From the 50th state, we travel across the Pacific to our 48th state, Arizona, for this stop on the Pléiades 1 Golf Course of the Month. Stepping back on to the US PGA Tour, this month we feature The Golf Club at Dove Mountain, Marana, Arizona, which is the site of the 16th World Golf Championship Accenture Match Play Championship. Dove Mountain has been the event’s home since 2009 and is the third venue to host the Match Play Championship. Held from February 17th to the 23rd, the event features the top 64 golfers in the world (according to the Official World Golf Rankings) with a $1.5 million pay out to the winner.
Dove Mountain is a relatively new Jack Nicklaus designed golf course featuring 27-holes situated along the picturesque foothills of the Tortolita Mountain Range. The course’s greens are Bentgrass with Bermuda and perennial rye over-seeded tees, fairways and roughs. Dove Mountain is divided into three Par 36 nine hole courses: Saguaro, Tortolita and Wild Burro. For the Accenture Match Play Championship, Saguaro serves as the front nine with Tortolita as the back nine. In all, the tournament course plays 7,833 yards with the Par 5 11th hole the longest at 601 yards and the Par 3 6th Hole the shortest at 185 yards.
In the fifteen years of the event, there have been two repeat winners, Paul Casey (2009, 2010) and Davis Love III (2004, 2006). Other notable winners include Tiger Woods (2000), Rory McIlroy (2012) and last year’s winner, Hunter Mahan.
Who will it be this year to get their early PGA Tour season off to a good start?
While you ponder this question, sit back and enjoy the high-resolution Pléiades 1 views of this course!
The Pléiades 1 High-Resolution Satellite Constellation
The Pléiades 1 constellation (or at least part of it!) has been in orbit since December 2011 and if you have not had a chance to check out any sample imagery, take a few moments and have a look at the gallery on our website. If you work with high resolution imagery, you should consider Pléiades 1 for your next geospatial project.
A variety of Pléiades 1 products are available from both a growing archive and as a new collection, including 50-centimeter (cm) pansharpened imagery and 50-cm panchromatic – 2-meter (m) 4-band multispectral bundles. We are happy to discuss the technical specifications, pricing and tasking options available with this new satellite constellation as Pléiades 1A has been joined in space by its twin, Pléiades 1B, which is now fully operational.
Working with Pléiades 1 for the past year plus, we have noticed that:
- Astrium is able to deliver on their tasking feasibilities.
- The data is crisp with excellent color saturation so that it is on par with competitors’ 50-cm satellites.
The Apollo Mapping sales team can answer any questions you might have about the high resolution satellite constellation, Pléiades 1. We can be reached anytime at (303) 993-3863 or [email protected].
More sample images and technical information about Pléiades 1A and 1B can be found on our website here.