Glenwild Golf Club, Utah’s Premier Course, Uses StrackaLine Hole Location Software
SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Glenwild Golf Club, the best course in Utah, according to Golf Digest, is using StrackaLine’s popular new Hole Location (HoLo) software.
StrackaLine’s software allows superintendents to set pin positions based on information gleaned after greens are mapped using the company’s 3-D laser scanner. With a detailed reading of each green, superintendents are able to set upwards of 200 pin locations on each putting surface, based on slope and edge clearance.
Once pin locations are identified, they can be managed based on green speeds, course conditions and location needs. The ability to set pin positions based on data helps improve pace of play by ensuring hole locations are set fairly.
Superintendents also have the ability to log hole locations in a calendar, allowing courses to minimize wear on greens.
“StrackaLine’s Hole Location software is a natural for courses like Glenwild, where they place a premium on the player experience,” said company president Jim Stracka. “Our Hole Location software helps golf courses improve pace of play and it reduces wear on greens by allowing superintendents to effectively manage hole locations.”
Golf Digest ranked Glenwild the No. 1 course in Utah for 2019-2020 and it included the course among its ranking of America’s 200 Greatest Courses (public and private).
StrackaLine has been one of the golf industry’s great business success stories in recent years. The company uses a 3-D laser scanner and proprietary hydrology software to create a topographical map of each green that is accurate down to the millimeter.
StrackaLine’s surge in popularity has been buoyed by use of its greens guides at the highest levels of the game. Players on the PGA, LPGA and Korn Ferry tours use the innovative greens maps, as do more than 300 Division I college teams.
Popularity at the top of the game has led to adoption of the technology – greens guides and hole location software – at all levels.
StrackaLine scans courses for $1,500 and that includes 100 greens guides for resale. The scanning process takes five hours to complete and is unobtrusive to the golfer experience.
StrackaLine now has 1,000+ courses scanned, including some of the nation’s most prominent layouts.
The greens maps, which feature easy to read arrows, allow players to view contour and fall lines, in addition to slope percentage, anywhere on the green.
For more information on how to order a greens guide or have a course scanned, go to www.StrackaLine.com.