Multi-million irrigation for Majlis

The famous Majlis course at Emirates GC in Dubai has installed a massive new irrigation system from Toro.

Craig Haldane, the club's director of golf course maintenance, said: “The irrigation project took 208 days and over 150,000 man hours to complete. The previous system was almost 25 years old and technology has moved on considerably since 1988. The new system, using over 8,800 metres of mainline piping and 33,500 metres of lateral piping, makes use of the latest technology and delivers water savings by ensuring increased distribution efficiency throughout the golf course.”

As part of the upgrade, a new pump station that allows up to 6,500 gallons of treated sewage effluent (TSE) water per minute to travel through the network, has been installed. Because of this added pump capacity, watering time has been significantly shortened.

Haldane added: “The system is so technically advanced that I can effectively stand on the first green of the Majlis, take out my mobile phone, connect to the irrigation system and turn on individual irrigation sprinklers, then update the daily irrigation schedule to tell an individual head to run for an additional minute, all at the touch of a button.”

The system is designed to ensure that minimal TSE will be sprayed on anything other than turfgrass. It provides individual head control to 2,208 sprinklers throughout the course. It is the first installation of Toro's new Lynx control system in the region.

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