OLD WORKS GOLF COURSE
The Old Works, a Jack Nicklaus Signature Course, was designed to clean up and beautify one of America's largest Superfund sites located in Anaconda, Montana. The course faced the staggering task of bringing back to life soil depleted by more than 100 years of copper mining and smelting.
Mining waste material was capped with 2" of limerock, 16" of clay soil, and 6" of topsoil.
40,000 cubic yards of EKO Compost were mixed with clean topsoil for the fairways, native areas, roughs, and backdrop landscapes.
The ratio of soil to EKO Compost was 85/15. This ratio was determined by laboratory testing in order to achieve an optimum mix to meet texture requirements.
The 85/15 blend of loam soil and EKO Compost significantly improved the infiltration rate and bulk density which will make it easier to grow healthy turf and resist compaction.
Fairway and rough playability and durability were enhanced.
Shock from the tree transplanting during landscaping operations was reduced due to a rich blend of 80% EKO Compost and 20% loam soil.
"The growth rate of turf grasses and native grasses was enhanced. Within one week turf grasses were sprouting and a healthy canopy developed quickly."(Mark Pokorny, Construction Manager @ Atlantic Richfield in Anaconda, Montana.)