Monarch's in the Rough
In 2018 Bangor Muni was a pioneer in the Monarch's in the Rough Program. When playing Kelly #8, look at the top of the hill and you will see a sign identifying where we created habitat for this magnificent creature. We even named the hole after them!
Golf courses are the perfect habitat for the eastern bluebird and if you are on the lookout, you will see them in several locations on the property. We have over 30 bluebird houses that are constantly maintained and inventoried each year. Not a golfer...that's ok...walk down Webster Avenue near our maintenance facility and you are almost certain to see them. The power lines overhead are one of their favorite places to congregate.
Our largest initiative at Bangor Muni has been the naturalization of nearly 7 acres of land. By ceasing management of these non-playing areas, we have reduced carbon emissions, fertilizer and pesticide use, and created several natural habitats for rodents and small mammals to thrive. Feel free to download the full case study if you would like more details on this ongoing project.