Located near the city of Pattaya in Eastern Thailand, Phoenix Gold Golf & Country Club features 27 picture-perfect holes of world-class golf. Its three courses are nestled on rolling fairways lined with grasses, trees, shrubs, lakes, and bunkers. The Mountain Course affords golfers an exquisite view of a large sheer precipice that features a laser-carved image of Buddha. The Lakes Course challenges golfers to keep their drives on line, while the Ocean Course — with its stunning views of the Gulf of Thailand — is a favorite of golfers of all abilities.
In the competitive Thailand golf market, being the closest golf course to the popular tourist city of Pattaya means Phoenix Gold Golf & Country Club is always busy. To keep the property in pristine condition, the owner, Ms. Chanya Swangchitr, wanted to install a new irrigation system in the lightning-prone Ocean and Mountain courses, which were built in 1993. She also wanted to keep the existing irrigation system operational to supply the third nine.
Hunter’s Pilot® field controllers were an ideal match for Chanya and her team, who appreciated the simple, reliable manual procedures for daily grow-in irrigation. Staff members could also control the automatic schedules from the flow-balanced Pilot Central Control program for nighttime irrigation. In addition, the property was renovated with hundreds of new water-efficient G series rotors and ICV valves.
The new Pilot Central Control system fits perfectly with the management style of the Phoenix Gold Golf & Country Club superintendent. The mix of daily manual operation by the ground staff from the Pilot FC controllers and flow-balanced nighttime irrigation set by the superintendent via the Pilot Central Control software helps this tropical golf club maintain its impeccable condition.