A Jacobsen AR250 five unit rotary mower is proving its worth on the 18-hole golf course at Mount Murray Hotel and Country Club at Santon on the Isle of Man. With over 5,300 hours on the clock, the AR250 is used to maintain the semi-rough and surrounds at the 6,356 yard, par 71 course.
Gary Corlett is the head greenkeeper and manages a team of six full time staff, two seasonal staff and a gardener. He has been a user of Jacobsen equipment for the past 11 years and has worked inIreland,ChinaandUK. He has a Foundation degree in Turfgrass Science fromMyerscoughCollege.
Commenting on the AR250 he said, “We have a huge area of maintained grass, including the grounds of the hotel, so it’s vitally important that we get maximum productivity and reliability from our mowing equipment. And, that’s exactly what we get from the AR250. It’s reliable, quick to set up and the quality of the finish is superb, even when handling large volumes of grass in wet conditions.
“Our 11th hole is adjacent to the hotel, so it’s important that the presentation is always at its best. The rear rollers on the AR250 leave a pleasing striped finish, providing a manicured view from the guests’ bedrooms and hotel restaurant.”
TheMountMurraycourse incorporates the natural features of the Manx countryside with streams and lakes to provide an enjoyable round for golfers of all standards.
The course is challenging, with six par 3s, five par 5s and the remaining seven being par 4s. However, variable teeing allows the par 71 course to play to a shorter length, offering a fairer challenge to the middle and high handicap golfer.
MountMurrayGolf Club has the only floodlit 24-bay golf driving range on theIsle of Man, including 12 covered bays. The Club House opened in April 2007 and features the island’s biggest pro shop, a large open plan bar, a 100 seat restaurant, a snooker room, two conference rooms and a spacious function room.
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