Global GPR Services (Ontario) provides non-destructive subsurface inspection using Ground Penetrating Radar of putting greens, tees, fairways and other critical areas of a golf course. This GPR technology allows us to locate and map drainage systems and irrigation lines for repairs, restoration or golf course construction. When remodeling is required or drainage problems occur this service can save golf course superintendents and architects countless hours, as well as eliminate unnecessary damage to the greens. This can all be marked on site in real time.

We can also use the subsurface data collected to map the exact location and depth of drainage and irrigations systems on your site plan to update your as-builds for future reference. Other buried targets such as pipe junctions, utilities, underground drainage paths, voids and potential sink holes can also be identified and mapped. We also provide 3D mapping of soil depth in order to identify the depth of various soil layers (sand, clay, etc.). This information can be invaluable for analysis of problem areas or when redesigning golf greens.

During pre-construction of a golf course we use GPR to identify bedrock, various soil layers and other anomalies which may alter design considerations prior to excavation.

The USDA Agricultural Research Service has published a technical abstract research paper on "Golf Course Applications of Ground Penetrating Radar" which may be viewed by clicking this link. You can receive some helpful information from the USGA web site under "Turf Management" if you are planning a golf course drainage project.

GPR Subsurface Imaging Services to Map Drainage and Map Irrigation for Putting Green Construction by Global GPR Services Inc.