MJ Abbott

Installation of new Rain Bird irrigation system

Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Hoylake

Project summary

New irrigation system at iconic Open Championship venue

MJ Abbott secured the contract to install a new irrigation system at Royal Liverpool Golf Club following a tender and interview process. The irrigation design and tender process was undertaken by Adrian Mortram.

The scope of work included:

  • 550m³ Vulcan water storage tank complete with new borehole transfer pipework
  • 85m³/hr pump station designed and manufactured by MJ Abbott
  • Installation of mainlines pipework and replacement irrigation to greens, approaches, greens surrounds, fairways, high wear championship areas, tees and walkways
  • The irrigation equipment manufacturer was Rain Bird, utilising their latest IC technology
  • The system includes Rain Bird Nimbus 2 control system, weather station and radio remote control.

MJ Abbott continues to maintain the irrigation system.

Price was not the overriding factor at a golf club where care of the course is a major priority. We wanted a reliable, proven contractor with all-round competence, capable of doing a first-class job and completing it on schedule.

Craig Gilholm

Links Manager, Royal Liverpool Golf Club