StrackaLine Scans Durham’s Historic Hope Valley Country Club
Company Will Provide Industry-Leading Greens Guides, Hole Location Software to Storied Club
StrackaLine has scanned Hope Valley Country Club in Durham, N.C., and will provide the historic club with its best-in-the-game Greens Guides and revolutionary Hole Location software (HoLo).
Hope Valley, a Donald Ross design, hosted the Durham Open in 1945, a PGA Tour event that was part of Byron Nelson’s record streak of 11 consecutive tour wins. The club remains one of the most prominent in the Durham, Chapel Hill and Research Triangle Park area.
“Hope Valley is one of North Carolina’s most storied facilities, and we are excited to be working with the club,” said StrackaLine president Jim Stracka. “We look forward to providing Hope Valley golfers with StrackaLine greens guides, and our new hole location software, which will help the superintendent set better pin positions and improve pace of play.”
Using a 3-D laser scanner, the StrackaLine team collected millions of data points on the greens at Hope Valley and will use the information to create a topographical map of each putting surface, accurate down to the millimeter.
The data collected will be processed by the company’s hydrology software that calculates water drainage flow from the highest points of the green to the lowest, creating golf’s most detailed greens maps.
Use of StrackaLine greens guides has soared for professional, amateur and recreational players, but the benefits of the technology extend to course maintenance and setup as well.
StrackaLine’s HoLo software has been embraced by superintendents across the country. The software provides courses with slope maps for greens, a database of hole locations for past and future events, and a variety of hole location sheets to enhance the golfer experience.
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’s quality and accuracy have led to widespread adoption on the PGA, LPGA and Web.com tours, in addition to their use by more than 300 Division I college teams.
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.
StrackaLine now has 900+ courses scanned, including some of the nation’s most prominent layouts. Use of the greens guides at the highest levels of the game has surged, and the company now counts nearly every Division I golf program among its users.
For more information, go to StrackaLine.com.