Aerial Photos: Mountain Dell Lake Course

Written by: Tony Korologos | Sunday, October 26th, 2014
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I spent some time in very windy conditions today capturing a few holes on the back nine of the Mountain Dell Lake Course.  The Lake Course is one of two courses at Mountain Dell, the other being the Canyon Course.  Mountain Dell is a municipal golf course located in Parleys Canyon, midway between Salt Lake City and Park City, Utah.

Mountain Dell Lake Course

Mountain Dell Lake Course – click for more photos

I captured the photos with my golf aerial remote controlled hexacopter.  It is a rig I built myself for the purpose of capturing stunning golf photos and video.  As you can see from the photo above and the other golf aerial photos in the Mountain Dell Lake Course photo gallery, the aerial rig is delivering some fantastic results!

If you are in need of aerial photos or video for a golf course or anything else, contact me.  Also, check out my website dedicated to aerial aircraft and aerial video/photos, Ambient Flight.


Golf Aerials – Hidden Valley Country Club

Written by: Tony Korologos | Tuesday, October 21st, 2014
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I’m really making great progress on my golf aerials photo/video rig.  If you need aerial photos or video, contact me.  Yesterday’s shoot at Hidden Valley Country Club here in Sandy, Utah, produced some fantastic shots.  It was quite windy, so I’m not sure the videos I captured will turn out, but the photos are fantastic.

Hidden Valley Country Club Lakes Course - Par-3 6th

Hidden Valley Country Club Lakes Course – Par-3 6th – click for more HVCC photos

Hidden Valley Country Club

Left: Lakes Course 9th green – Right: Mountain Course 9th green – Clubhouse behind – click to see more

I’ve enjoyed the challenge of building a setup to capture these images, and the challenge of flying it. Looking forward to seeing what the future holds for this type of media.


Low Flyover: River Oaks Golf Club Hole #7 in Sandy, Utah

Written by: Tony Korologos | Wednesday, September 24th, 2014
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Here’s a low flyover of the par-4 7th hole at one of my home courses, River Oaks in Sandy, Utah. This is a dogleg right with obvious trouble right (left too).


Sandy Utah’s River Oaks From Above

Written by: Tony Korologos | Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014
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Being the last group on the back nine last night at one of my home courses was quite nice.  The temperature had dropped down from 100 to a reasonable 87. The lighting was nice and the wind had died down.  I’m such a quick draw on my portable aerial photo/video helicopter that I was able to catch some pictures and video around the par-3 12th hole while waiting for the green to clear!

River Oaks Sandy utah

Left to right: River Oaks hole 11, 2, 1, 12 green – click to enlarge

For more pics of River Oaks, go here: https://www.hookedongolfblog.com/gallery/courses/usa/Utah/RiverOaks


Video/Photo Flyover of Sandy Utah’s Hidden Valley Country Club Mountain #8 Redesign

Written by: Tony Korologos | Friday, June 27th, 2014
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Last fall I wrote about some vandalism to one of my home courses, Hidden Valley Country Club here in Sandy, Utah.  Some jerk (who I hope gets a lifetime case of the yips and the shanks) actually poisoned several trees on the course.  Those trees played heavy roles in the strategy of the holes.  Case in point was the Mountain nine’s 8th hole.  The hole is a short par-5 which had a large tree on the right side at about 200 out.  That tree was a great defense to bombers going for it in two.  The tree died and was removed.  Following its removal the club did some work on the hole, replacing the tree with a bunker.  They also did some reshaping of the area about 100 yards short of the green.  That spot previously was rough which blocked a view of the green and had an unsightly cartpath.  The new shaping added more fairway and gave a nice look at the green, and removed the cartpath.

In the photo below, captured with my aerial photo/video quadcopter, the bunker to the right is the new one where the tree used to be.  The two smaller bunkers short of the pond are on each side of the new fairway shaping.  I’m sad to see the tree go, but I think the new shaping and work they did on this hole is excellent.  I do however think the scoring average of this hole will go down.

Hidden Valley Country Club Mountain 8th Hole – Sandy, Utah

Below is a video flyover showing the approach with the new shaping and bunker tweaks.


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