Unmanned aerial vehicles provide bird’s eye views for golf course website

The revamped website for the Golf Club at Redlands Mesa features a series of 22 videos offering views of the Grand Junction golf course from an unmanned aerial vehicle. The videos offer a flyover of the course as well as highlight each of the 18 holes along the way. (Photo courtesy the Golf Club at Redlands Mesa)
The revamped website for the Golf Club at Redlands Mesa features a series of 22 videos offering views of the Grand Junction golf course from an unmanned aerial vehicle. The videos offer a flyover of the course as well as highlight each of the 18 holes along the way. (Photo courtesy the Golf Club at Redlands Mesa)

A Grand Junction golf course has revamped its website to offer unique views of the course as it winds through the desert landscape — from the vantage of an unmanned aerial vehicle.

“We knew that using the video series would give people a unique look at our course,” said C.J. Rhyne, golf professional at the Golf Club at Redlands Mesa. “It really is something special, and it’s hard to get that across in pictures or words. These flyover videos are one of a kind.”

The Golf Club at Redlands Mesa worked with Synergy Marketing Consultants in Grand Junction to develop a new website that features aerial videos captured by unmanned aerial vehicles.

The revamped website, located at www.RedlandsMesa.com, offers videos highlighting each of the 18 holes on the course as well as a full flyover and additional videos promoting golf, the lifestyle and real estate opportunities.

The aerial videos afford a look at the layout and topography of the course as well as the desert landscape and real estate along the course.

“Knowing how people use the Internet and videos now, we knew what we had to do something to stand out,” Rhyne said. “The sensation of flying over the course will excite anyone, even if they aren’t an avid golfer. True professional golfers will appreciate the attention to detail our website and videos offer.”

Designed by golf course architect Jim Engh, the Golf Club at Redlands Mesa features verdant fairways and greens routed through a desert landscape of rocks and ridges while offering vistas of the Colorado National Monument, Grand Mesa and Bookcliffs.

The Golf Club at Redlands Mesa has won numerous awards since it opened in 2001, including its selection by Golf Digest magazine as the best affordable public course to open in the United States that year.

The Golf Club at Redlands Mesa still ranks among the top 100 best residential courses in America for 2014 in a list compiled for Golfweek.