Golf Course Architecture - Green Pages 2021

10 RA IN B I RD Precision irrigation crucial for Ankara course grow-in Rain Bird has installed its IC System on new Turkish golf course and is already receiving rave reviews T he first Rain Bird IC System to be installed in Turkey has already proved invaluable during the grow-in of the new 18-hole course at Regnum Golf & Country Club Ankara. Designed by Tim Lobb and set in 200 hectares of rolling terrain, the course provides breathtaking vistas of the surrounding mountain ranges and the capital city. Following a tender, the Regnum Group selected Rain Bird Turkey as its irrigation partner and the Rain Bird IC System for its industry-leading water efficiency and diagnostics as well as its control capabilities. Roger Davey of independent irrigation consultants Irritech, who designed the system, said: “The IC System has numerous advantages. It gives the course manager the ability to control each individual sprinkler and to monitor and manage every aspect of their system remotely on a phone or tablet. Its diagnostics also rapidly identify any issues out on the Photos: Tim Lobb