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What kind of sand is used in bunkers?

Discussion in 'General Golf Talk' started by jskd82, Aug 6, 2007.

  1. jskd82

    jskd82 Ball Sprayer

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    I seen a sand at walmart that was called coral sand and it kind of looked like the sand used in bunkers. I was thinking of making my own bunker at my home, could I use this coral sand?
     
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    Sandpiper3 Golf Course Designer

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    It depends on how soft the sand is, and how deep your bunker is guna be i guess. In reality you could go to the beach with a garbage bag or two and fill up for free:p

    I dont believe any particular type of sand is used, it's just wats available and how hard/soft the designer wants it to play. I'd suggest getting softer or harder sand to fit what you play normally though.
     
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    jskd82 Ball Sprayer

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    oh ok thanks, i live in Hawaii so i may just go to the beach and get some free sand lol. I was just concerned about sand eating away at my clubs if it were too coarse.
     
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    Sandpiper3 Golf Course Designer

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    Just make sure you weed the actual rocks out:D
     
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    ThatCanadianGuy eh?

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    Taking sand from beaches without permission is actually illegal.

    Were I come from anyway.


    I'd check that out first.
     
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    Bravo Well-Known Member

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    Why not just go to Home Depot and buy some sand?

    I've never played golf in Hawaii. Is the sand you see in bunkers similar to the sand by the beach?
     
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    Greydawg King Of All Hackers!!!

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    Here's an option...

    Try going to a redi-mix concrete facility and see if they have any white sand.
    Totally different from beach sand.
    If it is the same consistancy you're looking for it will be much cheaper as they usually sell it by the ton.
    Just a thought.

    P.S.- Plus it's legal!!!!!!:laugh::laugh::laugh:
     
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    JEFF4i She lives! Supporting Member

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    Lemme ask my dad. He sells aggragate and made me a bunker with the same style sand.
     
  9. jskd82

    jskd82 Ball Sprayer

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    Thanks for the replies and no the sand on the courses look different from beach sand. The sand that I seen at walmart looked somewhat similar to the bunker sand. It was $5 for a 30lb bag and I'd imagine that I would need about 10 bags or more to make a decent size bunker.
     
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    Fourputt Littleton, Colorado

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    Most courses use whatever sand is easily available locally. That could be various types of beach sand (coral sand is a type of beach sand found where there is a coral shoreline), or it could even be a pretty coarse, almost gravelly sand. Just depends on what's easy to get and use.

    It's most only the more pretentious, high dollar courses that would spend the money to import something that no golfer wants to get too close to anyway.
     
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    Greydawg King Of All Hackers!!!

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    Maybe a tad bit more.

    That would only be 300 lbs. of sand.
    I probably have at least that in my daughters sand box.
    Seriously!
    If you take my advice about buying it in bulk you can figure out the dimensions of the bunker, width x lenght x depth, they can tell you how many cubic yards of sand you need then break that down to tons.
    Trust me, it'll be a Hell of alot cheaper!;)
     

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