Heavy thunderstorms often spell bad news for golf courses. The heavier the rain is, the more bunkers and landscaping can be the target of wind damage and erosion. When it comes to your bunkers, repairs, and maintenance after a storm can be particularly labor-intensive. But if you’ve noticed the following signs of damage, it might be a bad bunker liner instead of bad weather causing most of the problem. Signs That Your Golf Bunker Liner Might Be Failing
- Silt and clay are getting into your sand. This can happen, especially on steep inclines, due to erosion and the shifting of soil both around and below the bunkers. This impacts sand’s ability to drain and makes your sand traps less eye-catching. Your bunker liner should be able to hold sand in place and keep the external soil out so that your traps don’t develop lumps or gaps.
- The precise lines of your bunkers keep shifting. Not only do sand traps look beautiful and iconic, your course has them specifically arranged to create different degrees of challenge. When bunker lines shift and the sand starts to form a new perimeter, that changes. But the right bunker liner creates a perimeter according to your specifications that won’t lose its shape either due to high foot traffic or weather.
Bunker liners should help keep your golf course in top condition after storms. If you’re interested in finding the right bunker liners for your golf course, browse our selection at ZLINE Bunker Systems. Our liners work on low and steep inclines to keep sand firmly in place and eroded soil out.