Until now if you wanted Castle Golf quality, playability and durability in a miniature golf course, you needed to hire Castle Golf to design and build a turn-key project. Because of the many requests we are receiving from prospective owners wanting to be involved in their project and use their own efforts and local resources we are presenting the Help-U-Build program.
These elements are also the most difficult for the typical contractor or owner to complete.
CASTLE GOLF HELP-U-BUILD PROGRAM
Q. Can you elaborate on this program?
A. The answer is found in the roots of this concept. We noted some years ago that there were prospective clients who wanted the quality and style of Castle Golf designed courses and had limited budgets. We determined that you could divide the course construction into two basic components . These are the critical permanent portions , those elements made of concrete and steel. When not correctly done, they are very difficult to change . Specifically, the golf course hole “fairways” and commonly the “ponds and rivers” fit this category. The other portions are changeable such as lighting, landscaping, trim, theme structures, etc. and are therefore, less critical.
Q. How would this work?
A. Castle Golf will develop a complete set of construction documents as we always do. These plans become the basis for applying a cost to construct. They also describe what the various components of construction include. At this point the client, through discussions with Castle Golf, can determine what they can contribute to the project. This is somewhat like a “sweat equity” program that has been used in some home construction.
Q. What does it cost for a Help-U-Build course?
A. The cost can vary because of the resources the client can contribute to the project. Sometimes family members have skills or experiences that can help reduce your costs.
Q. Will it save us money?
A. Yes, it could. But again, it depends upon how much you can contribute and what the hard costs will be. You may choose to use an overhead lighting program with floodlights, a less costly approach that the usual Castle Golf standard approach. We will provide the appropriate electrical plans for your use.
Q. What if we want to add our own theme structures?
A. We have had that happen. There is an example on the web site under Help-U-Build of a course in Delta, CO. Not only did the owner build some “western” theme structures
during the winter, he also inserted his own rustic ropes and poles in the spring prior to opening.
Q. How many variations are there?
A. There are many subtle possibilities. For instance, instead of using Castle Perma Curbs, you might like to glue your brick pavers around the edges of the golf course holes.