Toro Irrigation is nearing completion of one of its most significant new UK projects – the £650,000 installation of a complete irrigation system for two traditional links courses at the ambitious new Archerfield development, near Muirfield.
Archerfield is a luxury complex comprising two championship-standard 18-hole golf courses, a 150-suite six-star hotel, 100 residential properties, 50 golf cottages and a spa. The new Archerfield Links and Fidra Links are both 7,000 yards long and are designed to offer hard running courses through both trees and open land, with subtle undulations.
Ian Everard, project manager for development owners Caledonian Heritable, commented, “Toro offered the most cost-effective package which on a project of this size is an important consideration.
“High quality installation is paramount, however, and Turf Irrigation Services Scotland is providing this as well as full on-site training, support and parts. I am happy with how the installation is proceeding, everything is going very smoothly.”
Managing director of Turf Irrigation Services Scotland, Quentin Allardice, described some of the system’s features. “All the sprinklers are controlled by Toro’s PC-based Trident control system, which incorporates a number of innovative features such as VIP mapping. This is software that enables greenkeepers to view their irrigation system on screen – either the entire course or hole-by-hole I believe that Archerfield will be one of the most prestigious courses in the UK. Watch this space!”
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