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.
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.
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.
Auchterardar Golf Course in Scotland transformed its course with a new irrigation system using Rain Bird's IC System and Stratus LT Central Control. Hear how a team industry experts made it happen with minimal disruption.
Gelendzhik Golf Resort, the first golf course located on the Black Sea coast in Russia, chooses Rain Bird's IC System, Stratus II Central Control and MI Series for the irrigation system.
Using the Rain Bird IC System with MI Series Mobile Controllers has given P.J. the irrigation flexibility he needs to maintain his course. The water window has been reduced to less than 5 hours and his crew now spends their time providing ideal playing conditions for their members.
Lakewood has introduced the world-class advanced Rain Bird IC irrigation system for simpler installation, reliable operation and maintenance friendly. Most importantly, the substantial saving on water consumption with 50% reduction relative to the traditional system, being one of the most saving of water consumption throughout Guangdong province.
"The Bay Hill Club & Lodge chose Rain Bird because they have proven to be the leader in the golf irrigation industry with their Central Control and IC Systems. We have been extremely happy with the installation and performance of our IC System. Its ease of install and use has given us the control we need during the renovation process.” — Chris Flynn, CGCS, Director of Grounds, Bay Hill Club & Lodge
Winged Foot’s updated and fine-tuned irrigation system is now paying off in a big way.
The golf course has been built on native sand dunes with high infiltration rates and very high summer temperatures so Vinpearl Golf required an irrigation system with individual head control to allow flexibility to adjust watering schedules on the high and low points of the course and achieve elite playing conditions year round.
Bush Hill Park Golf Club is a stone’s throw from Enfield Town in North London. Originally 9 holes, this 100-acre parkland course was designed by Open Championship winners James Braid and Harry Vardon and enjoys a reputation for being the best maintained in the area. Much of the irrigation system was installed 25 years
To the south of Lake Maggiore against the backdrop of the mountainous massif of Monte Rosa, Castelconturbia Golf Course is a highly-rated 27-hole course covering more than a million square metres of gently undulating Italian countryside. Severe drought in 2017 presented the course with a significant challenge. After an
“Looking to the future, I wanted our irrigation system to be more efficient and to use less water and electricity to run it. Having a detailed tutorial on the Control Software helped me properly understand what we could gain. It was an easy decision
“When you begin to explore the efficiencies that can be made by reducing hand watering, you realise they are significant. Dave will make significant time, labour and water savings using Rain Watch™ and Cycle+Soak™ across the course, along with the agronomic and playability benefits that come from optimising the use of water.”
In October 2017, the start of a major irrigation system renovation project began at The Worcestershire Golf Club, established in 1879 and one of the oldest clubs in England. Scheduled for completion in January 2018, irrigation design is by consultants Irritech, and the appointed contractor is North Staffs Irrigation. The project involves the installation of a