12 Apr 2017

Two Important Elements for a Golf Course Construction Contractor

Building a golf course is a complex process from choosing the site to choosing the golf course architect to choosing the golf course construction contractor. Since the contractor will be responsible for the final product, it is important to choose a contractor that has the necessary experience and knows it is essential to pay attention to detail. The contractor is often part of the overall design and construction team and must work well with others.Two Important Elements for a Golf Course Construction Contractor

Let’s discuss two of the important aspects of golf course construction.

1. Golf course construction is part construction project and part art form. The contractor not only has to have the ability to perform the necessary construction tasks, but the vision to translate the 2D plan to 3D reality. A golf course is a combination of elevation changes, contouring and shaping with the addition of water and other hazards and landscaping to create a playable, but challenging course. The construction aspect has to make all the elements work together to create a golf course that players will enjoy and want to revisit.

2. The golf course construction contractor must possess the necessary experience in site preparation and construction including site clearing, excavation and backfilling and grading and drainage. It is essential the contractor of choice have the necessary equipment to complete each task in a timely manner without damaging adjacent areas. The contractor should also be well versed in municipal, state and federal regulations and laws that regulate such construction.

For more information about how our team of golf course construction experts can help you, please contact us.

27 Mar 2017

Golf Course Construction Makes it All Work

No two golf courses are the same, that’s one of the many alluring aspects of the game. Every course has different challenges and requires different approaches. Some courses run long and are rather straight, while others can be considerably shorter but perhaps much more difficult because of the course design. Golf course designers put a great deal of time and effort into that design. They contemplate hazards, dog-leg holes and a myriad of other possibilities when planning how they want a particular golf course to play.

Golf Course Construction Makes it All Work

All of that planning and design, however, is rather meaningless without a golf course construction team that can make it a reality.  Even a redesign or change to a golf course can make a course play and feel entirely different. It is also quite possible to ruin the luster and feel of a golf course when shoddy work is done when the best golf course construction isn’t utilized.

It could be a purely cosmetic change, like adding a walking bridge or a practical change such as remapping a cart path. Finding a course construction company that can handle everything from new course construction to those smaller construction projects is a nice luxury. Having a company that is proven, experienced and reliable too is why you should contact us to see all we have done and can do.

Golf course construction isn’t inexpensive, and it is far too expensive to not have it done right the first time. You bring your ideas, your design or plans and we make them a reality. No two golf courses are the same, and not all golf courses are created equal either. The right design combined with the right golf course construction team equate to an end result that is far better than par!

22 Mar 2017

Fusion Golf LTD Expands Concrete Division With Albert Lopez

To bolster Fusion Golf’s presence in the industry, Fusion Golf LTD has committed to expanding their concrete division by bringing industry renown Albert Lopez on board to head up the concrete division.

Albert has over 40 years of experience in the concrete industry and is known for his perfection of “rolled curb” and the quality of work he produces. With his extensive worldwide experience, he has installed and mastered the creative installation and use of strip drains, cart path drains and catch basins into his paths.

Whether matching finishes such as, broomed, exposed aggregates, stamping or staining, or creating solutions to mitigate existing issues Fusion can help with any of your concrete needs.

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10 Mar 2017

Investing In Your Course: The Best Method For Membership Increase

Whether you are a novice, a casual golfer, or a pro who hits the green with religious weekly dedication you will want the experience only a fun and functional golf course can provide. A course that is lackluster or poorly maintained can leave any golfer feeling underwhelmed and decrease their likelihood of becoming a repeat visitor.

Investing In Your Course: The Best Method For Membership Increase

Most golf clubs, public, semi-private, and private alike rely heavily on word-of-mouth marketing for new client accrual to boost profitability. If those traversing a golf course don’t have good things to say about the flow, the level of difficulty, or the aesthetic quality you can bet they will search elsewhere for a more satisfactory golfing experience taking their putting buddies along with them. Contrariwise, if a golf course is well landscaped and impeccably mapped out, with a nice balance of sport and therapeutic ambiance, golfers will flock to it in droves.

Investing in the quality of a golf course up front is the best method for membership increases and positive reviews and referrals. The most successful golf courses focus on innovation, quality landscape, and an efficient layout to make that 9 or 18-hole game as enjoyable as possible. When the effort to satisfy one’s current client base is evident in the elements and upkeep of a golf course, a wider customer base is sure to follow.

If your golf course could use a renovation or you would like more information on constructing one please contact us today.

