9 Hole Golf Course

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by clyde, Jun 29, 2004.

  1. clyde

    clyde LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 336

    does anyone know anything about how much one would cost to build and run (annually operate)

    I know there is a lot of things that could be considered but this would be basically a nice intown get away and i am talking about mainly the landscaping and the initial cost of getting it up and grass growing.

    There is a Hospital (large) across the street from where it would go in.
  2. DALMlawn&landscaping

    DALMlawn&landscaping LawnSite Member
    from TX
    Messages: 186

    cool, so while the ol' woman gets her appendix removed he can go play 9 holes... i think a beer commercial said it best, BRILLIANT!
  3. kbenvironmental

    kbenvironmental LawnSite Member
    Messages: 80

    clyde I'd think there are so many variables we really couldn't begin to give you an accurate estimate. What is the lot like, terrain? drainage? soil type? type(style) of course? The list goes on and on without specifics
  4. Mdirrigation

    Mdirrigation LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,700

    Building, parking lot , sediment control , land aquisition, engineering fees. Then add permits, clearing , dump fees . I had a friend build a mini golf and full size driving range , parking lot was $ 200.000 , the mini golf was $ 300,000 and the grading alone for the driving range was $ 100,000 .
  5. CT18fireman

    CT18fireman LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 611

    Building a course takes years to say the least. Lots of planning and prep, surveying etc. Differents soils, stone, sand for drainage, irrigation, plantings and seed.

    Finally it takes 2-3 years after seeding before a course is ready to play.

    A lot more then just mowing grass short. The greens though take the most work.
  6. clyde

    clyde LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 336

    how much room i wander would u need around the golf course if in town so the balls want hit the ajoining property?
  7. Team Gopher

    Team Gopher LawnSite Platinum Member
    from -
    Messages: 4,040

    Hi Clyde,

    Here are some links I found. Maybe they will give you some ideas.

    Link 1

    Link 2
  8. mdvaden

    mdvaden LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,946

    The cost would be radically different if a couple of factors existed:

    1. You the builder were an exceptional golfer.
    2. You had the skills to construct.
    3. You were out of zoning areas where you could still get electricity and drive a well or two for irrigation.

    If those were the case, you literally "fashion" or sculpt the course. There is a lot to know about laying out a hole from a golfers viewpoint. But it could be done. The right person with the right location could do it for 1/4 the cost.

    But leave out any of elements 1 to 3 above, and the cost rises to the top.
  9. Grass_Nerd

    Grass_Nerd LawnSite Member
    Messages: 49

    We just got a mini golf course (extremely lame) in our mall... Why don't you think about putting a driving range in a mall so that dad can stroke a few, while mother and daughter spend the rest of his cash oh shoes.
  10. hoyboy

    hoyboy LawnSite Senior Member
    from Chicago
    Messages: 346

    What a laugh...the miniature golf link above based their revenue figures on 100 golfers in an hour. When is the last time you saw 100 people playing miniature golf...much less AVERAGING that. The few times I've played it's more like 15 or 20 at best.

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