21 Sep 2018

Cart Paths: An Important Element of Every Successful Golf Course

Golf courses roll, turn, and twist; they are hilly, flat, have ponds, and, often times, areas of forest. The intricacy of golf courses makes the game fun. It brings new levels of depth to every shot; every hole is a different experience. But, all of these twists and turns and ups and downs make having a solid cart path of vital importance to any golf course. Over our years of working with courses, we have seen many courses abandon their cart paths, leaving them cracked and crumbled. We are hoping that this article shifts your attention to the importance of having an adequate cart path system.Cart Paths: An Important Element of Every Successful Golf Course

Navigating the Terrain

Cart paths have a single goal in mind; conveniently getting golfers across the course. Being able to ride a golf cart across a beautifully constructed concrete path may not seem like it’s the most important part of the golfing experience, but when it isn’t there it’s very noticeable.

Protecting the Course

Every golfer knows the “Cart Path Only” sign, but not every golfer knows why it’s there. Cart paths help protect the golf course from the golf carts as well as protect golfers from the course. This usually happens when the course it too wet, though high-traffic seasons can also warrant it. Cart paths allow you to protect your course and maintain balanced traffic during peak seasons.

Why Fusion Golf?

Whether you need rolled or blocked curbing, Fusion Golf has the expertise to handle any cart construction project. We specialize in golf course construction, and that gives us insight into how and where to lay cart paths on golf courses. Regular paving companies may be able to provide concrete and labor, but they don’t have the industry experience and know-how when it comes to the design of a golf course. Over the years, we have worked with countless American golf courses as well as dozens domestically. From Germany and Sweden to China, we have worked on projects across the globe. We live and breathe golf courses, and, luckily, we also happen to know a thing or two about paving. We ensure that every cart path has proper drainage as well as adequate thickness and appropriate subgrade compaction. Not to mention, our cart paths are simply beautiful. This is one of those situations where we are going to let our pictures speak for themselves.

25 Nov 2017

Why to Choose Concrete over Asphalt in Cart Path Construction

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?

Why to Choose Concrete over Asphalt in Cart Path ConstructionDurable

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.

Non-Slip

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.

Color Variety

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.

27 Oct 2017

Importance of Cart Paths

Importance of Cart Paths

Not all golfers are PGA tour professionals who have a caddy to carry their clubs and five hours to complete a round, walking the course and making sure that they get every single shot exactly right. Thus, a well-constructed cart path is important in ensuring smooth transport around the course for the average golfer.

Like an umpire in baseball or a referee in basketball, a cart path may not get much credit when it is doing its job correctly, but it sure is noticeable when it starts to show cracks and jar carts and their riders as they move along. Fusion Golf is able to offer concrete path construction that fits the needs of any and every golf course.

Along with constructing paths, the experts at Fusion Golf can also construct any kind of curb to accompany the path at different segments, whether it be rolled curbing or block curbing. A well-built cart path enhances the beauty of any course and keeps operations running smoothly, creating a flawless customer experience.

Fusion Golf also understands that golf takes place all over the world in many different types of climates, and has the technology and expertise to adapt their cart paths to higher levels of rain or other adverse conditions. Strip drains are an effective way to quickly remove standing water from any surface, which is vitally important for keeping a golf course in playable condition. These can be installed along with any path in order to maintain a beautiful course in any kind of weather.

To learn more about how Fusion Golf can help improve your course, click here.

13 Sep 2017

Golf Course Cart Path Specialists

Our team of experienced cart path constructors offer exceptional concrete construction and results.

Whether you need rolled curbing, block curbing, our team has the ability to build to your needs.

We offer products that will give you years of service and add to the beauty of your course by maintaining a dedicated path system for golfers and maintenance personnel as well. https://www.fusiongcm.com/services/cart-path-construction/