Replacing Wooden Lakewalls at Isla Del Sol Yacht & Country Club
At the Isla Del Sol Yacht and Country Club near St. Petersburg, Florida, the wooden golf course lakewalls were becoming a liability to club members. The old walls were falling down, leaving the many beautiful lakes on the golf course looking unkempt and in disrepair.
Instead of investing in treated timber walls that would soon fall down again, Isla Del Sol went looking for a longer-term solution to maintain their water hazards.
Customizing a Better-Looking & Longer-Lasting Lakewall
After struggling with rotting wooden lakewalls, managers at Isla Del Sol were almost as intrigued by the clean look of Everlast vinyl sheet pile as they were by the 50-year warranty. They were pleased to have a wide color selection, and chose vinyl piling in a clay color to match the surrounding sand. The muted natural tone also matched the timber decking used for the cap, so the new construction blended more naturally with the environment and aesthetic of the golf course.
As local marine contractors submitted quotes for the new lakewall installation, the golf superintendent felt confident that the groundskeepers could save the club some serious money by doing the installation in-house using the skills and equipment already used to maintain the courses. Everlast products are lightweight and require only lightweight equipment, which was especially attractive to a team of landscape professionals with little to no marine construction experience.
Going the Extra Mile with On-Site Training
Before measurements were taken and material decisions were made, Decks and Docks, ESP’s Florida Master Distributor, introduced the local Everlast sales manager to the grounds crew. Together Decks and Docks and Everlast gave a 90-minute presentation discussing installation techniques, design drawings, and similar installs, all while answering the crew’s developing questions.
When the materials were first delivered and work began, the Everlast sales manager came by the job site to offer time-saving suggestions that saved the crew hours and effort on the installation.
With More Savings Comes More Progress
The Isla Del Sol grounds crew demonstrated excellent construction skills, and the finished project has received resounding approval from club members.
Isla Del Sol saved thousands of dollars by choosing cost-effective Everlast materials and using their own groundskeepers for the installation. The significant savings on the project went toward purchasing materials for the next phase of course repair, which is now underway. With the success of the phase 1 installation and the crew’s new know-how, Isla Del Sol will continue replacing all of its remaining wooden walls in increments that suit their schedules and budget.
If you’re looking for customized, long-lasting ways to improve the aesthetic value of your golf course, contact Everlast today for a no-pressure, no-cost chat.