How to build a golf green

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Old 10-26-16, 12:49 AM
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How to build a golf green

Does anyone have experience building a golf green in their yard?

I am just wondering if it is hard to do for a newbie gardener.

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Old 10-26-16, 03:08 AM
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No experience, but it must be reasonably flat, compacted well with golf green type grass. It should be maintained consistently as well or errant grasses will invade it making it unusable.
 
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It all depends on what type of green and how nice you want it. If considering either there are numerous websites that describe the process in detail. With either real or artificial the bulk of the work is in the preparation and is the one area amateurs usually cut corners which will come back to bite you in the long run.

Since you mentioned "gardener" maybe you are considering real grass. Read up on putting green, construction and maintenance. It is quite unlike the grass you are accustomed to and requires frequent maintenance and treatments to maintain a pristine look. It also takes a special mower and don't even ask if there is a "green" way to do it without chemicals.
 
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I'm a golfer, too, so I like the idea. I think I agree with PD, though, that maintenance would be a real bear, artificial probably much easier although you lose the "feel" of real grass. You could sod the area surrounding it with something golf-course-like that you could using for chipping practice. I have some areas in the front yard I sodded with Empire zoysia that would work well although I don't use it for that. That's Southeastern stuff, but you should be able to find something similar out your way.
 
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You appear to be from South Africa, not WA. Which is it?
 
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From WA living in SA at the moment.
 
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The special mower would probably be my biggest obstacle. Not sure if I could get one at a decent price down here. I once tried small scale farming without chemicals and it was a nightmare. Not sure how organic farms get it right.
 
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