The grass on a golf course takes a lot of abuse from wind, weather, close-cutting mowers and hoards of passionate golfers. Proper drainage is essential to achieving and maintaining the playing surface.
A frequent drainage problem occurs when excess water is trapped at the surface due to impermeable topsoil. This causes the ground to become saturated and soft, inhibiting turf growth and making the area susceptible to compaction and damage from machinery and traffic. We remediate saturation with an innovative drainage system that uses an intensive grid of parallel-slit trench drains (called Slit Drainage) that evacuates the excess surface water before it has a chance to pond. This is superior to conventional farm systems that are majorly disruptive to the course.
Some golf courses are also susceptible to large accumulations of ground water in the soil profile. We remediate this kind of problem with a grid of subsurface drainpipes, installed relatively deep and wide apart under the turf.