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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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