The beauty of synthetic turf is that the options of size and space are unlimited…and easily tailored to any situation. When planning a green, the most important thing is to make sure you are maximizing your investment. You want to make sure you are getting a big enough surface to accommodate at least a couple of holes with enough room to make a variety of putts. If you are planning on chipping, you want enough room for the ball to run and check-up.
There are obviously many variables, and each situation is unique, however a good starting point for installed pricing would be as follows:
|Under 500 sf||Nylon Putting||$16.00 sf - $19.00 sf|
|501 sf - 1000 sf||Nylon Putting||$15.00 sf - $18.00 sf|
|1001 sf - 1999 sf||Nylon Putting||$14.00 sf - $17.00 sf|
|2000 sf and above||Nylon Putting||$12.00 sf - $15.00 sf|
The installed price includes consultation and design, site preparation and sub base work, shaping and undulation of base, turf, shaping and seaming, top dressing, cups and markers.
Factors affecting the pricing include customization requirements, geographic location, and site accessibility. Fringe, border materials, sand traps, etc. would incur additional charges.
Like the cost, each situation is unique, but typically your green will take 3 - 5 days for completion.
Astroturf is actually a brand name for the pioneers in the synthetic turf industry. Since the early Astroturf, there have been many improvements and breakthroughs in the industry. Our synthetic turfs, including putting surfaces, lawn and playground surfaces, and sports field surfaces, are among the finest in the industry today.
Sand-filled greens are a popular green, and we recommend them if you are going to be hitting long shots into your green. If you are more interested in working on your pitting, with the ability to chip within 30 yards, then we recommend our nylon putting surface, which is not a sand-filled surface.
Typically, we run a capped, 6 in. PVC divider fastened to bender board around the circumference of the green. This helps to keep sod and roots from growing under the green. You can run sod right up to that edge, or use pavers, blocks, rocks, etc. to line the green. We can also run the green up against any existing material, such as concrete edging, pavers, patios, rocks, etc.
We are a synthetic turf company, so we have a variety of turfs to fit almost any application. As you look at the price, you also need to take into account the benefits that come with synthetic turf, including no mowing, watering, weeding, fertilizing…and the time and equipment involved in those activities.
Most people may not realize that a natural grass green, like the ones you play on at your local course, look the way they do because someone at the course takes care of them daily. Add to that the cost of the equipment, water, seed, fertilizer and time…and the synthetic alternative is compelling.
On top of all that, you get a surface that putts true every time. Because of that, two of the top teaching professionals in the world, David Ledbetter and Jim McClain, have chosen our turf for their teaching facilities and personal greens.
Depending on the type of green you have, very little. A sand-filled green will need raked out and rolled at least once a year, and sand will need to be added occasionally. For a nylon green, you basically just need a blower to keep leaves and debris off the surface. A power washer can be used if the green gets particularly dirty.
Also, it is very important to keep water off the green. Our water here in Idaho is very hard, and it will leave a white film on the green…which will come off with a lot of scrubbing!