Rain Bird Installs First Underground Hose Reels at Two Premier Golf Courses

Rain Bird Golf has announced that two leading golf courses are the first to install its new Underground Hose Reel, a new tool for superintendents that allows for quick and easy spot irrigation and won’t damage turf or disrupt play. The renowned courses are The Cliffs at Keowee Vineyards in Sunset, S.C., and Omni Tucson National Golf Resort and Spa in Tucson, Ariz.

The Cliffs at Keowee Vinyards Golf Course is part of The Cliffs Communities, which are premier, private, master-planned, gated residential communities located in the heart of the Carolina Preserve. Tri-State Pump and Controls worked with Daniel Brazinski, vice president - golf maintenance and Mike Harbin, director of golf maintenance for The Cliffs Communities, to facilitate the installation of the Underground Hose Reel on the 11th hole of the course. Tri-State Pump and Controls is a distributor of Rain Bird Golf irrigation equipment providing totally integrated irrigation solutions from Reservoir to Rotor. Sodfather, an irrigation contractor from Spartanburg, S.C., completed the installation.

Omni Tucson National Golf Resort and Spa installed the Underground Hose Reel on the first hole of its recently opened Sonoran Course. Home of the PGA Tour Chrysler Classic of Tucson, Omni Tucson National, was selected as one of Golf Digest's 75 Best Golf Resorts in North America. Horizon, one of Rain Bird’s distributors, helped coordinate the installation with Michael Petty, head golf course superintendent for Omni Tucson National. Ben Orozco, assistant golf course superintendent, easily completed the installation. Horizon provided the irrigation equipment—including two Rain Bird pump stations—for the recent renovation and expansion of the Sonoran Course. The installation of the Underground Hose Reel highlighted Horizon’s ability to provide complete irrigation solutions for golf courses.

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