Hydraway has been installed in many golf courses worldwide, throughout the course and putting greens.
Golfers are not going to pay to putt through puddles and navigate around water obstacles that shouldn’t be there in the first place. Engineered golf course drainage systems play a key role in the longevity and quality of golf courses, because even the best greenkeeper cannot maintain perfect turf without proper drainage.
Hydraway Drainage Systems can be widely used throughout a golf course. Hydraway can be installed in tee boxes, fairways, and greens to alleviate the saturation problems that exist on most courses.
Facility managers are under persistent pressure to keep the courses healthy, attractive, and ready for use. Heavy schedules and inclement weather conditions make this a major challenge because using courses during saturated conditions compacts the soil, which consequently threatens the turf.
The Hydraway 2000 design allows the greatest amount of water inflow in the industry! Hydraway’s unique core design allows over 90% intake of water from all directions. Over 66 square inches per foot are open for water intake.
If water has to seek holes to enter the drain, the golf course drainage system can’t fill up fast enough to move the water away effectively. Hydraway 2000 has no holes for water to get into. Underneath the heavy non-woven fabric is an HDPE core in a grid pattern that quickly allows water to enter and be drained fast.
Anatomy of a Proper Drainage Solution
– A solid plan of action
Drainage engineers can determine the cause of saturated conditions, select appropriate solutions, and develop a master plan based on their evaluation of existing drainage
infrastructure, surface contours, soil conditions, and estimates of water flow onto and off the golf course
– Understanding the cause of a drainage problem
The most common causes of drainage issues on golf courses are inadequate surface drainage, impermeable soil conditions, side-hill seepage, and high water tables. Identifying the possible causes can be challenging, but is key to a successful golf course drainage system.
– Surface drainage
Adequate surface drainage allows areas with soils of low permeability to perform relatively well during periods of moderate precipitation and can reduce the need for subsurface drainage.
– Drainage design
Drainage design can become very complex depending on the topography of the area, especially if it’s flat or in low-lying areas of a watershed. An effective design has to account for the volume of water entering the drainage system, where water enters and exits the property, and the natural pathways water follows.
Why Hydraway for Golf Course Drainage?
– Faster drainage means keeping the courses available
You don’t have to rely on perfect weather to keep the courses open and running smoothly. When a golf course has a proper drainage system, it won’t suffer long-term
ramifications of poor drainage like compacted soil.
– Fusion bonding keeps the fabric firmly attached in high heat and humidity
During warm weather and peak golf season, you can rest assured the Hydraway system stands strong.
– Ease of installation
A simple trench machine will do the job or you can hire specialty turf contractors who have special equipment that will install Hydraway 2000 in a narrow 2” trench up to 3000 lineal feet per day.
When given a choice, because of proven reliability and superior customer service, we
prefer to use Hydraway 2000 drainage systems in the construction of both our synthetic and natural turf athletic fields.
– Bobby Chamlee – Eagle Golf & Athletics, Inc.