01 Mar 2017

Golf Course Bridge Construction and the Environment

A golf course bridge facilitates pedestrian and golf cart traffic as well as emergency and maintenance vehicles. The structures sometimes serve to accommodate utility equipment including lighting.

Golf Course Bridge Construction and the Environment

 

Golf course bridge construction must also serve to protect the environment such as waterways and vegetation associated with wetlands and areas of critical environmental concern. At one time, golf course bridges often impeded water flow and it became necessary to replace existing bridges. Today, it is necessary to incorporate golf course bridge construction that also protects the environment.

Before choosing a particular bridge design or even the location of the structure, it is essential to determine the function of the bridge. In addition to facilitating pedestrian and vehicular traffic, it is important to determine if a bridge is necessary to span an area that is environmentally protected or it is an area with sensitive grading issues.

In addition to choosing the right bridge to meet the needs and goals of the design, it is also important the golf course bridge construction contractor employs the necessary equipment and expertise to perform the tasks without damaging areas subject to environmental protection.

The golf course bridge construction contractor must be up to date with their knowledge of the regulations and laws regulating such construction, including permit applications, inspections and the construction and clean-up process.

For more information about golf course bridge construction, please contact us and let our team of design and construction experts answer your questions, address your concerns and guide you through the process.

10 Feb 2017

Golf Course Bunker Construction and Maintenance for Better Drainage

Golf Course Bunker Construction and Maintenance for Better DrainageA golf course bunker is a hazard that is a prepared area along to course to provide challenges for the golfer, as well as to provide beauty to the course. Bunkers often receive an inordinate amount of attention at most golf courses, as they tend to be areas more prone to wear and erosion than other aspects of the course to keep those areas from becoming a detriment to course play.

Let’s discuss the importance of golf course bunker construction and maintenance to minimize erosion.

It is necessary to construct golf course bunkers properly to provide the golfer with challenges to the skill level of the golfer. It is important to provide the necessary maintenance to allow for consistency in play as much as possible and to prevent the bunker areas from taking on a worn look or experiencing deterioration.

When designing and constructing golf course bunkers it is important to keep in mind the amount of maintenance necessary to keep the bunker in top condition, as well as the skill level of the golfer. Poorly draining bunkers often require more maintenance as those areas usually have to be drained after a rain storm to prevent the area from collapsing. In addition to constructing bunkers that drain well, the areas surrounding the bunker should also divert surface runoff away from the bunker to help minimize erosion.

For more information about golf course bunker construction, please contact us and let our team of construction experts answer your questions, address your concerns and guide you through the construction and maintenance process.

09 Feb 2017

Fusion Golf LTD is attending the 2017 Golf Industry Show

The Golf Industry Show is an innovative trade show in Orlando, Florida. This tradeshow is designed for owners and operators of golf facilities and golf course management professionals. Featuring the largest exhibit floor in the industry, the event combines education, networking and solutions for golf course superintendents, equipment managers, owners/operators, general managers, chief operating officers, and architects and builders from around the world. Click here to learn more.

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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.

05 Dec 2016

Choosing a Golf Course Renovation Contractor

Golf courses are subject to renovation from time to time whether it is from everyday wear and tear, repairing damage from weather related activity or just to maximize the golfing experience. Renovating a golf course is half art form and part construction specialty and it is important to choose the right contractor. Let’s discuss 2 tips to choosing the right golf course renovation contractor.Choosing a Golf Course Renovation Contractor

1. Licensing and Insurance

It is essential the golf course renovation contractor carries the appropriate licensing and insurance. Licensing offers the client a certain level of professionalism and demonstrates the contractor has the necessary know-how and expertise to perform the tasks involved.

Insurance is the safety net that protects both contractor and client if an unforeseen circumstance causes damage to the property, injury to the golf course renovation contractor or causes the work to be delayed.

2. Experience and References

Always check the contractor’s experience in golf course renovation. A contractor with experience under their hard hats have already worked through most of the challenges and obstacles a renovation project will bring and they will be better equipped to solves those issues as they come along. It is helpful for the client to check out references and customer testimonials. Always ask past customers if the contractor met their expectations and performed the tasks in a timely manner.

At Fusion Golf, we understand the art that goes into the overall golf course design and construction and the necessary renovation that will inevitably occur. Golf courses are about the challenge of the game and magnificent views and layout of the course.

For more information about golf course renovation, please contact us at Fusion Golf and let our experts answer your questions, address your concerns and guide you through the renovation process.