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What do you need in a radio for Golf Courses?
There are so many moving parts to a golf course from tee to green.How can you ensure that everyone (from your cart personnel to greenskeepers and the clubhouse staff) are all working efficiently and smoothly to create an optimal experience for your guests and members?
The answer is efficient communication - something that can only be achieved through the use of a stellar golf course radio.
But with so many options out there (many of them sub-par), how can you be sure that you’re getting the best radio for your golf course?
Luckily, you’re arrived on the web’s premier resource page for golf course radios.
We’ve helped countless golf courses over the years improve their internal communications to keep their guests and members satisfied. And we’re happy to extend our knowledge to you.
If you have specific questions that aren’t addressed in this article, you don’t have to go searching for more answers. You can contact us directly via live chat, on the phone at 888-925-5982, or by filling out our contact form.
Much like your players need the perfect golf club to perfect their game, you’re going to need the perfect radio to effectively run your golf course.
Golf courses are large outdoor areas, so they’re going to need a lot of range. The device that you choose has got to be something which can cover the wide open area without breaking up.
Unfortunately, a lot of the store brand radios you’ll find on the discount shelf won’t cut it when you’re trying to communicate across multiple fairways. You’re going to need a name brand Motorola or Kenwood device, like those offered by Tech Wholesale.
But what should you be looking for? We’ve compiled a list of features that have helped many of the golf courses that we’ve worked with through the years. By finding radios that include these beneficial services, you’ll be able to improve communications throughout your golf course and better serve each person who frequents it.
Here are some of the features that are most valued in the golf industry:
Long range - They should be able to communicate over a great distance.
Works well outdoors - We recommend VHF radios as they’re optimized for outdoor use.
Repeater capable - in the event that you need to double the range.
Privacy - You don’t want your communications being picked up by others.
Multiple Channels - for staff segmentation.
High wattage to push signal further.
Durable -Something that won’t break if it’s dropped outside.
Water resistant for those pesky rainstorms.
Weather Alerts that can give you a heads when bad storms are rolling through.
What Are The Best Golf Course Radios?
The first golf course radio on our list is the Motorola RDV5100. This radio runs on a VHF band, which means it was specifically designed to work outdoors.
It also does well in foliage conditions. The signal that comes from the RDV5100 travels well over open land and water. It has 10 channels to segment a massive staff, so you’ll be able to keep all of the disparate departments that make up your course separate.
You can have a channel for the rangers, a channel for cart personnel, a channel for the pros, and channels for the greenskeepers and caddies.
This device also comes with a huge five watts of power. Outdoor communications are reliable for up to three miles. It is also repeater capable, so that three miles can easily become six miles.
This device comes with a rechargeable li-ion battery with a 19-hour lifespan per charge.
When it comes to privacy, you’re looking at a radio that utilizes 213 interference eliminator codes to keep your airwaves free and clear.
The speakers on the RDV5100 are 30% louder than previous RDV models, so you’ll be able to hear incoming messages easily. The enhanced noise and magnetic interference reduction that comes standard with this device greatly improves message clarity as well.
Finally, this two way radio meets military standards for shock, vibration, water, dust, and temperature, making it an extremely durable communication tool.
The Motorola RDU4100 is a UHF radio. With golf courses being primarily outside, sometimes VHF radios will do the trick. But if you have a golf course with multiple buildings, like a pro shop, clubhouse, cart repair shop, and more, you’re going to need the reliability of a UHF device.
Why is that?
UHF radios are designed to work both indoors and outdoors, and they’re super adept at getting around indoor obstructions like doors, walls, desks, and the like.
This device has 10 channels, which makes it ideal for something like a country club that has a huge staff.
It also has an impressive four watts, making it a total powerhouse.
As for range, you’re looking at somewhere between one and three miles outdoors. Inside, it can reach up to 350,000 square feet.
This device comes with a Military grade case with a metal die-cast chassis. It’s also covered in polycarbonate. It meets MIL-STD 810 C-F standards, which means this is a radio that was designed to withstand combat.
You can blast it with a firehose or drop it from a distance and it will still keep on working. It can actually withstand a blast from a firehose.
The RDU4100 covers 89 business radio frequencies with privacy codes, so no one is going to be picking up staff communications.
The Motorola DTR700 is another device that can work well over the long distances needed on your typical golf course.
First off, this radio runs on a 900MHz ISM band. That makes it a digital radio, which means it is exempt from the licensing fees that the FCC imposes on most UHF and VHF devices.
Communication extends for up to three miles outside. When inside, you’re going to have up to 350,000 square feet to communicate with if you’re using a long whip antenna. That’s up to 30 floors, which is way more than is needed for your typical golf course clubhouse.
You can have up to 200 contacts and arrange them into public or private groups. These groups work a lot like the channels associated with other radios on this list. They will allow you to isolate rangers, caddies, maintenance workers, food and beverage, Pros, plus more.
If you think that the Motorola DTR600 is the right device for you, contact Tech Wholesale’s radio experts for a free no obligation quote that is personalized to the specific needs of your golf course.
Which Golf Course Radio Do You Need?
The Best Radio for a Large Golf Course
If you have a large golf course that covers a massive outdoor space, we highly recommend the Motorola RDV5100 for all of your communication needs.
The RDV5100 is great for a full 18-hole golf course like those found at country clubs around the world. It has a three mile outdoor range, which can be upped to six if you’re using a repeater.
This radio has 10 channels, which means it can easily accommodate the large staff that such a facility would require.
It has five watts of power to seamlessly push signal around the entire course. It’s also water resistant, which means it’s going to hold up if your greenskeepers get caught in the rain.
The speaker on this device is 30% louder than that of previous models, even in bad weather. You’ll never have a hard time hearing a message.
This radio is rugged and built to military specifications, so nothing that a golf course can throw at it is going to be too much.
Finally, it’s sure to last the entire day with an impressive 19-hour battery life.
As a digital radio, it’s more budget friendly over time for a small course, since it is exempt from FCC licensing fees.
You can communicate for up to three miles outside and 350,000 square feet indoors with a long whip antenna.
You can have up to 200 contacts and arrange them into public or private groups, much like one would with radio channels.
If the Motorola DTR600 is right for your golf course, reach out to Tech Wholesale for a free no obligation quote that is personalized to the specific needs of your business.
Want to Learn More?
Your golf course needs reliable communication in order to provide a relaxing experience for every player. Reliable communication is only ensured when you’re working with a name brand quality radio like those available through Tech Wholesale.
Of course, we understand that not every radio is right for every golf course, and we don’t want you to purchase a radio that is either too weak or too strong for your specific needs.
That’s why we make ourselves available to answer your questions.
You can always reach out to the radio experts at Tech Wholesale by calling us directly at 888-925-5982, filling out our contact form, or using the live chat feature on our website.
If one of the radios on this page seems like an ideal fit for you, we’re happy to put together a free personalized quote that is designed specifically around your golf course’s needs and budget.