While there are a lot of finer detailed involved in the construction of cart paths on the golf course, when laying them down, one of the biggest choices comes from picking the materials. While dirt paths turn to mud and gravel spreads all over your beautiful green, this only leaves two logical choices – asphalt or concrete. While some might enjoy the thought of beautiful black asphalt snaking its way in contrast to the green, the best choice from a quality standpoint is easily concrete. However, what makes concrete so much better for cart path construction?
Unfortunately, the worst enemy of asphalt is water, and there is a lot of water involved in golf course maintenance. This causes the oils of the asphalt to wash away and increases the deterioration. However, concrete can stand up brilliantly to a sprinkler system. It can remain a smooth path for decades with very little maintenance whereas you need to spend for annual sealing with asphalt.
Water on asphalt not only causes the oils to leak, but it actually makes asphalt much more slippery. However, concrete actually soaks up water. There is no oil slick and often no standing water making it so the wheels get excellent traction.
The thought of contrasting asphalt might seem like a major selling point, but you can have same with concrete. Think of concrete as a blank canvas. You can actually have a wide array of pigments incorporated into it to give you a beautifully colored path that serves as not an interruption of your course, but rather accents it.
If you are renovating your golf course, putting in new cart paths, or just beginning to build it from scratch, contact us today for more information on golf course construction and so our group of experts can answer all your questions.