20 Jan 2017

3 Things to Consider when Implementing Golf Cart Path Construction

Golf cart path construction is part of the overall golf course design, but sometimes not given the level of importance it should. The main attraction to the golf course is the layout, landscaping and well maintained and manicured greens, but the purpose of the golf cart path is to facilitate pedestrian traffic throughout the golf course.

3 Things to Consider when Implementing Golf Cart Path Construction

  1. Overall Design: When designing the golf cart path, whether the course is new or the cart path is being added to an existing course, the golf cart path should not be a prominent feature. The design of the path should blend into the overall golf course design and work seamlessly with the surrounding topography of the course. The path should be easily accessible with wide curves and minimally sloping hills and valleys. Most municipalities have regulations in place that dictate the width and minimum and maximum slopes of the cart paths.
  2. The Golf Cart Base: The base of the golf cart path should always be firm enough to support the cart, the golfers and the equipment. The actual path base design will often depend on sub-soil conditions and the structural stability of those soils. Golf cart path construction should always take into account varying temperature ranges and changes that will affect the materials of the path. Path materials that do not accept temperature changes very well will be subject to frequent maintenance and repairs.
  3. Proper Path Drainage: An important consideration when undertaking golf cart path construction is to make sure the cart paths remain free from ponding and standing water. Granted most people do not golf or drive a golf cart in the rain, but ponding water may undermine the integrity of the cart path requiring repair at some point.

For more information about golf cart path construction, please contact us and let out experts answer your questions, address your concerns and guide you through the construction process.

20 Jan 2017

Golf Course Natural Disaster Restoration Services After Flash Floods

When two inches of rain hit central Phoenix in just one hour on August 2, the National Weather Service pegged the annual odds of such a meteorological anomaly at one in 100. Such an event is devastating on many levels. The economy is disrupted, and the area’s infrastructure is strained.

Golf Course Natural Disaster Restoration Services After Flash Floods

Courses Vulnerable

Golf courses are not immune from the unexpected excesses of Mother Nature. Although the odds are long, when flash flooding does strike golf courses it can wreak havoc on bridges, bunkers, cart paths, creek banks and much more. Ideally, restoration of these vital course components will minimize or fully eliminate the chances of future anomalous events.

Ordinarily, the Valley is a true mecca of resort golf, home to literally hundreds of courses. Indeed, there are 51 in Scottsdale alone. The operators of these layouts are among the most progressive in the industry. Computerized irrigation, wetting agents and the use of non-potable water all help the courses to exist in an environmentally sound manner during typically dry conditions.

Courses Designed to Harbor Runoff

However, when there is too much water, as was the case on August 2, many golf courses collect excess runoff to improve flood conditions to a degree. For example, Scottsdale municipal golf courses are designed to capture runoff from area streets, parking lots and developments. Turf and soil filter contaminants, and excess water percolates down to replenish groundwater supplies.

Fusion Golf is a specialist in golf course natural disaster restoration. We use the latest, most innovative methods to renew and restore damaged layouts with utmost efficiency. To learn more about our many golf course services, contact us.