Strategic consultancy in Amarilla Golf

Strategic consultancy in Amarilla Golf

Donald Steel knew how to make the most of the beautiful landscape contrasts of the island of Tenerife, transforming the land in which today sits Amarilla Golf, into a splendid course with breath-taking views towards the Atlantic ocean and the highest mountain of Spain, “El Teide”.

Héctor Torres, agricultural engineer and Head Greenkeeper of Amarilla Golf since 2.006, explains the main challenges that will face in the immediate future “Since the course opening in 1.989, the golf course has evolved, and my team and myself, we have adapted to it. For example, one of our biggest achievements have been the consolidation of the strategy of overseeding poa trivialis in greens annually. The experience has enabled us to dominate this technic and to produce great playing conditions throughout the peak season. Now, our aim is to optimize the use of resources and define strategies to address elements of the golf course that are 30 years old.”

In order to accomplish this, the club has recently hired us. We will start providing them with our consultancy service. In this case will consist of 4 visits annually, and the elaboration of a maintenance general plan working together with Héctor. That way, we aim to help Amarilla Golf to undertake a gradual improvement and optimization off all aspects that take place in golf course agronomy. The communication with the property is also key at this point, so that we will be able to identify key improvement points, and define as a team, which ones to prioritize.

Eduardo Tavío, Club’s Director, summarizes this new strategy for the golf course maintenance: “We carried out an irrigation system audit with Surtec back in 2.017. This set a turning point regarding water management in Amarilla Golf. We elaborated a strategic plan of improvements that we are implementing year by year, allowing us to optimize the different aspects of the irrigation system. The final result has been the optimization of costs, and a significant rise on golf course quality standards. Now, and thanks to the technical support provided with the consultancy service, we aim to optimize operational costs and increase the commercial appeal of the golf course”.