Summary: A description of a typical golf green reconstruction in Massachusetts.
I’ve had a few inquiries about the scope and cost of green reconstructions in New England.
The scope involves:
- Collection of survey data with a total station survey instrument. This information will be used to recreate green grades.
- Removal and storage of existing sod. Delete storage if new sod used.
- Removal and disposal of existing green mix.
- Installation of new drainage pipe, if needed.
- Purchase and installation of new green mix
- Installation of new or previously used sod.
The cost items include:
- Survey and staking
- Sod removal
- Machine and labor costs to excavate and replace green mix
- Irrigation impacts
- Purchase of green mix
- Sod purchase, replacement and installation.
A recent project, done by others, cost $1,500,000 including greenside bunker work. This 18-hole private course had push up greens before the project. They installed 18 new USGA specification greens.