Call us on  +44 (0)1603 400 996

Independent Irrigation Consultants

Portfolio & Testimonials

Golf Courses

The team at RHA have been involved with many golf course irrigation projects in the UK, Ireland and Overseas encompassing all aspects of our services.  These include;

  • St. Andrews Links (Home of Golf) – all courses including the Old Course
  • Muirfield, The Honorable Company of Edinburgh Golfers
  • Royal Troon Golf Club (Old Course)
  • Trump Turnberry (Ailsa & Kintyre Courses)
  • Royal Portrush Golf Club (Dunluce & Valley Courses)
  • Royal Birkdale Golf Club
  • Royal Liverpool Golf Club (Hoylake)
  • Royal St. Georges Golf Club
  • Prestwick Golf Club (Old)
  • Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club
  • Princes Golf Club
  • Royal Porthcawl Golf Club
  • Royal Dornoch Golf Club
  • Castle Stuart Golf Links
  • Cruden Bay Golf Club
  • Trump International Golf Links
  • Murcar Golf Links
  • Royal Aberdeen Golf Club
  • Kingsbarns Golf Links
  • Archerfield Golf Links
  • North Berwick Golf Club
  • Dunbar Golf Club
  • Kilmarnock Barassie Golf Club
  • Glasgow Gailes Golf Club
  • Silloth Golf Club
  • Seascale Golf Club
  • Wallasey Golf Club
  • Heswall Golf Club
  • Hunstanton Golf Club
  • Royal Cromer Golf Club
  • Aldeburgh Golf Club
  • Royal St. David’s Golf Club
  • Portmarnock Golf Club
  • Portmarnock Links Golf Club
  • Ballyliffin Golf Club
  • Lahinch Golf Club
  • Ballybunion Golf Club
  • Tralee Golf Club
  • Dooks Golf Club
  • Rosslare Golf Club
  • Deeside Golf Club
  • Glasgow Golf Club
  • Gleneagles (PGA Centenary)
  • Celtic Manor
  • The Wisley
  • RAC Club
  • Wentworth Club (West, East & Edinburgh Courses)
  • Ganton Golf Club
  • Verulam Golf Club (Home of the Ryder Cup)
  • Enville Golf Club
  • John O Gaunt Golf Club
  • Dunlaoghaire Golf Club
  • Castleknock Golf Club
  • Killeen Castle
  • Adare Manor Hotel & Golf Resort

RHA have been pleased to work with / alongside many golf course architects including Dave Thomas, Els, Faldo, Fazio, Gaunt, Greg Norman, Hawtree, Kimber, Kyle Phillips, MacKenzie & Ebert, Nicklaus, Olazabal, Robert Trent Jones II.

  • The Great Northern; Denmark
  • The Scandinavian; Denmark
  • Terre Blanche Hotel Spa Golf Resort; France
  • GC Nuolen, Switzerland
  • Antalya Golf Club, Turkey
  • Golf Club Minsk, Belarus
  • Abama, Tenerife
  • Muscat Hills Golf & Country Club, Oman
  • The Wave/Almouj Golf, Oman
  • Qatar International Golf Club, Qatar
  • Velaa, Noonu Atoll Maldives

Sports Turf

The team at RHA have been involved with many sports turf irrigation projects encompassing all aspects of its services.  These have often been undertaken alongside STRI and include;

  • MCC Lords (Home of Cricket)
  • Headingly
  • Kensington Oval (Barbados)

Victoria Park, Leamington Spa (Bowls England Centre of Excellence)

  • Jockey Club Race Courses including Cheltenham, Epsom, Newmarket
  • Royal Ascot
  • Wetherby
  • Commonwealth Games (Manchester Stadium, now Etihad Stadium)
  • Olympic Stadium (London)
  • Murrayfield RFU
  • Aviva Stadium (Lansdowne Road)
  • Twickenham RFU

In close association with STRI, RHA have worked on stadia worldwide for tournaments operated by FIFA and UEFA

  • All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club (AELTCC) Wimbledon (No.1 Court)
  • Roehamption Club

Landscape

The team at RHA have been involved with landscape irrigation projects in the UK, Ireland and Overseas.  These include;

RHA have provided advice to the ABMC for cemeteries in the UK at Cambridge and Brookwood

RHA have provided advice to the CWGC for cemeteries in over 20 countries including the UK, France, Italy, Turkey, Greece, Israel, Egypt, Tunisia, Cyprus, Kenya

