How to build a green or a little golf course
Have you ever thought about building a green, or even a small golf course in your back yards? This could be the article for you, we will show you the steps to build a mini golf course, the directions on how to invest in a real professional golf course.
Many golf enthusiasts with enough space around the house have built in these areas a green or even small golf courses so they can practice without having to go to a Golf Club or have to pay any association. If you have enough space in your back yards you have 2 options: use your green space to train yourself, or create a green and / or golf course that meets the standards of traditional golf courses (so that you are ready in your club competitions) ) In the first case you just need to cut some grass and water, in the second you will have to follow some steps to build it and here we will explain the main things to do:
Your green / small course should be built on sandy, sun-kissed soil with good drainage. The position should also allow the passage of blades that would keep the grass healthy.
1. Dig the shape of your golf green to a depth of 20 inches, making sure you have removed all the sod that would create problems with weeds.
2. Draw the green/course and always make a slope away from the center, in order to avoid the formation of puddles in case of rain. In case you want to have depression in your green, you should install a drain pipe under it to carry away the water.
3. Install the drainage system with 8 inches channels around the shape of the green / course to ensure that the water drains from the center.
4.Being able to integrate an adequate and uniform irrigation system would keep the turf healthy. A watering with garden hose would take a long time and would be ineffective. An underground system with automated pop-up sprinklers could be the best solution.
5. Cover the area with a layer of 4 inches well compacted pea gravel to that will hold water near the roots when you irrigate the green, but will allow water to pass through quickly during heavy rain so the grass doesn’t drown.
6. Add 2 inches of sand to the top of the gravel and compact it.
7. Cover the sand with about 14 inches of soil that includes 60% of sand and no more than 20% of clay.
8. Sow the area or plant the grass ready, but often from an uneven green. With the sowing, however, you will need more time and maintenance, but you will have, in the end, a very compact and resistant turf. The variety of grass, will depend on where you live and the climate of the area.
9. Complete your green by softening the perimeter with rougher grass
10. Buy cups, pins and flags from a golf course equipment supplier. You will definitely need to buy a special mower with measures to better decide the height of the green’s cut every day.
At the end you could take advantage of a space like this in the picture above and have the opportunity to train whenever you want …
DO YOU WANT TO BUILD A PROFESSIONAL GOLF COURSE?
An 18-hole golf course with a par of about 72, plus a driving range and driving range typically requires 140 to 180 hectares of usable land.
The cost per hole is around 40,000 to 110,000 euros for very high level golf courses.
Opting for executive golf courses could be enough 100 hectares of land with lowering prices for construction.
The times for the construction of a golf course are from 1 to 2 years, but considering that the only bureaucratic part (authorizations, permits, common etc.) need the same times, we will have to work hard to finish everything in about 3 years .
Important to mention that, for investments of this type we need specialists in the sector who will assess the area, the land, the capacity of the plant and all those factors useful to assess whether the investment has reason to exist.