Renovation Stories

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

2020-10-13T20:25:58-07:00

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

Tailored Irrigation Practices Result in Big Changes at Little Aston Golf Club

“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.”

2020-05-20T08:08:41-07:00

Rain Bird’s IC System™ Chosen by The Worcestershire Golf Club

Steve Lloyd, Course Manager, explains, “When I joined in 2014, irrigation was one of the areas that the club had wanted to address for some time. Installed 28 years ago, the system had reached the end of its useful life. We were turning the irrigation system on and off manually, the PVC pipework and glued joints had gradually deteriorated and been damaged by tree roots, sprinklers were poorly spaced and there was no pressure regulation. We approached Irritech in 2016 to carry out an independent appraisal of the existing system and make recommendations for upgrading and future-proofing irrigation to the greens, surrounds and approaches.”

2020-05-22T07:37:22-07:00

Thai Country Club Upgrades Their Irrigation to Get a More Playable and Healthier Turf

Thai Country Club in Chacheongsao, Thailand, just outside Bangkok renovated their irrigation system by upgrading to a Rain Bird Par+ES Satellite system with a Rain Bird Stratus II Central Control. The course upgraded their irrigation control system in order to improve the system efficiency as well as course playability. An irrigation system analysis was completed showing the

2020-06-04T09:37:36-07:00

Rain Bird Central Control Stratus™ II Featured in GEO Champion of the Green Article

Golf Environmental Organization (GEO) is an International not-for-profit dedicated to helping the golf community embrace sustainability; providing practical solutions and golf's ecolabel, GEO Certified. June 2017's Champions of the Green article from Golf Environment Organization highlighted Vidago Palace Golf Course in Portugal. In 2008-2010 the course was expanded from a 9-hole course into an 18-hole Par 72

2017-08-17T08:55:34-07:00

Renovation with Rain Bird Shows Savings for National Golf Links

Irrigation has gone through significant changes. Technological advances have kept pace with player expectations, course conditioning trends and the need for environmental responsibility. Given the costs of upgrading and modernization, many courses are forced to work with an inefficient irrigation system and try to minimize any negative effects on the turf and course playability.

2020-06-05T13:26:52-07:00

Desert Mountain Trusts Rain Bird To Maintain Elite Playing Conditions

With elevation changes up to 1,000 feet from the lowest to the highest point, the sprawling property is comprised of numerous microclimates. As rain and wind are captured in various pockets of the mountains, Desert Mountain often has areas of their course that receive heavy rainfall, while nearby areas get no rain at all.

2020-06-02T08:25:44-07:00

After Researching Their Options, The Club at Admirals Cove Chose Rain Bird

The often unpredictable weather patterns of the Florida coast placed extra demands on the irrigation system for The Club at Admirals Cove. Some rain events would impact one section of the course while leaving other areas dry. Finding a system that could precisely analyze precipitation and respond to changing conditions by automatically adjusting irrigation was critical to establishing elite playing conditions.

2020-06-03T12:58:20-07:00
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