RHA have provided advice to Horiba MIRA (formerly MIRA) for over thirty years in countries including the UK, China, South Korea, Indonesia, India

Testimonials

We have been very privileged to work at so many sporting venues.  Here is what some of our clients say about us;

The CWGC have worked with RHA for nearly twenty years and have used them for expert advice and consultancy on all aspects of irrigation including system audit and design, water management and capability building at all levels for our estate of cemeteries and memorials worldwide.  The work RHA have done with the CWGC on water conservation, the efficient use of water, and more recently a further training course for our area staff held in Cassino, Italy, are paramount in ensuring the CWGC Cemeteries are maintained to an excellent standard.  RHA have audited all of our cemeteries with irrigation within our Mediterranean Area enabling the CWGC to understand the condition of the current systems and to help the planning for future water use and also for analysing and planning investment strategy.

The delivery of an excellent standard of horticulture is one of the CWGC’s core activities with a global workforce of over 850, the efficient and sustainable use of water is a key objective and we look forward to continuing our work with RHA.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) – David Richardson, Director of Horticulture

St Andrews Links Trust has worked with RHA and in particular Adrian Mortram for close on twenty years.

The continual service, advice and expertise provided by RHA in relation to what is probably the largest single irrigation system in Europe has been a key element in allowing us to present the courses in the best possible condition at the Home of Golf.

St Andrews Links Trust – Gordon Moir, Director of Greenkeeping

RHA have been associated with Cheltenham Racecourse for thirty years and more recently the Jockey Club as a whole.  They have always provided clear, honest and impartial advice on irrigation and our availability, storage and use of water for irrigation to enable us to maintain our racing surfaces in a safe and consistent manner throughout our racing calendar.  We would not hesitate to recommend RHA to anyone

The Jockey Club – Simon Claisse, Regional Head of Racing, South West & Clerk of the Course, Cheltenham

Education is an extremely important element to anyone’s professional development and for thirty years Dennis and Adrian Mortram have assisted BIGGA in pushing the boundaries in Greenkeeper development.  This has been through Dennis’s involvement with the Master Greenkeeper certificate and regular joint workshop and seminar presentations on the topic of irrigation.  Through RHA, collectively as father and son, they have presented annual workshops on our Continue to Learn education programme at BTME for over fifteen years, on irrigation design and auditing, and we are proud to have them as part of our team.

British & International Golf Greenkeeping Association (BIGGA) – Sami Strutt, Head of Member Development

When the Royal Portrush Golf Club were looking to implement the replacement of their entire irrigation system over the Dunluce and Valley Courses they contacted Adrian Mortram through their agronomist Ian McClements of the STRI.  From the initial site evaluation meeting, through the irrigation design process, meetings with the committee, presenting the proposals to the membership and implementation of the designed scheme RHA through Adrian Mortram provided a thoroughly professional service.  In testimony to this, more recently for the forthcoming Open Championship in 2019, RHA have again been involved in providing design services for re-modelling of the irrigation systems to meet the revised golf course layout and development of the new holes

Royal Portrush Golf Club – Wilma Erskine, Secretary Manager

The consultancy work STRI undertake with RHA has spanned over twenty years and throughout that period the relationship has flourished.  As an associate specialist consultant RHA’s skills dovetail seamlessly with those of the STRI team enabling turnkey solutions to be provided to prospective clients.  Through Robin, Adrian and more recently John, collectively as a team we have undertaken many projects, both large and small.  We are proud to work closely with RHA and we know this is very much reciprocated with STRI.  We look forward to our continued relationship into the future.

Sports Turf Research Institute (STRI) – Alistair Beggs & Richard Gibbs, Head of Agronomy & Head of Sports Surface Design

We have been involved with Robin Hume Associates Ltd and in particular Adrian Mortram since 2012 with the first phase of our irrigation system upgrade to abstract and store water being completed in 2014.  The continued support and professionalism provided has been invaluable in assisting the golf club moving forward with the approval from members to proceed with renewing our aging irrigation system.

Indeed without Adrian's attendance and down to earth explanation at our Annual General Meeting in March 2017 and his honesty and professionalism in answering some difficult questions on why we need an irrigation system and the issues with the existing system we believe as a Club that the motions would not have been passed.

Cruden Bay Golf Club – Les Durno, Secretary

Contact Us

If you would like any further information or have a question for RHA please do not hesitate to contact us.