Alas, Texas failed to land any resorts in the Platinum and Gold lists, but several made the Silver list:
- Barton Creek Resort & Spa, Austin
- Four Seasons Resort & Golf Club at Las Colinas, Irving
- Westin La Cantera, San Antonio
In other words, the usual suspects. (Except that I'm surprised Horseshoe Bay doesn't make the list.)
The magazine also has a list of "Green Resorts," facilities it singles out for environmental stewardship. Barton Creek makes that list, with this blurbage:
In 2001, Barton Creek received the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) National Environmental Steward Award. And the efforts of all four courses to provide sanctuary for wildlife led to Audubon certification.
Something that's important to note: When you hear a golf course brag about having "Audubon" certification, they are not referring to the National Audubon Society, but to a completely separate, unaffiliated group whose sole purpose seems to be giving golf courses this certification. In other words, take that certification with a major grain of salt (which in no way is meant to diminish the genuine efforts of many golf courses and resorts and the golf industry in general to institute more environmentally friendly practices).
Here's a good photo of Barton Creek: