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Get a science-based and data-driven understanding
of the shade in your entire golf course

Limited data-driven insights make shade an issue for golf courses 

Undesirable shades

Trees and vegetation is ever-growing and create undesirable shade on the golf course

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Lower turf quality

Shade leads to lower quality, higher maintenance costs and unsustainable operations

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Lack of insight

Lack of data-driven insights and analysis limits the ability to solve the root cause 

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Insufficient solutions

The planning and execution of mitigation strategies are based on limited understanding reducing the effect

Shade Analysis platform


Today's golf clubs face increasing expectations, changing weather conditions, and new regulations. To meet these challenges, Second Sun offers a cutting-edge Shade Analysis platform that leverages a cloud-based analytics engine to provide golf clubs with unparalleled, actionable insights.


By digitizing their approach, golf courses can enhance quality, reduce costs, and boost sustainability.


With over 5 billion data points per analysis, our platform delivers unique insights that enable clubs to optimize maintenance practices, reduce the use of resources, and improve overall turf health, ensuring a high-quality and sustainable golf course.

Detailed shade analysis

Analyse the sunlight and shade across your entire golf course based on more than 5 billion data points to understand the sunlight conditions in the individual months across an entire year.

Tree removal simulation

Conduct precise tree-removal activities to see the direct impact on the shade issues based on concrete and exact data - allowing for surgical precision of effective tree removal activities.

Comprehensive shade issue report

Get a comprehensive report that scientifically highlights the main shade issues that is easy-to-communicate to both board members and golf players in your club data ensures optimal prerequisites.

Grass specie selection

Using the insights, the grass species that fits the natural conditions in the individual areas can be selected optimising quality and reducing maintenance costs.


Data-driven visual insights

Transform shade data into clear visuals
get detailed, visual presentations of shade problems in specific areas of your golf course
— no guesswork needed.

Scientific proof of tree-removal impact

Simulate and visualise tree-removal benefits
see the exact impact of tree-removal activities on shade issues with surgical precision and clear data insights.

Tree-Removal Simulation

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Select the trees you want to remove with the height map

See how the shade impacts the specific area before removal

See how the shade impacts the specific
after tree removal activities

How It Works


Request the Analysis

Simply request

an analysis
from Second Sun.


Data Acquisition &
Analysis Preparation

Second Sun
acquires the data and
prepares a detailed analysis.


Access Your Insights

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to explore and
utilize your unique insights.

Create better natural conditions
for your golf course today!

Experience unparalleled shade analysis and actionable strategies to improve turf health, reduce costs, and boost sustainability.

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