San Diego’s wildly popular Mission Bay Golf Course is rocking with a new irrigation system that has modernized the work of the maintenance team and enhanced the recreational experience.
The City of San Diego operates three golf properties: Torrey Pines, Balboa Park and Mission Bay Golf Course. Designed by Ted Robinson in 1955, Mission Bay was functioning with some of its original irrigation.
“Records are scarce for improvements, but I know the old hydraulic block system was difficult to operate,” says Wayne Carpenter, the senior superintendent for Mission Bay and Balboa Park. “We were doing a lot of hand-watering.”
A system upgrade was overdue.
Work performed for the City of San Diego goes through a public bidding process and contracts were awarded to Brent Harvey Consulting for the irrigation system design and 3-D Enterprises as the general contractor for multiple improvements. Landscapes Unlimited was awarded the subcontract for the irrigation installation on the course. Harvey has worked on the other San Diego courses and Landscapes Unlimited has a long-standing relationship with the city, recently completing extensive renovations at Torrey Pines, including the design and build work for the South course in preparation for the 2021 U.S. Open.