Construction

Construction

For over 14 years GolfWEST has been building and shaping premier golf courses all over the world.
Today we bring our education and experience in construction and design to the synthetic world. With a carefully selected line of premium synthetic golf turfs, we are able to bring professional practice facilities right to your doorstep…maintenance free! Whether its natural or synthetic, professional or recreational, GolfWEST will shape your vision into reality. When it comes to understanding the game and designing your practice area for optimal aesthetics and improvement, nobody does it better.

If Greg Norman trusts GolfWEST to shape his greens…shouldn’t you?
(view our current project (below) at his new championship course -Ponderosa- in Peachland B.C.)

Drainage

GolfWEST understands the importance of proper planning and construction of drainage throughout the golf course. We have experience and knowledge from mainline drainage to USGA spec green drainage. We have worked on a diverse selection of courses ranging from 2,370mm/yr in the tropics of Thailand to just 280mm/yr in the dessert of the Okanagan. Proper routing and allocation of rain water is perhaps the most important step when providing a disease free and healthy grass system throughout your course.

Shaping

Whether your building a personal course with a strict budget or a championship course that will host a PGA event, GolfWEST can shape your project to fit seamlessly into your surroundings. We understand the importance of shaping your course and worth with the owners and designers to create your vision within your budget.

Grassing

GolfWEST understands there are some key points to consider when deciding which grass is best for you.

Some points to remember are:

  • Maintenance required: some grass species require more care than other, high maintenance grasses.
  • Climate conditions: most grasses have a preference for specific climates such as humid, coastal, dry, cool.
  • Temperature tolerance: each grass performs better or worse depending on the average temperature range during the growing season.
  • Drought resistance: some grass species are better suited quickly recover after going dormant during extended drought conditions.
  • Shade adaptation: grass species are classified by how much or how little sunlight they need to maintain their health and vigor.
  • Wear resistance: this is a measurement of how well a grass species can recover from foot traffic.

Not every grass is good for every climate. Some species are good for shade, others are good for cold climates and still others perform better in extremely hot areas. The following is a list of the best readily available grasses for specific adaptations.