Construction Mixes That Make Golf Courses Great

Golfers understand the importance of a properly constructed golf course that provides a firm and uniform surface for putting.  The quality of the golf course will make a difference in whether golfers return again or look elsewhere to play the beloved sport.  A great golf course will resist compaction from foot traffic and mowing, allow water and air infiltration, retain nutrients, and hold the right amount of moisture.  

Root Zone Construction Mix

A mixture of sand and other materials is the preferred mixture for the root zone layer on the golf course.  Sand works well with bentgrass greens because it resists compaction and has a high air infiltration rate.  Mixing the sand with peat increases retention of water and nutrients.  Since peat is organic and will eventually break down, other inorganic materials are sometimes added to the mix to increase water and nutrient retention.  

USGA Standards

The USGA (United States Golf Association) recommends standards that will create the ideal golf course.  According to their recommendations, the proper construction mix for the root zone layer should contain at least 60% sand content and 5% to 20% clay content. If peat is used, it should have at least 85% organic matter.  

Shoreline Construction Mixes

Our golf course materials meet the highest quality standards.  Each product is tested by nationally accredited laboratories to make sure we are providing materials that meet golf course specifications.  We have a variety of mixes depending on the needs of your golf course and we can create custom mixes too:  

  • 100% Straight Sand
  • 90/10, 80/20 or 70/30 Sand-Peat Mixes
  • Custom-made rootzone mixes

Organic and Inorganic amendments:

  • Dakota Peat
  • Top Soil
  • Compost
  • Calcined Clays

Order Your Construction Mix Today!

Contact us to learn more about our construction mixes and golf course materials.  We provide top quality products with superior customer service.  For your next golf course project, remember to order your supplies from Shoreline.  With our products you can build a golf course that will bring golfers back again and again.  

*We do not deliver to residential customers.*

Shoreline Delivers

If you are looking for the right company that offers supply and transport for your construction business, contact Shoreline Aggregate today. Shoreline offers a wide selection of limestone, sand and gravel products for road construction, golf courses and sports field projects. We deliver aggregates throughout Illinois, Indiana and Michigan. Quarries are strategically located for quick delivery and competitive pricing.