Remote Sensing Drones Used For Golf Course

Data from multispectral remote sensing drones provide essential feedback on the health of a golf course. Multispectral sensor data can detect problems from pests, disease, invasive weeds and stress to greens, fairways, rough, shrubs and trees long before the naked eye will notice.

Golf Course owners can use drones for various purposes.  There are tremendous benefits to using drones to create professional Golf Course aerial videos for marketing. Another type of aerial video is the interactive hole by hole drone video. This can also be used to promote the golf course and assist existing members to study and read the golf course better.

Another major benefit is to use drones for the maintenance, upkeep and health of a golf course through the use of multispectral data. The drone now becomes a Remote Sensing Platform using sensors and specialized software to create data, maps and spraying on the health and vitality of the golf course plant life.

Multispectral Remote Sensing Technology

Multispectral Data To Increase Golf Course Beauty 

All golf courses have a wide variety of grass, flowers, fauna, shrubs and trees. The health of these plants and vegetation is very important to the beauty of the course.

Multispectral data and imagery provide Owners, Maintenance Teams and Green Keepers with essential data on the health and vitality of greens, fairways, shrubs, trees and natural habitat of the golf course.

Multispectral sensor technology use Green, Red, Red-Edge and Near Infrared (NIR) wavebands to capture both visible and invisible imagery of the golf course.

This invisible to the eye multispectral data provides early detection of stress to greens, fairways, shrubs and trees allowing Maintenance teams to take the correct and necessary action.

Early morning golf course flyovers will allow maintenance teams to survey and evaluate all aspects of the golf course and get the full picture quickly. This allows teams to respond quickly if there are any aspects of the course which require urgent attention.

Golf Course Multispectral Remote Sensing Data

Here are some of the benefits of using drones in the upkeep of any golf course using both multispectral sensors and straight forward aerial cameras;

  • Multispectral data will identify pests, disease and invasive weeds. This allows the Maintenance Team to optimize pesticide usage and crop sprays through early detection.
  • Provide essential data on soil fertility allowing for the best use of fertilization by detecting nutrient deficiencies.
  • Plant counting and spacing. Determine if a species is starting to over populate the golf course.
  • Plant height and biomass measurements.
  • Measure irrigation to properly identify areas of the golf course where water stress or drainage is not working correctly. This allows for improvements to the irrigation, drainage systems and waterways.
  • View damage by machinery not working correctly in the cutting of fairways.
  • Surveying the golf course after storms to quickly view whether the course is playable. Also to access if there is damage to trees which would need to be repaired or removed.
  • Survey fencing and buildings.

How To Capture Multispectral Data

You needs one of the latest drones on the market which uses waypoint navigation, a multispectral camera sensor and specialized software to analyse and process the imagery.

Most of the companies which supply multispectral sensors will provide the full package including drone, sensor and the specialized software.

It is not necessary that a Golf Course needs to own a Multispectral drone. There are quite a few UAV companies, which provide multispectral remote sensing services in the Precision Agriculture sector.  There services can also be hired for Golf Course Multispectral data.

Most of the Multispectral Sensor manufacturers can also connect you with companies where you can rent multispectral services.

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