Each putting green is designed to fit the site and satisfy the client’s specifications. The installation process is an exact one, resulting in a satisfied customer every time. It’s more than a Surface. It’s a System.
The SofTrak® system was created to imitate a real golf course green in every way. We begin by excavating and compacting the site and overlaying a special geotextile fabric to help stabilize the sub-base. We then construct a two-layer, compacted crushed stone flex-base and compact it completely. Next, we contour the surface to your specifications.
The base is now ready for the SofTrak® turf to be placed, cut, and shaped as desired. Now comes a special proprietary blend of cleaned and special size graded round silica granules. Finally we apply a combination of our proprietary colored top-dressing which gives the green its unique realistic appearance.
SofTrak’s® color is closer to the color of true grass than any other artificial fiber. Our last step is to adjust the speed of the green by rolling. We can even match the speed of the greens at our favorite club.
1. TOP DRESSING – a combinaiton of black green dressing which gives a realistic appearance.
2. SOFTRAK – our patented synthetic putting green surface.
3. INFILL – washed rounded quartz sand is brushed into the turf, just like aerating and sanding a green.
4. FINE STONE BASE – 1-2 inch of fine stone base designed for perfect undulation.
5. LARGE STONE BASE – 4 inches of 3/4″ base material for compaction.
6. GEOTEXTILE FABRIC – Superior weed protection system
The SofTrak® turf system is constructed over a two-layer flex base that provides stable support, drains quickly, and won’t crack from freezing or expanding soils. The putting surface can even be designed with contours and undulations for uphill, downhill, and breaking putts.
SofTrak® turf is a specialized product and is the only synthetic turf manufactured from fibers specifically designed to simulate the softness, texture, density, and color of natural bent-grass.
SofTrak® turf is manufactured to precise specifications in order to achieve optimum pile height and density to create a putting surface that is truly realistic and performs just like a natural bent-grass putting green. SofTrak® turf, and the fiber used to make it, were developed exclusively for SofTrak® Greens. No one else has anything like it!
The turf used by our competitors is made from common “off-the-shelf” synthetic fibers designed for action sports like football, soccer, or tennis, not putting greens.
The In-fill System
The SofTrak® system integrates a unique in-fill system called RQS-2000 into the fibers of the turf to create a natural feel and softness in the putting surface.
Other competitors use ordinary sand as an in-fill, which causes the putting surface to compact and harden over time.
RQS-2000 is an exclusive product developed specifically for SofTrak® Greens that is made from a specially formulated blend cleaned and size graded round quartz and is designed to keep the putting surface soft.
The in-fill system also incorporates SofTrak® Top Dressing our specially formulated and size graded blend of colored acrylic coated quartz that give your green the deep rich luster that only SofTrak® Greens is known for.
Our exclusive top-dressing provides SofTrak® Greens with its signature deep, rich luster.
Read the SofTrak® Greens Frequently asked Questions regarding SofTrak® Greens artificial putting greens and artificial turf for additional information and to better understand how our products are manufactured, installed and maintained.