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Posted on December 2nd, 2014

The Pléiades 1 Golf Course of the Month – The Inverness Golf Club

With the US PGA Tour taking its winter break during December, we travel around the globe from China to our home state of Colorado for this stop on the Pléiades 1 Golf Course of the Month. Widely regarded as one of the state’s premier golf courses, The Inverness Golf Club in Englewood, Colorado is located just south of our largest city, Denver. From 1992 to 1997, The Inverness Golf Club was home to one of the state’s best opens, the Colorado Open Championship. Started in 1964, the Colorado Open invites a mixed field of professionals and accomplished amateurs. A minimum of 60 spots are also awarded for the tournament to winning golfers participating in one of the four qualifiers. Played during July each year, the Colorado Open features a purse of $125,000 with up to $5,000 for amateur prizes and a $23,000 pay out to the professional winner.

The Inverness Golf Club is an 18-hole designed by renowned architect, J. Press Maxwell and opened in 1974 (happy 40th birthday!!). Located just south of the Denver Tech Center and a short drive off the major north-south highway in Colorado, I-25, Inverness GC features multiple water hazards and more than 50 sand bunkers. Its fairways are covered with lush Bluegrass and its greens with Bent grass. For championships, the courses plays 7,057 yards long at a total par of 70. The par-3 15th hole is the shortest on the course at 168 yards, though it plays right over a large lake; and the longest is the par-5 16th hole at 575 yards. The signature hole is the par-4, 418-yard 13th with a medium-sized lake golfers must carry over off the tee and then a bunker running down its left side.

If you live in Colorado or visit our amazing state regularly, playing a round at Inverness is a must! While you think about chasing your golf ball across the fairways and greens, sit back and enjoy these 50-cm color Pléiades 1 images of the course.

A 50-cm color image of The Inverness Golf Club in Englewood, Colorado collected on October 3, 2014 by Pléiades 1B. To see this course in 1.5-meter resolution, check out this month’s feature on SPOTMaps. Image photo enhanced by Apollo Mapping. © CNES 2012, Distribution Airbus Defense and Space / Spot Image S.A., France, all rights reserved.

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 satellite constellation.

Working with Pléiades 1 since the launch of the first twin satellite, P1A, we have noticed that:

  • Airbus Defense and Space is able to deliver on their tasking feasibilities.

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

More sample images and technical information about Pléiades 1A and 1B can be found on our website here.

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