Originally Posted by Kenny53691
The only thing bad about that would be that you'd probably have to repaint them twice a year to keep them looking "bright" with the weathering.
^ True, but that would still be fairly cheap and easy to do, even for 24 holes with dual pads, especially if local players/clubs were willing to pitch in.
I wonder if it's worth the extra cost to use spray paint made for striping lines in parking lots
Scarp hit on a key factor that I'm a big fan of when it comes to tees, markers, anything course related: maintainability
. Think of the course years down the road - how easy will things be to keep up and replace, and what costs will be involved? Anyone who's played their fair share of courses knows, the more elaborate it is:
1) The more likely it is to be defaced or otherwise vandalized - make a tee stand out somehow and someone will probably do something stupid.
2) Courses change over time, and things deteriorate. What will it cost to repair/replace and who's going to do it?
I'm not saying mixing dyes into the tees and nice signs don't look good (at least initially), but IMHO:
low tech, low cost, low maintenance
is the way to go, and much easier to sell to decision makers when it comes to public courses.