Golf Course Solutions
Erosion Resistant. Dustless.
Easy to Install. Maintenance Free.
While Kafka Granite’s range of pathway products have proven successful for a variety of applications such as walkways, bike paths, driveways, and nature trails, Kafka Granite is now driving these same products to golf courses. When prestigious golf courses such as Erin Hills, Aronimink Golf Club, Whistling Straits, The Club at Lac La Belle, and Cedar Rapids Country Club were looking to cut down on maintenance while preserving a natural look and feel on their course, they all turned to Kafka Granite.
Wax Polymer Pathway Mix
Kafka’s most popular solution for golf courses is our Wax Polymer Pathway Mix. This resilient, non-erosive wax coated aggregate can be installed on even the steepest of slopes. Wax Polymer Pathway Mix combines decomposed granite or crushed stone with an engineered polymeric wax to create an aesthetically pleasing, durable, and dustless pathway. The ease of installation and limited maintenance makes the Wax Polymer Pathway Mix a top choice for beautiful, yet resilient, pathways. Kafka’s Wax Polymer Pathway Mix is covered by U.S. Patent 10,675,525. Read more ➞
“Over the years Erin Hills has tried an array of products for our undulating walk paths. The wax polymer and stabilized crushed granite from Kafka Granite provides a superior combination of ease of installation, durability, limited maintenance, and great aesthetics”.
“Kafka Granite’s pathway product has not only exceeded our expectations with handling, installation and its ease to work with, but the integrity of the product and its ability to withstand the demand of both cart and foot traffic has been excellent. Also, with record breaking rainfall this past year in our area, the product never eroded once. The membership at Loch Lloyd has loved the look and how it naturally blends to the areas where applications have been made. With proper installation, I don’t think you can go wrong. We’ve been very happy thus far and plan to continue its use.”
“We had 1.5” of rain last night and the product did great! It’s early but so far it’s impressive. Can’t wait to see it hold up with traffic and see it dry with no dust.”
Wax Polymer Bunker Sand
Kafka Granite recently developed an erosion resistant bunker sand, which was specially designed for high maintenance, out-of-play bunkers at Whistling Straits. This material can be easily installed over the steep faces of the preexisting bunker sand, which will allow water to shed down into the drainage system without erosion — drastically cutting back on maintenance. Kafka’s Wax Polymer Bunker Sand is covered by U.S. Patent 10,675,525.
“The Wax Polymer Bunker Sand by Kafka Granite has performed better than I could have ever imagined. The time and labor that is saved after heavy rain speaks for itself. I was skeptical with the longevity of the Wax Polymer, but from extreme cold and snow during the winter, to hot, humid temperatures in the summer, there has been no issues with the product at all! To top it off, Kafka was also able to match the color of our existing sand so it blends perfectly!”
Bunker before application of Wax Polymer Bunker Sand
After Wax Polymer Bunker Sand, following 2″ of rain
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Frequently Asked Questions about Golf Course Solutions
What is Kafka’s Wax Polymer pathway material made of?
Kafka’s Wax Polymer Pathway Mix is a non-erosive, wax-coated aggregate created by combining ¼”- decomposed granite or crushed stone with an engineered wax polymer. This results in an entirely waterless and dustless golf pathway solution, perfect for high traffic areas and steep terrain. The unique composition of our Wax Polymer Mix allows it to retain a natural look while resisting erosion, making it a valuable solution for golf courses struggling with terrain maintenance.
Do you have a pathway color that matches my golf course?
Golf pathways need to complement a course while resisting erosion, withstanding weather, and holding up under frequent foot and cart traffic. That’s exactly what our pathway mixes do. Our Wax Polymer Pathway Mix comes in six colors, with Beige Blend being the most popular. And unlike hardscape surfaces like asphalt and concrete, our golf course pathway solutions create an aesthetically pleasing, natural look. If you’re looking for a custom color for your course, please contact our sales department.
What is the difference between the Stabilized Pathway Mix and the Wax Polymer Mix?
Both of these products utilize Kafka’s high-quality decomposed granite or crushed stone, and both can be used on golf pathways to complement the natural look and feel of a course. But our Wax Polymer Mix combines that decomposed granite or crushed stone with an engineered polymer to create a highly durable product. Stabilized pathway mixes may not be suitable for very steep areas, but wax polymer pathways are ideal for hilly terrain and can withstand intense erosion. Kafka’s Wax Polymer Mix can be laid on even the steepest of hills, making it a reliable choice for golf courses with undulating paths and steep landscapes. In terms of installation, Wax Polymer is easier to install because it doesn’t need to be activated by water. This product is impermeable, while the Stabilized Pathway Mix remains permeable.
What are the maintenance and installation needs for Kafka’s Wax Polymer Pathway Mix?
The Wax Polymer Pathway Mix is easy to install and requires little maintenance, meaning you’ll be able to allocate more resources towards the rest of your course, rather than towards installing and maintaining your pathways. Additionally, this product is pre-mixed to make installation a breeze. No water is needed for the process—simply lay the material, level the surface, and compact. The best part? Our Wax Polymer Mix is completely dustless and doesn’t get muddy, making it perfect for golf pathways.
How does Kafka’s Wax Polymer Bunker Sand stand up to erosion?
Erosion is a constant concern on golf courses, particularly those with hilly terrain or those that are exposed to severe weather or freeze thaw cycles. We designed our bunker sand specifically to combat this issue and protect high-maintenance bunkers. Kafka’s Wax Polymer Bunker Sand is extremely erosion-resistant and can be installed easily over existing bunker sand. Our specially designed sand forces water into the drainage system on a golf course without taking the sand with it, protecting your bunkers and cutting back on maintenance.