Browsing Golf Industry NewsVIEW ALL

Environmental Sustainability at Core of Hoiana Shores Golf Club

POSTED ON May 19, 2021 @ 6:49 pm

Hoiana Shores Golf Club

South of the ancient town of Hoi An, one of Vietnam’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites, is the Hoiana Integrated Resort and Hoiana Shores Golf Club.

The resort

The Hoiana Integrated Resort includes world-class accommodation with more than 1,000 rooms, suites and villas, managed by the Rosewood Hotel Group, as well as shopping, entertainment and a casino.

The golf course has been designed to provide guests with a true links experience while showcasing the local dune ecology found on the site.

The goal was to create a world-class sustainable links course incorporating the native dune eco-system on a unique site that overlooks the East Sea and the Cham Islands.

Lead the way in sustainability

“It was important for us to lead the way in Vietnam, a booming development market with golf courses,” said Don Lam, Chairman of the Board at Hoiana.

“Hoiana wants to lead the way and show that golf courses can be built sustainably and environmentally friendly. We shall continue our sustainability efforts across our entire resort at Hoiana, where the environment will always be a top priority.”

Hoiana was constructed with the strict sustainability principles laid out by the GEO Foundation’s On Course Developments Programme. Water conservation is a crucial component of the sustainability of a new development.

Water Conservation

The selection of a golf course irrigation system that allows for the most efficient use of resources, such as electrical demands, copper and water, was essential in the decision-making process.

The Rain Bird IC System was chosen because of its ease of installation, advanced diagnostics, and significant reduction of copper required, compared to satellite and other two-wire systems.

Using up to 90% less copper than satellite systems, the IC System and Cirrus Central Control software allow for real-time, two-way communication between all the rotors on the property.

While the team is in the field, Rain Bird’s Mobile Interface allows them to irrigate in real-time using tablets or smartphones and make adjustments or create new programmes.

Smart pump

A Rain Bird pump station with Smart Pump software was selected for the golf course. Communication between the Rain Bird pump station and Cirrus Central Control happens in real-time allowing for additional rotors to be turned on based on actual pump output, not estimated, reducing the watering window.

With Smart Pump, the club benefits from reduced wear and tear on the pump station and electrical costs due to the increased efficiency.

Rain Bird 700 Series rotors offered superior distribution uniformity and flexibility to switch from full-circle to part-circle operation with the turn of a screwdriver, while maintaining the arc settings with Rain Bird’s MemoryArc.

The superintendent can adjust the arcs on the rotors when the wind direction changes between summer and winter and reduce overthrow out of play areas.

Rain Bird in an Executive Member of the Asian Golf Industry Federation and Hoiana Shores Golf Club is a Facility Member.

Related Articles:

Comments are closed.

CLICK HERE TO Sign Up for the GIC Newsletter for all the latest Industry News.

Golf Recruitment Central Golf Marketing Central Live 4 Golf

Nudgee Golf Club is Queensland PGA’s new home

The recently re-designed Nudgee Golf Club will appear...

Troon Management

TROON Agronomy: Offering More, For Less

  Interview with David Lunardelli Director of Agronomy...

shanx minigolf

MINI GOLF : Does it actually change your facility?

These words are always in there. FAMILY FRIENDLY,...

Australian Golf Foundation launches junior girls scholarships

The Australian Golf Foundation, in association with Golf Australia, is delighted to present the Australian Golf Foundation (AGF) Junior Girls Scholarship program...

JOB: Head Greenkeeper – Golf Central BNE

Golf Central BNE

About Golf Central 17ha golf entertainment facility located at the entry to Brisbane Airport. A key attribute of Golf Central is the...

Cemetery for Wallacia Golf Course gets green light

Wallencia golf course

An independent planning panel has followed in the footsteps of the Land & Environment Court (Court), approving a contentious cemetery for Wallacia...

'Significant' Indigenous sites where Greg Norman-designed shark-shaped golf course is planned

A golf course in the shape of a great white shark, to be designed by champion golfer Greg Norman, is planned on...

TROON appoints Aussie Clinton Southorn as Director of Construction & Agronomy

troon appointment

Troon’s latest appointment emphasises the wonderful growth opportunities that are available to golf  industry professionals worldwide, with many recent...

PGA TOUR eyes global growth in 2022 and beyond

The PGA TOUR’s 2020-21 season will go down as one of its most memorable yet. But if Commissioner Jay...

Early insights highlight changing Asian playing habits

Innovative research on Asian golf Early insights from a pioneering study on Asian golf depict an industry and a...

Hanse’s Lido Homage Grand Opening Set for Early 2022

Members of the new Ban Rakat Club, home to the Gil Hanse-designed Ballyshear Links, endured an exquisite form of...

epar: New Sex Discrimination and Fair Work Laws

The Sex Discrimination and Fair Work (Respect at Work) Amendment Act 2021 (Act) received Royal Assent on 10 September...

PGA and adidas launch apparel recycling initiative

In partnership with adidas’ sustainability mission, the current apparel worn by the PGA of Australia staff will be recycled...