Gaining water efficiency with double row irrigation at German venue, Mannheim Viernheim

A few minutes from Mannheim city centre, Mannheim Viernheim Golf Club is one of the oldest clubs in Germany, located in the middle of the Rhine Neckar metropolitan region. The backdrop of the Käfertal Forest and 100-year-old trees for 40 fairway and green bunkers provides the perfect setting for a picturesque 18-hole course. This is

2021-10-21T11:47:43-07:00

Summertime Renovation in Switzerland

Utilizing Rain Bird’s unique capabilities allowed the course to be fully maintained and played throughout the project. The new irrigation areas were brought online as the project progressed, with full IC control while also allowing decoder-controlled areas to remain fully operational. Upgrading to IC has provided complete control, two-way, real time communication and peace of mind. The system that is now in place is much more efficient, with more effective coverage from the same amount of water.

2021-07-23T16:31:04-07:00

Hoiana Shores Golf Club: World-class Golf Course Focused on Environmental Sustainability

Hoiana Shores Golf Club was awarded the “World’s Best New Golf Course in 2020” and is located in the internationally acclaimed Hoiana Integrated Resort. Hoiana is situated south of the ancient town of Hoi An, one of Vietnam’s Unesco World Heritage Sites. The goal was to create a world class sustainable links course while incorporating the native sand dune ecosystem on a unique site that overlooks the East Sea and the Cham Islands. The The golf course irrigation system uses the Rain Bird IC System, Cirrus central control, pump management software and Rain Bird's 700 Series rotors.

2021-04-20T10:34:47-07:00

Winged Foot Fine-Tunes Irrigation for Championship Conditions

“It’s that public display, that we’re out there every day, that really drives me. We don’t want to put a bad foot forward, there’s no redo button for us. It’s a playing surface that we’re producing and water’s the biggest part of that. Nobody wants to play on something that’s soft, everybody wants green, firm and fast. And there’s a very fine line to that.” — Stephen Rabideau, CGCS, Director of Golf Courses, Winged Foot Golf Club

2020-12-28T10:57:49-07:00

Unique Rain Bird Hybrid Solution Reduces Future Operating Cost by 90%

Approached along an ancient avenue lined with seventy-five horse chestnut trees, Salems Golf Club is located on a historically important Högantorp’s farm site. Inaugurated in 1996, Salem 365! is a 27-hole facility considered one of the best in Sweden’s Stockholm region, with the 18-hole Salemsbanan and 9-hole Högantorpsbanan course with summer greens open all

2020-08-04T13:56:49-07:00

Staying Ahead with Irrigation – For the Best Fairways, Even in Drought Conditions

Designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest, the 18-hole Hankley Common Golf Club is a dry, sandy, links-type course, with fine, free draining turf cut through swathes of heather. Irrigation consultant Roger Davey of Irritech designed a new irrigation system with a central pump station on a Rain Bird IC System™ with Stratus II™ Central Control with mobile interface (MI) and weather station. A double row system with Rain Bird 700 Series valve-in-head rotors was installed on fairways with back-to-back Rain Bird 751 Series rotors on greens and approaches and a combination of block and valve-in-head rotors on tees.

2020-07-02T11:43:58-07:00

Jonathan Gaunt Shares His Vision for Whittington Heath with Course Managers

Recently Golf Course Managers from the West Midlands region were invited to tour Whittington Heath Golf Club in Lichfield, UK to learn about the transformational project taking shape. They had the opportunity to discuss the project with the Course Manager and meet the designer and various contractors on the project.

2020-01-13T18:41:43-07:00

A Bold Renovation of The Castle Course Takes Advantage of Spectacular Scenery

The Ålands Golf Club recently upgraded the club's the existing Nimbus™ II Central Control system and replaced the original 30 year old PVC pipes with 19,500m of new HDPE polyethylene piping and 23,000 metres of 2-core control cabling. The new system will allow the club to be more accurate, use less water, achieve a better results, and improve the quality of greens no matter the season.

2020-01-13T18:43:15-07:00
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