Famous Golf Courses in Turkey Lit up with LEDs

Golfers can now play one of the world’s most famous courses at night thanks to cutting edge connected LED lighting from Philips.

The Montgomerie Maxx Royal Belek Golf Resort in Antalya, Turkey lighting up during sunset. (All photos courtesy of Philips)

The Montgomerie Maxx Royal Belek Golf Resort in Antalya, Turkey – home of the Turkish Airlines Open – has installed the latest connected lighting technology to allow play after sunset.

A golfer putting on the green at one of the holes at The Montgomerie Maxx Royal Belek Golf course in Antalya, Turkey.  

The five-star resort – where Victor Dubuisson won the opening event of the European Tour Final Series on Sunday – has fitted nearly 120 remotely managed lighting poles on holes nine to 18.

The 379 connected LED lights can be individually controlled with a tablet computer to recreate natural daylight, while the hydraulic poles can be raised or lowered when needed.

A golfer hitting the ball off the fairway at The Montgomerie Maxx Royal Belek Golf  course in Antalya, Turkey.  

Each connected LED light’s precise angle and position has been determined using topographical data to avoid shadows at crucial moments of play. And all fairway lights face in the direction of play to prevent glare and allow players to track the ball in the air.

The project is the latest example of Philips technology transforming top level sport. The company’s connected LED lighting has already enabled Formula One night racing in Singapore, and provided stadium lighting capable of supporting ultra-slow motion replays in high-definition television for the likes of Chelsea FC.

The golf course illuminated with LEDs at night.
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