Seve’s 9-hole course in Real Golf de Pedreña, to only irrigate tees and green complexes, aiming to minimize the area under irrigation. 30 years later, this is a tendency in golf course irrigation that improves sustainability and water conservation, making it be ahead of its time. Today, it is an honour to support the Club in the process of updating their irrigation system using up-to-date and efficient technologies.
Last June we visited one of the leading golf courses at the Costa del Sol, the Real Club de Golf Las Brisas, to perform a comprehensive irrigation audit. The visit was carried out during the course maintenance week to not disturb the members while playing. Now it is time to work on an action plan that will be mainly focused on improvements in the pump station.
Destiny has made us a beautiful present and we visit the Real Golf of Pedreña, the home course of legend Severiano Ballesteros, to perform an irrigation audit. The aim of the audit was to evaluate the existing situation: what is current condition of the installation, and where we want it to be in the future
Pablo Muñoz Vega highlights how crucial it is to perform an irrigation audit before any investment in a system is made – no matter how obvious the solution may be. This can be read also in page 80 of the october issue of the Golf Course Architecture magazine.
We implement an optimization program for the irrigation system, which consists of the update of the whole irrigation software, a pump station audit, and the study of the highest efficient pump station that the resort needs to invest in.
After an intense week of fieldwork gathering all the necessary information and identifying the critical aspects of the irrigation system, we drew up a strategic work plan, so that the performance of the irrigation system reaches its maximum potential.