SOURCE: Envyscapes

September 05, 2014 17:09 ET

New Exclusive, Realistic Putting Green Surface From Envyscapes

Advances in 3rd-Gen Synthetic Turf Make It More Lifelike and Attractive Than Ever Before, and Many Golfers and Course Designers Are Turning to Synthetic for Its Affordability, Durability, and Ease of Maintenance

SALT LAKE CITY, UT--(Marketwired - Sep 5, 2014) - The market for synthetic golf turf is growing like never before. According to the National Golf Foundation, a total of 3.7 million new players started playing golf in 2013, with many of the new players challenging the outdated race and gender barriers that once cast a shadow on the sport. At the same time, club fees are rising across the country to cover the expense of facility maintenance. With an average 18 holes often costing upwards of $70 per player, many people are looking for other ways to spend their disposable income. Some lovers of the game are turning to small, private courses built on their own property.

Real grass putting greens require intensive (often daily) watering and maintenance, and specialized equipment like a professional grade reel greens mower. In addition, the grass used is often limited by climate to expensive breeds. Bermuda grass can cost over $50 a pound for seed alone. Without even considering the difficulty and cost of labor and installation, few can afford to consider natural grass for their home putting green. Envyscapes is one company that is applying the latest in materials science combined with an impressive resume of course designs to create synthetic turf golf courses that are unbelievably lifelike. These stunning courses with rolling mounds, smooth transitions between multi-level greens, and deep flashed bunker faces are unlike anything most players have seen from synthetic turf.

For most people, "synthetic turf" conjures memories of a decaying mini-golf course with green carpet peeling back from semi-level concrete. The world-class designs that Envyscapes is able to install, for less money than you might expect, are in a league of their own. With up to nine layers of materials including compacted soil, gravel, stone, and multiple types of grass, Envyscapes synthetic golf turf looks, feels, and most importantly, plays like the real thing. Golfers that have experimented with installing their own back-yard putting greens often complain of the difficulty of simulating the real experience of playing on an immaculately manicured green.

Do-it-yourself artificial turf installations often lack the properties of real grass -- roll speed and "drop n stop" action are particularly hard to duplicate. Envyscapes products are tested for quality and playability by pro golfers and have received the ringing endorsements of pros like the PGA's Brad Brewer, Jamie Stevenson of the Futures Tour, and Emily Copier, professional golfer and PGA apprentice.

For a private property golf playing area, from a backyard putting green to a multiple-hole course spanning acres, synthetic turf and the professionally designed installations from Envyscapes are one of the most compelling options available. They can also install sand and water hazards and landscaping options to beautify a home course beyond what most golfers dreamed was available to them. Envyscapes provides everything but the balls and clubs.