Renovation Stories

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

2020-08-19T13:58:27-07:00

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

Zhuhai Lakewood Golf Club Renovation Provides Water Savings

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.

2020-04-03T14:41:03-07:00

Bay Hill Renovation Brings Modern Vision to Legendary Golf Course

"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

2018-10-26T10:08:05-07:00

Overcoming the Challenges of a Course Built on Native Sand Dunes

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.

2020-04-08T13:56:58-07:00
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