Justin Timberlake Seeking LEED Platinum for Golf Course Buildings


Justin Timberlake (you know: singer, actor, songwriter, producer, etc.) is a single-digit-handicap golfer, and loves the sport.  Recently, he noticed that the first course he ever played golf on as a kid was going up for auction for development.  Originally called Woodstock Hills, Timberlake was able to buy Big Creek with a consortium of owners.  Soon after purchase, Timberlake discovered he could "green" the course, so he decided to build the upscale clubhouse, cart cottage, and maintenance facility to LEED Platinum certification standards. 

We all know LEED Platinum is no small feat — it's the highest level of certification available under the USGBC's Green Building Rating system.  When complete and certified, Timberlake's golf course should be the first in the U.S. with a clubhouse to attain such a high level of certification. 

In addition, the course will have a renewable energy field and walking trail with educational placards for the public to learn about responsible energy and natural resource usage.  Ecorazzi also reports that the course will be opened as Miramichi Lakes this October.  I'm sure it'll be quite the destination. 

[+] Q&A with Justin Timberlake – PGA Tour
[+] Course Owned by Timberlake to Go Green – Memphis Daily
[+] Justin Timberlake Set to Open Green Golf Course – Ecorazzi
[+] Big Creek Golf LEED Registration – USGBC

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  • http://www.golfequipmentgeek.com golfequipment

    here’s the fun part, a swing analysis on Justin Timerlake’s follow through

    His left arm is straight.

    Right right arm is almost straight too.

    Looks almost like Tiger here.

    I am not too surprised Justin can play to a 4 handicap, congrats.

  • alex

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    • jon

      keep your spam off this site

      • http://www.jetsongreen.com Preston

        Thanks Jon, I’ll delete all these in a couple days if Alex doesn’t delete his own comment. PR people would be surprised at how willing I am to listen to them (if they’d just email me), at least to determine whether they know of something interesting …

        • http://www.resisolutions.com Tomas Sipaila

          JG Preston:
          I know of something you might find interesting. I am attempting to email you, but it looks like I am leaving a comment. I work for an environmental solutions company that can help contribute up to 21 LEED points BEFORE entering a building. We have a patented water management technology called the EPIC System. I would be happy to give you a presentation at your conveinence. Please check out our website and feel free to contact me. Sincerely, Tomas

  • jon

    Please remove the spam from Alex

  • Brendan

    I always thought golf courses were anti-green in their own existence, but I gues that only applies to areas with climates similar to where I live, Arizona. I’m curious to see how this truns out. Congrats to Justin on his game and the purchase.

    • http://www.jetsongreen.com Preston

      Actually, I read an article some time back about Arizona golf courses that said they’re some of the most water efficient courses in the world. If they continue to gain leadership in this area and export it around the world, that may not be a bad thing … but you’re right on, it’ll be cool to watch how this LEED Platinum goal works out.

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