Summary: Install golf tee boxes on pilings to resolve standing water problems. HDPE boxes filled with tee soil and sod create positive conditioning options for golf course superintendents.
A recent golf course bid included two tee boxes built on pilings. The design included a pressure treated timber pad bolted to pile caps (top of the piles). Four foot square HDPE boxes, 10″ tall, will contain the tee mix and sod. Irrigation will run along the tee perimeter. The tee box modules are designed to be handled with loading forks and a loader. The superintendent can remove and replace the modules before a big tournament. If I only had this detail during my superintendent days!
It’s an expensive solution to a boggy tee setting subject to heavy flooding in the spring. The timber piles are 10 inch wide with 12 feet in the ground, installed on 10 foot spacing. The tee box will be six feet above the existing ground. A 300 foot long timber bridge will provide access to the tee box. The bridge will run along the side of the fairway. I estimated 400 K for the installation.