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Aerial Video & Photography for the Golf Industry

SaskGolfer Drone Services

Drone Video & Aerial Drone Photography for your Golf Facility ... "Elevate" Your Marketing.

unmatched drone services for the golf industry in saskatchewan

As a competitive golfer with 30+ Years of Marketing Experience in the Canadian Golf Industry, I am focused on Delivering High Quality Aerial Images and Aerial Videos to Promote Your Golf Facility.

value packed drone services

We know what looks the best on your golf course website, and provide you with the ideal videos and images to supplement your marketing.

exclusive pricing for featured saskgolfer courses

Loyalty is Rewarded! Active SaskGolfer Featured Golf Courses receive Exclusive Pricing on any of our Drone Services. For example, our "9 Featured Holes" Package is only $798 (regular pricing of $1,598).

technology support

We work alongside YasTech Developments in Saskatoon and are able to provide technology support to assist in adding drone video to your website.

ELEVATE YOUR GOLF COURSE MARKETING

We work alongside some of Saskatchewan's top golf courses, and utilize the drone videos and images to further promote the many amazing courses in Saskatchewan. Adding drone video to your golf course website provides one of the best marketing tools to promote and showcase your course layout, course conditions, featured holes and much more!

$798

3 featured holes

Drone Video for any given Featured Hole is a maximum of 1 minute per hole. Videos over 1 minute can be supplied at additional cost.

$1,598

9 featured holes

Drone Video for any given Featured Hole is a maximum of 1 minute per hole. Videos over 1 minute can be supplied at additional cost. 

$2,598

18 featured holes

Drone Video for any given Featured Hole is a maximum of 1 minute per hole. Videos over 1 minute can be supplied at additional cost.

Frequently asked questions

SaskGolfer Drone Services

We operate a Mavic Mini Drone, which weighs less than 250 grams, and follow Transport Canada’s Regulations as stated here;

TRANSPORT CANADA REGULATION

Transport Canada does not have intent-based regulation. It doesn’t matter if you’re flying for fun or for work, the rules are the same and depend instead on the risk involved in your flight. If you’re under 250g, the risk is low so the following regulation applies.
 
Canadian Aviation Regulation (CAR) 900.06  – No person shall operate a remotely piloted aircraft system in such a reckless or negligent manner as to endanger or be likely to endanger aviation safety or the safety of any person.
 
PLAIN LANGUAGE – we call this the “don’t be an idiot” rule. Don’t fly where you might hurt/endanger/put at risk someone else using the airspace or on the ground under your drone.
Other than that, Transport Canada doesn’t provide any prescriptive regulations to pilots of micro drones.
  • Flights in all classes of airspace including controlled (classes A-F) airspace are okay (just don’t be a hazard)
  • Flights near airports are okay (just don’t be a hazard)
  • Flights over people, roadways, railways, buildings and bridges are okay (just don’t be a hazard)
  • There are no prescriptive restrictions (ie distance requirements like 30m or altitude restrictions) placed on micro RPAS (but don’t be a hazard)
If an area is a Class F Restricted airspace, don’t fly in it. You’d have a hard time proving this wasn’t hazardous as those areas are restricted to aircraft due to the fact they overly prisons or military areas etc. Use the NRC Site Selection tool to identify these areas.
 

OTHER REGULATIONS

Now, there are other rules that you need to follow aside from Transport Canada. Typically these regulations will just say they apply to “RPAS” or “model aircraft” or “UAV” or “drones” and not specify a weight limit. Because of this, they will apply to micro RPAS as well as those above 250g (sRPAS or small RPAS are 250g to 25kg). No one other than NAV CANADA has permission (delegated to them by Transport Canada) to restrict access to airspace but it doesn’t mean they won’t try. If you get fined for overflying a park, for example, it won’t hold up in court but it might not stop them from fining you in the first place. Other laws to be aware of:
  • National parks do not allow RPAS without prior permission
  • Most provincial parks do not allow RPAS without prior permission (Saskatchewan allows them)
  • Most municipal governments will have bylaws preventing drone use on city property including parks, sidewalks and roads without prior permission. (and this includes launching from the roof of your car or boat)
  • Other things like the Migratory Bird Act and Criminal Code and Privacy Act apply too. A heuristic with wild animals is if you’re close enough for them to notice you, you’re too close.
For your first flight, find an open area, away from people, and learn how to interpret the screen, use your app and control your aircraft in different orientations. And if you have questions, always better to ask. Guaranteed you’re not the first person who has thought of it, but you might be the first to ask.
 
  • We follow Transport Canada’s rules and regulations for Operating our “Micro Drone”. View the Operation Regulations here; www.tc.canada.ca
  • Signage is placed in the Pro Shop or by the 1st tee at the golf course, informing golfers that there is a drone operating at the facility. 
  • Before each flight, we check that our unmanned aircraft (drone) is not damaged, and that all components are working in accordance with the Supplier’s User Manual. We use a DJI Drone.
  • During flight, we keep the drone within our visual line of sight at all times.
  • Our drone is equipped with “Restricted Zone” alerts, allowing flight only in safe regions throughout Saskatchewan. 
  • As our drone is under 250 grams in weight, classified as a “Micro Drone”, we do not need to register the drone or get a drone pilot certificate.
  • We fully respect that golfers are enjoying their round of golf and do our best to stay clear of all golfers. We don’t fly directly overhead of any golfers, vehicles, buildings or structures.
  • We fly at less than 400 feet, away from bystanders, at a minimum horizontal distance of 30 metres, away from emergency operations and advertised events.
  • We fly away from airports and heliports;
    • 5.6 kilometres (3 nautical miles) from airports
    • 1.9 kilometres (1 nautical mile) from heliports

We utilize the DJI Mavic Mini, which is one of the smallest and safest unmanned aircrafts on the market. Weighing less than 250 grams, the drone does not require certification to operate, and we do not require a pilot’s license. 

The Mavic Mini supports 12MP aerial photos and 2.7K Quad HD videos. A 3-axis motorized gimbal provides superior camera stability and ensures clear, ultra-smooth footage.

Golf Courses that take out a “Featured Listing” on the SaskGolfer.com website, are offered Exclusive Pricing for any SaskGolfer Drone Services. Contact Scott Allan for details on the SaskGolfer Featured Listing Packages that start at just $125 / 12 months.

Exclusive Pricing is 50% off any regular priced Drone Services.

Absolutely! The golf facility will receive the original video and image files, and retain full rights to utilize the files. 

Great question! Depending on a number of factors, conducting Drone Video and Drone Photography for Golf Courses generally takes 3 hours for the “3 Featured Holes” Package, 6 hours for the “9 Featured Holes” Package and 12 hours for the “18 Featured Holes” Package.

Reviewing and Editing of all Drone Videos and Drone Images takes additional time and is included with all Packages.

Feel free to reach out to SaskGolfer owner Scott Allan at any time.

Phone – (306)850-9205

Email – scott@saskgolfer.com

Due to weather factors, specifically high winds and rainy conditions, we offer a 100% Guarantee to record our Drone Services on a safe day. If we can not record on the agreed on scheduled day(s), we will reschedule another day with the golf facility. 

We also provide a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. If you are not satisfied with the quality of Drone Video and Drone Images that we provide, we will schedule another day at no charge.

Bookings for our SaskGolfer Drone Services can be taken up to 12 months in advance. 

Custom Drone Services Packages are available. Contact us for your specific requests and pricing. Contact Us