Golf Irrigation Market: Overview                            

Golf Irrigation Systems are an inseparable component of every golf course.  The quality of the ground is maintained to have an efficient golf irrigation system for golf courses. For that purpose, it is necessary to take a wise decision before investing in a golf irrigation system. The golf irrigation system is primarily a sprinkler irrigation system and, it includes components such as sprinklers, field controllers, central control systems, and valves. Each unit has its function, and every component has a vital role to play in an irrigation system. It is always sensible to have irrigation systems that are capable of efficient water management. Golf Irrigation systems are quite tedious, taking into consideration the variety of influences that include soil conditions, weather patterns, playing conditions and so on.

Golf Irrigation Market: Drivers and Challenges

The drivers for the Golf Irrigation market are as follows:

  • Increasing Golf Interest among the people: Growing popularity of golf as a sport has been rising. People enjoy playing golf is that they like spending time outside amidst the natural environment. People also like the variety of facilities that are available at the golf courses.
  • Education: Education has been one of the drivers in the sports industry. As the interest of the people for the sport is increasing, people have started watching golf on televisions to gain more knowledge about the rules. Also, there has been an increasing demand for the certified coaches at the golf clubs. The above reasons have led to the growth of education and awareness for the sport. Also with the growing digitization, this factor can be considered as a critical driver for the golf industry.
  • Rising investments in the golf clubs: A quiet business revolution has been taking place in the sports industry. New strategies and new management principles are taking over. The golf courses have started to increase their membership costs for the golfers. With the rising interest in golf among the people, the golf industry is attracting a lot of investors who are willing to invest in the golf courses.

The challenges in the Golf Irrigation market can be described as follows:

  • Lesser availability of well qualified maintenance staff: For the maintenance of the golf courses, a well-trained and skilled staff is necessary. They include technicians, supervisors, and managers and so on. This staff is required for the overall maintenance of the golf course including golf irrigation system as well. The owners of the golf courses around the globe consider the lack of availability of well-qualified staff as a challenge for their business.
  • Higher Costs: It will be difficult to deny the fact that golf is an expensive sport. The cost includes hiring well-qualified support staff, water supply costs, golf irrigation components, servicing and supervision of these elements and so on.
  • Other Factors: There are also other challenges for the golf irrigation market such as turf maintenance, constant monitoring of the golf irrigation components and regularized water supply. The entire reputation of the golf course depends upon the quality of grass it offers for the golfers. The quality of the turf also depends on the efficiency of the golf irrigation system that is available. Managing the water resources can be a challenging task sometimes. The golf irrigation components such as sprinklers, pipes, valves, monitoring systems and so on need constant supervision. Any sort of carelessness in this aspect can hamper the overall productivity of the golf courses and the golf irrigation systems.

Golf Irrigation Market: Segmentation

Based on the type of Irrigation Controllers, the global Golf Irrigation market can be segmented as follows:

Sensor-based Controllers: These sensors enable its ability to adjust the watering schedule based on weather conditions automatically. The smart controller processes the information from the sensors and adapt the watering schedule accordingly

Weather-based Controllers: These sensors provide the suitable watering schedule and regulate as per weather changes and irrigate based on the requirements of the soil and land conditions.

Based on the Hardware and the Network components, the global Golf Irrigation market can be segmented as follows:

  • Water/Flow Meter
  • Smart Detection System/Network elements
  • Sensor
  • Fertigation Sensor
  • Flow Sensor
  • Rain/Freeze Sensor
  • Soil Moisture Sensor
  • Temperature Sensor
  • Wind Sensor

Golf Irrigation Market: Regional Overview

Based on the Region, the global Golf Irrigation market can be segmented into North America, Latin America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, APEJ, Japan, and EMEA. North America is leading regarding revenue in the global golf Irrigation market followed by Western Europe. The Golf Irrigation market in APEJ is expected to grow at a significantly high CAGR during the forecast period.

Golf Irrigation Market: Key Players

The key players in the Golf Irrigation market are as follows:

  • Toro
  • Frontier Golf
  • Thielen Turf Irrigation, Inc.
  • Rain Bird Corporation
  • Hunter Industries
  • Dales Water Services Ltd
  • Lindsay Corporation
  • Turf Care
  • Golf Ventures
  • Stovall Inc.
  • Tonick Watering
  • Aqua Turf International
  • Bryant Taylor Gordon Golf 

Golf Irrigation Market: Competitive Analysis

North America holds a lion share in the global golf Irrigation market backed by the concentration of major players including The Toro Company, Rain Bird Corporation, Hunter Industries, HydroPoint and Baseline Inc. Growing concerns of water wastage along with government support has encouraged private investments to restore water in the soil.

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