Golf Courses

Golf Pro’s using Drone Pro’s for better Golf Courses

AboveGeo helps you to film (fly-over), virtualize, map, measure an entire golf course and help detect vegetation areas that need attention.  This radically changes the way golf courses are managed and marketed.

Our general services include:

  • Capture the course terrain data using UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles).
  • Fairway vegetative health showing withering grass areas 2 to 3 weeks before the naked eye can see it using multispectral imaging.
  • Marketing content creation showing the beauty of the course from a birds’s eye perspective.
  • Asset analysis and planning tools providing a dated record of conditions

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MARKETING  (FLY-OVER)

Marketing plays an extremely important part in the growth of any Golf Club.  A fly through video, placed on your website, is one of the top marketing tools showing what the course has to offer to its guests, members and future members from “a different point of view”.

Everyone from prospective members, tournament organizers, and casual golfers, visits a club’s website to see what the course has to offer. The course fly-over generates interest and keeps visitor engaged.

Fly-over services include:

  • Create a virtual fly-over or real tee-to-the-green fly-over of every hole
  • Mobile access for Golfers on the course
  • Professional editing & voice-overs for promotional videos

Following is a great example of a Tee-to-Clubhouse fly over:

MARKETING  (MAPS & TOOLS)

Orthomosaic maps are the same maps you see in Google with correct angles and proportionate distances. These can be used for accurate course guides.

Digital Elevation Maps (DEM) will allow for a 3D view of the Golf Course and are ideal for course design.

  • Accurate course guides & score cards
  • High resolution ortho images with 100% accurate yardages from visible features

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GOLF COURSE MAINTENANCE

AboveGeo provides objective measurements of golf course quality using the same multispectral mapping techniques used in precision agriculture.

Using optical and near-infrared sensors to gather aerial data we can create an NDVI map (normalized difference vegetation index) that can highlight a number of turf and plant related issues before they become apparent on the ground.

Using aerial imagery can also help identifying the source of vegetation damage such as drainage issues or hardly visible leaks in underground pipes. The steps involved include:

  • Data capture using fixed-wing or copter UAV
  • Data extraction and analysis delivered via web portal
  • Content includes plant health, digital elevation maps and digital surface maps

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TURF VIGOR

Besides general golf course maintenance we can apply agro-scientific principles to identify areas with vegetation issues specifically to critical areas such as the Greens:

NDVI maps can help identify:

  • Turf dryness / hardness
  • Wet-areas and mower damage
  • fungal infestation
  • Other course specific issues

Contact us to discuss the many ways we can help you market and improve your golf course.

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This is Hole 7 at Incline Village’s Champion Course.  In each map below you can zoom in and out to see close up.

Analysis of the elevation map can help identify surface water run-off areas.

Using multispectral cameras and Normalized Differential Vegetative Indexing we can see where the fairway is stressed and may need more or less fertilizer.  Note that we can also see where the repeated lawnmower pattern is starting to effect the fairway itself.

If you’d like to find out more, please call us at 775 525-1570